rocket 88 “Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats”
“(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66,” by Nat King Cole
Commander Cody & His lost Planet Airmen – Hot Rod Lincoln
“409” by The Beach Boys
“Drag City” by Jan and Dean
Ellen came up with the first two questions and Lorianne came up with the last two questions.
If you need help, please let either Ellen or Lorianne know.
Here are this weeks questions:
1. A fashion trend that I hope never returns is ______.
2. A fashion trend I wouldn’t mind coming back in style is _____.
3. I think _________ is superior to _________.
4. When a new month rolls around, I _________.
1.A fashion trend that I hope never returns is Jumpsuits and men’s platform shoes.
2. A fashion trend I wouldn’t mind coming back in style is Hot Pants.
3. I think Pizza is superior to Tacos.
4. When a new month rolls around, I hope to get a little use of my Class B Motorhome.
It’s Thankful Thursday hosted by Brian of Brian’s Home. He wants us to post what we’re thankful for.
I think it’s a good thing to do each week. Focus on the positive things in our lives.
Make sure you link up to the Blog Hop at Brian’s Home and get the code to put on your blog. Then visit all the participants.
Wordless Wednesday (WW) is a visual blogosphere phenomenon.
Wordless Wednesday is a simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words.
Grab your Link from Sandee
For all the rule breakers, of which I am one, please feel free to add all the words you want.
Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I’ll visit your Wordless Wednesday post.
Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww…and that’s it.
Grab your Link From Sandee
Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I’ll visit your Awww…Mondays post. What better way to start the week than with a smile.
Medal of Honor Monday 🇺🇸🇺🇸
On this day in 1952, a hero is presented with the Medal of Honor. Ronald Rosser might never have served in the Korean War but for his little brother.
Rosser was the oldest of 17 children, and he was very protective of them. “If you bothered one of my brothers, I cleaned your clock,” he once said. “And if you bothered one of my sisters, you’d better leave town.”
Unfortunately, Rosser’s little brother was killed early in the Korean War. “I made up my mind that you can’t kill my brother and get away with it,” he later said. “So I went over there with kind of ‘vengeance-in-mind’ kind of attitude.”
The Army tried to send him to Japan, but he would have none of it. He asked to go to Korea. Once there, he saw many refugees who were children. It tugged at his heart. “[Here were] these children starving to death,” he said. Remember, Rosser was from a big family, so the situation made him extra sad. “And, somehow, I just lost all the hate in me; became a soldier,” he concluded.
By January 1952, he was serving as a forward observer directing artillery fire. U.S. infantry were then assaulting a snow-covered hill held by the Chinese. It was freezing, and the Chinese were hiding in an elaborate network of trenches that covered the hill.
Needless to say, Americans were taking heavy casualties. By the time they were 100 yards shy of the crest of the hill, only 35 of 170 men remained uninjured. Nevertheless, when the commanding officer radioed for orders, he was told to stay and make one last attempt to take the hill.
Rosser took one look at that officer and knew that he wouldn’t be able to get it done.
“It was twenty below zero and he had frozen blood all over him,” Rosser described. “The captain put down the radio and looked up at the mountain and got this real hopeless look on his face.”
Naturally, Rosser volunteered to organize the remaining men and lead the charge.
“I’m going straight up shooting,” he hollered to the captain. “That’s the only chance we’ve got.”
Some men never followed him. Some were driven off. Either way, by the time he was halfway to the Chinese position, he found that he was alone.
“‘Well, Ron Rosser,” he said to himself, “you went to a lot of trouble to get here. Let’s give it a go.’ I let out a war whoop like a wild Apache Indian and jumped into the trench with them.”
At that point, Rosser became something of a one-man army.
Nine Chinese soldiers were in the bunker, but he took them on. “I was so close to them that I actually stuck the carbine in one of them’s ears, pulled the trigger, and—one of them was behind me, and I swung around and shot him in the neck, and he fell over and grabbed me by the leg. And I kicked him off of me and shot him in the heart.”
He took on the others in close combat, even chasing two who escaped. He followed them and threw a grenade into the bunker where they were hiding. He soon moved to another trench line where he took out five more of the enemy.
By this point, Rosser was out of ammunition, so he went back down the hill to restock before going back up the hill—again. He took out more of the enemy, returned for ammunition, then went back up the hill a third time. Amazingly, Rosser fought for an hour before finally organizing a retreat, getting the American dead and wounded back down the hill.
“All I was trying to do was protect the men I was responsible for,” he explained. “I was trying to keep them off our wounded. The purpose of me doing all that crazy stuff was trying to stop them from doing that.”
Later, when Rosser was told that he had been nominated for the Medal of Honor, he was given something unusual: An artist had drawn a picture of him on the top of that hill, with his kid brother guarding him from the sky.
“It still kind of breaks me up, thinking about that,” he said.
Rosser was asked what the Medal of Honor meant to him. “A lot of people think that the great thing about the Medal of Honor is that it’s awarded by Congress and presented by the president,” he responded. “But to me, the real honor of the medal is that a handful of young men who were with you at a difficult time thought you were worthy of it.”
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Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i’m going to believe it’s because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it’s simple to join. Just follow the link to Sandee’s page for the rules and the code.
1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
2) go up top to the menu bar and click on the Feline Friday code
3) paste the code under your cat picture
4) add your name and link
Today it a Good Morning. Especially since I do not have a super High Blood Pressure reading Like I did on Thursday Morning at 9:00Am it was 190/64 I got scared use my Life Alert Button told them what my BP was they said i needed to go to the hospital and called Cleveland EMS. I was given something to bring down my BP and was told I was bweing kept for observation. I was Placed in the cardiac Stepdown unit.and stayed there until Saturday at 4 Pm when I was finally told I was being discharged. they did not make any changes to my meds but said I need to make some doctors appointments.