I love how black and white looks - like Sally said there is no color to distract you from the story found in the picture. I thought this week's photo shoot would be fun, but the weather has not been cooperative - cold and overcast out. Plus this week I was feeling very blah. I was thinking about the military a lot and missing my friends and time I spent in (though I have no desire to re-join) I was just missing the camaraderie.
So, I thought I would go to the American Legion (a few miles down the road from mom's house) and take pictures of the memorial wall they have with bricks with service members name on them. I love that they have a wall for those who have served in the Lafayette area. I really need to talk to my cousins and see about having a brick for my gramps and I need to talk to my brother about getting one for my dad.
What I would love to know is the stories behind each of those bricks. What each of those people did during their time in the service: where were they stationed; what was their job; why did they join; how they felt while they were in and how they felt when they got out (did they feel as lost as I did when I got out). There are so many stories and I would love to know them. I am lucky enough to have the letters my gramps wrote while he was in the South Pacific. I really wish I could have got my other grandpa to talk of his time in the European Theater but he wouldn't. He said it was over with and didn't want to think about it. Those lost stories we will never know - how tragic!
Okay - enough of being depressing (sorry). This is what I took pictures of this week and played in Pixlr.
|Mom bought a brick for me and my grandpa (her dad) I love how we|
are together on the wall
|My Uncle Gerald - KIA during WWII|