Featured Blog Posts – November 2011 Archive (4)

Who Can I Blame?

Another parent here started a discussion looking for advice regarding her new young daughter-in-law's accusation that it was all the mom's fault her son joined the Marines.  Only married for a short time, first deployment hits, it's no surprise that in her panic and fear the young woman wants to blame somebody.  A dad popped into the discussion and said that his wife blamed him for all of their kids joining dangerous careers, said, I think, in…

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Added by 1~17smom (Julie) on November 29, 2011 at 8:27pm — 13 Comments

Giving Thanks and a Message from Afghanistan

Just as it is today, the United States of America was facing dark and troubling times in January of 1941 when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared before a joint session of Congress to deliver his state of the Union address. It was in that speech that FDR summed up four basic rights which every citizen of the U.S. enjoys:

 

1.) Freedom of Speech,

2.) Freedom of Worship,

3.) Freedom from Want, and

4.) Freedom from Fear.

 

Each of those…

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Added by Double Dad on November 24, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

This Thanksgiving, I Will Remember the 80/20 Rule

I wrote and published this blog on 11/22/2011 while my son was deployed for the second time to Afghanistan.  While I was thinking about writing a blog this year, I went back and read this one, and realized that what I'm grateful for has only gotten grander -- my son has finished his four years active in the Corps, is two weeks away from receiving his AA and is already registered at the University, and everything else I wrote is still true.  So I'm knocking the Gratitude meter up to 90%,…

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Added by 1~17smom (Julie) on November 22, 2011 at 10:30pm — 21 Comments

Veterans Day: Time to Give Thanks and Remember

For a long time Veterans Day has been one of those holidays that almost seem like a second-thought on most calendars. You’ve seen them, haven’t you? Christmas sports a festive tree, Thanksgiving a plump turkey and Halloween a happy jack-o’-lantern. Valentine’s Day gets a pair of hearts or a fat cupid and President’s Day a picture of – take your pick – Washington or Lincoln.

 

But Veterans Day is printed in plain black-and-white. Nothing fancy, nothing elaborate. That’s probably…

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Added by Double Dad on November 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — 12 Comments

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