Sunday, May 29, 2011


In just less than 7 months I'll (should I be so lucky) be 62 years old. Won't be long before I can retire to a life of luxuries afforded by the addition of social security payments to our income.

Not that I'm counting on that.

For the past 42 years I've taken way too much pride (one of the churches 7 deadly sins) in being an american......a veteran and a citizen of the USA.

This Memorial Day weekend while remembering friend and comrades, amongst all the many other causalities of all the conflicts involved in founding and keeping this Nation Under God, I also grieve for those who are now being slaughtered by those who supposedly 'protect and serve'.

You may or may not be aware of the murder of Jose Guerena .

Google the information. Try to get as many facts as are available from whatever sources are available.

Posting has been light and sporadic for some time now. For many reasons.

This Memorial Day weekend I'll be remembering and grieving for a lot of reasons.

Will I be back here when I'm somewhat recovered?

Maybe.......maybe not

It'll depend on whether I can take any more self-flagellation over my foolish pride.


Jean said...

I read about that young Marine. Two tours in Iraq, husband, father.
I cannot describe my horror and anger.
The sheriff should be hung.

You have earned your grieving time, sir.

I'll be here when you come back.

Northwoods Woman said...

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♫NWM♫ said...

First I'd ever heard about Jose Guerena. Unfortunately, I suspect there are more out there that have been delivered the same fate.

I didn't know you were an old fart like me. I turned 59 this past May.

kdzu said...

NWM......We're not 'old farts', although occasionally one of mine will smell like some thing old crawled up in there to finish dying.
No, We're just (hopefully) wiser.
Now-a-days when I see someone younger making a mistake I say, "yeah, done that, been there, got the tee shirt". Now try not to do that again.

♫NWM♫ said...

I'd like to think that I've gained some wisdom over the years... even if it's a lie, I'll humor myself with that notion!

Jean said...

You do that, NWM. Just don't ask anyone else.

kdzu said...

Ha! Sic 'im Jean.

♫NWM♫ said...

I ♥ Jean!!

kdzu said...

We all do. It is a sign of your intelligence that you recognize it. But you still can't help it.

Jean said...

awwww, youse guys. :-)