It's the middle of the week and it's should be called "over the hill of the week" day. We all should be looking forward to the coming 3 day off weekend which is Memorial day week. That is the day when the local community pools open and people are camping. BBQs fire up and good food is cooking.
But, not everyone will be in that mood. Some of us will be attending a funeral. People still die around us every day. It's a somber and sad moment in our lives.
To me, my old NTID group has just gotten smaller by 2 missing. First, James Sharer passed away unexpectedly. Now, Harold Tritt is gone. It's like losing a friend of the "family". In June, at the NTID 40th Reunion, my friends and I will be having a little memorial service to our friends who have passed from us. It's the least we can do to remember our friends.
Harold has touched the lives of many people with his teasing around and being one of the friendliest deaf people you'd want to know. The last 5 months of his life has been some of his roughest days he's had to endure. To hear him pass away is like to hear sad news that he's come to an end in his sleep in the early morning hours of May 18, 2008. Many of us would say, he's
This weekend should be a happy time for all of us to praise and pray and remember those who died in the service of our country. The military men and women who gave their lives are the ones we should be honoring and remembering. But just like all of us, their families will also be sad and mourn as well. Remember to thank the military personnel who fight to protect our nation on a daily basis.
May all of you have a SAFE and enjoyable weekend of this Memorial day.
And if you do go driving instead of flying or taking the amtrak, please use some common sense on the road. Police will be out in force to try to catch drunk drivers and speeders.
For now, Semper FI to Memorial day 2008.