Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Monday, May 31, 2010

Read it. Remember. Reflect.

I learned this as a kid, in two countries.
The United States and Canada. Written by a Canadian Army Doctor in WW1. Still appropriate today as on Veterans Day/Remembrance Day/Armistice Day. Depends on where and when you have lived as to what it is called.
Memorial Day began as Decoration Day. I still remember nothing being open for business on this day.
And My Great Grandpa Wambeke came to this Land from Flanders. It is in the blood.

4 comments:

Maggie Thornton said...

Thank you fo In Flanders Fields. To me, it is one of the most powerful reminders of those who sacrificed all.

Thank you for your service Glenn.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

You are welcome. On both accounts.

Buck said...

You posted after I was by yesterday. And it is MOST appropriate.

MUD said...

One of my friends went to the celebration of the D-Day landings in France. he said that the cemetery there had three sections ,two of which were filled with US crosses. When my friend asked the groundskeeper why the third section is empty he simply said that's for the next war. MUD

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)