Friday, May 25, 2007

The Wetting of the Stripes

Happy Memorial day. I will be signing books at Barnes and Noble of Alisa Viejo on Memorial Day and remembering the lives lost.... My many relatives and the many I never met.

Doc will visit Dupes grave. Missy will be on her way to see her brother off for re-deployment. Here are pics of the ceremony, The wetting of the Stripes. Please look it up if you can, it's an amazing ceremony. More pics when I get back! JL

Chris invited me to his ceremony to "pin" him in his new rank of Non Commissioned Officer: Sergeant. The ceremony dates back to Frederick the Great. In prior days, you pulled the sergeant stripes off if the dead sergeant, pinned yourself and moved on. The ceremony is now a bit more civilized.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Picture of My Sailor

As promised, here is a picture of my husband, Jay. This picture was taken at the airport the day that he flew to Japan. It has been over a month since then and it already feels like a year. Sometimes I think you can see it in my eyes in this picture...I missed him before he was even gone.