First Sunday!

The Texas state history museum offers free admission to all exhibits the first Sunday of every month. Today we headed downtown and met Laura to see 2 new exhibits: Fly Girls of WWII, and the 300+ year old shipwreck of La Belle. Both worth the trip.

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Afterwards, we hit happy hour at Clark’s. Half-price off all bottles of wine! Oh and the food is good, too. 🙂

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A very nice Sunday.

Thank you, Veterans.

Neverwas so much owed by so many to so few.” — Winston Churchill

I visited several of the haunting and beautiful war monuments on my recent trip to Washington, D.C.

This is for Ross:

From the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
From the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

And this is for my Dad:

From the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
From the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Thanks to all who have served, both in peace and in war.  Because we have so much to lose.

From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C.
From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C.

A fitting treatment.

My father-in-law served in the U.S. Army infantry in Europe in WWII.  So, when he died 10 years ago, his funeral included military honors.  At the family reunion this summer, Monte received from his sister the burial flag, which was still in the plastic zippered display pouch from the funeral home.  We’ve been displaying it on the shelf in the living room, but it deserves a much nicer treatment.   So, this week Monte set out to the shop to make a fine custom frame.   He used some beautiful black walnut that actually used to belong to his dad.   A day or two later, and it is done.  Complete with beautiful inset splines to join the corners, and a strip of cedar inside.

After placing the flag in its new display case, we acknowledged the upgrade with a toast of sparkling apple cider.  I’m sure Ross would approve of both 🙂

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