Gone but Not Forgotten

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Hello and welcome to the blog.  Happy Memorial Day!  It is a great time to step back and give thanks for the many brave people who have kept us safe these many years.  While technically Memorial Day was meant to honor those who died in service of our country (and Veteran’s Day is for all veterans), it’s good to honor all veterans all the time.

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Today I stopped by Dad’s marker and “planted” some artificial flowers.  The cemetery was decorated beautifully.  Feeling a bit guilty for not visiting more often, it was good to take a few minutes and remember many pleasant moments.  Dad and Mom are gone… but not forgotten.  I’m sure they would be proud that Sis and I have continued on.  Every day the efforts of Dad and Mom bless us in some way.  It was a good era in time for growing up and living… despite the Cold War, some nuclear fears, etc.  We grew up in the “good old days” and owe a huge debt of gratitude to so many who have served our country.

 

God Bless the USA!

So what’s on the horizon?  Prior to transitioning to a new role at work, I’ve got a week off to rest up starting next weekend.  The weather looks fantastic.  With lows around 60, it’s a perfect time to do some free camping.  Jesse and I are going to do a lot of fishing but this time it won’t just be for trout…  There are also some new, fun places to visit, including a tractor museum.  We’re going to be cooking some tasty meals along the way, such as a “Strawberry-Rhubarb” whole grain breakfast waffle made with Iowa rhubarb and fresh organic strawberries.  Stay tuned!

For now, thanks for stopping by.  Safe and happy travels always!

Brad, Jesse James, and Jennifer
Jones County, Iowa