REMEMBERING - November 11,2001


Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Nov 11,2001,07:33   Archive
The other day my husband was asked by an American why he was wearing a red poppy. The explanation is to remember ALL the wars on November 11th and the poem by Canadian Dr.John McCrae (1872-1918) who wrote:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow, Between the crosses, row on row.
That mark our place, and in the sky, The Larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead, Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie, In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Perhaps others haven't heard this poem and would be interested.

June in Toronto where the bagpipes will be playing in church for Remembrance Day and we will especially remember 2 months after September 11th, 2001.

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Re : REMEMBERING - November 11,2001 --- June in Toronto
Posted by Christel-California , Nov 11,2001,10:39 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks, June, for sharing the poem, I had not heard it before and find it touching. Will there ever be a world without wars?

Christel in Ca. who likes the sound of bagpipes. My favorite is "Amazing Grace" played by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Nov 11,2001,15:13 Top of Thread Archive
Hi June,

Thanks for reminding us of this very meaningful poem. It's message is timeless.

We had a very impressive service at our small community church today. It was devoted to Veterans' Day with patriotic songs, etc., and all veterans were acknowledged by the young people with a flag and a lapel pin made of safety pins and beads (imagene most of you hae seen them). The service ended with Taps being played on a bugle

This is certainly a day for us to remember the past and hope and pray for peaceful times in the future. Doesn't look too promising, however.

Sally in North Idaho BEB/Meige Sunny and warm enough to go without a coat today.




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Nov 11,2001,17:54 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Sally, Lynn Johnston - the Canadian cartoonist who draws "For Better for Worse" (she has dystonia and gave us a benefit concert in May) - drew April (aged about 6-7) asking grandpa if she could buy a poppy. Lynn then drew April remembering the twin towers in New York. I believe this November 11th Remembrance Day has a whole new meaning for the young people. All we can do is keep praying for world peace.

June in Toronto where it was a lovely sunny day.




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Posted by colleen , Nov 11,2001,18:13 Top of Thread Archive
Hi June thanks for the poem we all need to remember.
At hour 11 day 11 month 11 1918 my Father who was 20 year
old came out of the trench he was in.Not many in his outfit
could stand.
Veterans day was always special to us.
God Bless Colleen in IL



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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Nov 11,2001,21:37 Top of Thread Archive
Hi June, That is my favorite cartoon and I had a tear with that story line today. She has such a way with portraying life as it is.

Sally in North Idaho where I have the window cracked open a bit tonight.




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Posted by Delaine Inman , Nov 11,2001,17:51 Top of Thread Archive
I have always loved that poem, but haven't read it in years. Thanks so much for posting it. It is odd that today is Veterans Day and 2 months since 9-11. The Sunday Morning Show on CBS had a piece about a man who has written a book from letters he requested of Soldiers and their loved ones who wrote to one other during wars through the years. It really touched me and brought back memories.
From June of 1967 until June of 1968 I wrote to someone in Vietnam while I was a Senior at Perry County High School. His Mom had been a patient when I worked as a nurse's aide in the Nursing Home in my home town. She had a stroke at 42 years of age and couldn't write or speak so I wrote him and read her all his letters he sent to me. He was four years older than me and I had seen him only 2 or three times before he left. It didn't hurt that he was tall, dark and handsome, but I wrote because he asked me to and because his Mother could not write to him. He was like my "Dear Diary", only the letters began with "Dear Lindy" and his ended with "Love Lindy". My Dad was our rural mail carrier and he paid for every stamp and there were hundreds of them during that year. He use to ask me, "How on earth do you have this much to say to him?" I saw him the night he came home from Vietnam for about an hour. He asked me to marry him and go to Oklahoma after his leave was up in a month. My older sister had started to college, but dropped out and got married after one semester and it really disappointed my parents. I had a full academic scholarship to Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis, TN and was suppose to leave for school in 3 weeks. I told him it would break my parents' hearts if I missed this opportunity to get a free education and I really wanted to be a nurse. I didn't see him anymore while he was on leave. He married someone else at the end of the month that he had known before he went to Vietnam. I ran into him 21 years later when his brother had heart surgery and we talked several times over a 2 day period. It has been over 12 years since I had seen or spoken to him. Today I looked him up on the internet and called him and wished him Happy Veterans Day and thanked him for his 26 years of service to his country. He said no one had ever done that before and that I had made his day. I have thought of him often and prayed that he was healthy and happy. We talked for over an hour and he seems to be both. He has been married to Barbara for over 33 years.
I hope every Soldier who defends this country and freedom in this world has someone who cares, prays, and writes to them. It was an experience I wouldn't have traded for the world. I watched the evening news and prayed for him every night until he came home. It made me realize at a young age that war is Hell and not a John Wayne movie. Everyone deserves to live without fear and hunger. God Bless all Soldiers who fight for peace and freedom for Americans and every other person around the world.



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Nov 11,2001,17:58 Top of Thread Archive
What a beautiful story Delaine - you and Lindy have a very special friendship going that will last a lifetime - thanks for sharing.

June in Toronto




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Nov 11,2001,21:44 Top of Thread Archive
Delaine, I love your novels. Keep them coming!

Sally in North Idaho




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Posted by Dee in OR , Nov 12,2001,12:00 Top of Thread Archive
Dear June,

Thank you so much for posting this poem and for remembering. I am proud to be a U.S. Navy Veteran and I LOVE bagpipes too, especially Amazing Grace.

Dee in OR




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Posted by Carol Brown , Nov 12,2001,20:33 Top of Thread Archive
Hi June!

