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Posted on May 30, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Another year is moving rapidly and MEMORIAL DAY is passing each of us by as we carry on our everyday living. For those who are not from the United States, you are obviously excused from understanding what this honoring day is to be about. I certainly do not know all the holidays in other countries, though I do find other cultures intriguing. But for this purpose, I am speaking to the AMERICANS who are ignorant or just plain stupid in the fact they do not have our holidays correct. I'M CORRECTING YOUR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE HERE AND NOW as I simply cannot conceive living another hour without bursting out to the world---- (Esp since even most foreigners "get it!") 

 

THIS IS NOT VETERANS DAY!!!!! 

 

Therefore, I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe MEMORIAL DAY and state this: 

 

May today's MEMORIAL DAY be filled with an appreciation for all of those individuals who have HONORED US and our FREEDOM in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with the giving of the ultimate sacrifice.... THEIR LIVES! As you walk through the hours of today, please remember, TODAY is NOT about "Thanking a Vet." (Wrong day of appreciation, people!)

 

TODAY is set aside ONCE A YEAR to HONOR those who are no longer here to give our thanks to, WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN WAR, and to honor their families and loved ones who miss them every day.

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

 

Does this irk any other Americans like it does me? 

Or, it may even bother some foreigners to see such a lack of respect for the USA! 

UGH!!! 

GET IT STRAIGHT, PEOPLE! 

 

HONOR THOSE WE CAN'T SAY THANK YOU TO....


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Posted on Jun 09, 2016 at 07:43 AM

Quoting Dolcedileche:

Good evening Hoping!

 

Thanks for bringing some interesting conversation to the posts.  You as well as few others give us a forum with which to express or make a comment.

 

No disrepect but how can you reply to "I'm bored" or " I dyed my hair fushia, anybody like it"..smile

 

ROC used to come back with quips.   That's probably what got him into trouble...smile

 

Anyway...if you hear from him....Tell him to keep trying.

 

And...if you need any help from me..just let me know.

 

Remain blessed.

 

Dolce



HAHA DOLCE....

 

One day I will write a blog just for you on dying hair odd colors that you can actually respond to. 

It's all in the talent and personality, coupled with the intent of the author. 

It would appear most are just on here to find a Sugar Daddy or a wealthy man, so they post quick selfies thinking this draws attention to their profile, (and it does..) --- But I have news for them... 

IT'S THE WRONG ATTENTION!!!

 

SD's desire a woman with class and intelligence. The daddy's that "settle" for women with no brains or personality do not last and the SD's are jerks. They can't pay a woman with manners and class to spend time with them, so they scrape the bottom. I personally find nothing wrong with an arrangement, but I call it as I see it. If I were seeking this, my profile would state so. I respect a woman much more when she comes out and states what she seeks. 

 

I will tell ROC to keep trying! And by all means...

 

EVERYONE IS FREE TO WRITE MM AND TELL THEM HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT THE DISMISSAL OF MEMBERS WHEN NONE OF US ARE AWARE OF JUST CAUSE. 

 

Good to see you, honey! I will try to stay active here. So much going on, but I enjoy when I am here. 

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY, EVERYONE!!! '-) 


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Posted on Jun 09, 2016 at 07:29 AM

Quoting Maryclaire2000:

 

Thanks HOPING , I had a quiet weekend by listening to good

music and relaxing , I hope you had a wonderful weekend too. 

 

I think Roc know some people in the sites Support ..why don't he try to call Britt  and verify personally ..Im really sad for both 

guys ...but sometimes things happened because it has to ..who knows maybe it is a blessing in disguise ...

 

Quoting Hoping4Love2000:

MISS MARY--- 

 

I am happy you understand the difference now. That was my point. I suppose i was feeling rather nostalgic that night I wrote about my father. 

 

Mary, I have spoken to ROC and he is sending another letter, as no one has contacted him regarding the first. He is STILL unaware of what he did "improper" to be removed.  :( 

 

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!! ;) 

 



Hey there my lady! I speak to ROC quite frequently and he is doing well. Would love to have him back here, but have had no time to spend on writing MM. It is all I can do to respond here in a timely manner.

