Sunday, May 27, 2012

Thank You Mr. Mark

Tomorrow is Memorial Day.  Linda is so grateful for all the men and women who have served to protect our country.  Her Daddy was in the Army back in the 40's.

This morning at breakfast with Tierney, Linda saw a very old man waiting all alone for his breakfast.  He looked to be in his 90's (Mark was only 88) but Linda really felt like she should thank him for his service.  Turns out he flew in B-52 Bombers (in the backward seat), it was the kind of plane that dropped the big bomb.  He lost most of his hearing from the loud plane engines.  He told Tier and Linda lots of stories from the olden days.  Tier had to leave to teach Sunday School, and Linda stayed to hear more about his war days, upbringing as a boy in the 30's and his opinion on how bad our economy has gotten.  When Linda said she had to leave for church, he thanked her for taking the time to speak with a lonely old man.  It made Linda a little teary eyed.