Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Weekend in November

10th, 235th Marine Corps Birthday
11th, Veterans day
13th, daughter's (a U.S. Marine) wedding day.

And just to jog your memory: the Edmond Fitzgerald sank 35 years ago today.

Around here and elsewhere, for us, it's a busy next 5 days.

Our daughter is a U.S. Marine.  Her active duty time is past; having served in the first Gulf War.  She is currently a member of her local Marine corps reserve unit.

She works for the federal dept. of Veteran's Affairs after a decade at the NYS dept. of Veteran's Affairs.

Her Father (moi) served in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army. (Viet Nam w/ US Marines.)
A brother served with the US Navy in the first Gulf War.

A grandfather served in the US Army Air corps during WWII

2 Great great grandfathers served in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Civil War or (The war between the states.)
Numerous uncles and cousins have a proud record of military service to our America.
If you were her and you were  getting married, what month, week day would you choose for your wedding?  So, Happy birthday Michelle/Semper Fi, and Thanks for your service!

Enter Josh Hills, Michelle's beau for 8yrs.? (I'm her dad not a record keeper.)

They've decided to tie the knot.  In Las Vegas on the 13th of November.

Both of her brothers and their partners will be in attendance as well as her mother and I.  We are surely pleased  to witness this union between two people who we've come to love as a couple.  They are well matched and should have a happy marriage.  Between Josh's mom and family and various other relatives and friends there is estimated to be a small crowd of 40 or so to make a celebration of it.

Join me as I toast the newly weds to be:
To keep your marriage brimming,
with love in the loving cup;
Whenever you're wrong, admit it,
Whenever you're right, shut up.
Michelle, I have a different one prepared for Saturday!

Their new home, just recently purchased, it'll be waiting for them when they return.  I hope they are moved in before Dec. since I'd like to see it before spring.  Di. says it's magnificent.

We remember, so that their sacrifice will not have been in vain.

If it wasn't such a great place to live, why are so many trying any means to get here?



Blogger Churlita said...

Congrats to your daughter and Happy Veteran's day!

2:02 PM  
Blogger The Blog of Bee said...

I thought about you and your family today. You have a rich military history of which you are, I'm sure, extremely proud. And so you should be.

I mentioned that my father and his father served in the British army and my father went on to serve with the Sultan of Oman in the Sultan's Armed Forces. The remainder of my father's family served in the Royal Navy.

Congratulation to your daughter and her fiance and to both families. May all happiness and love be theirs on Sunday and all the days that follow.

Happy Veteran's Day to you and your family.

8:02 PM  

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