 

I am getting ready for a mini vacation to visit the kids so I'm headed to North Carolina Sunday or Monday. I told ROC I may come visit him after I see my children as he is only 4 hours away from them. he truly is a special person. I know he is sometimes misunderstood on here due to his level of sarcasm and candor, but he is genuine. I prefer people who are the same as what they speak. There are not much room left for misgivings with him. he still has no idea who could have complained about him, but perhaps we can get him back soon! 

 

I must run.... Sooooo much to do before leaving and of course.. this week is women business meeting week which cuts my time for packing. 

 

Glad you are doing well!!! ;-) 


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Posted on Jun 09, 2016 at 07:18 AM

Quoting rmac22:

Hope,

  

It is my experience as well that vets who have served in ground combat talk very little about if.  One of my uncles was a medic in the pacific campaign, WW II.  He only spoke of one thing once.  He mentioned being caught miles behind enemy lines and being chased all the way back to safety.  I surmise that somehow they wanted to catch him as a prisoner as they could easily have shot him.  They did  not catch him though. 

  

My father in law who was in the entire island hopping campaign (WW II), and lived through it, did not talk of it at all. 

  

The vets who saw combat would talk to each other though.   

 

If you were tagging along as a child, you could hear something, not much, of what they went through. 

  

To get an idea of what that was like, read "We Were Solders Once and Young."  Not easy – it hurts.   

 



Hello RMAC! 

 

It is true in my experience as well. MOST DO NOT SPEAK OF BATTLE. 

 

I suppose the only ones who do end up writing books about it. It's a part pf history everyone wishes to forget. Even now we have so much PTSD. More Vets commit suicide daily than any other field. 

 

I will have to read the book. I am certain it will not be an easy one to get though and i know my mindset must be optimum. 

 

How are the grandbabies? I saw somewhere they were doing well.. and you don't spoil them??? HA! 

 

To be perfectly candid,I find it exhausting and time-consuming to keep up on here--- especially when wasting time clicking on stupid content and finding a mirage of selfie imposed photos. Then there are people who get their panties in a twist and run and tattle on getting their feelings hurt or a disagreement. People get booted for reasons not known to us, even if there is just cause. Exhausting, I tell you!!! 

 

Hold on for an update on ROC... 

 

Hope all is going well. ;-) 


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Posted on Jun 07, 2016 at 04:20 PM

Good evening Hoping!

 

Thanks for bringing some interesting conversation to the posts.  You as well as few others give us a forum with which to express or make a comment.

 

No disrepect but how can you reply to "I'm bored" or " I dyed my hair fushia, anybody like it"..smile

 

ROC used to come back with quips.   That's probably what got him into trouble...smile

 

Anyway...if you hear from him....Tell him to keep trying.

 

And...if you need any help from me..just let me know.

 

Remain blessed.

 

Dolce


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Posted on Jun 06, 2016 at 08:33 AM

Quoting Hoping4Love2000:

MISS MARY--- 

 

I am happy you understand the difference now. That was my point. I suppose i was feeling rather nostalgic that night I wrote about my father. 

 

Mary, I have spoken to ROC and he is sending another letter, as no one has contacted him regarding the first. He is STILL unaware of what he did "improper" to be removed.  :( 

 

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!! ;) 


 

Thanks HOPING , I had a quiet weekend by listening to good

music and relaxing , I hope you had a wonderful weekend too. 

 

I think Roc know some people in the sites Support ..why don't he try to call Britt  and verify personally ..Im really sad for both 

guys ...but sometimes things happened because it has to ..who knows maybe it is a blessing in disguise ...

 

Quoting Hoping4Love2000:

MISS MARY--- 

 

I am happy you understand the difference now. That was my point. I suppose i was feeling rather nostalgic that night I wrote about my father. 

