On my Sunday staple show, CBS "Sunday Morning", the reporter Steve Hartman is continuing a series made popular by Charles Kuralt called "On The Road". This particular story is touching for me in two ways; 1) It honors those that sacrifice for our country and 2) It happens here in my area of the Pacific Northwest. Don Brittain, a 78-year-old retired aerospace worker from Tacoma, Wash., checks the paper every morning to see when sunset is to perform a unique American song at that exact time. Just beautiful.
Jill of Scary Mommy is doing a linky post about school pictures. You know the ones, possibly you didn't smile a sweet smile, just the smirk of panic. Or you didn't know it was picture day because you had been out sick for a week and you show up in your most comfortable shirt and bed-head. (Yep. That happened to me. The smile was good though!) Well, my scanner isn't working or else I would post a particular picture from Freshman year. Since I don't have a visual, here's the story: I remember my first day of High School. Actually what I remember is the picture taken of me leaving for my first day of High School. I'm wearing a brave smile, but the hair, the hair , my hair style was a nightmare. My two best friends and I were going to be attending a High School out of our district. That was stressful enough. To add to this new-ness we wanted new looks as well. K. was going to sport the Argyle and Alligator shirt look. W. was going for 'All Monogram