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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Memorial Day, Build More Forests!

My Dears,  
   I've re-re-recycled a Memorial Day post from years prior. Apologies, but sometimes I said it better then than I could now. Oftentimes, I don't know what to say about something so overwhelmingly tragic as war.
    And how can we possibly begin to adequately thank and pay tribute to our military? We can't.
    I did give it thought as a child, though.
                                        My favorite line in the above poem is: "I think more forests should be built."




Nephew Jeremy, age 16 mos.

May it be a meaningful, peaceful and safe Memorial Day.

With gratitude and blessings to all who have served and will serve our country, and to their loved ones, for all time.

33 comments:

  1. I agree with your younger self. Conservatively speaking about 100000 per cent.

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    1. Nice, EC. I like folks who agree with me at that grand percentage rate.
      Gratitude.

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  2. More forests should come due indeed. Your younger self was wise indeed.

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    1. Right? Wiser than my older self.
      Thanks, Pat.

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  3. Yes! Out of the mouths of babes, as they say. (Or just one babe in this case.) I hope you have a peaceful day, Robyn.

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  4. oh your heart and words have always been there....nice share. And cute nephew. Build more forests indeed. Hope your Memorial Day is a peaceful one, in the shade of a tree

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    1. Ah, yes. It must be even hotter in your neighborhood than mine. May you enjoy nice cold lemonade in the shade (and some form of cool chocolate on the side, of course).

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  5. That is a great poem you created when you were little and it shows concern to nature when most kids are not looking at that at all.

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    1. I sympathized more than with the animals than I do nowadays, Birgit. We're our best selves in many ways, when we're babes. Right? I mean, we're babes, still. But you know what I mean.
      Thank you kindly.

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  6. Beautiful thoughts from your youth, and such a cute picture of your nephew.
    Sandy's Space

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  7. You were smart then (& even smarter now)!!

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  8. Great poem esp for your age at the time. Very thoughtful.

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    1. Thank you, JoJo. I was a deep thinker back then (thus, the depression thing). But it's a good way to be.

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  9. Let's go out and build a forest right now.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Okay, do you have the screws? I mean, oy - see what kind of trouble we'd get into. This is going to be so much fun!

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    2. "Build it and they will come."
      My wife saw two bares in the woods yesterday while riding her horse. They were very white and probably just out of hibernation. They spoke English.

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    3. Ooh, did she catch it on video? Pass it over.

      Cheers, Jono.

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  10. That is lovely, Robyn! You were obviously very thoughtful and sensitive right from the start.

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  11. Very perceptive little nine-year-old.

    "Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now." ~~ Bob Dylan

    "And I was so much older then when I was young." ~~ Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch

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    1. Great quotes, Silver. Thank you. They ring true for me.

      Cheers.

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  12. Brava!! I too think more forests should be built --even out of wood, but other materials will do if wood is in short supply.

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  13. You've given me a good idea also. I hadn't thought to find some older charms at resale or antique shops. The newer style charms that look like rings isn't what I'm after if I spruce up my bracelet to wear again.
    Sandy's Space

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    1. I know - only the old stuff is worthy. Yay. Glad I gave you that idea, Sandy.
      Have a nice weekend.

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  14. Out making my blog rounds again. Hope your wkend was great.
    Sandy's Space

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