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Fatherhood, politics, education, random thoughts (heavy on the random thoughts) and stuff (always stuff).

Saturday, November 11, 2006

In the rain

So Lucas and I are back.

We stood in the rain in the company of heroes.

And then Lucas (and, if I were being honest, I) couldn't take it any more. The umbrella that had been loaned to us by a nice woman was no longer umbrellaing. The prayers, the silence, last post etc.. all were done. And Lucas was crying to go.


At 8:15 a.m., Blogger Margie Bargie said...

Right there with you on this subject. I think it is really important that we share this experience with our kids, and am planning on following your example when I have mine!

Do you remember when we had the vets come to our church and they were paired up with one of us to tell their stories? I am sure they were "for kids" versions...but I will never foget it.

Or going around Ste Anne's to visit Grampa – how Mum used to get us all dressed up because she felt it would cheer up the veterans to see a couple of children/family looking you remember how many of them would perk up and try and give us candy?

The London parade in Whitehall was on tely this morning and I got all chocked up – was really impressed with how many people were marching...and heartened to see how many kids had their Grandfather's medals on – one beautiful little girl all in pink like a doll was practically falling over onto her nose she had so many medals on...she was carrying a wreath with the word "SAD" on it.


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