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Showing posts from November, 2019

November Musings

After an afternoon out with Andrew at Tin Cannon Brewery, I had the rootbeer, we noticed Christmas lights up on the drive home. It is so hard to wrap our heads around that tomorrow is December 1st. We chatted about where the month of November went...because it flew by. We got home from our cruise on November 2nd, my birthday was the 5th, and I celebrated all week.  Andrew left the weekend of November 8th to visit his sister and her family along with his mom. He returned home on November 12th. I drove to New Bern, NC, on November 13th, to spend time with my friend Colleen and see my mom. I came home on the 18th. Thanksgiving on the 28th  and that leaves us here November 30th with 25 days left till Christmas. I'm hoping that December doesn't fly by as fast. I hope to get the tree up and fluffed tomorrow and decorate the rest of the house till we know for sure that the kitties won't climb and knock ornaments off.  And no blog post would be complete with at

Sunday Musings

On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that "two Battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution established the Continental Marines and marked the birth date of the U.S. Marine Corps. There is no doubt that if you've been following my blog from the beginning, you know that I was raised by a Marine, not just any Marine but this guy... I always tell people that I was raised in khaki diapers, being a child of a Marine meant you were part of that culture. You stopped and stood when reveille was played at the flag was raised. Driving to work at the bank, I would pass the headquarters building, and at least once a week was going by when the flag was being raised for the day, yep, stop your car and get out. When retreat was played at the end of the day, even as a kid if you heard it, you stopped and faced the direction of the flag. You said, "yes ma