 

Mary, I have spoken to ROC and he is sending another letter, as no one has contacted him regarding the first. He is STILL unaware of what he did "improper" to be removed.  :( 

 

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!! ;) 

 


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Posted on Jun 05, 2016 at 07:29 AM

Hope,

  

It is my experience as well that vets who have served in ground combat talk very little about if.  One of my uncles was a medic in the pacific campaign, WW II.  He only spoke of one thing once.  He mentioned being caught miles behind enemy lines and being chased all the way back to safety.  I surmise that somehow they wanted to catch him as a prisoner as they could easily have shot him.  They did  not catch him though. 

  

My father in law who was in the entire island hopping campaign (WW II), and lived through it, did not talk of it at all. 

  

The vets who saw combat would talk to each other though.   

 

If you were tagging along as a child, you could hear something, not much, of what they went through. 

  

To get an idea of what that was like, read "We Were Solders Once and Young."  Not easy – it hurts.   

 


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Posted on Jun 03, 2016 at 02:35 PM

Quoting Maryclaire2000:

 

HOPING ,

 

OOOPS , I think I made your blog quite a mess ..Thanks now I 

know the difference ...

 

Its really sad what happened to Dakota and Roc ..Sigh ..how

things changed in a matter of a day .. please tell Roc thanks for everything , take care and we want to hear from him once 

in a while ..

 

Im sorry about your Dad ..I can feel you still miss him ..Sigh ..



MISS MARY--- 

 

I am happy you understand the difference now. That was my point. I suppose i was feeling rather nostalgic that night I wrote about my father. 

 

Mary, I have spoken to ROC and he is sending another letter, as no one has contacted him regarding the first. He is STILL unaware of what he did "improper" to be removed.  :( 

 

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!! ;) 


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Posted on Jun 03, 2016 at 02:33 PM

Quoting fit4u521:

What I find irking is many people do not know the difference between the 2 Holiday's.  We can honor Vets and military men and women who were killed in combat every day of the year, but I think it is important to know the difference.  



It is important in procuring our history to grant a day of honor a year for each... The only way to do this is a holiday. People should celebrate all holidays properly.... Christians honor Jesus's birth and death on specific days and we honor birthdays, anniversaries and other things at specific times... It is scary to see how many lack awareness. Those people are allowed to make choices, like voting.,. Scary, indeed!  


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Posted on Jun 02, 2016 at 06:59 AM

Quoting Hoping4Love2000:

@MISS MARYC---- 

Sweetie, I am not sure how you said it? Your wording now and again leaves me puzzled. I am referring to Memorial Day being for the soldiers who have died in battle. Veterans Day differs and is to thank those who serve currently.

 

Miss Mary...  I was talking to ROC about you last night when I was walking and I told him you send your HELLO.. Well, he of course, holds a high regard for you. He misses being here. I wanted you to know this, as I do not know if he will be allowed back.  

 

@Fit4U---- It's a sad state, is it not? *sigh..... I certainly do not profess to know everything of history, even current, but jeez... 

 

@adorable-- Nice to meet you. Nice picture. You look "adorable" LOL... It bothers me that some say THANKS to everyone on Memorial Day because we have a holiday for that. It's called Veteran's Day.

 

My father was a Vietnam Vet... In fact, I was born in 1967 when he was on a Navy ship. My mother sent him pictures of me that he proudly displayed to all the guys he served with. He did not speak of the war. I asked sometimes as an inquisitive girl. I managed to get two things out of him... 

 

"We waded in water where leeches attached themselves to our bodies and I got malaria twice... And the ones they caught as prisoners had bamboo shoots shoved up their fingernails." 

 

I asked my daddy if he ever knew anyone who died. He said yes and would speak no more of it. True Vets who have battled rarely discuss war, at least this has been my experience coming from a long line of Vets. 

 

But when Memorial Day rolled around I told my daddy ONE THING... 

I am sorry for all the people you cared for and lost out there.

 

And all he ever said was "Thank you." 

We spoke no more of it. 

 

Some things in life are just too painful to rehash. We protect ourselves and move forward as best we can and that is that. I'm not so certain that is a bad thing. But many build walls. 

My father did, and to a large degree, I have followed in his steps. I need no one. Been there, done that. 

But no one can be a lonely existence. 

 

But see, at the end of the day, my daddy didn't "want' someone to tell him "Thanks for being a Vet," on Memorial Day. 

