Yesterday we had another big storm with strong wind gusts. The internet was down most of the afternoon and evening. Finally around 9 PM, I mentioned to Toby that I thought the wind might have blown the TV/Internet antenna. He did a quick adjustment and it was fixed.
Earlier in the day I had seen a couple of photos that I thought were really cool and would make a nice Memorial Day post. I stole them from FB along with their captions:
My friend Phil posted this photo on FB of his father after WWII in Italy. This
is one of my favorites of my Dad somewhere in Italy, near the end of
World War II. Celebrating the wars near end and going home!
Then my SIL posted this photo of her father's WWII plane. This
was the plane my Dad flew in WWII, called "Heavens Above." Had to
resort to stock photo from the Lackland Air Museum, as I can't find the
picture of my Dad holding his grandson (my son, now 39) as he told him
the story of "Grandpa's Big Plane!" Thanks, Dad, who is now in "heaven
above"...and all the many other men and women for their courage,
dedication, and service!
Since I have this great photo of my dad when he was at Ft. Raleigh in about 1948, I thought I would post it. He would have been about 20 years old. You won't notice it, but my dad's right arm and hand are crippled. He had no muscle/tendon use in it after a hazing incident at Texas A&M. He managed to hide that fact from the military doctors when enlisting. But he was smart, so the Army put him in an office and taught him to type with one finger and one hand. They also taught him to make a bed right and tight - I know 'cause he taught me too.
Thank you all who served. You are remembered.