So far I’ve resisted writing about those very close to me – don’t know why – too personal – too raw maybe? However, twice in the last few weeks I’ve had an opportunity to talk to people about my Dad.
First – Uncle Louie called to ask about my Dad’s military service. One of the retirement communities in Ogden is having a fundraiser, and Uncle Louie is having a “brick” made for my dad that will list his years of military service, etc. and then it will be placed in a certain area there at the center which will be dedicated to veterans. It’s good to know that my dad will be honored in his home town. Thanks Uncle Louie!!
One of the neat things about having the blog is all the wonderful like-minded people who I’ve met online. One of them being Charles Hale…..an awesome writer! I highly recommend his blog to you – “Stories Connect – Love Heals.” I’ve added his site to my “favorite blogs” in case you want to check back often. Charles and I got to talking about one of his recent posts and an idea sprung out of that conversation. He has written a thought-provoking piece on the Vietnam era – and has included my memories of having a father who served in Vietnam. You can read the story here: http://storiesconnectloveheals.com/2011/03/18/viet-nam-stole-my-father/.