“So if it’s true that we’re seeing an unprecedented 40% spike in deaths among working-age Americans [age 18-64], don’t be surprised if those people died or took their own lives because their own government and media scared them out of [hospital and doctor visits and] taking care of themselves.”
“He had a fantastic community around this blog and I want you all to know how much he appreciated your friendship over the years. This blog kept him honest and reading back over his entries the past several days, I can hear his voice and I’m immensely thankful to have it. I like to picture Dad in heaven with Danny Taylor and Fat Guy Scott, having a big dog romp with Tuco.” —by his BFF Cait
Save a spot for me at the everlasting picnic, y’all.
Posted onMay 5, 2021|Comments Off on Russ’s tombstone in the works
Woodward Monument Company, in Woodward, Oklahoma (about 50 miles east of Higgins, Texas) is snail mailing me a contract, which I will return with half the payment and the other half due on setup in the Higgins Cemetery. For a slant stone. So the ball is rolling.
UPDATE: It’s got some serious rolling to do, probably won’t be set up until November or December. Backlogs on granite delivery all over the place. Including at Woodward. Snail mail, indeed. Six days later the contract has yet to be mailed. Taking their time, out there in small-town America.
Steve Hamblin, a classmate in Infantry OCS, writes to the group after I posted the Second of the third:
“Still thinking about Wheat losing most of his platoon. My God that must have haunted him. There are no words. Vietnam is long over but there remain walking wounded among us and sometimes we learn too late who they are.”