While the United States Congress is screaming back-and-forth over combating debt plans, good news came out for Michigan residents today. Over the past year, the mitten has seen each resident’s average debt load drop by four percent, the eighth best decrease in the nation.
My last sibling, Celeste, was born in October 1944. My dad had wanted to join the Sea Bees but my mother would have none of that. So five years after Frank, mother decided that it was time to have her “out of the draft” baby, and I got a little sister! My dad was furious because his buddies were going into the Sea Bees. But since he was doing an important defense job making intricate little wooden boxes used to ship sensitive bombsights in, plus my mother’s appeal to the draft board, of which my Uncle Leon, dad’s brother, was a member, he was deferred for a year. By the time the year was over in October 1945, the War had ended!
Ever seen model tanks the pipeline crossing of the Tanana? Incredible engineering feat, but, militarily, a prime target for any who wish to disrupt the flow of oil.
Hurricane Katrina revealed W’s racism. Everyone knows how quick and effective the federal government is at disaster relief. W managed to delay the response so that more African-Americans could die. I’m sure that as Haiti is cleaned up the truth will come out about his reach into that tiny island.
Hiking the Israel National Trail has become a huge hit in Israeli culture. Young adults approaching their mandatory Military Miniatures service see the journey as a ceremony of passing from childhood to adulthood. Some of the hikers walk the trail as a preparation for their big trip after the army (a common phenomenon for Israelis) and others take advantage of the opportunity for family time on the trail. Some walk the trail as a part of their Bar / Bat EUR” Mitzva celebrations and others celebrate their anniversaries. Some hikers celebrate their retirement on the trail, and hikers over the age of 80 have been found taking the journey of hiking Israel.
The most popular headstone material is either bronze, granite, or marble. So, after finding out what the cemetery will allow and knowing your budget will determine the type of headstone being used. While doing this, the color, style, and engravings will be chosen.
Visiting Alcatraz this summer will be one of the most memorable parts of your summer trip. The exhibits in the museum will have you thinking about the men who were sentenced to spend years on the rock. You will see their human side. And the gardens are a great place to come and reflect on all you have learned.