Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I snapped this of a rainbow out in front of the house.
When I was a kid, we had went to visit my Grandpa
and he showed me this picture of a big horn sheep
hunt he had been on and he was standing at the foot
of a rainbow. It was the neatest picture, I asked my
uncle after my Grandpa died if he found it while going
through his things, he didn't. So it just
lives in my brain. I did ask my Grandpa Sam if there was any gold.
He said no, just the golden opportunity to stand at the foot,
of a rainbow. He also did not get a big horn sheep.
I was very little the first time I met my Grandpa Sam, he had
served in WW ll and when he went over seas, he was in a unit
stationed in the Pacific. He never told us what he did he kept
it secret. Then at his funeral, the veteran who gave it told what
his job had been. His job was to land on islands, filled with the
Japanese and his job was hand to hand combat with guns and bayonets and to kill every Japanese
soldier on the island and then fight their way back to the ship.
He came home, after that, but never talking. He drank a lot.
I loved him very much but he didn't stay around.
We both became Christians at the same time. He sent me my Bible
and he would call and we would talk for hours.
I wish I had listened better. I loved Ronald Reagan because
he looked so much like my Grandpa Sam and on Saturdays
there was this show on T.V, that Ronald Reagan hosted.
I never missed it because I really thought my Grandpa
was on T.V. That is why he didn't come visit.
I don't know why I am writing about this, it must be from
yesterdays post, and I am thinking about World War Two.
I have 4 sons and 3 grand sons, war affects us all.
So come Lord Jesus. Have a wonderful Wednesday.