“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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OORAH!




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Just a photo of me at the parking lot of beach access near Whitecap on the island the other day. I'm pointing at my new Proud Parent of a Marine car decal - the old one I had on the trunk was badly faded. I then cropped the photo and am now using it as my blogger profile image.










PS...Wednesday evening, I'll be posting here about a new meme I set up for fun and challenge. Do return for a visit if you can!!



PSS...Oorah is a chant call for the Marines. It's spoken a lot around our household and during phone conversations with Erik, our Marine. Once a Marine, always a Marine. And another note, our car is especially USMC colors...the Marine Colors are Scarlet and Gold...our car is red with gold interior. Yes, if you really wonder, I AM a Proud Parent of a Marine!! He, among thousands of others put his life on the front line during the Gulf War.

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  1. What a gem you are :)

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  2. I am sure you are very proud to have a hero for a son. This week, we in New Zealand are mourning, Our first death in ten years of our serviceman serving overseas.

    I think you must be praying for your son's safely everyday.

    What's your meme about?

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  3. I can see why you would be a proud parent. My son is in the Coast Guard and we are very proud of him as well. This is a very nice picture of you.
    Looking forward to learning about your new meme.

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  4. So Eric has been a Marine for a long time now. Bless him for his service. My oldest son, 39, is an AF reservist for many years, now a tech sgt, in Germany with his C17 squadron for four months. He repairs the computer navigation systems. Prior to C17s, he worked with C5s. He's been activated for a total of four years out of the last ten..never combat duty, though - for one, the C5s were never put down in Iraq or Afghanistan. He did spend six months in Kuwait.

    I pray your son stays safe!!!

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  5. Note No, Erik is no longer an active Marine. He is now a professor of Government in a Houston University! Their motto is "Once a Marine, always a Marine". Like I stated above, he was active during the Gulf War.

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  6. Yes, you have a right to be a Proud Parent of a Marine. Be sure to give him an extra hug for me and tell him THANK YOU!!

    Come by when you can..I am having a giveaway you will like.
    xo bj

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  7. Red cars go faster. You must be very proud of your son.

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  8. Love your car. Will be back to check on that meme for sure.

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  9. That red car is awesome!! I use to own a red Mitsibushi and I loved it!!
    I also have a Marine, my son is a Gunny Sargent (spelling ?) His career will end in about three years. He plans to retire.

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  10. Of course you're proud, you should be. After all, you're his mama. It is men like your son and others who keep us safe, and I'm grateful. Tell him thank you from me.

    Guess I'll check back tomorrow and see what kind of fun you have in store. ;)

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  11. Proud moms and blazing red cars seem to go together!

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  12. perfect red!
    i will be back....
    thanks!

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  13. You're looking great in front of your new car, perhaps because you are thinking of your son Erik.
    I like his name. Both my brother and my grandpa have Erik as a part of their double first names.
    Erik is used a lot in Scandinavia.
    Best known in Norway is king Erik Bloodaxe, son of Harald the Fair Haired.
    # 2 in our row of kings from year 872.
    Wishing the best for your Erik and the US Marines.

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  14. My nephew Marine put his life on the line in Iraq, Anni! He's home now thanks goodness! :)

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  15. Very cute picture of you!
    I like the new decal. We have an army son decal on our car.

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  16. wonderful, My son is in the Canadian Air force and he is going to Afghanistan in November. I am as well a proud parent!!!

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  17. God bless your precious Marine, love you.

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  18. Great choice for RT photo. Congratulations to you - as a Marine Mom - and to him for serving his country. Neither job is easy.

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  19. Thanks Anni, I fixed the problem.

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  20. May he (and all the others) be safe.

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  21. A fine RT post, Anni. I'll drop by again tomorrow to check out your new meme.

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  22. Hi Anni,
    Neat photo of you. But the copyright is really obscuring it, a lot. Is it really likely that someone will "steal" this image? You might consider dialing it back a bit. Great image, though. Love the Marines color car. You must be so proud of your son.

    I'll be away tomorrow for a bit. Hope I hear about your new meme later.

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  23. Love the new image. You do look like a proud parent.
    My son was also in the Gulf War only he was in the army.
    have a nice day

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  24. Great shot Anni! Happy RT.

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  25. I can see that you are a very proud momma of a hero.

    I will come back tomorrow and check the new meme.

    Happy RT!

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  26. So nice to "see" you!

    *waves*

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  27. Sara Yes, I do feel the need to add my copyright watermark on most my original images/photos. I've had several stolen off my blog...and now I have all my posts copyrighted under the law's protection.

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  28. anni - i do love this post! i am grateful to all our service men and women for their generous hearts. they give of themselves day after day, in war and peace time, I applaud your marine and all the others. oorah!

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  29. Love your RT Anni.
    Bless your son over and over! They keep our country safe! I love the Oorah chant. We say it sometimes too but it's because we like the TV show Mail Call.
    Have a great rest of the week. We are sweltering in the heat here.
    I'll check back tomorrow for your meme.
    B.

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  30. Thats a nice car..if i am to buy a car..i would surely choose red

    Anyway, I be checking here you new meme this Sunday. I will surely join. Thanks for the invite Anni and for the visit.

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  31. You have every right to be such a proud parent, the sacrifices family like yours make just boggles the mind. Oorah indeed:-) Love the new profile picture and absolutely love your new faerie blog design!!

    It feels so good to be back to blogging. Thank you again for all your words of care and comfort. As the saying goes, "you rock":-) xoxo

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  32. I am a super proud supporter if the US armed forces these men and women make my wonderful life possible!

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  33. Great new decal... you should be very proud!

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  34. what a nice shot Anni :) and that car look nice huh :) ill check your meme tomorrow!

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  35. You have every right to be proud.

    I like the new pic.

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  36. Looking forward for your Meme... guess I've arrived little early :)

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  37. Like the new look of your blog and the header is awesome :)

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  38. You should be very proud of your marine. My nephew was a marine. Nice car, a very pretty color. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

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  39. Thank You, Son. And God keep you safe and bring you home!

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  40. A very nice photo of you, Anni. And so you should be proud of your Marine, too. Like our boys, they do a very dangerous job for their country...and we are so grateful for young men like that.

    Keep well.

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  41. That's one hot color!

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  42. I remember seeing at least one of the ships when we were in Corpus, they are sure grand! What a great piece of history!

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  43. Wow! Looks great on that red hot car! Don't get a speeding ticket. Thanks for stopping by Anni.

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  44. Hi Anni

    I stopped by and loved your blog..so I am following now :) I will be by and back into memes soon...the summer here has been gorgeous, so I neglect my poor old computer at times.

    Congrats on your son and his patriotic duty :) I am the daughter of vets (Canadian and yup both of them), so I am always grateful for those who serve.

    Cheers

    Deb

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