Saturday, September 27, 2008

"He was smiling... That's right. You know, that, that Luke smile of his. He had it on his face right to the very end. Hell, if they didn't know it 'fore, they could tell right then that they weren't a-gonna beat him. That old Luke smile. Oh, Luke. He was some boy. Cool Hand Luke. Hell, he's a natural-born world-shaker. "

Monday, September 22, 2008

So this really excited me! I was invited this past weekend to a reunion; a reunion of the 325th GIR (Glider Infantry regiment) of the 82nd Airborne. I have over the past year become friends with their president, and knowing how much I appreciate the efforts made by our countrymen to defeat the Germans, he thought it would a good thing to invite me to their reunion, which was this past weekend. So I went, met alot of fine soldiers, and got them to honor a small request I had, which I thought I'd share with you. I brought the following book with me.To which they most cheerfully added the following:How cool is that?! So in the years to come, when people start to forget (and you know they will)My kids can show this book to their children and say: "These men sacrificed all for you".

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Happy Ending to Gustav?

Cemetery in Dulac, La., after Gustav
John McCusker / The Times-Picayune
A statue of Jesus is just above the waterline in a cemetery in Dulac. Residents say the water came up here after the storm had passed. Shot Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008

Well, New Orleans missed the proverbial bullet, and Anderson Cooper and Geraldo have packed it up and gone back to New York, but the story isn't over. Just because New Orleans didn't flood out, doesn't mean the rest of the state fared so well.What about the ordinary folks who pump your oil, or come up with the shrimp and crabs we eat? They got hit hard, and without any mercy. Places like Grand Isle, New Iberia, Larose, and Thibadoux. For the rest of the story -The real story-check Houma Today or maybe The Advocate. Perhaps give KLRZ~The Rajun Cajun a listen. It's bad down there folks, worse than you may think.