I once had the opportunity to hear a brilliant and gifted speaker tell the story of her service on the home front. It was a traditional Veteran’s Day gathering in the crowded school gymnasium of a town that placed great importance on the day. The organizers often invited a veteran to come and speak but this particular year they had invited a team; a Marine who had served in Afghanistan and his wife who had served by caring for their young family here in the states.
Oh, the weather outside is frightful but inside it’s so delightful!
Compiled courtesy of the Herington Historical Society & Museum
800 S. Broadway
Hours: Tuesday - Friday | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
125 years ago - 1895
Our family is physically separated by 8,711 miles. I thank God daily for the gifts of knowledge, creativity and skill that allow us to connect with one another via the internet. We can send messages, have timely chats and even see each other in real time. Our grandchildren in Australia often join us for a meal; they eat breakfast while we enjoy our evening meal around our respective tables. We are all in a family group on a popular app and until recently this group was set aside for the adults among us, As the grand children are growing the number of phones and devices are also growing. Now we have a family group that includes three preteens which has increased our emoji quotient immensely.
Today I am feeling old, “Down on the Farm.” I woke up with various body parts hurting and realized, I’m not as young as I once was.