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Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day 2007

I've been a little in the doldrums the last few days. I'll be back; meantime, thank you for all the comments.

I didn't want to let Memorial Day go by unobserved. My thoughts are with our brave men and women in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere and with victims everywhere.

John Donne
Meditation 17
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee..."



Take care everyone.

17 comments:

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

John Donne said it so well!

peppylady said...

Happy Decoration Day.

Not doing much awful weather here for a picnic.

Susie said...

Doldrums are certainly understandable.
It's nice to take the time to reflect on those who've given so much for our freedom.
hugs!

PEA said...

You're allowed the doldrums after what you have just gone through...one day at a time my friend! Happy Memorial Day to you and yours!! xoxo

"Early Bird" said...

It's to be understood after what you've been through that you may not feel like blogging all that much...
Take care...
Love & Hugs!

smiley said...

That's a beautiful verse. Haven't been blogging much myself lately due to too much work.
Hope you and your family are keeping fine.
Take Care.
God Bless.

tAnYeTTa said...

hi granny!!!!!

stopping by to say hello!!

this was a perfect post.

i attemped to post something TWICE today.

we went to the memorial site at our local duck pond, there were letters posted and one letter in particular made me cry. this man wrote to his wife and two days later he was killed. he signed it (i have the best wife in the world)

OMG. how touching. the part that made me cry, i could have been one of the wives to receive such a letter. i'm truly blessed i NEVER received one. Thank GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Penless Thoughts said...

I pray your tomorrows are much brighter and better.
Susan

Puss-in-Boots said...

John Donne sure had the words. Your Memorial Day is the same as our Anzac Day. Both saying thank you to those who give their lives so we can enjoy freedom.

Enjoy your Memorial Day.

Alissa said...

Hugs and feel good vibes sent your way, all the way from Kentucky! Hang in there...

Gina said...

That was perfect...

Jo said...

I just wish I felt better about WHY they are dying. They are brave and honorable. But the war? Not so much. I think Memorial Day gets harder as we age. We have seen so much more and have so much more to grieve. Hugs to you.

Kendra Lynn said...

How are you, Ann?
I miss you...you are still in my prayers.

Kendra

Ba Doozie said...

I can empathize with the doldrums although I have never had to endure your particular path. I do hope you get cheered up soon though!

mreddie said...

I saw one of the news programs about how families are effected by being separated and it really tore me up. Before I knew it tears were streaming down my face, it seems that the older I get, the more these things touch me. ec

Carmen San Diego said...

Stopping to say hello and hope that you are doing good.

Cecil said...

Hope you are feeling better! Thanks for the comments! Cecil