The puppy woke me about 4:30 this morning. I had trouble clearing my mind and falling back asleep. Usually, I take it as a sign that I need get up and to be in prayer about something. So, I started praying for soldiers I know in Iraq and for those whom I do not know. Later, I realized it was Memorial Day and wondered if my uncle would email all of us with the names of vets from our family. He usually starts with my grandfather, Fred Barker who fought in WWI and moves on to my dad, himself and my Uncle Paul Wells, and Uncle Wes Lively. Then he moves to the next generation: my cousins Joe Barker and Fred Lively (Joe with a Purple Heart). Of course, he does not forget Major Jim Lively in Iraq now. It means a lot to my Uncle Bob that we remember these men on Memorial Day and Uncle Bob taught me well. I would also like to remember and thank my blogger friends who have served and are serving their country especially Buck and his sons, and Becky.
For those of you who do not read Exile in Portales, Buck has an excellent link on a Memorial Day story. It is worth the read.