The Ghosts of Thanksgiving

Things have change slightly over the past 30 years. I’d be a bit worried if they didn’t. Today is one of those days that makes me ponder what was, was is and what will be. Sort of like Scrooge’s Christmas ghosts, but on Thanksgiving and not so gloomy and melancholy.
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Lest We Forget

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We shall not forget those who went before us. We shall not forget those who died so we could be here today. We shall not forget those who fought for our freedoms on foreign soil.

Today we will join many others at the Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day ceremony. We will honor those who fought, we will remember those who died. Fathers. Mothers. Brothers. Sisters. Aunts. Uncles. Cousins. Friends. They faced dangers most of us will never understand. They faced those dangers so we wouldn’t have to. They faced those dangers to protect what we all believe in. That one day, wars will not be necessary. We shall carry them upon our shoulders proclaiming their bravery. Proclaiming their sacrifice. We shall carry them in our hearts proclaiming their courage. Proclaiming their memory.

Cancer Can Kiss My Ass

relay for lifeToday our Relay for Life take place. DW has her Team SugarBear, Crash is on the all kids team, Magnificent Monkeys while Bang and I are there for support. It begins at noon and runs until midnight. Bang and I will get take part in most of it. We’ll be there until bedtime. DW has raised over $200. It’s not the $1,700 she raised when she shaved her head, but it’s still good. Crash bagged groceries at the SuperStore with some other Monkeys for donations. He participated in a fundraiser selling flower bulbs. Plus he raised over $100 in donations besides.

We will soon be off to support the survivors, including DW’s dad , step-mom, a cousin, along with some aunts and uncles. We’re also there to pay homage to those who have laid down their torch, including my grandfather and great-aunt and uncle and DW’s aunt. I might compile a more complete, specific list later. As for now, we’re off to walk the track!