Friday was veteran’s day. The following is from The History of Veterans Day published on line by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
For many people, Veterans day is just a day off. I certainly hope you had a chance to celebrate Veterans Day with honor and dignity.
From one vet to another, I salute you and say, “Thank You!”
Friday was day 2 of our 2nd R&R weekend as well as the first day of our estate sale. The phone started ringing at 7:45 AM with our Leslie calling to verify how much we wanted for some items that had not been tagged. I am glad I was not there to deal with the throng of bargain hinters. By the end of the day, Leslie said the garage was just about empty (sigh) and most of the items in the house were also sold.
We chose to come to San Antonio area for this R&R so we could bring Carol’s Designer I embroidery machine to the Viking dealer for cleaning and adjusting. After a simple breakfast, we headed to Alamo Stitching Post to deliver Carol’s machine for servicing. While we were there, we drooled over the updated version of Carol’s Designer I machine.
We also had some family heirlooms that needed to be delivered to one of Carol’s cousins who lived in Schertz, just one exit from where we were parked. Carol had arranged a lunch date with Beverly and her hubby Bob. After dropping off the embroidery machine, we had a little time to kill before lunch. Since our truck was D I R T Y, I searched for a DIY car wash that was near where we were headed. The truck just looks better when it is clean.
We enjoyed lunch with Beverly and Bob, got caught up on family stuff and left for a mid afternoon siesta. Remember we are on R&R so w*rk is not a good word. After a restful afternoon, we headed to Clear Springs Restaurant for an early dinner with Carol’s brother Jay and his new bride Shalmir. The meal was good and the company was even better.
By the time we got back home, Carol allergy issue was getting the best of her. Hopefully she will get better soon.
Thanks for stopping by. The R&R continues.