|Tom "Homer" W. (#46801357)|
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I discovered Find a Grave by accident soon after the death of our precious daughter, Marjorie. She was my first entry. I have added family members, friends, and others that I have no connection with but simply wanted to add them on these pages. I will have more of my family entered in the future. My wife and I are retired and we love it! I love riding the back-roads on my Harley and can't seem to ride past an old cemetery.....I love walking through them and find peace and quiet in them. Thanks so much to everyone that has placed notes, tokens, and have sponsored my memorials. God bless you all. |
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|Love Always, Renee||Merry Christmas to you|
God bless you this holiday season.
|Anne Beckman||On Pearl Harbor Day, Tom|
I must say to you, "Hello on Pearl Harbor Day"
early, as tomorrow, I will be busy with going
to Mass, then a family gathering. My sister's
twins, James and Jackie, are turning 18 years old
tomorrow. We have not had a family-style b-day
party for them since they were little...as this
will be their last Christmas b-day
before "leaving the nest" for college, it is
time for one. Oh, Lord... how did get so old,
so quickly? I feel like the parents in the film
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.."Is this the little girl I
carried? Is this the little boy at play? I
don't remember getting older...when did they?
Sunrise, sunset...by the way, Bill and I had that
sung at our wedding, as our mothers took their
walks down the aisle.) Bill and I are giving
each twin $15. When they were born, it was a
high risk delivery, but no biggie, every twin
birth is...they were so tiny and jaundiced...
James was born first. When they were a few
months old, Aunt Annie, who was just working part
time, came over on Mondays (all we ladies had a
day) to help Mom. Jackie is going to a college
in Ohio, to be a nurse, a her mother and great
grandmother were/are. James, who is SUPER
DUPER smart, is still waiting to learn which
college will offer him a scholarship. (All of
them, I'll bet! I helped him with his college
entrance exams.) Finally, we are celebrating
the b-day of one of Theresa's sister-in-laws.
Back to Pearl Harbor Day: I am thinking of
the two brothers who were killed, that day, who
were neighbors of yours. (On Veterans' Day, I
saw a film on TCM, which, is entitled
THE FIGHTING SULLIVANS. (Or close to that.)
Based upon a true story, it is about 5 young men,
all brothers, who were in the navy, during WWII.
They pulled some strings to be on he same boat.
As the boat was attacked and in danger of
sinking, they made a great effort to stay
together, one of them being taken from sickbay
by two of the others. Every one of them perished.
After the war, a boat was named after them.
After the boat was christened by the mother, the
father said, "Our boys are sailing again." as
the boat began moving. The Navy's anthem,
"Anchor's Away" plays...and what does the viewer
see next, but the five brothers, in uniform,
standing and smiling, arm in arm, facing the boat
(the camera) the turning and walking back into
the sun and clouds, which all of God's warriors
know is His Peaceful Heaven. I've seen PEARL
HARBOR twice: SO REALISTIC, in it's digital
presentation! Also, some older TV film. Of
course, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. The actor Charles
Durning's account of his experience, which he
gave a few years ago, on PBS's Memorial Day
presentation was STAGGERING. I know he was in-
volved in the liberation of a concentration
camp, also. Of course, I am thinking of my
sweet Pops, my father's father, who fought in
the European Theater of WWII. He was shot in
one of his legs, during the battle at Bastogne,
France. He was awarded The Bronze Star...I wish
I knew exactly what for. He was so modest and
the memories must've been so terrible, he never
spoke of it...at lest not to his grandchildren.
(However, he gave some facts to James, when he
was making a report.) As I saw some of the HBO
film BAND OF BROTHERS, I SAW BASTOGNE...Oh,
God... the blood on the snow and the beautiful
pine trees exploding. I final saw FROM HERE
TO ETERNITY, on TCM, last year. My dad was born
only 3 months and 4 days after Pearl Harbor.
I'm afraid I'm repeating myself...if I am, I do
apologize! I have you, my soldier and a friend
whose father fought in WWII, so I have written
about Pops and what WWII films I've seen, with-
out keeping track.
I went on Find A Grave, to tell Bob Hope I am
thinking of him and Pops.
You are so right... so many Americans do not
think of how BLESSED they are, to live here,
where they are FREE... I pray they will.
Friday was my December oncology appointment.
I've lost another 2 pounds! YIPPIEEEE!!!!
I do have an unfair advantage: my damaged
immunity system has to work harder to keep
me as warm and health as possible, during
the winter, so weight loss is easier for me
then, then or the average person. HOWEVER:
I DID control myself, on Thanksgiving (also
known as National Pig Out Day.) and in Brown
County. (All the walking in town, as we
Christmas shop is another actor.)
You are SORIGHT to tell me not to let things
beyond my control bother me. I am such a per-
fectionist...The Serenity Prayer helps with
that...one of New Year Resolutions is to not
take a lot of things so seriously.
Bill and I had a great time yesterday, seeing
THE PENGUINS OF MADASGAR, which we did FREE,
as it is a gift from our realtor. (Last year
was FROZEN... whooeee, is that ever THE
merchandising tool, to give in ANY form, for
the kiddies, for Christmas! Bill and I, who
are big kids and each other's child, will
give each other OLAF, who is a very funny
snowman from FROZEN. (He is longing to
experience summertime, having no idea it will
make him MELT!) Also, we went to Hallmark.
I believe Santa Hubby bought me a Santa
ornament, there! On his sack, is in lovely
cursive, is "BELIEVE". Bill wants an old
fashioned Santa there and another beer stein...
this will be his third, from HM. We are nuts
over anything from there. Unfortunately, we
don't have the Hallmark channel.
Speaking of BELIEVE, we saw THE POLAR EXPRESS,
which we have on DVD. Have you seen it?
BELIEVING IN SANTA, and the SPIRIT of Christmas,
is the theme of this BRILLIANT (in every way!)
film...when Bill and I saw it, we CRIED...I had
not cried so much since the (surprise for me)
ending of TITANIC. If you wish, I'll tell you
what those "happy tears" scenes are.
Tomorrow, we're dropping off a baby blanket
and an outfit with a bath set and toiletries
for a girl, at church. This is done every
Christmas, for a parish on the rough side of
town. My soldier got his Thanksgiving box
and especially liked the Krispy Kreme pumpkin
pies, asking for more for Christmas! He also
likes cranberry sauce, so I got him some for
TG and Christmas. Finally, I bought him a set
of fishhooks and an ornament that is a fishing
pole with a fish, in Brown County. My husband,
the outdoorsman knew just where they were.
I took a nap I the afternoon (much needed: while
the film and lunch at TCB were SUPER, both were
NOISY...those action films for kids always are,
and we have yet to find a Cracker Barrell that is
not noisy. LOVE those baked apples and the
DARLING outfits for little girls, especially
However it's LATE...I BELIEVE I must hit the
GOD BLESS YOU...SEE YA LATER, ALLIGATOR! ANNE
Thanks so much for visiting my famiy's graves. My daddy was proud to have been a WW2 veteren of the Normandy Invasion on Omaha Beach.
Added by Anne on Dec 06, 2014 9:56 AM
|PCD||RE: Re: Sgt Albert J. Miller|
Thank you for the heads up, we'll check this out and update the memorial.
Added by PCD on Dec 04, 2014 9:59 AM
|Anne Beckman||THANKSGIVING, BROWN COUNTY|
Hello and I hope you had a super Thanksgiving!
Bill and I had a busy one, but had a good time
with his family, then my friend and her family.
Brown County was super! More later! ANNE
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