Yesterday we attended the Veterans Day observances at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery. As always, it was nice to be around like-minded people - there is always that feeling of "family."
This is the view from where my parents are buried. There is a bench there I like to sit at and look out toward the mountains. The crowds for Veterans Day were far from where I was, so while I could still hear the commotion, it was quiet enough to hear the sounds of frogs nearby.
The next time up here will be the annual Wreaths Across America.
It is beautiful to see all the Christmas wreaths on the headstones.
After we left, we headed toward Applebees for their free Veteran Meal for the husband. Ran into a few more Veteran friends who were funny. They are single - so they got up early and hit IHOP for the free breakfast. Then Applebees for lunch and then they were planning to go to Cattlemens for dinner. In between, they picked up a voucher for a free meal at Red Lobster to be used by the end of Nov and they even picked up a free personal pizza. They were mighty pleased with themselves.
Fall has arrived. Although it is not cold at all during the day - we're enjoying 70 degrees but it does get a bit nippy in the morning.
A good friend who lives in Jerusalem finally checked in - we knew she was far from the border but still, she is in her late 70s, alone and yeah we got concerned. She wrote:
It’s Shabbat and I’m sitting on the balcony with Bible in hand looking out over the view. Children are playing as parents are slowly awaking. I cannot help wonder what will happen in the next few weeks. There is war going on in other parts of our country…but here in Jerusalem, it’s quiet. Won’t last long…but we know who wins!
Well, it's time for me to close - I can hear the husband in the kitchen with his "pizza-making music" going on - that means It's PIZZA TIME. We usually have it on Saturday night but after our big lunch yesterday we were still full and didn't have any dinner. We had Dutch apple pie instead! 👍