Monday, November 12, 2007

Remember !

Men and women have died or been injured defending this nation since it's birth. The psychological effect of war has imprinted itself deeply into other veterans who were not classified as wounded, yet have been mentally crippled by war. Today is a day to allow you to appreciate and respect these men and women.

Yes, my little tater tots, today is Monday, normally maniacal or mundane, but not today. Today is Military Monday and a good time to remember all of our men and women, past and present, who have valiantly answered the call of duty, serving our nation and allowing us the opportunity to inhale the fresh breath of freedom.

The Pictures: I've gathered some of the more memorable photographs that would identify with today's observances. On a lighter note, there's always my alter ego who insists on making his entries (Surely, you jest ! No, I'm not.. and quit calling me Shirley).

This Date In History: 1948; An international war crimes tribunal in Tokyo passes death sentences on seven military and government officials including General Tojo Hideki, who served as premier of Japan from 1941 to 1944. 1971; U.S. President Richard Nixon proclaims the end of the U.S. offensive role in the Vietnam War and withdraws 78,000 troops.

Birthdays: Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (1840), Grace Kelly, actress and Princess of Monaco (1929), Neil Young, Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist (1945).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my pals, Beverly  and Vivian !

Three old timers decided to make a pact and play golf early Christmas morning. When the day arrived the men were talking at the first tee.

The first man said, "Today's game cost me a fortune. I had to buy my wife a diamond ring for Christmas so I could play."

The second man said, "Me too, My wife's reading the manual for the new car I bought her, as we speak."

The third man said, "You guys really went all out for today's game. All I did was wake up, slap my wife on the ass and say, 'Merry Christmas, Baby ! It looks like a great day to have some heavy sex or play golf. She said, 'Take a sweater' ".

A lady walked into a jewelry store and bent over to look more closely at a piece of jewelry, inadvertantly breaking wind. Embarrassed, she looked around to see if anyone had heard the "accident" and prayed that no salesman would come to attend her until the "fog had lifted".

Her worst fears were realized when a salesman came to assist her. Hoping that the salesman was not near at the time, she nervously asked, "Sir, exactly how much is this lovely bracelet?"

The salesman responded, "Lady, if you farted when you looked at it, you're gonna shit when you hear the price."

That's it for today, my little "Carters Little Liver Pill" users (let's see if you remember that one). More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


ksquester said...

I know Carter's Liver pills, do you remember Lidia Pinkham?  I am so glad you posted your pictures.............very thought provoking and memorable.  I can't see a soldier with what I don't tear up.  As I was driving today, I looked on the side of the interstate to see tons of American flags put on the hillside by the boyscouts. I saluted the flags.  People now do NOT understand what being patriotic means.  Anne

bamawmn46 said...

yes, little liver pills... lol

midwestvintage said...

Wonderful assortment of pictures today.  I spent yesterday with the 2 vets in my family, both from Vietnam.  Made them a pretty darn good lunch also, my thanks to them all.


garnett109 said...

Great read as always
God bless our troops past and present

mumma4evr said...

great pictures!!!

jmorancoyle said...

    Enjoyed the joke as always. Before I go off on a tangent about the war, I will simply say, God bless American, and please keep our soldiers safe.