What a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing. I just had to respond to this, because I wrote a poem entitled:

Remembering November 11, 2001

I have been shocked into silence
not knowing quite what to say
and I'm still in utter disbelief
and absolute total dismay

The horror that I saw that day
when I turned on my TV set
is more than I can ever describe
nor one I will ever forget.

But there is one thing I have to say:
We all just need to stay strong
and support this nation for which we stand
and in which we all belong.

We must have faith we will succeed
and believe we have nothing to fear
for this great country in which we live
will surely persevere.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Carol in Naselle, WA




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Nov 13,2001,08:58 Top of Thread Archive
Carol, you have a beautiful way with words - do you write often?

June in Toronto, where it is to be 13decC today - quite wonderful for Nov. 13th




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Posted by Carol Brown , Nov 13,2001,19:10 Top of Thread Archive
Hi June,

Thank you. I like to write poetry as a hobby. I don't do too much, but think it's a fun hobby. I have some poetry on poetry.com. If you go into that website, type in Brown, Carol in "search for author". You will then see a list of carol a browns pop up on the left-hand side of the screen. Scroll down to the first Carol Ann Brown that you see. Those are my poems. Thank goodness I used my middle name. If I knew there were so many Carol Browns in the world, I would have used a pen name.

Hope you are doing well. My next appointment for botox is December 19, but my eyes are already starting to get weird on me. I usually go every three months.

Carol in Naselle, WA where it is absolutely pouring down raining. This is why Washingtonian's have web feet.




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Posted by Joann Humphrey , Nov 13,2001,19:21 Top of Thread Archive
Carol, I read all of your poems, & loved every one. Thanks
Joann



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Nov 14,2001,11:17 Top of Thread Archive
I enjoyed reading your poetry Carol, you obviously have talent. How old is Marion Lee I wonder? "A Real Bargain" might be appreciated on this bb as, in the past, there has been quite a bit of talk about chooks - as they appear to be called in Australia! Go for it.

I'm hoping to hold out on my botox injections until the new year - as am travelling a little in December and find that so difficult with the side affects I get (which last 4-6 weeks for me) and make life miserable (not that the beb doesn't:-).

June in Toronto where its a fabulous day - mild.




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Posted by Carol Brown , Nov 15,2001,13:05 Top of Thread Archive
Hi June,

Glad you enjoyed my poetry. It's fun. Marion Lea is just 9 years old and is the light of my life. Of course she was younger when I wrote the poem.

What sort of side effects do you get with the botox? I'm wondering if maybe you're getting too strong of a dose.

Carol in Naselle where it is still raining. We're going to have to get our rubber boat out. You can e-mail me if you wish.




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Nov 15,2001,16:35 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Carol, I get 900 units of botox - approx every 4-5 months. I started out at much less and graduated to this amount over a 4-year period (had beb for 7 years now) - less doesn't seem to do me any good. The side effects I get are: sinus (or tearing) (am going to check out injection point at inner corner of nose next time I see the doc. to see if this is causing it); double vision (sometimes); blurred vision (always); very painful eyes (feels like barbed wire holding them open), to name a few. The side effects last anywhere from 4-8 weeks and that's why I like to be home where I can cosy up and me kind to myself, rather than travelling. Thanks for asking.

Enjoy Marion Lee - we have a grandaughter, aged 11 (Aerin), and, although we have limited access to her, we enjoy her when we can - they grow up so quickly don't they?

June in Toronto (beb/meige) where it was a dull (lovely on the eyes) but very mild day.




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Posted by catherine pender , Nov 15,2001,17:46 Top of Thread Archive
June.

In your posting you said you get 900 units. I believe that it comes in 100 unit doses so does that mean you get 9 100 units of botox?. I pay 385.00 for 100 units but only use about 35 units since my surgery and I don not know what they do with the rest.
Just had my shots yesterday. Used Elma cream which helped some but I do have one spot that is extremely painful. Will try the nose touching next time.

Catherine




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Nov 16,2001,12:43 Top of Thread Archive
I meant 90 units Catherine - at 900 I think I'd have a completely numb face - thanks for catching my typo. Glad the Emla cream helped you some.

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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poetry

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Posted by Delaine Inman , Nov 14,2001,13:46 Top of Thread Archive
Please email me. I have questions about poetry.com that I'd like to discuss with you. Thanks.



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Posted by Delaine Inman , Nov 13,2001,10:48 Top of Thread Archive
Beautiful Poem, thanks for sharing.



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Posted by kathy , Nov 16,2001,05:05 Top of Thread Archive
great! carol. straight from the heart.



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Posted by Alan Phair , Nov 13,2001,07:58 Top of Thread Archive
June, thanks for mreminding me about "In Flanders Field". I can remember learning the poem while a grade school student in an English class where we were studying poetry. Poetry wa big in our town back then as Robert Frost lived in the my city town and we were quite proud of him.

To this day, I still remember all the words. Isn't that strange how I never thought of it until you brought it up but recited it as I was reading it. The only thing that I remembered different and I am sure that I am wrong is that I thought it started "In Flanders field where the poppies grow (not blow). I guess my memory isn't that good after all....Thanks again.

By the way, I think that I had mentioned how I had finally had one person say thank you to me for serving in Vietnam recently. Well, we had a Mass at our parish last weekend and they had a service for the Veterans. I had actually dozens of people come up to me and say thank you. I guess maybe times are changing for the better after all and patriotism is real.




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Nov 13,2001,09:08 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Alan, I think most people don't know if the original poem said "poppies blow" or "poppies grow" - but "blow" is in the version I have. I'm glad people are now recognizing men and women who have served to save our countries in the many wars - its taken September 11th to accomplish this I think. Thank you.

June in Toronto(beb/meige)




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