Happy Memorial Day. The holiday that made my birthday a three day weekend more often than not. The holiday that always reminds me that my birthday exists from strength.
Tomorrow I will remember my rebellious great grandfathers and grandmothers who volunteered in America as far back as the French Indian War. I will remember those who chose policy and politics. I will remember the women who watched young sons leave home to honor a name or protect their rights, quite possibly while shaking in their boots, only never to return. The mothers who waited months to hear from sons who fought on both sides of the American Revolution and the Civil War. The original teen mothers who walked the bloody lakes of battle fields searching for fathers, brothers, friends and sons.
I will remember my grandmother who had enough Indian blood to leave her land but not enough Indian blood to sign the list after walking the Trail of Tears. And my other original American ancestors.
My great grandfathers who served in both World Wars. Including my grandfather who made it home after serving under Patton to quote “Men, at least one day you can tell your grandchildren you were here instead of shoveling $4!t.”
And for the poker fans…I will remember my great grandfather who was one of the first Texas Rangers in the 1830s. Long live the Republic!
Tomorrow and every day… I honor my white blood for civilizing the land and pushing for civil rights and my red blood for the love of the soil and the wind in the trees.
Happy Memorial Day to everyone and the sacrifices your family made in all parts of our World be it voluntarily or involuntarily. May you be blessed with good soil beneath your feet and food to eat.
Must watch on Memorial Day. The History channel Hatfields & McCoys miniseries Monday night and the movie Battleship. If you want to know who sings the Hatfields and McCoys miniseries theme song… The song is “Bartholomew” by The Silent Comedy.
Good luck to all my friends playing and working the WSOP!