It’s the day we honor our soldiers and veterans here in the United States. In our family we have Nat, Michael’s father who at the young age of 21 served as a bomber on B29 airplanes over the Pacific. He married during the war and Michael was born in October, 1945—no email or Facetime back then and Nat didn’t know he was a father until arriving back in the states in late 1945.
Michael served in the US Army Reserves during the Vietnam war.
And then there is the younger generation—Laci served in the USAF and served a tour in Iraq. Her husband John is currently serving in the USAF stationed in Montana.
I love this photo—Laci was returning from Iraq (her parents did not know she was back on US soil) and called to ask if I could somehow arrange for her parents to be at the Rib and Chop House in Livingston, MT. It was tough—if I was going to feed Lonn and LoraLee I cooked—so they thought it strange we were asking them to go out to eat. Laci was late (as usual) and we waited with Lonn and LoraLee wondering why in the world we couldn’t order! Laci walks into the restaurant and the expression on Lonn and LoraLee’s faces was priceless.
So, thank you veterans and soldiers, you are appreciated!