I'd like to honor my father and father-in-law as they were veterans of World War II.
Here's my dad....
Here's my father-in-law....
He did so well, he was asked to come back to the States where he trained men to be in the fire fighters' platoons.
Here's something interesting..... he got his summons to report for duty in the Army during his and my mother-in-law's wedding reception!!!
Here's a picture of both of them years ago (back in the '40's)....
Here's a picture of them in 1980...
I could not have picked better in-laws than Bob and Oleta Carmack.
Their grandchildren lovingly called them "NanaWee and Daddy Bob".
They both passed away in l993.
Oh.... and yesterday (May 25th)
would have been Nana's 100th birthday!!!
Here is a picture Sam's brother Steve texted him yesterday...
That is in the cemetery in Hinton, Oklahoma.
What a wonderful couple they were.... and so devoted to each other.
I'm proud to be a Carmack.
On a different note: today I played in the tea room.
Here was some of my 'repertoire':
"God Bless America"
"God Bless the USA"
"America, the Beautiful"
"My Country Tis of Thee"
"The Battle Hymm of the Republic"
"You're a Grand Old Flag"
"I'm aYankee Doodle Dandy"
"This Land is Your Land"
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again"
I also played "The Green Green Grass of Home."
It's often not listed as a patriotic song,
but oh it fits Memorial Day.
Here's Porter Wagoner singing it
(though Elvis and Tom Jones covered it as well.)
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!