Re: PLEASE Take a moment to remember
- From: "Yowie" <yowie9644.DIESPAMDIE@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 08:16:28 +1000
"Joy" <joygaylord@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"Matthew aka NMR" <catslave@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Hello everyone I hope that your memorial day is going great like mine.But
I had to take a moment when my young nice came up to me and asked me whyand
memorial day is celebrated. I had to look down at her and give her that
proud smile that all parent or family gets when some one does something
I told her it to celebrate heroes. She looked at me like what was I
talking about. I took her hand and said I want you listen very careful
watch everyone. I asked the party to pay attention for a moment and toldmember
them my niece wants to know what a hero is. I took her hand to every
of the party starting with my firefighter buddies and introduced themthe
my niece and told her why they are heroes. Each member of the shelter,
rescue groups and our police officers friends were introduced to myher
I told her each individual story on why they are heroes and what makes a
hero. The most important hero I walked up to her with her in my arms to
father and mother and said her is the greatest heroes of all time. Shehave
looked at me funny and of course said I was being silly. I told her
everyday your parents make sacrifices to make sure you have everything
need or want. They face this world with open arms making sure you will
a place in it they are the greatest heroes alive.and
So on that note take a moment to remember the true meaning of
day it is to celebrate our heroes. They are all around us in many shape
forms. We saw so many last year in the hurricanes. There are to many toyou
even start naming but each deserves the honor and title of hero.
Even if your culture, religion or family does not celebrate Memorial
day you still have your heroes and they deserved to be honored. Thank
for your moment
Thank you for this, Matthew.
On Thursday evening I gave a speech about courage. I mentioned some of
examples of courage that make the news. Then I went on to say that there
are many types of courage that often go unnoticed. I mentioned a woman
named Marge. She grew up in Los Angeles, a city girl. At the age of 21,
she married a farmer's son. She then lived in a farming community in the
San Juaquin Valley, which is extremely hot in the summer and very cold in
the winter. She and her husband lived in a basement with no utilities,
even running water. In fact, there wasn't even a house on top of the
basement. She had to learn to cook on a wood stove.
Later the family moved to East Los Angeles. During World War II, her
husband who wasn't eligible for military duty because of a previous injury
worked at the naval drydocks, where navy ships were brought for repair and
refurbishment. He worked nights. When there was an air raid drill,
never knew whether it was a drill or the real thing. Marge was terrified
for her husband, since he was working at a prime target, but whenever the
drills came along, she entertained her children with stories she made up.
Her children never knew she was afraid, and actually looked forward to the
Many years later, her husband was diagnosed with cancer, and she nursed
at home through the last year of his life. She was 74 when he died, and
began to travel. At the age of 80, after living in California all her
she moved to Alaska, where she still lives.
She is now 94, and recently her health has deteriorated considerably. She
has always been fiercely independent, and fought the idea of needing help.
Her daughters knew she needed to enter a care facility, but dreaded her
anger if they pushed the decision on her. Suddenly, she made the decision
herself. Once she decided to move, she dictated letters to her friends
telling them of her move, and began planning to decorate her room. She
decided to be happy there, and she is. Marge is my mother. She is also
My monitor has gone all misty.
That was beautiful Joy. Thankyou.
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