- I'm doing something with the kids today, but I cant tell anyone cause I dont want to jinx it. The kids dont get what I mean by 'jinxing', and I'm a bit embarressed at my double standards because I pretty much a realist...dont believe in horoscopes, fortune tellers, etc... but when it comes down to being jinxed...well, thats a whole other ballgame!
- I bought an incredible lot of war memorabilia (I live in Canada, where its legal to buy/sell US war medals) belonging to a Vietnam Veteran, who donated them to a church charity shop prior to his death. He said his family didnt want them. Can you believe it? I'm not a pro war person, but I couldnt imagine a family not wanting something like this. There is his purple heart, and the pin which accompanies it, a marksmanship medal, a vietnam medal, a brass lighter with 'Ask not what your country..." , and a sketch of a naked girl on it, his dog tags, and patches from his uniform. It was a real history lesson for me and my family, looking at this mans very personal memorabilia. Very grounding.
My iphone didnt take the best photos, but it gives you an idea. I dont think I'd ever sell them, I just bought them really to preserve them.