New Member, New Appreciation
Posted 23 October 2009 - 03:41 AM
I have always been fascinated with our American History and in the last decade have come to learn a great deal more from my childhood neighbor of 30+ years. In my lunch time and summer day visits since I have moved he has opened up about the past and his stories from WWII. He spoke freely and I could see the impact it still had on him at 84 years of age.
My friend Vernon S. Nelson passed away 2 months ago and his wife gave me an old case of his that had been closed since his return from the war. It contained pictures, medals, dog tags, news paper clippings, belts, hats, a few letters, watches and other items.
Going through these one by one was extremely moving for me and I appreciate more than ever the service these(you) men gave. I will share the items in more posts, thanks for having me, I cant wait to look around here!
Posted 23 October 2009 - 03:44 AM
"If you want peace work for justice" -Pope Paul VI
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 12:45 AM
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him. -Winston Churchill
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:09 PM
Very grateful to have you with us, and what a wonderful story... love stuff like this!
all the best,
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 04:54 AM
Thank you for the welcome, I have been spending so many hours looking through everyones stories and pictures!
Welcome to the Forum, Sam. It sounds like you may have found a home away from home! For at least the next 6 months you will wonder where time flew as you read through and find yourself going off on tangents to other links of information!! I hope you continue to enjoy yourself here.
Oliver Goldsmith, "I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines."
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