Saturday, May 25, 2013


The expression "He Who Dies With The Most Toys Wins" came to my mind when I saw this license plate.  I am not sure what exactly the expression is about because when the person died, it won't matter how many fancy cars he has or how large his earthly possession was.
When I was in Michigan, my boss told me about someone he knew who loved his Corvette so much that he kept saying he wanted to be buried in it.  Well, he got his wish but not in the way he wanted.  He was in an accident and died immediately on impact.  The Corvette was completely destroyed.  His wife had the car crushed to the size and buried it in the same grave.  Remember to be careful what you wish or pray for.  When it comes to prayer, sometimes the prayer that went unanswered is the best prayer answered.
I also thought Memorial Day is supposed to be a day of remembrance of the courage and sacrifice of our servicemen and women who gave their lives protecting freedom and liberty.  To most people, it is just another big sale dayWe used to attend Memorial Day Ceremony at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery but after a few years, we did not care to sit for hours listening to politicians making speeches about themselves.  We decided that it would be better to attend Memorial Mass at our church.  This year, after Mass we plan to take part in a Ceremony that pays tribune to a soldier (a St. Louis native) who was recently killed in Afghanistan.  His name will be inscribed on the War Memorial monument.  I hope there will be no boring speeches (and no teleprompter, please) from politicians!

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