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Thursday, 29 April, 2004

Actually, I've been back for almost a week. Sort of - although I was up in Boston yesterday. We returned last Friday night, after a nice vacation - I'll try to post the TR at some point. Errands, shopping, picking up Miss Suki at the vet's over the weekend. The handler at the vet's office gave us her "Camper's Card" - she got an A+ and the young woman said that Suki was her favorite kitty EVER because she loved to cuddle.

Suki's Camper Card

[But she's glad to be home.]

I read one of the most moving stories today. It is Marine Lieutenant Colonel Strobl's account of escorting home the remains of a fallen Marine, PFC Chance Phelps. It is a wonderful tribute to a soldier - and all the people involved in bringing him home.

Go read it. (Via Vodkapundit)

I had no idea that all of the remains of military personnel are sent first to Dover AFC in Delaware and then driven to Philadelphia International Airport to be flown home - with their escorts - on commercial aircraft.

[Like I said, go read it.]

Quote du jour:

"'All honor to him who shall win the prize,' /
The world has cried for a thousand years; /
But to him who tries and fails and dies, /
I give great honor and glory and tears."

-- Joaquin Miller (1839 - 1913) US poet

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