36 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 11-11-20

  1. Good morning everyone.
    S/Sgt Shull, AF 14, — -55.
    2 August, 49 – 21 Dec. -52..
    Complicated story but I got out just in time to enter USC for the Spring semester.
    My three buddies from HS were seniors. So I never had a “freshman” experience.

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  2. Good morning everyone, from.
    S/Sgt Shull, Af 14—-55\2 August ,2 1949 – 21 Dec. 1952

    I got an early out. I was scheduled for discharge in March. But I left Arabia in October on emergency leave. Since I was a short timer then, I left the unit I was in. When I went back, nobody wanted me.
    I understand that;. Sobody wants a S/Sgt from somewhere else. He wants to promote his own. And I only had three months left. So? They discharged me in tme to be home for Christmas.
    Another benefit of that is that I entered USC for the Spring semester.

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  3. What happened??
    It is that the second post wass the first one I wrote. But when I entered it, it didn’t go. So? I did again what is now first.
    Somebody who is smarten than I can figure it out.

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  4. You’ve been cloned, Chas. It was a computer glitch that can turn one into two. Nah! That could not happen in this smart age.

    Good morning to all you Wanderers. Here in Georgia we are just Wondering, how much longer? The Senate ads are going strong.

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  5. Janice, ๐Ÿ˜€ Yes, that is kind of like all of a sudden doctor’s never lie about anything to get reimbursed more. Only happened before Covid.

    Be strong in all that chaos, Janice!

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  6. Good morning. It is Remembrance Day, the day in which we remember those who died in our defence. A moment of silence is observed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, which is when the Armistice was signed at the end of the Great War. Like the British, we wear poppies as a sign of remembrance. It was a Canadian physician, Lietenant-Colonel John McRae who was in that war who wrote ‘In Flanders Fields’ that is read every Remembrance Day in Canada and the UK.

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  7. Morning! A heartfelt thanks to all who have served us. โค๏ธ
    We had a sweet time with our small group last evening. Discussing our book โ€œKnowledge of the Holyโ€ was deep and moving for us all. Oh to be rid of the distractions of this world…soon and very soon….

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  8. Home Depot gives a 10% discount to veterans. While there yesterday, I mentioned the discount to the cashier, “my served in the military.”

    She looked around, “Is he here?”

    “No, but I have a military ID.”

    As I pulled it out, she asked if the name on the card matched mine. “Oh,” she laughed when she looked at it.

    “Navy wife.”

    The discount covers sales tax in my tax-happy county, which is very nice and exactly what we would receive at the military exchange.

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  9. We watched the national Remembrance Day service online. It was interesting to see how the mask has become part of the military uniform, wit the poppy or a military ensign on the mask. The band members, who could not wear a mask, were spread out in a socially distanced formation.

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  10. Another chilly morning and a story I’ve been working on keeps getting pushed back due to problems nailing down the 2 needed phone interviews. One now has confirmed for tomorrow morning — all of that means I need to find something else I can turn around more quickly for a daily.

    We were all startled last night when our phones went off with an emergency alert — telling us covid numbers were again spiraling and hospitals are beginning to feel the pinch. Looks like we’ll be back to being a big more careful in the months ahead. I may return to virtual services, but we’ll see.

    What a year.

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  11. They mentioned it was the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic this year. This haunting piece ‘Distant Shores’, commemorating the sailors who sailed in that long struggle – including Canada’s Merchant Navy and the 95,000 members of the Royal Canadian Navy – was played every year on the classical station:

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  12. Michelle, years ago, we were living in Hendersonville. (I may have told this before), I don’t know how they got their information, but Fatz Restaurants sent me a coupon for a free meal.
    I took Elvera to dinner there one Wednesday after prayer meeting. The meal cost me nothing.
    As I was leaving, they gave me another coupon. For half price. Next Wednesday I took Elvera to dinner.
    It then became a tradition that lasted a couple of years/ Until we moved to Greensboro. Every Wednesday after prayer meeting, we would show up at Fatz Restaurant in Hendersonville. They came to expect us.
    (I often wonder how the Fatz managers thought when, all of a sudden, we no longer showed up there.)
    I always ordered shrimp and grits.

