Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memorial Weekend

I'm now an American citizen, but not American by birth. I do owe a debt of gratitude to  American servicemen and women who, during my early childhood during World War 2, came to the aid of Britain. Many fell in action, and the majority of those who were fortunate enough to return home will by now have passed on. Without the assistance of those Americans to our own brave military men and women in those dark and terrible days, it's hard to know how my beloved native Britain could have survived.

"Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them."
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nothing of interest on the medical front right now. My next appointments will be in early July: a PET scan, with doctor follow-ups a week later. I am, therefore, trying to enjoy these "free" weeks as much as possible - it's a 'smiling under lockdown' kind of thing. :)


Wisewebwoman said...

War is truly complex in all its manifestations, the death and destruction and greed reigning supreme. The victors writing the history. Women erased for the most part in their role in the "spoils", etc.

Oh, I do go on.

I'm so glad you are feeling chipper enough to write today and enjoy the "24" we call it here.


Bob said...


Glad to "see" you. Don't know if you will remember me as I haven't posted in a long time.

Bob Nicewander - unique(underscore)astrology. I developed a progressed lunar return technique.

I have a post in the "Astrology, Spirituality & Alternative Healing (Group)" on the DemocraticUnderground site.

Post name: tRump's inaug chart

It is just the images of tRump's inauguration chart and that chart progressed to election night with election night transits around them. The natal has transit Saturn and Pluto straddling it's MC. It's progression has transit Saturn and Pluto straddling the ASC. Not looking like a good night for him.

Enjoy your respite. Best wishes for you.

Twilight said...

Wisewebwoman ~ Ooh - I'm glad you said that, WWW - about women service folk oft being forgotten. I had specified "servicewomen" as well as men in one remark above, then forgot when "military men" just rolled off the keyboard later, quite unthinkingly! I shall have to blame the alliteration! I've now put that to rights. (Slapped wrists, Twilight!)

I hope that your weekend is enjoyable, WWW - and as anxiety- and pain-free as possible.

Twilight said...

Bob ~ Hi there! Yes, I do remember you, from back in my astrology days on this blog.
I hope that the planets are telling us what we'd most like to know, Bob, and we'll be able to say "Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish" at last. Thank you for pointing out your findings, and for your good wishes.

Hope all is well with you, and that you have a good weekend.

R J Adams said...

Just so long as we can keep on smilin', eh, Twilight. "Some days are diamond, some days are stone," as the old song (best ever version by John Denver, in my humble opinion) so aptly related.
If you fancy a listen:

Keep on smilin'. ;-)

Twilight said...

RJ Adams ~ That's a favourite of mine too, RJ! Yes, a fixed grin might be all most can manage these days - things getting worse, especially in many in Minneapolis too. Still - protest IS needed - but will anything change I wonder?