God Bless ALL of our Veterans, those still serving, those who gave the ultimate sacrafice and those who are planning to serve in the future!
Veteran's Day was first called Armistice Day - when an armistice (peace treaty) was signed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 to end World War I.
My grandfather (my mom's dad) was in the army in France at the time. He had been burned by mustard gas, one of the most lethal of the poisonous chemicals used in the war - first used by the Germans. Poppy, as we called him, was recovering in a french family's home at the end of the war. He received word of the signing of the armistice, as he lay in bed sandwiched between two comfortable french down mattresses.
Here he is pictured at my parents' wedding (He is standing behind the flowergirl.) I wish so much that I had been able to know him better. I was very young when he passed, but I know he must have been a GREAT, GREAT man.
Before a couple different pep rallies at the High School...
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL?
VICTORY at the last game of the district!
Now it's time for PLAY-OFFS!!
WAY TO GO BOYS!!!! (see Zack? # 66 on the right side of the pic.)
Sunset over the Texas Plains!
Picking up Zack after church...
...as he spent his morning (4:30am-12:30pm) duck hunting with Jess...
...then making his lunch...a duck sandwich...
Saw this photo and thought it was REALLY COOL!
HOW DO THESE MAKE YOU FEEL?