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  13. Thank you, Roscuro, it’s sobering how the haunting songs from wars shiver the soul.

    In our 20 years in the Navy, we only knew three men who died on active service. They were all chaplains.

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  14. Spec 5 Robert Buckles
    5th Surgical Hospital, Mobile Army
    16 Aug 66-15 Aug 68
    For some reason the Army changed the name of my unit. During WWII it was a MASH, just like in the movie or on TV. We were in Germany waiting for the Russians to attack; they didn’t.

    I was transferred to an ambulance unit and then was sent back to “The World,” Ft. Rucker, AL. Dothan Alabama, (Imagine Kim’s soft drawl) “The Peanut capital of the world.”

    When I got out my brother Ted flew out and we drove north sight seeing. We got as far north as Louisburg in northern Nova Scotia. Then we drove to Michigan to visit an Aunt and Uncle. Then we drove home on Route 66 before it was an Interstate. Good memories!

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  15. Watched a new series last night, Transplant, a medical drama out of Canada, that seems good. Guess it’s been on since February but I saw it for the first time last night. I liked it because one of the young doctor’s beloved, long-driven cars, a Volvo I think, which she’d even named, needed a new engine & transmission and everyone kept telling her to just “get another car” — she was in tears watching her cherished Volvo — that took her all through college and med school — being towed away.

    See, I’m not alone. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anyway, here’s a description of the series (CBS I think?)

    ~ When Dr. Bashir Hamed, a charismatic Syrian doctor with battle-tested skills in emergency medicine, flees his war-torn homeland, he and his younger sister become refugees, struggling to forge a new life in Canada. If Bash ever wants to be a doctor again, he must redo his medical training from the ground up. He scores a residency in the biggest Emergency Department of the best hospital in Toronto, but it’s a tough road. Bash’s training is different, his life experience is different and he’s not an exact match for his new colleagues. But his journey is universal, and his passion and hopefulness become contagious. ~

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  16. Husband is home!! He brought in his gear and some groceries and now he’s outside getting the quad ready to plow snow! After five days of being snowed in, I will be glad to have the knowledge I can get out if needed. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Now you can get out there and make a snowman Kare ๐Ÿ˜Š โ›„๏ธ
    I am putting up the pine swags on the stairway and the greenery on the front porch…I know I am rushing winter wonderland but the snow is still on the ground and fall is over for me…๐Ÿ‚

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  18. I just cleaned out the garden–rain expected in the next few days and FIRE SEASON IS DONE!

    I still had red tomatoes and green beans (not to mention the never-ending strawberries). Flavor isn’t as good, but I’m going to make sauce and eat green beans for dinner!

    And I left tomatoes moldering on the ground, threw hay over them, and wished them well as tomato plants next spring. Maybe I won’t have to buy heirloom tomato starts in 2021!

    Even the umbrella came in. I need to cover the chairs and table, and say ciao!

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  19. NancyJill, it’s too cold to make a snowman, thankfully, or it would be very hard for husband to plow. He’s been at it for 1 ยฝ hours and he’s barely made a dent. We need a tractor ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. It’s been a very social day for me. Bible study and prayer with the church ladies, and then I went with one of those friends to the home of one of our writer group members. It was my first outing without a mask. It was very pleasant. My church friend has only been in Word Weavers since Covid and Zoom meetings cranked up so she had never met this other writer in person although we live quite near to each other.

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  21. I have got to settle into posting prayer requests from this morning. The day will soon be ending! When you have real people instead of a cat to talk to, the time passes so quickly.

    It must be 70 degrees with very high humidity. Last night around 11 p.m. it was still 70 degrees.

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  22. I seem to be in the habit of missing the whole thread because I’m busy, then taking a minute or two early in the morning to catch up.

    Thank you to all those who served, or survived spouses being gone for months at a time.

    Oh, and (unofficially) FIRST!

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  23. Morning gentlemen. The time stamp is your proof of being first and second. I would testify in court for you…thatโ€™s the American way ๐Ÿ˜‚
    See you soon over on the new thread for the day?

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