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In honor of those who fell

Posted on May 25th, 2009 in holiday, Random thoughts by g-man || 3 Comments

This is how I chose to spend my memorial day. I was with my son’s Young Marine unit who were handing out programs and pins to the attendees. They also marched in the color guard between the Marines and Army Band. The ceremony was nicely done and moving.

Thank you to all who have served and prayers of peace to those who have fallen.
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At the end of the day I took pictures of the mutant strawberries my lovely wife picked while we were in Ohio, and the miracle of Shout wipes, they work wonders on my sneakers.

Happy Mother’s Day (yesterday)

Posted on May 11th, 2009 in coolness, family, holiday, photography, Random thoughts, wife by g-man || 14 Comments

For all of you mothers who I failed to acknowledge yesterday, Happy Mother’s Day!!!

I honored my wife by grilling burgers, putting away laundry, making the bed and with a card. I also took her, my other favorite mother (Esmerelda) and her mom out to dinner. It was a very nice day. The kids sang in church, and our girls promised to help in a number of areas so that mommy could have a nice relaxing day.

Saturday I spent the morning with my younger son at his Young Marine encampment at a local National Guard post. While I was there they did the leadership training course (a set of 8 obstacles to overcome with limited resources). It was pretty cool to watch the young men and women overcome and accomplish these tasks.
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Happy-History-and WWC

Posted on January 20th, 2009 in government cheese, history, holiday, kids, Life in general, Random thoughts, WWC by g-man || 11 Comments

First Happy.

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Truly a man of peace. The girls have learned so much about him in school that they have been throwing MLK facts at us all week. Princess Drama Queen has gotten all swept up in the celebration:

PDQ: You know dad, if it were not for MLK I’d not be here.

Me: How do you mean?

PDQ: You know, because grandpa was black.

{blink, blink}

Me: Um, which one?

PDQ: Oh never mind.

On to History- It is an exciting time, and I am looking forward to the prospect of new leadership, and have been trying to instill a sense of history into my kids. I am excited and yet I know the the inauguration is just going to totally F up my commute.

And now the WWC for this week.

The word(s) for this week are:

Unique Perspective and B

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