Jim Dickey turned 51 today dressed in his Sergeant E-5 Greens joined by his bros in their military best they always dress up on birthdays
Sister Judy came by brought a rose from her garden and some homemade peanut butter cookies Jim don't eat sweats but she will while she tells about the old neighborhood and then a mention how proud she is of her brother and the other service men from the "Nam"
Says she met Mary Garcia married to a Navy guy down the row they rode in together on the bus from 63rd was his birthday today too
Sis nibbles her last cookie looks at the soldiers all grinning back at her "you have such nice friends Jim" she whispers with a tear she leans and kisses the top of the white stone cross
This still brings that tear to my eye every time I read it. It reaches right in and sends a shiver deep to the core. This is some pretty amazing stuff OWG, thanks for the post! Your talent is a gift that I am glad we all have the pleasure of enjoying, your friendship.....immeasurable.... HUGS
On the wings of words our spirits fly....and our souls are free. ~Me~
(I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance~Garth)
(tears fall down my cheeks) Oh OMG, this was so very sad! My heart cried out to their family and all that remember him, and my love and prayers are with them all always! (sigh) God Bless You, sweet friend, this is a sad but beautiful tribute! (big hugggsssss) You have such a beautiful heart, sweet friend, thank you for sharing!
May love and light always shine upon you!
Love, Noah Eaton
This one gave me chills, for it was the year I said goodbye to three who went to Nam. One did not come back. A second returned with severe emotional wounds and a drug addiction. The third appeared to be OK, if you don't count the nightmares and the subsequent divorce.