Friday, November 11, 2011


What are you doing today to celebrate 11-11-11? Getting married? Going to a casino? Having a baby? Going to the movie 11-11-11? Here is an article that attempts to explain the significance of 11-11-11:

First time is has happened in one hundred years, I certainly didn't know that.

November 11, 2011 is also Veterans day. Let's honor them with stories of their bravery:

Have you ever met a medal of honor winner? I don't think I have, I am certain I would remember it if I did.

The final article is to honor a segment of military men so often forgotten by us and definitely forgotten by the government:

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Lucille Ball authored yesterday's quote. "Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness" was authored by a very successful U.S. author of romance and fiction, publishing some 100 novels often concentrating on women juggling career and family. The New York Times said that her books had "never a pretense at literary significance" and were popular because they "enabled lonely working people, young and old, to identify with her glamorous and wealthy characters." She was born in 1893 and died in 1978. Have you ever met MAVIS OF GREEN HILL? If so you can tell me who authored today's quote.


Lady DR said...

Not celebrating.

Thanks for sharing the article on the Medal of Honor and some of its recipients. What stories there are from the various wars and how few of today's younger generations have any real knowledge of what our men and women went through, what they gave up, to assure that we have the freedoms and advantages we do today. Unfortunate.

We had a friend in FL who was in the Merchant Marine almost his entire life and, yes, he was involved in the second world war. I think it's near criminal these men have never been properly recognized and that folks are dragging their feet about any kind of recognition and/or compensation, belated as it may be.

Pat said...

I'm not celebrating, either. In fact, I didn't know there was a holiday until I saw it mentioned regarding someone's birthday on this day.

Who knew that 11 had so many hidden meanings? I tend to go with whoever wrote in the Times today that it's 11/11/11 and what does that mean? Either nothing at all or nobody knows. I paraphrase, but that was basically what the piece said.

I would be proud to meet a Medal of Honor winner, but it hasn't happened to me, either.

It's a disgrace that we are so late in compensating Merchant Mariners who served in wartime for their service. Another unpardonable oversight by our government, I guess.

William J. said...


I didn't celebrate either other than falling asleep very early (6) snf not waking up until 5, I must have been really tired.

Medal of honor winners deserve all the accolades they get and they certainly deserve to be remembered. Most of our younger generation have no clue about WWII and how it allowed them to be free.

Could we have won the war without the Merchant Marines? Maybe. Did we win the war without the contributions of the Merchant Marines? No. They deserve all the benefits that come with insuring that we remained a free country. Sad that noboday has thought about it before now.


William J. said...

Hi Pat

I knew it was a holiday and yet I went out to see if there was mail. Dumb.

11-11-11 means basically that today has three elevens in it. And that it is Veterans Day. I am with you but I lean on the nothing side.

Maybe someday I will go on a mission to find a medal of honor winner locally.

I completel agree that not honoring Merchant Mariners that served in wartime is an unpardonable oversight by our government.