The air base just south of my house is home to a WWII veteran's museum and they host an annual air show which just happens to be today. I noticed last year that my yard is a perfect place to watch the comings and goings of these vintage planes as they stream in for the show. Way cool, and one more blessing of living on Pecan Lane. The farm owner renamed his lane last year ( and not Pecan ) and I've been having mail troubles ever since in spite of filing all the required notices. Mom gave us all church directory portraits made earlier this year and now one of them sits in the cabin aka "museum" behind the dairy barn. That's where the history of Calcutt Farms is being recorded.
My parents grew up during the war years and remember them well. I experienced it second hand through pictures and stories that they have shared. Lots of Dyersburg gals found husbands from the ones who were stationed in Lauderdale. USO was big and everybody supported the war effort, unlike today. Beginning with Vietnam, more and more citizens of this country began to see that our invade and plunder tactics are harmful not only to the invadees but to us in the form of massive military spending when people are homeless and hungry. We will not "win" the war. Nobody will.
I missed the GOP debate of course but from what I hear it went as expected with Trump distancing himself from the pack quickly. Even that bunch doesn't want to be identified with his brand of crazy. And how about Ben Carson, a man whose time has come? An African American conservative. As we say here in the south "how nice."
Gotta' get busy on the purging around here. It's a new day ^j^