Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What is it Wednesday - Wedding World War II

Welcome to another What is it Wednesday!  Yes it is a wedding dress.  June is the month for weddings, and this wedding dress was my mothers.  My mother and dad new each other growing up.  My dad was with his friends and my mother was with hers.  When World War II started, my dad joined the Army Air Core (now the Air Force), and was home on leave, when they met once again.  This time they started writing each other, became engaged in a letter,  ring mail home in another letter.  Then my dad was sent to England, with more letter writing.  Both families getting together for Sunday and Holiday dinners.  My dad like so many others mailed my mom his parachute.  All parachute where made from silk, and many a war bride wore a dress from a parachute.  My grandfather (my mothers dad), was a tailor, and made the dress for her to wear.  With food being ration, and wanting to have a wedding, most of their families and friends donated their ration stamps for the wedding.  This was their wedding gift.  A day to be shared with many, and everyone doing their part to make sure everyone had something to eat.  After they said "I DO", there was a breakfast for everyone at the church, afternoon of picture taking, and a big wedding dinner.  Both mothers (of the happy couple) and their friends did all the cooking with the food from the ration stamps.  Chickens where purchased live from a farm, and killed the back yard.  They where married sixty four years when my mother passed away, and my dad  shortly after.  Simple time for a long marriage.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flag Day and Happy Birthday US Army

Today is Flag Day!  Make sure your flag is flying today.

Happy Birthday US Army!  You are 237 years young.  

This is a wonderful day to be an American, show your spirit for this great country!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What is it Wednesday - June 6, 1944 - D Day

Sixty eight years ago the allied forces stormed the beaches on Normandy.  It began with air, land and sea dividing the beach into five areas, it was the biggest invasion of it kind.  There where troops from England, Canada and the US, plus few French troops that also helped out.  There is a ton of reading material on the days leading up to and past the landing date.  It was the turning point on the war, and helped end the war in Europe.

The movie Ike is a wonderful movie about the days leading up to D-Day.  Shows how they worried about the weather, Germany finding out about this operation, plus knowing that most of the men sent in would not return. There are other movies about World War II, but the movie Ike is just about the days before the landing.  If you have not seen it, add it to your movie list for those rainy days.