November 11, 2008

Honoring.


That's my dad. Young, handsome, and no doubt scared out of his mind as he was preparing to go to VietNam. Which he did by choice. I am amazed by the men and women who've chosen this path. And I honor them today, especially - but always.

On a lighter but related note, this is Edith Shain, the 90-year-old woman who claims to be the nurse in the iconic photo of a WWII soldier swooping in to plant a big kiss on her lips in the center of Times Square, NYC.


Photo/Tina Fineberg, AP


As I look at this endearing photo (taken this week) I can't help but think one thing: Please let my legs look this good at least once in my life. Hopefully before I'm 90.

19 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Very nice tribute to your dad, Laura ... and to all our veterans. I love the picture of Ms. Shain, too.

heidi said...

Love the Dad tribute! And Tina still has it.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You nut! LOL! You just made my day, Laura! Tina is way too sexy for her hose! :-)

Please tell you father "Happy Veterans Day" for me. Like you, I have military men in the family and admire their sacrifices more than I can say. One currently flies into hurricanes! You couldn't pay me all the tea in China to do that. I don't even like to fly, period. I'm a train or boat (preferbably big and definitely luxurious) kind of girl. ;-)

XO,

Sheila

j.cro said...

sending big hugs your way.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful tribute!

I love that photo and would love for my legs to look that great right now!

Bella Casa said...

Love both photos!!! And, yes, I wish I had legs like that, too, lol!

Bella :)

Liz said...

Wow, I dont think my legs look that good now.

Rue said...

That is so cute Laura!! I hope I'm that skinny when I'm 90 LOL

I love that picture of your dad and it was a very sweet tribute :)

hugs,
rue

Sue said...

Forget about the legs, let me be able to stand up again if anyone ever bends me over backwards! Isn't she the cutest...and Dad isn't bad either..

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Laura,
This is a very touching and sweet tribute to your dad!

Great photos!

Fifi Flowers said...

HILARIOUS leg comment... LOL!
Lovely post for your dad!

Tina said...

Oh, how cool. I love that pic.
Love the tribute to Vets and your Dad.
T

Joyce said...

I love the tribute to your dad! Very special!!

Dang, I hope at Tina's age that I'm still alive and have not only those legs, but the spunky to plant kisses on all those servicemen!!

Ms. Tee said...

What a great tribute to your dad - and I wish my legs looked like hers, too! ;)

vicki archer said...

Wonderful post - such a touching tribute combined with that fab photo. Long live legs!

Diane said...

This is such a fun post... You made me laugh... and now I am going around with a wonderful grin on my face for the rest of the day.

Pat said...

Loved this post Laura! Ms. Shain looks wonderful for her age.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

I love this post,and what a nice tribute to your Dad and all veterans!h

Joanna said...

You are hilarious! And ditto the leg comment. What a great photo.