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Sunday Catch Up

June 11th, 2017 at 08:57 pm

It's Sunday afternoon. The outside temp is hot and it's windy. Glad we have air conditioning and can afford to run it.

I've paid bills and updated a few things. I'm getting ready to enjoy a book for part of the afternoon. I know I certainly get my money's worth from the public library. DH has watered some of his vegetables that are in pots that have dried out so quickly. I picked a little lettuce and washed it and put it in the chill chest for tonight's cold supper of sandwiches.

I was doing a little research the other night. I'm not dedicated enough to actually buy a subscription so I just search for stuff that I can find that is free. Just for kicks I typed in the name of a great uncle who died in World War I. I knew very little about him other than his name and that he died in the war. Well, I discovered that he is buried in a cemetery in Iraq and that he fought for England. I knew the family had come to America in 1902, but didn't realize he was in the English military. I also didn't know there was a cemetery in Iraq for casualties of World War I and World War II. Unfortunately the cemetery isn't in very good shape due to folks looting and tearing it up. That's unfortunate, but it isn't limited to Iraq. Why people feel the need to desecrate cemeteries is beyond me.

Hope you all had a great weekend. I hear that book calling!

7 Responses to “Sunday Catch Up”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    The Mesopotamian front in WWI was very interesting, but WWI is one of my things. What book is calling, rob?

  2. rob62521 Says:

    MEC: The book is a series of Miss Julia by Ann B. Ross. This one is "Miss Julia Strikes Back. A friend suggested this series and I've read two so far and they are quite interesting.

    My husband is a WWII buff, but he didn't realize about the cemetery. Kind of sad, really, to think so many are interred there and because of the looting and danger, the cemetery isn't visited or being taken care of. How did you get interested in WWI?

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I am interested in WWII and the more you learn about it, the more your interest spills over into WWI since the WWI was so instrumental in leading up to WWII.

    It's sad and ironic that WWI was known as "the war to end all wars." These wars had such a great impact on so many people, and yet, just a generation or two later, we largely forget the details.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    In fact, if there were a really good chronicle of both world wars, I would be very interested to read it because it can be hard to piece together the whole timeline of events across many different nations.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Uhmm--geek story to follow. My dissertation was on WWI nurses' diaries, and my DH used to run a WWI internet discussion list. We've been to many of the WWI cemeteries in France and Belgium; they're very much visited by Brits.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    MEC -- not a Geek story...very interesting. DH's husband was a tank commander under Patton in WWII so that is his fascination with WWII.

    PS -- I am not aware of a good chronicle of both World Wars -- perhaps someone else knows...

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    MEC - that must've been fascinating to research!

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