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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Monday, November 11, 2013

thanks yall, lost maples


according to my historian brother 3 of the soldiers
in this picture were killed there

today use to be called armistice day
after the day ww1 ended
it was later changed to veterans day
to honor those americans who served in
the us military

in my family
my three older brothers served in the army air force and air force
all three served for 20 years
and served during the vietnam war era and later

my nephew served in the navy

my great nephew served in the marines in the
afghanistan/iraq war

my mothers brother was shot while serving in ww2 in
the marines in the pacific

my brotherinlaw served in the air force

my dads cousin was killed in ww2 at iwo jima

my brotherinlaws brother was killed in a plane crash while flying
missions in ww2

his other brother also flew missions in europe during ww2

his sister served in the military

thanks to all of them for serving our nation
and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

stop today and be thankful to those who served for us
i know i do each year at this time

maybe we wont have wars for awhile

peace on earth please


each year about this time we go to lost maples state park to hike
there and see the maple trees and red oaks change their leaves
just like the maples do in the northeast us

for some reason nature planted these big tooth maples in
the canyons along the sabinal river that runs through there
the micro climates were just right i guess
and theyve grown there for years and years and years

we try to guess which weekend each year and make our
reservations when the leaves will be just right

this year we missed by about 2-3 weeks
as weve had a lot of warm weather

we have been there enough that i actually have certain
trees in the park that i mentally use as markers for
how the leaf changes are that year
yes i remember them since thats not short term memory

many of these marker trees were green or just now
these cold fronts coming through now should make for
a great show of leaves by thanksgiving

even without the great leaf change
the park as usual was beautiful and peaceful

its a weekend like this we need occasionally to
get recharged

the organicgreen doctor

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