Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Lest We Forget No. 2















Today is Remembrance Day in Canada and my father fought in the Second World War. Join me in remembering.

http://circlingmyhead.blogspot.com/2008/11/interview-with-veteran.html

Love you Dad xoxoxo

44 comments:

A Cuban In London said...

I'm joining you and all the other veterans around the world.

Greetings from London.

Annie said...

Hi to your father, whereever he may be. Thank you for your lovely prayer for Spike. Love and hugs, xoxo

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Aww, Renee, your Dad was a wonderful man! I love that he knew when he found the love of his life!

I thank him and all Veterans this day!
Love, Darla

RNSANE said...

My prayers and thoughts, of course, are with our veterans, those deceased and living, and all of their families and loved ones.

Your neighbor to the South

madtexter (corey james) said...

Yes, all glory to our Vets. If it weren't for those brave men and women, we would not enjoy the freedom and privileges we have.

Thank you.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Thanks to your father and all the other veterans who did their bit for the war effort - you must be so proud of your Dad, Renee!!

We celebrate Remeberance Day here too - both my grandfathers were Veterans of WWII.

kj said...

renee, to our fathers and to our veterans...

last weekend while cleaning my parents' house i found my fathers WWII memories. they were stored in small box, a japanese flag with his ports and named typed on it, a two inch wooden block with a simple number on it, his air flights and itinerary.

he was so proud of his service. we heard about it regularly at the dinner table. i think he learned to belong somewhere during that time in his life.

now you and i already know our fathers have met one another and are having a good time up there. i knew as soon as i saw your father's face a while back that he was family.

and renee, today i bestowed myself with a special honor. as far as i know i have never signed up as one of your followers. so today i did: number 400. number 400. that would be ME.

i love you dearly, truly, and even over the top on occasion,

kj

Mother's Moon's Message said...

Remembering & honoring them all...

Michael Rivers said...

Best to all the Veterans in the world.

Angela Recada said...

Your father sounds like such a wonderful man! I love the story of how he met and married your dear mom.

Love and hugs,
xoxoxo
Angela

Linda said...

We will never, never forget those who stood for us and those who are standing today.

Sweet Memories of your Dad today.

Bear Hugs to you (sweet little Teddy Bear ones)

Ces said...

I believe the Allied soldiers who fought in World War II were the finest of generations. We are losing them and there will never be anyone like them. Long live your Father in your heart!

Javajune said...

I'm remembering all our veterans today, so glad you honored your Dad.
Btw I'll take a spoonful or two of dream honey!!!! thank you
xo-jj

studio lolo said...

What a doll your dad was!
My dad was in the RCN during WW2. I have his medals as well.
Bless them all for their courage and honor.

I had to giggle about the penis reference! (You didn't think that would get by me, did you?)
No wonder they had so many children ;)

love you Raven sister,
xoxo
Lolo

Deborah said...

Oh Lovee, I just read the link and all of the family comments. Simply beautiful. See, in the end, only the Love remains. I Adore your Daddy...I have ever since reading about him leaving you and your cousins in that parking lot with the Hell's Angels! And he comes back all happy about the lovely little evening he just had with perfect strangers! What a HOOT. Now the penis story on top of that! Quite literally the cherry on top! HA! Oh...visual...make it stop! I love you, Renee. ♥ Deb

yoborobo said...

Renee - my Dad was in WWII as well. He's no longer with us. Please tell your dad thank you for his service. I will come back and read about him this afternoon. xoxoxoxo Pam

Eddie Bluelights said...

Yes - my wife and I observed two minutes silence on Sunday (our Remberance Sunday) and today which is Armistice Day to end WW1 on 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 1918. And now I learn it is the Canadian One as well.
Bless your father and all the valiant men who fought to help make the world a better place for us. Eddie x

Lori ann said...

Yes, here it's Veterans Day. It's only one day, but we should remember every day, these brave selfless men and women the world over. Bless your Dad dear Renee.

and congratulations to kj ☺

YayaOrchid said...

What a lovely remembrance of your Dad, Renee! You are a writer with a gift. I totally laughed at the 'losing weight' part, and loved the part about how he met the love of his life in Scotland. A wee Scottish lassie! I can see where you get your wicked sense of humor, LOL!

