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Upcoming B/Ds and A/Ds:
Craig's Cousin Rev War B/D Dec 17th
G-Grandmother A/D Dec 17th
Craig's Cousin A/D Dec 17th
GGG-Uncle A/D Dec 18th
Craig's G-Uncle B/D Dec 19th
Craig's & My Anniversary Dec 19th
Sgt Brandon E Adams B/D Dec 17th
Cpl W P Celestine Jr B/D Dec 17th
Cpl Harry W Killian A/D Dec 17th
Harold R Wolfe Sr A/D Dec 17th
CDR Joseph Acevedo B/D Dec 18th
Vinson B Adkinson III B/D Dec 18th
Danial R Adams B/D Dec 19th
Lt Ashley H Huff B/D Dec 19th
Elgin Red Elk Code Talker B/D Dec 19th
Ronald G Reinhardt B/D Dec 19th
My December Fur Angel:
Lucky B/D Dec 1st
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I'm a feral cat caregiver, an animal lover and a keen reader from Louisiana. I have a deep patriotic love for America, am a devout Roman Catholic, and have a fond addiction to strong, black coffee and dark chocolate. My nickname is Suse; sniksnak is a name coined for my cats' treats (snicksnack was too long for my first internet provider's character fields, so I removed the silent Cs; hence, sniksnak).
My beloved late husband and soul mate (Craig Paul Bachman) and I are owned by numerous cats and dogs who entered our lives, either by our rescue or our personal adoption through the non-profit cat sanctuary we owned, Pawprints and Purrs, Inc. Shortly after his loss, I dissolved our organization but still have at our home twenty-three cats and four dogs who are not adoptable due to various ailments (diabetes, IBD, hyperthyroidism, etc.), or as in the case of the majority of the cats, are unsociable due to being trapped as adult ferals.
Craig long marveled at my love for cemeteries - the older, the better. A taphophile I am - taphophilia is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries - I love walking through them delighting in the solitude and peacefulness as I read markers and headstones.
My heart holds a very special spot for veterans, members of law enforcement, children, and animals. Support our troops, back the badge, and report child and animal neglect and abuse. Sidney Sheldon, an American writer, stated my own thoughts, but ever so eloquently: "My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place - police, firefighters and members of our armed forces."
I believe every memorial should have a virtual flower. When I see one without, I add one; it's an honor to leave my respects. That person was once loved and cherished by someone, somewhere.
I visit every person who visits my memorials as I have time. I deeply appreciate each and every visit. ❤
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|Lillie Riney||RE: Poem|
Are you familiar with this one?
A POEM WORTH READING
He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Joe has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Veteran died today.
He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Veteran died today.
When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young,
But the passing of a Veteran
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?
The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.
While the ordinary Veteran,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever-waffling stand?
Or would you want a Veteran
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Veteran,
Who would fight until the end.
He was just a common Veteran,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Veteran's part,
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A VETERAN DIED TODAY."
|Carl F. Johnson||Hey there|
Hi Suse....wanted to say hi..it's been awhile. Wanted to see how you are doing. It's been a year of change here. Wife and I are divorcing and it's been hectic. But wanted to say Merry Christmas to you and hope you are well.
|MidwestMom ♥||Thank you|
I love the token you left for my father! It's something he would have appreciated so much. Today being the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, it particularly touched me.
You have been a good and faithful friend to me, always visiting my memorials, and thinking of me. Thank you so much for all you do.
Hugs from dreary Illinois, Pam
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