 

But my daddy needed someone to say, "I am sorry for your loss." 

 

And THAT, my friends, is the DIFFERENCE in Memorial Day versus Veterans Day. 

 

RIP Daddy.... 

May 2015

lung cancer

 

 



 

HOPING ,

 

OOOPS , I think I made your blog quite a mess ..Thanks now I 

know the difference ...

 

Its really sad what happened to Dakota and Roc ..Sigh ..how

things changed in a matter of a day .. please tell Roc thanks for everything , take care and we want to hear from him once 

in a while ..

 

Im sorry about your Dad ..I can feel you still miss him ..Sigh ..


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Posted on Jun 01, 2016 at 05:33 AM

Quoting fit4u521:

Funny as I have thought similar.  Yes it irks me a bit.  Probably not to your level though.  What really gets me is over 40% of American's do not know what the Taliban is.  



 

FIT4U521 , 

 

Maybe the 40% Americans are not interested with the subject

than the rest ..


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Posted on May 31, 2016 at 09:40 PM

@MISS MARYC---- 

Sweetie, I am not sure how you said it? Your wording now and again leaves me puzzled. I am referring to Memorial Day being for the soldiers who have died in battle. Veterans Day differs and is to thank those who serve currently.

 

Miss Mary...  I was talking to ROC about you last night when I was walking and I told him you send your HELLO.. Well, he of course, holds a high regard for you. He misses being here. I wanted you to know this, as I do not know if he will be allowed back.  

 

@Fit4U---- It's a sad state, is it not? *sigh..... I certainly do not profess to know everything of history, even current, but jeez... 

 

@adorable-- Nice to meet you. Nice picture. You look "adorable" LOL... It bothers me that some say THANKS to everyone on Memorial Day because we have a holiday for that. It's called Veteran's Day.

 

My father was a Vietnam Vet... In fact, I was born in 1967 when he was on a Navy ship. My mother sent him pictures of me that he proudly displayed to all the guys he served with. He did not speak of the war. I asked sometimes as an inquisitive girl. I managed to get two things out of him... 

 

"We waded in water where leeches attached themselves to our bodies and I got malaria twice... And the ones they caught as prisoners had bamboo shoots shoved up their fingernails." 

 

I asked my daddy if he ever knew anyone who died. He said yes and would speak no more of it. True Vets who have battled rarely discuss war, at least this has been my experience coming from a long line of Vets. 

 

But when Memorial Day rolled around I told my daddy ONE THING... 

I am sorry for all the people you cared for and lost out there.

 

And all he ever said was "Thank you." 

We spoke no more of it. 

 

Some things in life are just too painful to rehash. We protect ourselves and move forward as best we can and that is that. I'm not so certain that is a bad thing. But many build walls. 

My father did, and to a large degree, I have followed in his steps. I need no one. Been there, done that. 

But no one can be a lonely existence. 

 

But see, at the end of the day, my daddy didn't "want' someone to tell him "Thanks for being a Vet," on Memorial Day. 

 

But my daddy needed someone to say, "I am sorry for your loss." 

 

And THAT, my friends, is the DIFFERENCE in Memorial Day versus Veterans Day. 

 

RIP Daddy.... 

May 2015

lung cancer

 

 


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Posted on May 31, 2016 at 01:25 PM

Thanks for posting in regards to Memorial Day.  You're right life is passing all of us in our everyday lives, and we should take the time to remember those who gave their lives so that we can enjoy the benefits of freedom.

It really doesn't irk me if anyone thanks a Vet on this day as well.  What harm could it do?  Hopefully we can honor both, those who gave their lives, and those who came home all year long.



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Posted on May 31, 2016 at 06:21 AM

 

Of course I know the difference between Memorial and Veterans ...No sweat HOPING ..I. can also put the 2 words in 1

sentence but with a change in the form .

 

      ---- In memory of the Veterans I would like to request a 

Mass  and a 10 Gun Salute . 

 

      ----- Today is the Memorial Day in honor of the Veterans ..

 

So what do you say ..did I make it right ??


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