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September 11, 2014 — Patriot’s Day

Posted in American Flag, American Military, Death, Heroism, History, Hope, Life, Losing A Parent, Loss, Memorialization, Mourning, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Parenting, Patriot's Day, Personal power, Relationships, Remembrance, Soldiers, Thought For Today, Tragic death, WAR with tags , , on September 11, 2014 by Morguie
English: A collection of photographs of those ...

English: A collection of photographs of those killed (except for 92 victims and terrorists) during the terrorists attacks on September 11, 2001. See also: en:Category:Victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: V...

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: View of the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. (Image: US National Park Service ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)







English: (Sept. 11, 2006) - Illustration displ...

English: (Sept. 11, 2006) – Illustration displays crew members taking the time during Operation Enduring Freedom to remember the tragedy which occurred September 11, 2001. The Enterprise Carrier Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently on a scheduled six-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy Graphic by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sabrina Parker (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dear Readers:


Please DO take great care and be aware always that their are evildoers looking for retribution, revenge, and sometimes the vanquishment of our Western world, our ways,  and our people.


Today marks the 13th anniversary of the most awful day ever witnessed on the U.S. home shores, when terrorists massacred thousands in the name of their God and their fanatical extremist doctrine.  We  all tend to be complacent when a little time passes…I do sincerely bid you all a safe and beautiful, normal, uneventful even, late summer day….that none is harmed in the name of war or religious zealotry.  I have an awful rumble… down in the belly, and I feel a sense of foreshadowing…I really hope that we will never have to fear this bloodshed or terrorism again…I just wanted you to know I and the little Furry One will have you all in our thoughts and well-wishes on this somber, unforgettable day of Remembrance…Patriot’s Day, here in America.  Remember the lessons we learned that fateful day. Yes…there are enemies who will try again and stop at nothing to see us destroyed and removed from this world. It is not a stretch to believe it will happen again, or be attempted at least.


So keep well and keep yourselves aware…and be ready to dodge harm, should it cross paths with you.  That’s how we will thwart the evil plans and foil those who might conspire to bring on our demise.


Countries in which Islamist terrorist attacks ...

Countries in which Islamist terrorist attacks have occurred on or after September 11, 2001. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Morguie and I want to simply say thank you for reading this blog. We’ve hit on some sad times…a lot of them over the past couple of months…it’s been hard to work up the energy or the creative juices to post much lately…and we apologize.




I learned today that my ex-husband’s mother is quite seriously ill…this is especially hard on my daughters…they are close to both of our mothers. God knows, they were the mainstay and the stability during the harder years of our marriage, and the ensuing post-divorce years. I worked 2 and sometimes 3 jobs to get through those first few years and I would have been at an utter loss to find loving, protective care for those hours I was away….Jan and my Mama both jumped right in to help in every way. I am so grateful that I wasn’t forced to leave them in a stranger’s care. The girls have a very strong bond and now they are facing great concern and worry for GeeMa Jan.


I hope I can help ease their sadness and pain over their great worry for her… it’s always hard to find the right words or assemble them into something comforting or meaningful at a time like this.




Funeral directors, who are  supposed to know all of the right things to say and do,  sometimes have trouble finding their way to lend comfort and solace to those closest to us who grieve— and some of us even feel a bit of angst over a family or friend’s death or illness…

But, I must be able to gently comfort my kids and assure them they can lean on Mommy as they try to understand and accept this situation. For now…I do know this:




We only have today…which is a gift — that’s why they call it the ‘present.’

Tomorrow is never guaranteed to us. Live today like there is no tomorrow.

And perhaps today, we here in the Free World might pause,



take time to give a quiet moment up in thoughts of those who were lost September 11, 2001,  as well as for those who defend our nations against evil and terrorist acts.


And, by all means,  we Americans should fly  Old Glory, our beautiful and resilient flag.




Go In Peace, till next time!


Thanks…   CJ and Morguie


In Front of Our House

In Front of Our House




English: Memorial mural plaque dedicated to th...

English: Memorial mural plaque dedicated to the firefighters killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center (New York, NY). “May we never forget.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2013: A Special Year For Us — Thanks Everybody!!

Posted in Airplane crash, American Military, bereavement, Cemetery, D-Day, Death, Divorce, Embalming Room, Eulogy, FOOD, Friendship, Funeral, Funeral home, Funeral Service Professional, Ghosts, Government Shutdown, Gratitude, Grief, Halloween, Haunting, Heroism, Holidays, Humor, Inspiration, Insurance, Korean War, Life, Losing A Parent, Loss, Love, Memorialization, Mortuary, Mortuary Management magazine, Mourning, Musing, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Patriot's Day, Pets, Poetry, Relationships, Remembrance, Rodeo, Soldiers, Thanatology, Thought For Today, Veterans, WAR, WWII with tags , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2014 by Morguie

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,500 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 58 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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A Soldier’s Pledge

Posted in American Military, Cemetery, D-Day, Death, Eulogy, Funeral, Funeral Service Professional, Gratitude, Grief, Heroism, Inspiration, Korean War, Life, Loss, Memorialization, Mourning, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Patriot's Day, Remembrance, Soldiers, Thought For Today, Tragic death, Veterans, Vietnam War, WAR, WWII with tags , , , on January 12, 2014 by Morguie





Ronald Reagan's casket, on a horse-drawn caiss...

Ronald Reagan’s casket, on a horse-drawn caisson, being pulled down Constitution Avenue to the Capitol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)





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Sunday Special — “STAND”

Posted in American Military, bereavement, Cemetery, Death, Funeral, Funeral Service Professional, Grief, Life, Mortuary, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Patriot's Day, Remembrance, Veterans, WAR, WWII with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2013 by Morguie




Max Impact, the premiere rock band of The U.S. Air Force, presents this A W E S O M E new music video they released in September 2013…featuring the mission and dedication to duty of the United States Air Force Honor Guard.


These folks are the ones who show up to ensure a fallen soldier or veteran receives a PROPER, military honor at burial.







English: A U.S. Air Force honor guardsman stan...

English: A U.S. Air Force honor guardsman stands at ease during the dedication ceremony of the United States Air Force Memorial Oct. 14, 2006, in Arlington, Va. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Virginia - Arlington: United States Air Force ...

Virginia – Arlington: United States Air Force Memorial (Photo credit: wallyg)









Virginia - Arlington: United States Air Force ...

Virginia – Arlington: United States Air Force Memorial (Photo credit: wallyg)










Virginia - Arlington: United States Air Force ...

Virginia – Arlington: United States Air Force Memorial (Photo credit: wallyg)












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