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Past and Present people of interest!

stubby


Sgt. Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He was in the trenches in France for 18 months, survived being gassed and went on to warn his unit of incoming gas attacks and artillery shelling; he located wounded soldiers, and helped capture a German spy. After the war, he was the Georgetown Hoyas’ mascot.

a bit of history


    Soldier going ashore on D-Day, – by Robert Capa, June 6, 1944 At 6:31 a.m. Robert Capa landed in the first wave on Omaha Beach. He captured ‘bloody Omaha’ in what turned out to be a world famous photo sequence. Capa described the morning, “After the pre-invasion breakfast at 3 am with hot cakes, sausages, eggs and coffee, served on the invasion ship by white-coated waiters, at 4 am the invasion barges were lowered down into the rough sea. The men from my barge waded in the water. I paused for a moment on the gangplank to take my first real picture of the invasion. The boatswain who was in a hurry to get the hell out of there, mistook my picture-taking attitude for explicable hesitation, and helped me make up my mind with a well-aimed kick in the rear. The water was cold and the beach still more than a hundred yards away. The bullets tore holes in the water around me and I made for the nearest steel obstacle.” His three …

Mail! Mail!


I got my book from Eldad today!  It is wonderful!  I wanted to give a huge thank you to Eldad for the book and for everything he and his beautiful wife, Audrey are doing to help save stray, shelter and injured dogs.  It is such a joy to know there are people like them in the world.  I found this poem online.  The Prayer of a Stray.  I would like to dedicate it to Audrey and Eldad and say that you two angels have answered some of these dogs prayers!  Sincerely, Chris   The Prayer Of A Stray Dear God, please send me somebody who’ll care! I’m tired of running, I’m sick with despair. My body is aching, it’s so racked with pain. And dear God I pray as I run in the rain, that someone will love me and give me a home. A warm cozy bed I can call my own. My last owner neglected me and chased me away to rummage in garbage and live as a stray. But now, God, I’m …

Eldad Hagar- someone you should know!


If you have $10 to spare and love dogs, you might want to buy this book by Eldad Hagar.  http://www.hopeforpaws.org/  Go here http://www.flickr.com/photos/eldad75/sets/72157603933491130/ to view some of the many dogs this wonderful person (and his wonderful wife!) have rescued.  This ones name is Fifi!  :) This is one minute after this dog was scheduled to be put to sleep.  Elphy found a home! Eldad kissing one of his foster dogs, Rosie. This is Bradley and here is his story: “We rescued Bradley from the shelter last night, and today I took him to a neurologist. The doctor had only sad news for Bradley… We agreed he should go to sleep and not suffer this severe hydrocephalus. (as you can see, his head is weirdly shaped due to a lot of fluids in his head / brain). I didn’t want to let him go yet, so from the vet I took Bradley to the beach, I sat with him, played with him, and I fed him many cheeseburgers and fried chicken. We sat there for two hours, and after …

Michelle Obama


A really nice interview of Michelle Obama by Oprah.  Maybe you caught it already.    I just read it for the first time and thought I’d share it for those who haven’t read it.  Here are some excerpts: On the responsibilities of women these days: Oprah: And how do we change the perception of what women should be able to handle? Parents have always needed help—but our generation decided that women should somehow do everything. Yet for thousands and thousands of years, parents had kids so that the kids could help them! Michelle Obama: And we once lived in small enough communities where people could help each other. Families were together. That’s how I grew up. My grandmother lived around the corner, my grandfather lived two blocks away, they each lived with aunts and uncles. My paternal grandparents lived maybe ten blocks away. It was rare to see a family where one person was trying to cook, clean, watch the kids, do it all. You always had a community. But nowadays people have to move …