Happy Veteran's Day...
To all that served: thank you.
"Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938." - history.com/topics/ holidays/veterans-day-facts
“It was Sister Philomena that gave me the inside dope on childbirth. You’ll never believe this one: she told me that Uterus isn’t a planet in our solar system Uranus is. Uranus? I howled at that and so did the nuns. I can’t even say Uranus with a straight face: Ha ha. Sister Philomena had some dice in a little change purse dangling from her rosary beads, so we, uh, played craps in a back chapel. The sisters took four weeks’ pay from me. Sister gave me two shots of Jim Beam. The ladies were very attractive in their uniforms I must say: I wondered if any of the expecting fathers ever hit on the nuns even though the women could well have been devout Catholics. And, of course, the mothers were, uh, having babies in the next room screamin, yellin, and cussin like longshoremen as the tortured vessels of a man’s animalistic lust."
Please give to the VFW (Veteran's of Foreign Wars): 406 West 36th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64111/ 816-756-3390/ and:
34 Field Street/ Belfast, Maine 04915/ 207-338-2358.
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