An Old Man’s Observations on the Observance of Memorial Day
By Ken Hamilton on Monday, May 28, 2012
- War is hell . . . is an untruth, as Hell is a defined region of torture and torment and only exists for those Believers of Heaven, while war is borderless, and being unfettered devours equally the innocent and guilty, the sinners and saints, the Believers and non-believers.
- War is loneliness . . . an ever present heavy shadow dragging along behind, making each step a drudgery, always on the periphery of your vision never allowing you to fully confront its life draining visage.
- War is heartache . . . like a fiery spike in your heart and a relentless kick in the gut over and over again each time your mind drops its defenses, allowing the hurtful memories to regain a foothold.
Ruth Harrison Cullifer, nickname 'BoBo' passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011, after a brief illness. She was born September 3, 1944, and was only 66 years old. Mrs. Harrison was preceded in death by her brother James Sidney Harrison.