Remembering Our Veterans

Veteran's Day

I grew up with being told the story of my Great Uncle Earl Van Ness, surviving the Arizona, serving through the entire war, and re-enlisting in the Army. Then only to be killed by a thug who was robbing him in his apartment in the middle of the night. This was only days after separating from the army. Thank you for your service, Great Uncle Earl.

My Uncle Earl Rufty, was named after him when he was just a young man. Uncle Earl Rufty also served in the Army in World War II. I am sorry I don’t have a picture of either of these great veterans.

Charles R. Couch

Charles R. Couch

Charles R. Couch, my father-in-law served in the Navy during World War II. His service time was on the USS Carroll (DE-171) Cannon-class destroyer escort , from commissioning in 1943 to de commissioning in November of 1945.

My husband, Daren R. Couch served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War era. His job was manning the control room of a Titan II missile.
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I am thankful that the Titan II missile was never ordered to launch. It would be doubtful that we would be here today if it did.

My son Brandon R. Couch served in the United States Army. He served in the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper.
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Thank you Veteran’s related, and unrelated, during war time, and non war time who have proudly served in the military, so we could continue to have freedom!

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Don’t Miss or Your Kids Will Miss Out!

Trunk Fest being held at Kennesaw First Baptist Church, Kennesaw, Ga., Wed. Sept. 29, 2014, 5:30 - 7:00

Trunk Fest being held at Kennesaw First Baptist Church, Kennesaw, Ga., Wed. Sept. 29, 2014, 5:30 – 7:00

If you live in the Kennesaw area be sure to travel to this year’s Trunk Fest this Wednesday, the 29th, from 5:30 – 7:00.
FREE…FREE…FREE…FREE..FREE…FREE…FREE…FREE…

I have been involved with preparing 3 of the Trunks, and have heard leaks of what some of the other ones are. You and your kids are sure to enjoy. Also, this year, it is a separate event from the local Halloween night. So, kids can get double enjoyment, or just limit it to Trunk Fest where you know it is safe.

See you there!

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Visitors From Top 15 Countries

This blog is not one of those with heavy hits like you so often hear about. But I am pleased that I do get so many views from around the world.

Sometimes it seems that the ones that are hardest to engage are those you know and see often. But that is human nature.

Here is the list of the top 15 countries that have people who
have visited my blog pages in the past 30 days. These are the top 15 countries but a total of 55 countries are represented.

  • United States 754 United States 754 United States 754
  • Sweden 49 Sweden 49 Sweden 49
  • Germany 32 Germany 32 Germany 32
  • Brazil 24 Brazil 24 Brazil 24
  • France 22 France 22 France 22
  • United Kingdom 21 United Kingdom 21 United Kingdom 21
  • Netherlands 16 Netherlands 16 Netherlands 16
  • Spain 15 Spain 15 Spain 15
  • Canada 13 Canada 13 Canada 13
  • Australia 11 Australia 11 Australia 11
  • Phillipines 10 Phillipines 10 Phillipines 10
  • Greece 9 Greece 9 Greece 9
  • Hong Kong 8 Hong Kong 8 Hong Kong 8
  • Italy 7 Italy 7 Italy 7
  • Russian Federation 6 Russian Federation 6 Russian Federation 6
     

The total comes to 1,038 visitors in the last 30 days, including the unlisted countries.

My all time total number of views are 19,138.

I know this isn’t impressive. Many blogs get 10,000 plus views a day.

In October 2012 the total visitors was 1,987 for the month. Since then I have not posted regularly. At this time, I am revitalizing the blog by regularly publishing.

Thank you loyal readers!

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