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

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Antelope Valley Memorial Wall

This is one for this part of California. It does travel though.
I had a meritorious early today..........airplane wash. So I went to Lancaster HS where it is open through tomorrow.
I know two of the names on it. Darryl Juel and Reid Grayson, Jr. from Scobey, Montana. I was in the seventh grade there in 66-67 and played basketball with their younger brothers. Two from a little bitty(1,000) town in NE Montana. My Mom and Darryl Juel's Mom taught school together in the elementary school..
Still brings a tear............after all these years.






No captions are really necessary. But the thing I noticed was the deference and respect, even by the youngsters from the Student Body at LHS who were assisting. I had a young lady who was about a year older than my step grand daughter. I guess I am now one of the old men.
And yes, it still brings tears...........It probably will, always.
Buck, MUD and others who have been..............understand.

4 comments:

Andy said...

ORPO, thanks for posting this. I saw the traveling Wall several years ago here in Bossier City, LA.

It was quite moving, as you know. We're a military town, so lots of Vietnam vets were there finding the names of their buddies.

Lots of Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, too. You walked away pretty well speechless.

I'm glad you got to do this.

Buck said...

I guess I am now one of the old men.

Sigh. I get THAT, too.

ORPO1 said...

I guess it was bound to happen at some point, eh, Buck?

Nancy Grayson said...

Thank you for doing this. Reid was my second cousin. I had never seen his name on the wall.

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)