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Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day


Larry Hanna
1938-1993

Don't forget to salute a vet this weekend!
And remember those who lost their lives to give us freedom.
This little guy actually did grow up to serve in the military.
He was one of the lucky ones that came home alive.
And he became my uncle!





39 comments:

  1. Yeah the deserve all the respect
    And no neglect
    Have a good day off
    While I work and scoff

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    1. I'll be around to read
      and tease
      so you won't be lonely
      working one and only. ha.

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    2. Need to fin the treasure
      So we can have every day of with pleasure

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    3. Yep...I think we've slacked off in our search
      for the pot of gold left at the rainbow's lurch.
      But since we have the fountain of youth
      we'll have more years to be a couple of sleuths.
      hahahahaha.....

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    4. haha need to find a fix me fountain too
      Then I could dig way more at my zoo

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    5. that is very true!
      who wants to live forever in a body that makes you say boo hoo!?
      hahaha.

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  2. Bless your uncle Larry!! What a cutie! Wishing you and yours a lovely Memorial Day!! Take care
    x

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  3. Awes...what a sweet photo of Larry. Many thanks to all who served and all who still serve.

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    1. Isn't it sweet? Actually I was looking for him in his sailor uniform. I can see it in my mind, but couldn't find it. Maybe I personally don't have a copy. Then I saw this one...and it was perfect! :)

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  4. thankful for your uncle...and all those that served...hope you have a great long weekend with the family...

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    1. You, too, Bri...heard you had fun company! Enjoy!

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  5. As a Vet, I appreciate you asking others to salute us. I sometimes hear that only 1% of the people in the country have served. I thought it was a little bit more but either way that means there are not a lot of us out there. And I saw that there about 22 Vets a day committing suicide. That is not good. So please if you know any Vets please let them know they are loved. We served because we believe in protecting our constitutional rights and freedoms for everyone in the country, so please feel free to protect and save a vet!

    God bless.

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    1. I didn't know you were a vet! Well, yay for you and thanks so much! 1% seems so low, but we live near an air force base, so we see lots of soldiers whenever we are out. We also have lots of aircraft going overhead. F16s practicing are my favorite. :)

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  6. Yes, thank you Uncle Larry, so glad you made it home. We have those in our family that gave their lives, and some that were able to come home alive. So thankful for all the veterans from all the wars and those in battle as we type. Lord keep them safe.

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    1. Amen to that....we are so thankful. Hope you enjoy the day!

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  7. What a nice little chap. So glad he made it, Betsy and became your uncle

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    1. Me, too. He was, as all of my uncles are, so sweet. :)

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  8. Happy Memorial Day, Betsy! Glad you didn't miss this week's NASCAR race. :)

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    1. Oh, but my guy just got wrecked! :( (#24)

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  9. A lovely post and I.love your uncle photo have a nice dsy off.And happy memorial day.

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    1. thanks gloria...isn't that a cute picture? Aw...I love it. We aren't doing anything today...just relaxing. I slept until 11:30! Oh my. I was tired!

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  10. Hi Betsy - so pleased he lived and you remember him ... and yes, a peaceful blessed day to many in this world who have served to keep many of us a free peoples.

    With thanks - Hilary

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    1. Yes, I am, too. He died when I was pregnant with the triplets. I have lots of childhood memories. :)

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  11. I love Uncle Larry's salute! Have a wonderful Memorial Day. Are you grilling?

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    1. we ARE grilling! And sleeping late...and flopping....and relaxing...and eating icecream. lol....

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  12. Your Uncle is an inspiration to me Betsy, thank you for everything he did in the name of peace. Here's hoping you and your family have an awesome day. As a side note what do you mean by you're "flopping" in your reply to Janice? Is that like wearing flip flops? (Serious question!)

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    1. haha...flopping...as in flopping on the couch...relaxing, vegging, ..being a couch potato, that kind of thing. Doing nothing, is what I meant...and not even with flip flops on! lol....

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    2. I understand now, I'd like to do some flopping right now!

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  13. Well...I sure missed a lot of great posts!
    Congrats to the boys..they certainly looked dapper in their grad outfits!!
    You and the Mr must be soooo proud of them!
    Happy Memorial Day...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  14. What a sweet tribute! I am SO proud to be the wife, the mother, the daughter and the sister of military men. We are truly blessed!

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    1. you are surrounded by soldiers! :) very cool.

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  15. Great smile, great picture .... and I am sure, great man.

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