Renee, sending prayers your way, I know it will be a sad day for you missing your Dad.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I enjoyed reading the interview with your Dad and all the comments following it. My Dad served with the Princess Pats in Italy in WWII.

Sarah said...

Yes hon..I am joining you today..for both of our Fathers..mine was an Airforce Major and of course Jim now released. May the families recieve comfort today!! Love you hon, Sarah

pinkglitterfae said...

I too will join you in remembering our veterans.
I am truly grateful for all their sacrifices.
God Bless them all

Diana Evans said...

Wonderful post Renee!!! I am grateful to your Dad and all the wonderful people that make our lives so wonderful....

Bless them all!!!

Hugs
Diana

Marion said...

Yes, God Bless those who fought and continue to fight for our countrys' freedom. And a special prayer today for those killed at Fort Hood in that senseless massacre last week.

Sending you love, hugs and blessings, dearest Renee! xoxoxoxo

yoborobo said...

Okay, that cinches it. I have a hole in my head. I knew that, Renee. I wasn't thinking, and I was in a big rush to get out the door. I'm so sorry! Your knuckle-headed friend, Pam

glorv1 said...

We never forget our men and our women who are there for us. God bless them.

Travis Erwin said...

What a cool post and interview.

secret agent woman said...

Great interview with your Dad. Same day here, only it's called Veteran's Day.

Doris Sturm said...

Happy Veteran's Day to all our brave veterans ...you are our true heros!

God bless you all!

staceyjwarner said...

My dad faught in Vietnam...

I raise a glass to all Veterans and let us hope someday there will be no future need for such a day.

much love

mermaid said...

May all War Veterans, alive or deceased heal from the psychological trauma of war forever.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

A HUGE thank you to your Father and all that have been and will be in the future preserving peace throughout the world.

Ingrid Mida said...

What a lovely interview with your dad! You must be very proud of him. I'm wondering if you have his smile?

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love that post. I hope you have warm thoughts of him today.

My grandfather was killed in WWII. It happened on my mother's first birthday, which I always thought was so sad. But then, many years later, my mom's first grandson was born on the very same day. Death and birth...it all goes round and round.

Anonymous said...

Renee love
Remembering your father, Remembering your love for him.
Also remembering all our veterans.
Noble warriors.

love DPG

Nevine said...

Renee, I join you in remembering all veterans, and also in thoughts for those who serve today. Hugs to you.

Nevine

Allegra Smith said...

May we always remember them not because of the wars they fought but for the peace they brought.

Angie Muresan said...

Thank you to your dad and all the men of his generation. And thank you to all the veterans, men and women, who have sacrificed and placed their lives on the line, so we may all enjoy freedom and peace.

Bella Sinclair said...

I love your father, Renee. What a wonderful and courageous, handsome and funny, funny man! I can see where you all get your sense of humor. That he married your mother after only seeing her three times makes me swoon. Reminds me of that romantic movie For the Moment about airmen training in Manitoba before WWII. It is an honor to read more about him. He will never be forgotten.

As an aside, whenever I walk, I've been noticing that my right hand often makes a fist, with my fingers enveloping my thumb. It makes me look like I'm rumbling down the street, looking for a fight. But honestly, I think I do it because I'm used to the feeling of holding someone's wee little hand.

xoxo

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Renee,

Lovely tribute to your dear Dad.

Remembering and honouring these special Veterans.
Lest we forget.

Hugs
Carolyn

TheChicGeek said...

Thanks, Renee :)
It's so important to give honor and respect to those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.
Thank you for this :)
Love to You :)
Kelly
xxO

ToM KiDDo said...

Thx to your Daddy and all Veterans...

Tom

Caroline said...

What a lovely post - I wish I'd interviewed my Father like that - but he wasn't a great one for talking about the war. He was in the RAF and I have a similar photo of him with jaunty cap! Bless the veterans!

Margaret Ann said...

We are so blessed today by the selfless and brave actions of this generation...I too salute these heroes and give thanks for every freedom I now enjoy because of them...:)

Hugs to you! :)