I have found that "family" around you is a product of twists of fate, world events and personal decisions made long ago. Anguish, happiness, despair and harmony. The effect of war on families and the resulting peace from the untold sacrifices made by the Greatest Generation.
While I am not a writer, I hope to be able to bring to light the spontaneity of life. As I wish to be historically accurate, some quotes will be as I heard them...but there was no malice coming from those that spoke those words. They were reliving the past horrors of war - a war that you nor I fought in. They did.
How many parents out there have traveled alone with an infant? How many parents out there have traveled alone internationally with an infant, or a toddler? I have, and if you’re a military wife I bet you raised your hand twice, and good for you for surviving that challenge! Seriously, that has to be the biggest, toughest, emotionally draining, alcohol inducing, thing I have ever done, and that’s coming from a former Marine and Police Officer! Coworkers, friends, and social media followers ask me travel related questions almost weekly. My followers on social media look at Liv and I and think we travel domestically and internationally with ease, but we don’t. It’s not easy, but if I can do it, YOU can do it. Oh, and without tears. Here are some tips and tricks I have personally come up with when it came to road trips and flights, with my…
First and foremost, before I dive into this thing I have to say thank you. Thank you for supporting this blog and me. This blog is becoming so incredibly therapeutic to my out of control, but exciting life.
I have a bad habit of making my life appear flawless on social media, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. So, I promise to be open and honest from this day on. I promise to be real with the struggles and the happiness that motherhood brings. Mothers almost weekly message me on social media asking this one simple question, “How do you do it all?!” and my reply has always been, “I don’t.” Shame on me for downplaying myself and my abilities as a mother, and shame on me for not giving an honest answer to a mother who may be seeking a little advice, or might be struggling herself…
The official signing of the treaty ending WWII took place 75 years ago today on the USS Missouri. The father of a good friend of mine took part in the ceremony by piloting his B-29 for the flyover of Tokyo Bay.
As a bit of buried history, the actual surrender could have taken place a day or two earlier than Aug. 15th. The Nisei translators used the term “surrender” in the unconditional drafts sent to Tokyo but the Japanese would not accept the drafts. The Nisei determined the hangup was that term. They changed the word surrender to essentially imply the Emperor will cease hostilities. They accepted.
May all the souls who lost their lives in that horrible war be at peace.
During a recent holiday excursion across several states, my wife and I visited the National Battlefield Park at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. One who is interested in such things cannot help being overwhelmed by the events of this key battle during the American Civil War —155 years ago in July. It may be an understatement to suggest that this battle was a disaster on many levels, all of which tend to demonstrate that General Robert E. Lee was not a great field commander of the Southern cause. This is not an undue criticism —particularly in view of the human carnage suffered by the Army of Northern Virginia and the ultimate failure of General Lee to achieve his objectives, which were, at best, if not vague, unattainable.
Much has already been written about the Battle of Gettysburg by those far more qualified than I, so it is not my intent to describe it…
Democrats are the true champions of racism. I cannot comprehend why Japanese-Americans vote Democrat when Democrat FDR committed the ultimate act of racism against them in 1942. FDR even stripped them of their citizenship and declared them enemy aliens.
And don’t even say my Dad, uncle, aunt and cousins weren’t slaves.
This documented history of racism exercised by the Democrats is not a statue so it cannot be physically torn down.
Voters need to put aside emotional responses and address the facts.
The fabric woven by our ancestors of this country is being shredded by insane (yet powered by pure greed) rhetoric spewed by liberal social media outlets. So called Democratic “leaders” – also fearing loss of their luxurious lifestyles – say nothing to quell this unprecedented lawless behavior but fan the flames.
“We are talking about a peaceful cold war.” says Biden. When did a senile candidate become a “flawed” candidate? Even some in the media are having difficulty playing the Biden game of everything swell in Biden land. The look on Obama’s face is priceless.
Biden is going to debate Trump? No doubt Biden will get the questions ahead of time but even so does anyone think he can pull it off?
🚨 THIS is why Obama told Biden he didn’t have to run and his staff keeps him hiding in the basement 🤦♂️pic.twitter.com/4ayTMqIEyR
On this day, Major Audie Murphy, MOH, died in a private plane crash in Catawba, VA.
He was 20 years old on May 26, 1945 when he fought beyond the call of duty in France. After ordering his troops to retreat, he alone remained to direct artillery fire against a large advancing Nazi force which included tanks.
Mounting a burning US tank destroyer, he single-handedly repelled enemy troops with its .50 caliber machine gun for about an hour even while wounded in the leg. Some dead Nazis were found 10 yards from his position. The US Army determined he killed or wounded 50 of the enemy before withdrawing having depleted his ammunition.
Murphy is the most highly decorated soldier in US military history.
True stories about World War II – One war. Two Countries. One Family