The flag of the United States of America pictured at left is a small tribute on my part to the many men and women who have given their lives to and in the service of this country. Neither politics nor the folly of war diminish in any way my thanks to those who, over the years of our country's history, have been put in harm's way, and who have paid the ultimate price. May you rest in eternal Peace.
OTHER THINGS: Thank you, everyone, for all the kind comments you've left on my blog postings. I truly appreciate your visits and the encouragement you've given. I've tried to visit as many of the multitude of this week's SKY WATCH FRIDAY entries as possible, and in all visits have left a comment in appreciation of the wonderful photos from around the world. I continue to be amazed and thankful for the vistas that have been opened to me through the Internet. If I haven't made it to your SWF post yet, please know that I plan to do so, Lord willing (see following paragraph.)
I am posting this just before taking down (forever) my old computer. It's been "acting up" for some days now, and my computer guru has diagnosed an imminent hard drive failure. He says I've been fortunate to stay "alive" (although not "well") as long as I have.
So... I've acquired a new computer and am now faced with the daunting task (for this old person, anyway) of first installing my DSL software so I'll have a connection to the outside world, and then all the other programs upon which I've come to depend. With good fortune, and a few prayers, I hope to be back in operation in the next day or so. Look for me when you see me coming!
Wishing everyone, everywhere, a nice weekend!