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Late Plane to Minnesota

The plane from Minnesota arrived 40 minutes late on LA so we took off late.  That was the look on my face when I found out.  

We currently are about a hour from landing and it has been a very comfortable ride so far.  More later.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

What’s Going on in Minnesota?

Plane coming from Minneapolis at least a hour late.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Playing Cards Early Morning

Breakfast with DAD then off to the card room.  No messing around visiting.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

On the Bus in LA

Rocketing along a 7 mph to airport.

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Cross Country Visit of Three Generations of Family War Vets

Today is the start of a long week-end together for three generations of men in our family.  Three men;  The grandson mid-30’s, a police officer, the son early –70’s retired and the father, 99 years old patriarch of the family.

fredWhether we admit to it or not, we three have much in common.  We all are Army war vets.  Second World War for Dad, combat medic for 4 years in the European Theater,

mel reserves head shot Nine years(2 years active duty and 7 active reserves) in the Medical Corp.  One year in Viet Nam for me. 

Jeff alone in iraqThe grandson spent four years as a combat warrior, two year in Iraq, with expertise in weapons and very much at home in unit’s armory as combat patrols.

We are all proud of our sacrifice for our country even though we all shake our heads at what goes on in our country today.  We all agree that we all fought for their freedom to “act the fool.”  LOL

We all are strong minded, family oriented, believe in common sense and hard work.

With that as background, the son and grandson will be leaving southern California today, boarding a plane to Minneapolis, renting a car and driving 100 miles on two lane highway’s to a farm town in west central Minnesota to spend a couple of days with Dad at the nursing home where he now stays. 

Turning 100 years old soon, his mind is as sharp as ever but he requires help with physical functions that most centenarian’s need.  He loves to play cards and is looking to beating his son and grandson in rummy!

Stay with us on our journey. 

 

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2017 in California, Family, Minnesota

 

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