Sunday, March 19, 2006

That's Something To Be Proud Of

Partly Cloudy- Hi 82 Lo 59 for Baghdad, Iraq
Mostly Sunny- Hi 47 Lo 29 for Northern KY, USA


Song of the week: Something to Be Proud Of, Montgomery Gentry -- you hate country? Then don't listen to the music--- listen to the lyrics.... I like these guys--- they also spent some time running with the USO entertaining our bravest... It's ok to secretly like country music... I won't tell anyone... swear.

I am always awestruck by certain kinds of people. I gravitate toward those I find to be kind and giving and selfless in their actions. I'm sure that's why I hold our fighting men and women past and present in such high esteem... Although many of us thank them, their job is a thankless one... the dangers of combat, complaints from nut jobs here in the states and thankless countries around the world...make their fight difficult. Always- always raise a glass to these men and women... With Monday being the anniversary of the beginning of the War in Iraq, it is critical that we say thank you to these men and women. Anti war protesters (anti America) will criticize our soldiers, our country, our president. Michael and I will do our part and fly the flag and go to work and support our president and our military. I ask you to do the same.

This week, remember our allies, remember our men and women fighting to keep us safe.

Housekeeping:

The weekend has been too nice to miss... I'm writing this at 5:30am... so, nothing was done to improve this site.

** 6:00am-- Blogger is being difficult (I'm too sleepy to use profanity) and it is not letting me post photos... I have some nice pictures that I found and will add to this post once Blogger decides to behave...

Blogs and Links to Check Out This Week:

Mil Tracker Has anyone seen Phil? He isn't here or here or even here! I tried dropping him a note, but did not receive a response. If anyone hears from him, just let me know that he is all right.

Sisyphus Today He is no longer in Iraq, but he is still posting. Go check out Dean. Read this post especially--- powerful stuff.

Check out Sal at Lamps and Liars. She has light commentary and great linkage to interesting topics.

Take a minute to leave a message of thanks here for our troops. Operation Dear Abby is an easy way to let our bravest know we are thinking about them, that we appreciate what they are doing for us and that we pray for their safe return.


There's a story that my daddy tells religiously
Like clockwork every time he sees an opening
In a conversation about the way things used to be
Well I'd just roll my eyes and make a bee-line for the door
But I'd always wind up starry-eyed, cross-legged on the floor
Hanging on to every word
Man, the things I heard

It was harder times and longer days
Five miles to school, uphill both ways
We were cane switch raised, and dirt floor poor
'Course that was back before the war
Yeah, your uncle and I made quite a pair
Flying F-15's through hostile air
He went down but they missed me by a hair
He'd always stop right there and say...

That's something to be proud of
That's a life you can hang your hat on
That's a chin held high as the tears fall down
A gut sucked in, a chest stuck out
Like a small town flag a-flyin'
Or a newborn baby cryin'
In the arms of the woman that you love
That's something to be proud of

So I'm graduatin' college, that was mama's dream
But I was on my way to anywhere else when I turned 18
Cuz when you gotta fast car you think you've got everything
I learned quick those GTO's don't run on faith
I ended up broken down in some town north of L.A.
Working maximum hours for minimum wage
Well, I fell in love, next thing I know
The babies came, the car got slow
I sure do miss that old hot rod
But you sure save gas in them foreign jobs
Dad, I wonder if I ever let you down
If you're ashamed how I turned out
Well, he lowered his voice, then he raised his brow
Said, lemme tell ya right now

That's something to be proud of
That's a life you can hang your hat on
You don't need to make a million
Just be thankful to be workin'
If you're doing what you're able
And putting food there on the table
And providing for the family that you love
That's something to be proud of

And if all you ever really do is the best you can
Well, you did it man

That's something to be proud of
That's a life you can hang your hat on
That's a chin held high as the tears fall down
A gut sucked in, a chest stuck out
Like a small town flag a-flyin'
Or a newborn baby cryin'
In the arms of the woman that you love
That's something to be proud of
That's something to be proud of
Yeah, that's something to be proud of
That's something to be proud of
Now that's something to be proud of







Have a great week everyone!

6 comments:

Mike said...

I like counrty music..... not the Shania Twain, Faith Hill fluff, but the real gritty, honky tonk honest to god country music

Bisquì said...

Hi!
Here you can find some photos of me and my wife http://ideazione.blogspot.com/2006/03/tocqueville-party-le-foto.html

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Some great pics, Cathy!

Cathy said...

Michael: I'm with ya, hon.

Carlo: It looks like you all had a wonderful time. You are handsome and your wife, lovely. Ah! And Daisy Miller is beautiful. Italians--Beautiful people one and all in the heart and soul... Thank you for sharing, friend.

JimmyB: Thanks for stopping by! I did a blogging no no and did not give proper credit on those photos... I won't be condemned, will I?

Jedi Master Rob said...

Great lyrics. Thanks, I wouldn't have known about them otherwise.

"There is two kinds of music; the good and bad. I play the good kind." - Louis Armstrong

Cathy said...

Gotta love Satchmo.