If a picture paints a thousand words, then this one is a whole tome in itself~~
This photo from World War 2 is iconic and, in my mind, is one of the most important comments on war in general. The picture, by W. Eugene Smith, is of an American Marine finding a desperate infant still astonishingly breathing among the dead in Saipan. They passed the baby from soldier to soldier until the child arrived at the top of the hill. I wish I could find out whatever happened to the child, but have not been able to do so as yet. Perhaps the child’s history is now lost to us.Continue reading “The sacred Garbage Man”
This past summer Bob and I enjoyed visiting my parents in their beautiful Midwest retirement community—it’s like a college campus for the over-60 crowd. They’re incredible! Interestingly, we were also roaming around the California Redwood Forest just few weeks prior to that, and in my mind, there is a striking resemblance between the two in more ways than one, if you get my drift.
Now a retired engineer, Dad is a United States Navy veteran who worked as a mechanic on airplanes, and his stories keep me spellbound. While we were visiting, a neighbor stopped in. Mr. B is a 90+-year-old U.S.A.F. bomber pilot vet from World War II. (Triple exclamation marks…!!!)Continue reading “Roger, Wilco”