Posts Tagged ‘veterans

25
May
15

Memorial Day & Nostalgia

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A bit overcome with nostalgia this morning. I was watching someone’s tribute to WWII veterans, who are passing on at a rapid rate now. It made me think of my Father and my Mother. My Father was a quiet, unassuming man, my Mom the more animated one of the duo. Their life’s journey and all they had endured was not lost on me as a youth: early life abuses and hardship, the Depression, the war (WWII) and their partnership through the years of combat, distance and waiting, later their building a life together pay check to pay check. But, I only knew what I knew from brief overheard conversations with others.

Through all those years, I never once sat down and talked to my Father about his thoughts, feelings or memories of those years away and what he saw, what he felt. And, he didn’t offer it up…he had just gone on with his life. Now, as an older man, I think I recognize that my Father had his demons. It reaffirms my admonition, once again, establish the connection with your parent. Awkward at first perhaps…but more awkward than the lost opportunities to discover?

10
Nov
14

Thank You Veterans

 

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26
Apr
14

Carole Pivarnik Honors SwittersB in Watercolors

Today, I had a most pleasant surprise that I am quite honored by. Carole Pivarnik contacted me to say she had used one of my photographs to inspire a watercolor rendition of the image. Further, she was donating the painting to the Project Healing Waters, 2-Fly Tournament and Fund Raiser happening this weekend at Rose River Farm in Syria, Virginia. Carole’s additional works serve to highlight companion animals. 

Carole contacted me tonight to update me that the painting garnered several bids in the auction, the proceeds going to Project Healing Waters. Wonderful effort Carole. Those truly honored are the Veterans!

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09
Mar
09

suicide (alone, hopeless, ashamed, sad, depression, spiraling, heartbroken, lost) please reach out!!!!!!!!!!

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Please, no matter how hopeless reach out to someone..some loved one, some friend, a hotline. Those that love you, like you, even take you for granted, will never be the same without you…please reach out now, this moment…please.

March is Suicide Prevention Month (A Brother of Ours Was Lost Today)

http://www.kpvi.com/Global/story.asp?S=9976628

http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.suicide.html




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