I lived alone when I was in high school and one night, when I didn't know the boys were even in West Virginia, they sneaked into my bedroom in the dark, grabbed me and started to strangle me, all in fun. When they got my attention to let me know who it was, Ray was down and Henry was hurt. The bedroom, it was destroyed. FUN? In fairness, the boys didn't want to hurt me while I desperately wanted to kill them. FUN? Hardly!
NO ONE WINS IN A FIGHT! EVEN IF YOU COME OUT AHEAD, YOU GET YOUR HANDS ALL BUSTED UP. IF YOU COME OUT BEHIND, YOU GET YOUR NOSE BUSTED AND YOUR EYES CUT DOWN. NO ONE WINS! In Mark's case, in the 1st grade, he got sent to the principal's office. But Big, Bad Freddie never bullied him again!
Still and yet, somethings are worth fighting for, but they are few and far between. It is most important that we decide what that something happens to be, when and where the fight occurs.
Fighting may have been a sport to my dad but my mom quietly told us that if we couldn't win, "TAKE THE DIFFERENCE" and most important, boxing may be sport but fighting is not. The only rule in fighting was DON'T LOSE. Teeth, fingernails, feet, elbows and gouging thumbs have saved my bacon on more than one occasion.
|TROOP LOSS 2001 - 2011|
It is becoming increasingly clear that Afganistan is not becoming a democracy. Even if it was, I question that it is worth such loss of American lives, not to even consider the loss of treasure.
When the troops come home over the next year or so, will America be safer? TO ME THAT IS THE ONLY QUESTION THAT COUNTS!
|MARINES GO ASHORE|
|JAPANESE WERE IN STEEL REINFORCED CAVES|
|BATTLE OF THE BULGE - WORLD WAR II|
In this period of American history there was not one town or one family that was not effected by these losses. I lost family. I lost close friends of the family. So did every family in town. Sadly, these losses were made necessary by others. We did not have a choice. We did fight to win!
|ATOMIC BOMB "BIG BOY"|
|250,000 JAPANESE DIED AT HIROSHIMA|
|WE ADVENGED THIS ATTACK IN IRAQ|
Now To Continue Our Defense Against a Second Attack
God bless our miltary, on the land, in the air and on the sea.
May He give our leaders wisdom and the courage of their convictions on our behalf.