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THE OLD ROADS
On the 77th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1941; I remember as always; my Father.
I remember and honor the less than 2000 living survivors, that we are still graced by their existence. I recognize that these survivors are well into their nineties and ultimately will not survive the final attack of old-age. I Remember and shall continue to remember their service and duty to their country
In the last few days, I have discovered the life of one of the first heroes and survivors of that fateful day. A “negro Messman Third-Class” (an African-American sailor that worked in the kitchen/dining area of the USS West Virginia) who rescued the captain of the ship during the initial attack; and without any experience ,manned an anti-aircraft gun during the ongoing attack. He was the first “negro” to be awarded the Naval Cross by the Department of Navy. He went on to serve on the USS Liscome Bay, and eventually perished in battle in November 1943. He was 24.
Today, along with all the other heroes of that day; I will remember Dorie Miller
There is a longstanding rumor that Spring is the time of renewal, but that’s only if you ignore the depressing clutter and din of the season. All that flowering and budding and birthing— the messy youthfulness of Spring actually verges on squalor. Spring is too busy,
too full of itself, too much like a 20-year-old to be the best time for reflection, re-grouping, and starting fresh.
For that you need December. You need to have lived through the mindless biological imperatives of your life (to bud, and flower, and show off) before you can see that a landscape of new fallen snow is THE REAL YOU. December has the clarity, the simplicity, and the silence you need for the best FRESH START of your life.”
― Vivian Swift, When Wanderers Cease to Roam: A Traveler’s Journal of Staying Put