A day to think

The kids are out of school for the rest of the week because of how Veterans’ Day has landed on a Thursday this year.  So, I scheduled Ane and Tad for dentist appointments.  And then I need to take them to the pediatrician’s office on Friday for flu shots – Rerun needs his second shot, and the two older kids need their single dose.  Because when we’re out of school, I’m all about FUN.

But it is Veterans’ Day, and I happen to know of some veterans.

This is one of my favorite pictures of Ane with her uncle, the Captain.  This was at the Lewis & Clark Interpretative Center at Cape Disappointment, during our family trip in April of 2007.  Ane was only three, and she still remembers parts of this trip.  I just love how the two of them hammed it up for the camera.

Here’s another picture from 2007 of Uncle Oddball holding Little Cousin (look how tiny she is!) and standing with Ane at the Seattle Aquarium.  We did a lot of fun visiting with family in 2007, come to think of it.

Both my brother and brother-in-law have served tours in Iraq, and I am so proud of both of them.

The other matter on my mind is the passing of Dave Niehaus, the Mariners’ radio and broadcast announcer.  I have been an M’s fan since I was a child, and he was THE voice of the game to me.

It’s sad to think that Ane and Tad won’t remember his iconic calls and catch phrases, and that Rerun never got a chance to hear him and know what he meant to baseball in Seattle.

Like I said, this is a day to think.

2 Responses to “A day to think”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    November 11th, 2010 07:00

    BACK, back, back, back, back, back….he’s gone!
    Love your Veteran’s Day pictures. John is a Korean War veteran; I think Dick is the only one in our family.

  2. Ressis
    November 11th, 2010 22:14

    Little Cousin was truly “little” back then, now she’s one of the taller kids in her class. And Baby Cousin has already grown out of that same shirt! They are all growing too fast.