Nov 112015

USS Missouri

On Veteran’s Day, I raise my glass to all who honorably served. I’m moved by the family resemblances I see in the pictures of your fathers, sons and brothers, and now more and more frequently, mothers, sisters and daughters, Since I’ve never experienced this phenomenon, I’m intrigued by it. Maybe soon that will change. My recent research into my biological roots has revealed three additional probable sisters, bringing the total sibling count to six or seven. My biological/first/blood father served in “Uncle Sam’s Navy” so cheers to all the men and women who ever swabbed a deck.

Cin cin to my Grandpa Ocie, who worked in the Puget Sound Naval Yard and took me every summer to tour the USS Missouri. And to my Gramma Violet, who “chased seamen until she caught one.”

  2 Responses to “Deep thoughts: By Jack Handy. Or Leslie Griffith. Or DJC…”

  1. What a beautiful tribute. When you consider how many men and women have served and sacrificed for all of the rest of the men and women – it seems we are more connected than perhaps we realize. I wish you well on your journey of discovering your blood relatives.

  2. Great post and I have to say I am surprised and pleased that you are looking into your birth family. It is something you have talked about for a long time. Wishing you much success with the on-going search.

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