Friday, November 11, 2011
Veins and Veterans Day
Yesterday was Gary's birthday and today he is celebrating being a surviving Vietnam veteran. One of the local restaurants is giving free meals to veterans, so we'll go there for lunch.
Gary said folks spit on him at the airport when he returned from Vietnam in 1969. Times have changed and veterans are more honored now. Thanks to all the veterans who have and are serving.
What do veins and veterans day have to do with one another? Nothing really, but I happened to have these leaves grouped together to show you. Veins are the lifeblood of a plant and in a way veterans are the lifeblood of a country.
There's outer beauty and inner beauty too.
Gary met a 97 year old woman at the flea market yesterday; she sells hats and has been selling them for 40 years.
He bought a new hat from her for a dollar, unbelievable, a dollar. I told Gary he should buy another one so when he wears one out he'll have a spare. I checked the label. Yes you guessed it, but in this case I think it's ok.
We're both hoping we'll be as spry as that woman at 97. Heck we're just hoping to make it to 97, let alone still be able to sell at the flea markets.
Gary came home yesterday and told me she is going deer hunting today with her son. Her son is the same age as Gary, 64. I'm thinking the woman and her son will probably be having venison for Thanksgiving dinner. It's supposed to get down to 31 tonight so we'll spend some time winterizing today. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.