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Memorial Day 2015 — Freedom Has A Price

Posted in American Military, Cemetery, Death, Honor, Patriotism, Remembrance, Soldiers, WAR with tags , on May 25, 2015 by Morguie
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Crosses of Sacrifice and Courage   Remind Us of The Heavy Cost of Liberty

Crosses of Sacrifice and Courage Remind Us of The Heavy Cost of Liberty

Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it. ”

― Pete Hegseth

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2014 In Review — Special Thanks To You

Posted in American Military, Family, Friendship, Funeral Service Professional, Gratitude, Grief, History, Holidays, Hope, Inspiration, Life, Patriotism, Soldiers, Thought For Today, Tradition, Veterans, WAR, Wisdom, WWII with tags on January 1, 2015 by Morguie

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To Our Devoted Followers and Accidental Tourists,

Loyal  Friends and Family:

Our existence would cease here, were it not for your solid support and encouragement…

We owe what we are here…TO YOU. And so, we want you to know how very much that means to us and the heartfelt

affection and gratitude we hold for each of you…Thank you Ever So Much. We are very happy to get 2014 behind us…as many of you know,

we have had an extraordinarily hard year, as we have had to bid farewell to at least 10 of our dearest family and friends.  It seemed like a mass exodus had launched in

a very short period…6 or more just from the end of May to the end of July…it made for a time of low creativity and lots of days between posts.

We only averaged 2.4 posts a week, which is abysmal, especially since most of you are prolific with your own blogs, rain or shine, even in your own adversities.

If YOU can do it, then so can we. We are going to be more focused in 2015, more engaged, and we sincerely hope

to catch up on reading the huge volume of your uniquely interesting posts, giving you back some of the support you were so gracious to give to us.

So, thank you, again… we are humbled and honored to be able to know such talented and fascinating people; to have your friendship.

We want to Especially Thank our Faithful (visits and comments on nearly EVERY post),

Encouraging and Engaged Fans —if not, the most luxuriously whiskered, as in David’s case — 😛

❤ Lord David Prosser  http://barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com/

xxx HUGEST HUGS to Our Prince of Wales xxx

 Suz Jones — http://suzjones.wordpress.com, our kind and uplifting Lady from ‘Down Under’ ❤

gpcox  — http://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/    A truly amazing military historian,

 honoring America’s vets by telling of their sacrifices , ordeals, and victories serving WWII and Korean Wars

— Gp is dedicated and respectful, insightful and always factual — We salute you!!

Dan Antion– http://nofacilities.wordpress.com/ —  kind, empathetic, and thoughtful

— and quite a talented craftsman of both word and deed, a kindred soul—

Special peer in the ‘dismal trade’ who’s sincerely dedicated to family and community,

Ray Visotski   — http://villageundertaker.wordpress.com/  — beautiful stories of small town American funeral director –

Thanks for being THE top referrer for our site, Ray…

also thanks to Lucy,  http://wifeafterdeath.com , Gloria aka GrannyGee

and SOOOO many others who take time out for us. You are awesome!

We lift our glass up in a toast to you:

We wish you all a very Happy, Healthy, and Successful New Year!  We hope that 2015 is good to you in every way.

Always,

C J   2015and Morguie 

 

 

 

© C.S. Thompson, 2014-2015.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Special Feature: Soldier’s Poem

Posted in American Flag, American Military, Family, Gratitude, Heroism, Poetry, Soldiers, Thought For Today, Veterans, Video Clips, WAR on December 14, 2014 by Morguie

For the other fine allied forces, imagine your own national flag…it seems the message would still be clear, no matter the country.

 

 

 

Thanks for letting us share it with you.

CJ and Morguie

So Thankful and Incredibly Blessed

Posted in American Military, Animals, Children, Faith, Family, FOOD, Friendship, Gratitude, Holidays, Hope, Inspiration, Kindness, Law Enforcement, Life, Love, Luxury, Mortuary Management magazine, Musing, Pets, Relationships, Sheldon the Tortoise, Tradition, Veterans, Wisdom with tags , on November 26, 2014 by Morguie
For All of these and so much more…

 

So many wonderful things to be thankful for, every  day!

 

My Heavenly Creator, from Whom all things come, including my free will;    035

 

My family;

 

my  Sweetheart, the life we’ve made together, the love we share, and the good times we’ve had;

 

my caring and supportive friends;

 

Wise mentors who lend perspective to widen my views;

 

Good Samaritans and unnamed others whose words and deeds came when hope was low;

 

my health, home, and sustenance of daily life;

 

blessings and extra comforts so many others deserve but do not have;

 

a life with a sense of purpose, using my writing talent here

 

and in a leading funeral trade journal;

 

the love and encouragement  I receive from so many people;

 

hope, forgiveness, compassion, and humility;

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a little mouse to inspire me, lend a voice to my thoughts, and tell the world my story,

even if he isn’t exactly ‘real;’     🙂

 

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the service men and women who bravely defend my country;

 

peace officers, medics, and fire dept. people keeping safety and order around me;

 

Sheldon, my tortoise;

 

Shadow, my loyal angel-dog;

 

self-control and patience for Hunter, the devil-pup 😛

 

and a life of special memories, experiences, and meaningful lessons;

 

that I was born in America, the Land of The Free,

 

where these things are mine to enjoy without fear, torture, or retribution

 

and most of all—

 

a heart to fully cherish, love, and feel SO MUCH for ALL of the above.

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving to All. We have certainly been blessed to call you friends.

 

CJ and Morguie

©C.S. Thompson, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

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