GoldFish Mini Day, falls on Veteran’s Day!
Dear Mom and Dad:
So today is a day to honor veterans…Nana promised not to get all sappy, so we comprimised… photos of me, my trip to Goldfish mini… and a story…since I couldnt keep her from acknowledging the service of so many men and women for so many years, and so many lost lives. Her dad, was a soldier, a medic, who was able to be a help during the liberation of concentration camps. He saw things, and did things, her generation cannot imagine. She knows from his photos, what his service meant, and obviously from what history has taught us, of it’s value. She has learned one thing for certain in her life, and that is how little she really knows. When she was young, she thought she knew, or understood so much more than she does today… she is not to the left, she is not to the right, truthfully she is clueless on most subjects, she only knows one thing… SHE IS FREE, and she knows that freedom came from people willing to serve. Yep… it’s the flag!
The holidays, are coming fast… around these parts there are radio stations whose format has changed over from the usual music to a Christmas genre. Some people are loving this switch, others hate it and say it is far too early. Nana says, that freedom to choose, is what makes us a free people in a free society. Growing up, Nana always has loved the holidays, and for her, with five campers still here at camp, and me, well, she says she needs every single possilbe moment she can to get the holiday’s all squared away, and that the music, just helps the process for her. Being a kid she says is always fun at the first snow… the smell of holiday cooking, the laughter, the family… for her, these things apply to everyone, Christian, Jews any faith really, the faces of the children who are able to live thier lives with memories of any of the above, good food, good friends, laughter, joy, family gatherings… and sharing kindness or gifts of friendship and kindness, wishes for good health, and happy healthy new year wishes, what a great time! There is one song in particular that is one of her favorites… YES I SAID SONG, AND YES SHE DOES 🙁 SING IT… RELENTLESSLY 🙁 It is something about a grown up ‘Christmas List’, it’s really just a wishlist… Christmas or any day really, and it asks for
No more lives torn apart, 🙂
That Wars would never start, 🙂
That time would heal all hearts, 🙂
That everyone would have a friend, 🙂
That ‘right’ would always win, 🙂
And LOVE WOULD NEVER END. 🙂
Yea, I agree she is a big sap… and cheezer.. but I love her anyway.
Me about to go under water for the very first time with my instructor! And yes, Nana missed getting the shot of my face coming back up, but here was the best she could get!
Wasn’t my favorite part of class today, but here is something that was!
So all in all, Mom and Dad, I have had a truly great week, and an awesome day with my Goldfish Mini Partner. I am a sweet little American baby, who will probably one day have the same grown up wish list as Nana, but for now… TOYS and a good ‘bob’ are the ticket… and some swimming and more toys…. Throw in a few hugs and kisses too… so long as they don’t interfere with the first few things…. (I am baby afterall… what do you expect?) And personally my favorite song… well…today, it is the deep and soulful, “The Ants Go Marching” song… yea… I know… you want Nana to post the lyrics to that too….
The ants go marching one by one, hoorah, hoorah!
The ants go marching one by one hoorah, hoorah!
The ants go marching one by one the little one stops to suck his thumb,
and they all go marching down INTO THE GROUND
to get out of the rain…
BOOM! BOOM ! BOOM!
And it goes to 10…. cool cool cool…huh?
I have it on a CD which Nana plays in the car, REPEATEDLY AND ALL THE CAMPERS LOVE! Try to learn this if you don’t already know it, by the time you come to see me… okay?
Hey Madds… and Mr. Connor… you were both missed at Mini Class tonight… catch you next week I hope.
Until tomorrow Mom and Dad… thanks again, I love being “free”, and having so many opportunities… I love you both… and until tomorrow, please remember I am your Little Miss Adorable, your daughter,