Tuesday, June 06, 2006

June the 6th


62 years ago today, my Uncle Jack died at St. Mère Église during the D-Day invasion.

20 years ago today, my father died.

And today is my brother’s memorial gathering.

All things considered, I'll pass on the opening day of The Omen remake, thanks.


On a happier note, 38 years ago today my dear, sweet pal the Sasquatch was born. (Don’t worry - we’ve checked his scalp. No sixes anywhere.)

Happy birthday, beloved friend. May your day be joyful.

5 comments:

Cyn said...

Thinking of you today...

Aoife O'Meara said...

Hey Sasquatch, if you're reading this - Happy Birthday, and thanks for being such a good friend to Merujo!

Sasquatch said...

How many times do I have to tell that they're NINES!

always write said...

Hugs on top of hugs.

Elizabeth cheesecake Montgomery said...

Melissa, While going through Eddie's treasures today, your 9 year old niece was going through a small jewelry box with some costume jewelry. His "Bad Hair Day" pin that Barb bought for his chemo hat, and cat pins. Nothing "priceless", but it was her Uncle Ed's things and to her it was priceless. Aunt Barb and Uncle Mike asked her if she would like it and she said "Oh yes!", so she sat in the lawn chair, arranging the treasures, laying them out neatly. Uncle Mike asked her if she had looked at the other side of the jewelry box, and Maddie looked at him puzzled. He said, "the other side lifts up". She pulled it open and there was Ed's baby bracelet, Uncle Franklin's bracelet and tie tack, Our Dad's engraved pen knife, the color gaurd's shell casings from Mom and Dad's funeral and Ed's Valley Forge medal. Her mouth fell open in a small "O", and she sat silently and reverently touching each and every item. Later she handed me a small cardboard box with other mementos for me to take home, but she was still holding the small jewelry box under her arm. She said, "Take that home, but this I want to keep with me and open now and then, just to marvel at." Melissa, we are glad you are coming to see us...........the hole in Maddie's heart is large, and can only be filled by someone who misses Ed just as much. Nurserachet