Today being both the last Monday of the month and Memorial Day (observed), Rainy Day and I take a moment to thank all of those men and women who braved their fears and wear or wore a military uniform, or a fire department uniform or a police uniform. Rainy D and I appreciate your sacrifices to do your part to keep us safe.
And a very special Thank You to the spouses of those people who gave unstintingly of their support!
Rainy Day hates wars. She agrees with the bumper sticker stating wars are unhealthy for children and other living things. During the 1960s, she protested the Viet Nam War the only way she knew (yes, back then Vietnam was two words.). While her classmates wore tie dyed clothes and long straight hair festooned with flowers (to which Rainy D is highly allergic), Rainy D cut her thick curly hair (to be honest, she was a tad jealous of those people who had long and straight hair!) and enlisted in the WAC. While Jane Fonda slept with the North Vietnamese, Rainy D slept on the ground in Alabama during Basic Training too close for comfort to deadly, unseen, (but heard, she swears!) pygmy rattlers.
Rainy D never understood the hippie's protest movement. She always thought the best way to end a war was to win it--or it would haunt you forever. Look, she is fond of saying, at the South.