As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
If folks remember, I wrote a short little blurb on my other blog about the folks I know that frequent my favorite watering hole, Berts. One of our members passed away earlier this month. This continues that story.
Michael “Sargent Major” Marshall passed away on Jan 3rd at the age of 71 and was laid to rest on Jan 10, 2013. During his time in the military he was awarded over 30 medals and commendations, including the Purple Heart and the Gallantry Cross (Vietnam). One of his personal crowning moments, I believe, was when he was awarded a meritorious service medal by President Obama last year. He carried that picture of the two of them everywhere, never bragging mind you, just damn proud.
Preface: I was going to post this later. But a very close military friend of mine passed away last week. I decided to post this now, before his funeral, so that his tribute that I write later, remains his. And trust me, he approves of “this ad.”
The right to keep and bear arms. The Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights reads as follows: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
I can’t believe this happened, but in the space of just over a week 2 very influential men in my life died. One helped to shape me while I was younger, while the other one affected my life in later years. I’d like to take a moment and share a little of their humor and wisdom if I may.
Hang on kids, it could be a long one.
It was a hot one in Seattle today. I know, 89 does not qualify as hot compared to the rest of the country, but for us it’s frickin hot. We are not well equipped here to deal with multiple hot days. A/C is lacking in most places and to be honest, as much as we complain, we love what is our normal weather. Just don’t let that get out.