If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday Medley



Click here to join Terri and friends for the Wednesday Medley. 



1.  I'm sure many kids today have no idea what V-J Day is all about.  Did you have a loved one who fought in WWII?
I believe 2 of my uncles were in the service during the war, but I’ve never heard any of their stories.  I wish now I had asked them.

2.  The iconic sculpture from the famous photograph of  "The Unconditional Surrender" has been defaced recently because of the #metoo movement. I know we can get very political about this subject, but just keeping it in the spirit for which it was created, what are your thoughts?
I think that statue is so cool and I really hate to see that it’s been defaced.  I have no comment I wish to make here about this movement.

3.  Terri's grandson, Tristan, loved playing a game called "Axis & Allies".  It was quite complicated, took up the entire dining room table, and was not something Terri wanted to play (Grandpa understood it and played though).  Can you name three Axis countries and five of the many Allies (okay to look it up!)?
Never heard of that game and I don’t know the answer right off the top of my head, I had to look it up.  Here’s the answer I found “World War II (1939–1945) Axis powers (Germany, Italy, Japan, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria) versus Allies (U.S., Britain, France, USSR, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Yugoslavia).

4.  Terri was surprised to learn that most historians agree that WWII began when Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. Others say it started when Japan invaded Manchuria on September 18, 1931. And some scholars suggest WWII is actually a continuation of WWI, with a break in between.  Have you ever visited Pearl Harbor in Hawaii or any other WWII memorials around the world?
I was privileged to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington DC as a chaperone on a school trip with my oldest daughter. 

5.  Calvin Graham was only 12 years old during WWII when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He won a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart before the Navy found out how old he was.  (God bless him.) Terri doesn't know any 12-year olds today who could qualify or get away with something like that.  Times are so very different now but (in the US) we do have ROTC in high schools.  Do you know anyone who started in ROTC and went on to enlist in one of the services?
Yes, the daughter of  one of my friends is currently in boot camp after being involved in ROTC in high school.

6.  Please tell us something about your week so far.
It’s been a good week.  Church Sunday, and work on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday too.  It’s been really nice to have time at home to relax in the evening (even in the midst of doing laundry).  I’m enjoying working on a crochet blanket I’m making for my hubby.  Plans are for it to be approximately 8’x8” when completed.  Currently it’s about 8’x1'.  Obviously, I’ve got a long way to go!  lol

 
The first picture is the truer color.


Thanks for visiting

Cathy

14 comments:

  1. I, too, wish I had asked more questions of those who served. I am always telling the residents at the home who served (and one lady who was a child living outside of London) to tell their stories over and over to anyone who will listen because we are already running into those who don't believe it happened the way we've learned it.

    Love the colors in that blanket! Your hubby will love it, especially the generous sizing.

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    1. Thank you Stacy, he picked the color and the size. I'm so glad to finally be making something for him that he wants!

      Yes, it's so sad that people try to say this never happened. It should never be forgotten and hopefully it will never be repeated.

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  2. I was fortunate that my dad shared some of his ear stories.

    I've been to the memorial in DC. It's lovely.

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    1. Yes it is and I hope to go back someday and take my hubby.

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  3. Every time I see someone crocheting, I see my mother on the sofa with crochet needles in hand working on something for somebody. Wishing I had learned.

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    1. It's never too late. There are lots of videos on YouTube to teach you. They've helped me out.

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  4. I saw the statue a few years ago in Florida. I loved it! Many women have a right to claim the "Me Too" movement, but some made a choice. They chose their job over the sex. That doesn't mean that the men were right in their actions. It's disgusting! We just watched "The Loudest Voice" on showtime. Sorry about my soapbox. That famous kiss was so sweet! Glad you have had a good week.

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  5. Echoing Stacy, I regret not having asked more questions! What a privilege, acting as a chaperone on your daughter's school trip. I'd love to visit D.C. again, as an adult.

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    1. Yes, I am so glad I got to go. I hope I get to go back some day with my hubby.

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  6. Gosh, I haven't crocheted anything in too many years to remember. I really should go look at some yarn! Thanks for joining the Medley today! I appreciate your responses and just thank God for all of those men and women who sacrificed so much for our country (and others)!

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    2. Oh yes Terri. You should do it. I love shopping for yarn and making things. It might help you to pass the time during your healing process from surgery coming up.

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  7. I cant wait to see your finished blanket.... isn't it so funny how different the colors look in the pics with the light? The hardships of photographing yarn!

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Thanks for visiting and commenting. Have a wonderful Day!

Cathy