No, Freedom Isn't Free
I hear the sound of taps one night, When everything was still,
I listened to the bugler play, And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times, That taps had meant "Amen,"
When a flag draped a coffin, of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children, Of the mothers and the wives,
Of the fathers, sons and husbands, With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard, At the bottom of the sea,
Of unmarked graves in Arlington. No, freedom isn't free.
Larry.. since you threw that in, I gotta do my favorite:
"The statesmen stand, and prattle on
Ten Thousand miles from here.
They cannot feel the bullets,
They cannot taste the fear.
They contemplate, negotiate
and Tally up the score.
While my brothers die like candles
in the wind of senseless war."
Harry Foxwell, Sgt. U.S. Army (Ret.)
1st Infantry Div. Charlie Company
Republic of Vietnam
yeah, my old HS buddy Doug and I were gonna start out in Denver, drive up to
Red Lodge, do the Beartooth, then YNP and out the N Entrance, then spend a
few days re-tracing L&C's route across the mountains, from near present-day
Dillon Mt, across the Lemhi's to the Salmon River, then across the Lost
Trail Pass, then over the Lolo Pass to the Columbia watershed
shit..........the BT is such a great drive; now we'll have to go thru
f*cking Cody ('little Jackson') and over the Chief Joseph, might take a
dead-end run up to the top of the BT just for grins, if they even open the
western side this year
hours following the family thru the arts side--bored as hell and damned near
took a nap on a bench.I didn't notice the other side till we was walking
out. The next day I spent the 4-5 hours going thru the good side and who
knows where all the women went. What really gets me is when I get talking
and find out how many relocated easterners are out there.The first year we
went west, we stopped for a week in the Big Horns. The guy that owned the
place we stayed at was from Cleveland. I run into that alot out there.
Looks like it will seat 6 or 7. Or in your case it would be a 2 person.
While I have your attention, I answered the email you sent on the 19th about
the stuff in your eye. Did you get it or are you being ignorant? <VBG>
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