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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day ~ NancyK ~ BenH ~ Fall ~ PJ Dave

Good 32º (burrrrrr) very foggy morning.

Today is Veterans Day. Thank a Vet.

To all Veterans on this special day of remembrance I salute you! 

All the veterans I am related to:

My Dad: Leslie Laney USN WWI

Brothers-in-law: Joe Mueller Army Korea, Bill Plumbridge USN

Nephews: Jim and Bob Plumbridge USN

My *Jerry, Brian, Alex, USMC
*Bill Patterson, *Sid Heal, *Rod Johnson, *Jon Austin, Mel Nix, Lynn Crowell, *Sally Harwell, Andy Nantz, *Terry Bonyea, *Paul Allgood 
All the Rogue Valley Marine Corps League
Navy:*LASD ret
*Joe Kirk, *Don Davies, *Lynn Helbing, *Moon Mullen, *Spike Dammer, *Ben Hunt, *Jim Pierce, Spencer Norman, Jim Harper,  Greg Lundell, George "Gator" Hill, *Michael D Nelson, *Ollie Taylor Navy Reserve, *Dennis Slocumb, *Rich Steinhurst aka 'Steiny' , *Dave Clark
Army:*LASD ret
*Dale Yellin, *Gabe Ramirez, David Perry, *Larry Tomes, *Ike Saben, *Jerome Beck, *Wayne Low,  *Ron Wisberger
Air Force: *LASD ret 
*Dan Patz, Ron Maxwell, *Bob Havercroft  
And ...    but I don't know which branch:
  *Gar Austin

 ...................if there is anyone out there that I missed, please let me know!
Historically this date...

1918 – World War IGermany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroadcar in the forest of CompiègneFrance. The fighting officially ends at 11:00 (The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month) and this is annually honoured with a two-minute silence. The war officially ends on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28th 1919.

And births this date include....
My friend from high school, my old locker partner...Nancy Kujala Sherman Sammons.  (OMG, this was 9 years ago!)


... And my friend from LASD, Ben Hunt. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN!

1885 – George Smith Patton, Jr., American general (d. 1945)

1899 – Pat O'Brien, American film actor (d. 1983)

1909 – Robert Ryan, American actor (d. 1973)

1925 – Jonathan Winters, American comedian and actor

1960 – Stanley Tucci, American actor and director

1962 – Demi Moore, American actress

1974 – Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor
Fall and fog in Oregon.

And, here the woodpeckers were busy as well as the turkeys...

The Bruise likes to be close and he likes to sit on my printer.. so I keep a towel on it...
And today is also a special anniversary celebrated by PJ and Dave (my pals and neighbors). They have been hanging out together for the last 32 years! Congratulations kids!
I got the front grass mowed yesterday, filled a flat tire on the weed sprayer, threw out stuff and took it to the trash can while Dude ran along (I ran 5 Miles today!), weed-eated in the front yard, vacuumed. See, a day filled with over the top excitement!
Today the door people are coming early to put a new door on my barn. Gotta get the gate open and the barn unlocked. Sheesh ... too early for me!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 11th
Veterans's Day honors all members of the Armed Forces who who served this country valiantly, and in a very big way. They served and fought to protect us, to keep our country safe, and to preserve our way of life. Veterans gave their time, and risked their lives for you and me. In some cases, they made the ultimate sacrifice.
This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran's Day, in honor of those who served and died from all wars.
On November 11 at 11:11, 1921 the U.S. France and England each buried an unknown soldier in honor of those who died in World War I. This began the annual Armistice Day holiday. The time and day was picked because fighting ceased in WWI in 1918 on November 11 at 11:11. In keeping with this tradition, work stops on this day and time each year for a moment of silence.


suzanne santisteven said...

Wow! You are surrounded by Veterans...that is Awesome! Thanks to all who served>

Janet Beck said...

Did you forget Jerry Beck? Love reading your blog every day. Your pictures, your food, Dude and Bruiser...all are good! Yes, heartfelt thanks to all veterans and the many serving now!

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, Janet, I guess I forgot to put Beck on the list. I will do it now. Thanks. Glad you like the blog! xo