Did you see this… RED FRIDAY

I got an invitation on Facebook about RED FRIDAY. Did anyone else see this or get a chain e-nmail about it? When I read it, it brought a tear to my eye. I’m even going to wear red on Friday.

Here is what RED FRIDAY is about…

Will You give this to my Daddy?

As a Company, Southwest Airlines is going to support ‘Red Fridays.’
Last week I was in Atlanta , Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed One of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.

Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camos. As they began heading to their gate, everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering.

When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and Cheered for, it hit me. I’m not alone. I’m not the only red-blooded American who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.

Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal.

Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our Service men and women, a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old ran up to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said ‘hi…’

The little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her…

The young soldier, who didn’t look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her daddy. Then suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter’s name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter Courtney missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.

When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second… Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military-looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it..

After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her, ‘I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.’ He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying ‘your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.’

The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet, he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than 6 feet away from this entire event.

As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of selflessness turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.

We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and thank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day, it’s good to be an American.

RED FRIDAYS —– Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the ‘silent majority’. We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers.

Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday – and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that.. Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar will wear something red.

By word of mouth, press, TV — let’s make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers.

If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long before the USA is covered in RED.
The first thing a soldier says when asked ‘What can we do to make things better for you?’ is…..We need your support and your prayers.

Let’s get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example.

IF YOU AGREE — THEN INVITE EVERYONE YOU KNOW.

IF YOU COULD CARE LESS, THEN HIT THE IGNORE BUTTON — IT IS YOUR CHOICE

Red Friday is here and for support of all our troops till everyone makes it back home safely, and for everyone who will serve this great nation after!!

So after reading it again, I Googled “RED FRIDAY” and found the “story” behide “RED FRIDAY”.

snopes.com: Wear Red on Friday

Will wearing red on Fridays show support for U.S. troops overseas?
http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/redfriday.asp

How ever this thing start, people have to have something to believe in and participate in.

Where did the week go??

Well, I was all prepared on Sunday to start my blogging about

Dancing with the Stars — I miss the show, I forgot to set my DVR

NASCAR

Another restaurant that I’ve been to that has been featured on Diner, Drive-ins and DivesParkette’s Famous Kentucky Poor Boy (my third one)

But after working another week of 12-hour days…

So this weekend, they are replaying Monday’s DWTS, so I will be able to post something while I’m watching.

Catch the race on Sunday. And figure what else I would like to blog about.

 

Drive Home Music

I have about a 40-mile drive home from work. And where I live in South Texas, it’s considered “the country” and it dark and has very few houses out there. So, when I’m driving home, that is when I blare my radio as loud as I can handle it and sing my heart out. What the heck, it’s dark and no one is going to see me.

This is one of the songs that I was listening to on the way home tonight — “Me Quieres Tu y Te Quiero Yo” by David Lee Garza y Los Musicales (no relation). It’s in Spanish and I can understand about 75% of what he is singing.  And even though I don’t speak Spanish, I sing along with the song as best as I can.

What are your favorite song to sing out loud to when no one is looking?

 

Dancing with the Stars (Season 12)

I think Dancing with the Stars was the first topic that I blogged about on a regular basis when I first started blogging. Another season of the show is just around the corner and here I go again with my 2-cents worth on the show.

Usually before the season starts, I like to pick my favorite the team that I think will win, the team that really shouldn’t be on the show and my dark horse pick who you wouldn’t think could win. Plus a add my favorite songs that the teams danced to.

So here are the stars and the professional dancers for Dancing with the Stars (Season 12):

My picks:

Who I want to win: Ralph Macchio and Anna Trebunskaya. I can’t help it, long live the 80′s!!

Yikes, why are they on the show: Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Dark-horse pick, maybe they could win it all: Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel

I think this season, I’m going to get track of who dances with their shirt off the most — Dmitry Chaplin or Tony Dovolani.

 

Time again to spring forward

Most people know the saying  “spring forward and fall back” when it comes time to change the clock.

Here some facts about Daylight Savings Time

  • DST was first observed in 1918 and was used on and off however the state determined. During the 1973 the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries oil embargo, the idea of conserving fuel went nationwide.
  • At 2 a.m. on March 13, 2011, groggy Americans will turn their clocks forward one hour, marking the beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST).
  • Since 2007, daylight saving time has begun at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March and ended at 2 a.m. the first Sunday of November.

Spring forward and fall back” has always confused me a little. I know we move our clocks forward at 2:00 am and we lose an hour (which I don’t like). But does it means it’s going to be lighter or darker in the mornings? And is it going lighter or darker when I leave work at 8:00 pm Central Time?

And even though I have lived in Texas for over five years, my mind still thinks in Eastern Time Zone. So now with the moving clocks forward an hour, I’m going to have to get use toit and might miss a couple of TV shows!!

 

 

March 2010

As you can tell, I have been slacking on posting on my blog. For the past couple of months I have been working 12-hour days and every other Saturday at work. So jumping on the computer wen i get home, after sitting in front of one all day, is the last thing I want to do.

But I want to start posting on my blog and here are some of the things that are popping in my head that I want to blog about:

  • Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 11)
  • 2011 NASCAR season (I admit it, I’m a NASCAR fan)
  • Crazy things I see/hear at work (I won’t name any names… but if it’s really good…)
  • Road Trips that I will be taking this spring/summer
  • Interesting e-mails that I get
  • And to make me get out and about in San Antonio, Texas, I will blog about a site or restaurant that I go to

OK, so that is my game plan, let see how much I stick to it.

As always, thank you to all that read my blog. I truly appreciate it!!

Sylvia

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