Sunday, December 04, 2005

I Will Remember You

Partly Cloudy Hi 78 Lo 56 for Baghdad, Iraq
Cloudy Hi 35 Lo 22 for Northern Kentucky, USA

Song of the Week: I Will Remember You, Sarah McLachlan

**Thank you to everyone that posted a comment here for a discouraged soldier. I will make sure Mike sees them all. Please, if you have not done so, please leave a comment for Mike here. Uh... you too, honey... please.

Thanks to my American pals:
Chrys @ Pettifog Jots and Tittles
Joshua @ Peakah's Provocations
Diane @ Diane's Stuff

And of course thanks to my Canadian friends:
Paul @ Blue Blogging Soapbox ---I voted for you for Best new Canadian Blog.... :-(
Lindsay @ United Right
As usual, girlfriend Wonder Woman gave me some link love here. Vote for her here for Best Canadian Conservative Blog.

And wow... what about my friends in Italy: Go visit these folks... it is so cool to know we have friends and allies this strong and loyal. Yahoo offers a translator to make reading easier.
Roberto @ Otimaster also gave me some link love here. (I know you rallied everyone- Graci)
Roberto Nicolai @ Robinik
George Walker @ Pro American Movement
Carlo @ I Diavoli Neri (The Black Devils)
Elena @ Robinik
and Lo Pseudosauro

George also sent this link If I Die Before You Wake, a sobering tribute.
Thank you to Anonymous, Tom and Anonymous too!

**OK, on to older business... The correct answers to last Sunday's quiz here and here are as follows:

Since You Went Away
A Christmas Carol
Little Women (June Allyson, Elizabeth Taylor version)
Big Fish
Wizard of Oz
Serendipity
Sound of Music
White Christmas
Scrooged
Holiday Inn (the Song White Christmas was performed in this movie first)
Planes Trains and Automobiles (watched at Thanksgiving)
Auntie Mame (watched New Year's Day)
National Lampoon's A Christmas Vacation
A Christmas Story
Miracle on 34th Street
Elf
It's a Wonderful Life

Rob was the closest... missed by one, but Right Girl was on it. The movie that stumped everyone was the first one- Since You Went Away. Wow... rent it! The wonderfully talented Claudette Colbert, the beautiful Jennifer Jones and the lovely teenager, Shirley Temple. Joseph Cotten and Lionel Barrymore are also in it. In fact, there will be other faces you will know and recognize. The story takes place during World War II, but no battles are depicted except the one on the homefront...The hardships and struggles, dreams and fears of one family. This is a perfect movie to reflect today on the families of our brave soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. Yes, it is full of smaltz... and I love every second of it. The movie was made in 1944, so the realities of war are throughout this piece. It's a long movie so make extra popcorn. Let me know what you think.

**Last night, we were supposed to go to a benefit dinner and dance for Marine Nick Erdy who was killed back in May while serving in Iraq- An IED . I have been looking forward to this benefit since October. I would be able to pay my respects to the parents of a fallen Marine. Unfortunately, weather was not agreeable and we had to "abort" our trip due to icy road conditions. Quite frankly, I am very disappointed and I feel like a major wimp- I mean, here is this guy, Nick... his parents... his family... his friends... the hurt, pain and suffering, the loss of someone so young... and I couldn't make it because of weather... I'm a big loser and I don't feel like writing anymore. Not looking for an "it's ok, Cath..." Just let me sulk. I should have gone.

I'm sorry. Mr and Mrs. Erdy. I'm so sorry.
NOTE: This in NO way is a reflection on the other 5 individuals with me tonight. You all know what I'm capable of and I did not insist on going... I was wishy washy and not insistent, persistent and an all around nag. Again... I was a wuss tonight...



"Remembering The Sacrifice"
As the Helmet is designed to shield us from harm... Lord, we ask that you hold Nick in your loving hands. Comfort and shield him as he did us as he served.
Bless him and his family for the selfless acts they performed for us in our time of need. Our brothers and sisters ask this in your name. Amen.
-Milford Community Fire Department
2005
Fire Chiefs Helmet Retired

-- presented to the parents of Nick Erdy



...And I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

3 comments:

chrys said...

Another "Sunday Cup" to warm me as it snows in Ohio. Thank you for being there Cathy.

GeorgeWalker said...

Cathy...let me first thank you for mentioning me. And thank you for linking to the .ppt I sent you,that is more important.
That video is so meaningful,it really gets me.
Thanks again,have a nice day.
Take care.

Diane said...

I didn't know you had Friday quizzes! Where have I been on Friday's? LOL I'll have to remember!