Ruby Tuesday II – Red White and Blue

It felt so good to be out with my camera yesterday, capturing moments from Memorial Day in my town. While Lansdale is a growing suburban community, it is days like today that it still has that small town America feeling. Not sporting much red, but too cute not to share! Just might have been my … [Read more…]

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Monday Mellow Yellow – Memorial Day, Lansdale, PA

Memorial Day is coming to a close here in the US. When you think of Memorial Day, and patriotism, you generally think of red, white and blue. At the ceremonies I attended today, however, there was an abundance of yellow too. Yellow roses laid at the memorials to honor those who served and gave their … [Read more…]

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Letters from Robin – Final Words – 03-07-1969

Today’s letter is the last letter my family received from Robin. I felt it fitting to share this letter on Memorial Day. In a short while, I will head out with my mother to meet up with several family members to attend the Memorial Day parade and ceremonies in our town, Lansdale, PA. After the … [Read more…]

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Letters from Robin – 12 Tons of Rice

  Today’s letter is from 4 January 1969. I love that when you read the P.S. page that this letter went on ambush with Robin! This letter was written three weeks before the previous two letters I had posted. He also speaks of the Christmas tree we sent him. I have included pictures of that … [Read more…]

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Letters from Robin – Operation Russell Beach #2 – 1/27/69

      Memorial Day weekend is here. The unofficial beginning of summer. The very warm weather we enjoyed for several days last week has turned very chilly and windy! I feel like we are back in March. “Selfishly” I am happy that Memorial Day itself is forcasted to have high of 74 and sunny. … [Read more…]

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Letters from Robin – Operation Russell Beach #1 – 1/25/69

Thanks for stopping by again today! I love the connections that my decision to share Robin’s letters on my blog have made for me. I never would have thought I would have so many of Robin’s brothers from Vietnam, none so far that knew him personally, but all who shared a common bond, would be … [Read more…]

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Letters from – Battalion Recon

The letter I am sharing today was written about three weeks after Robin arrived in Vietnam. I found this letter interesting as he writes details on a mission. . I’m including a link to the Alpha Company 4/3 Sitreps for Sept 1968. Sitreps are situation reports for every day. I am not sure exactly what … [Read more…]

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Letters from Robin – Destination Chu Lai – 9/12/1968

Today I am sharing the first letter Robin sent home once he arrived in Vietnam. It amazes me that at 18 years old he did not seem afraid. He has chosen this as his path in life after high school and in reading all of the letters he seemed “at ease”, with that choice. I … [Read more…]

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Letters from Robin – Brotherly Advice – 10/08/1968

I thought in this week leading up to Memorial Day that I would share some of the letters we received from my brother Robin while he served in the US Army in Vietnam. Robin entered the Army in September,1967 after having graduated from North Penn High School in Lansdale, PA. Entering the service was Robin’s … [Read more…]

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Weekend Randomness and Memorial Day Moments

Wow, it was another hot weekend, that went way too fast! I worked on Saturday, but had Sunday and Memorial Day off, two days off in a row, as I’ve mentioned before, is a treat in retail. I will now pay with six days straight INCLUDING both next Saturday and Sunday! Oh well! I’ll have … [Read more…]

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