Well, everyone's posting about Veteran's Day and I don't think any of my immediate forefathers fought in wars. I could be wrong. My father was in the Army which is why I was born in a quonset hut in El Paso, Texas but I'm pretty sure he didn't fight in any wars. My grandfather on my mother's side lost all of his fingers on his left hand in a saw accident when he was young so he didn't go to war.
I had a great-great-great-whatever grandfather who was a General in the Civil War (Confederate Army, that would be) but I'm not so sure I'm real excited about that. My brother who lives out in Washington state would be the one to ask about all of this as he knows far more family history than I do.
I know that my husband's father fought in WW II but he never talked about it until right before he died and they were not good memories.
I'm sorry anyone ever in the history of the world had to participate in any wars and I'm still and eternally waiting for humankind to beat their swords into plowshares which is one of my favorite lines in the Bible.
I'm not holding my breath, though.
I'm obviously not any damn good at Veteran's Day tributes.
And there's a lot more I could say but I won't and instead, I'll just tell you that it's beautiful here today and clear as a bell and nice and cool and I'm going to go take a walk. I dreamed I was pregnant last night and in my dream I thought now how the hell did THAT happen? I was neither too upset nor too excited but just figured I'd let things proceed as they would and mostly I believe I was just happy to have an excuse not to have to try and hold my stomach in.
Done your Christmas shopping yet? I hear there are some great Veteran's Day sales going on.
Life is confusing.
To me at least.
Let's chat later.