Seventy-eight years ago, the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the empire of Japan. And although I wasn’t there – I wasn’t even born! – I’m still remembering it. Continue reading “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day”
Happy Krampusnacht, everyone. Continue reading “Crud & Krampus”
It’s a cool, windy day here at the beach. Continue reading “Saturday Morning Frappuccino”
November 11, 2019 Continue reading “Veterans Day”
Okay. Maybe it’s a *little bit* personal. Continue reading “It’s Nothing Personal”
Normally in this space I’d tell you about what books I’m reading. Today will be a little different. Continue reading “Teaser Tuesday: I’m Booked!”
The following account is based on interviews given by Thomas J. Poole in 1955, 1989, and 2014/2015. Continue reading “Pearl Harbor in the First Person”
December 7. Missing my friend Mr Tom more than ever today. Grateful for Tryon Palace recognizing him last year, and for taking this picture.
My friend and grandfather Mr Tom passed on earlier today. He will be greatly missed as he was greatly loved.
This photo was taken at (and by) Tryon Palace on Pearl Harbor Day, where he was the guest of honor. It may be one of my favorite pictures of him.
Before you now appears the militia of Christ’s triumph.
Tom Poole: 1918-2017, USN (Ret), WWII veteran of Pearl Harbor and D-Day, the greatest man I have ever known.