…At Your Fingertips

A little bit of movies, great authors, fabulous books, thoughts, ideas, motivation, inspiration and magic!

  • NOW at Amazon Worldwide

  • Also available in Kindle Format on Amazon!
  • GASP!  I wrote a cookbook, also!
  • Nominated 2009-2012

  • From my fabulous readers

  • I’ve been reviewed by:

  • Say NO to PIRACY!

    Since the explosion of e-books on the market, e-piracy has been a horrendous problem for all authors.

    A free book? Many readers will look at the prospect as a dream come true, but readers are unaware of e-piracy's consequences.

    E-piracy takes money (our bread and butter) right out of our pockets and, in 2009, has taken BILLIONS of sales dollars from hardworking authors.

    If E-piracy continues, authors will be forced to stop producing e-books. Publishers might have to encrypt books, raising costs, and making it impossible for readers to share or use on multiple e-readers.

    All books (including e-books) have a copyright. If you're caught uploading, transferring, selling, copying, or sharing an e-book, you can be fined $250,000.

    E-piracy is the same as stealing.

    Please support all authors in their fight against the dreaded e-piracy and say "NO" to anyone offering you a free copy of an e-book (other than an author).

A Day to Remember

Posted by tamelaquijas on June 6, 2012

Robert Capa, Normandy, Omaha Beach, June 6th, 1944Nearly 30 years ago, I began researching my family history.  Some of you might find the subject boring, but I find it’s fascinating.  Our families did a lot to get where they are in the world today, and many have become forgotten over the years, their struggles and sacrifices having become lost with their passing.

Among those many people I have in my family tree, military service was a rite of passage.  A person did what they could for their newly adopted country, and they served right alongside many others that shaped our lives.  From the Revolutionary War to the war we fight nowadays, their sacrifices are something that should never be forgotten.

Unfortunately, many of our youth has forgotten.

Today, of all days, was a significant part of World War II that our children don’t recall.

I remember the critical points of this day, due to the tales that were told by my great-uncles and my grandfather.  When I lived in Germany, my father took us to this beach and explained the importance of that simple tract of land.  It’s an isolated beach and, when I went, shadowed by dark storm clouds and buffeted by a gray expanse of freezing ocean.  At that time, I couldn’t imagine so many young men doing the unthinkable, putting their lives on the line in a strange county, for an operation that didn’t quite go as planned.

Not being able to share the same experience with my children, I’ve pulled out the old, faded photographs to share with them.  We’ve watched the struggles of the young soldiers that changed the course of the war in such tear-jerking films as Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, and I’ve told them the stories of my uncles, all gone now to their eternal resting place…

Today, on June 6, 1944, the Allied forces crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France.  Their bravery and heroism became a turning point to World War II.  This strategic invasion became known as D-Day.

My heartfelt thanks and utmost respect goes out to the servicemen involved in that operation and their families.

About these ads

One Response to “A Day to Remember”

  1. Loved this thank for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 216 other followers

%d bloggers like this: