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In Memoriam : Columbia Crew

Posted in Airplane crash, Death, Grief, Heroism, History, Inspiration, Legacy, Life, Loss, Memorialization, Mourning, NASA, Patriotism, Poetry, Remembrance, Space, Thought For Today, Tragic death with tags , , , , on February 1, 2015 by Morguie

Re-publishing this post we wrote a year ago, honoring the Shuttle crew of the tragic accident which claimed their lives just prior to their landing in Texas in 2003.

 

In Memoriam: COLUMBIA CREW — 02/01/2003

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“High Flight”

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air….

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
– Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

———–John Gillespie Magee

 

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Shuttle Columbia – front middle – Arlington National Cemetery – 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Special Feature: An Old Classic

Posted in Cremation, Death, Fiction, Ghosts, Nature, Poetry, Relationships, Spirits, Traveling, Video Clips with tags , , , , , , on January 15, 2015 by Morguie

A Classic…the famous poem by Robert Service, The Cremation of Sam McGee” in a well-done video adaptation.

We hope you enjoy this clip… won’t you please let us know by tapping the ‘Like” button before you go?! Thank you.

We’d love to hear your thoughts, as well.

Feel free to leave us a note, we want to know what’s on your mind today, even if only just to say “Hello.”

As ever, we greatly appreciate that you took time from your busy day to visit — we’d never be here, were it not for you, our beloved reader.

 

©C.S. Thompson, 2015.

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

Our Wish For All Fathers Today

Posted in bereavement, Children, Death, Family, Grief, Holidays, Hope, Life, Losing A Parent, Loss, Love, Parenting, Poetry, Remembrance, Thought For Today with tags , , , on June 15, 2014 by Morguie

ONLY A DAD

Only a dad with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame
To show how well he has played the game;
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come and to hear his voice.

Only a dad with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.

Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd,
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.

Only a dad but he gives his all,
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing with courage stern and grim
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen:
Only a dad, but the best of men.

—Edgar A. Guest

We want to wish, from the very bottom of our hearts,

A Most Beautiful Father’s Day to All of The Dads Out There This Day.

And, to those whose father is no longer here for you to cherish —

We wish you comfort and peace in your happiest memories of him.

Hugs,  CJ  and  Morguie

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For My Own Precious Daddy, Who Is Now Absent from My World

On this, the 3rd Father’s Day To Pass Since You Went to Your Eternal Rest:

I want you to know you live forever within my broken heart…

For every day, I think of you, cherish you, and miss you so much.

Wherever you may be, Daddy Dear… know always that I love you.

Your Daughter,  Colleen

©2014, C.S. Thompson.

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