Friday, September 4, 2009

A Few Skies for Friday and a Request

I know I mentioned that I would try to get my post about Baltimore up and running today but alas, I've still got a bit more work to do on it so thought that I would instead post a few pictures that I took on a short break from work yesterday evening. I had hoped to take a few pictures of the beautiful full moon but I still haven't acquired the art of taking lunar shots yet and they all look like the sky with a light bulb hanging in the middle of it! Lucky for me, there were some beautiful clouds in the evening sky, though, and no special skills were needed to capture their colors ...

On another definitely less-than-beautiful note, I'd like to take a moment to ask all of you to pop over to the blog of a friend who was just recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins' lymphoma and who began his chemotherapy treatment yesterday. Even if you don't like Sarge Charlie's politics or always agree with him you have to admit that he's one hell of a patriot and he and his wife, Miss Bee, share a love story for the ages.

Sarge Charlie proudly served our country in the United States Army and was stationed at Danang, Vietnam the exact same year that my father was. That means that he was exposed to the exact same Agent Orange that my father was so, unfortunately, his diagnosis of non-Hodgkins' lymphoma comes as no surprise to me. My father died from complications from the very same cancer that Sarge Charlie has back in February of 2003 after putting up a very good fight and battling the disease for over five years.

Sarge's doctor is wasting no time in proceeding with his treatment and he's now in the hospital undergoing the first chemotherapy treatment of the many that he's going to receive over the next eight months. I bet he'd really appreciate it if you could take the time to leave him a comment - I know that I would as I also know that a positive attitude and the support of other people goes a long ways in battling cancer. Even if you're not the comment-leaving sort, please keep both Sarge Charlie and Miss Bee in your thoughts and prayers for a successful treatment and remission. Thank you!


  1. Beautiful skies, a full moon and prayers - what an excellent way to begin The Old Sarge's recovery, Linda. Gorgeous! (the photographs and the sentiments!)

  2. Anonymous7:27 AM EDT

    Gorgeous skies... And as always my best to Sarge! I love that man!

  3. Anonymous7:29 AM EDT

    wonderful images

  4. Wonderful photos Linda! I have passed on my good wishes to Sarge. x

  5. Spectacular images... I was hoping for a moon shot too, but forgot the camera on our trek to town yesterday. One more shot tonight...

    The Sarge and Miss Bee are in our prayers..

  6. What a lovely post Linda. I love Sarge Charlie and Empress Bee.

    Have a terrific day and weekend Linda. :)

  7. Great shots, Linda. I love sunsets and enjoy seeing photos of pretty ones.

    Sarge sure has his own harem, and Miss Bee doesn't mind a bit. He has enough love to go around. I've already left him a little for today.

    Enjoy your weekend. I look forward to hearing all about it and SEEING photos. So there. Go lunch and click...

  8. Super sunsets. You have a skill there, Linda.

  9. The sky is glorious over us all. Beautiful photos. I'm going over to visit your friend Charlie's blog. The repercussions of war never end, do they?

  10. Drat. Sorry to hear about Sarge. I'll pop over there to wish him well. One of my buddies is blogging daily about his battle with brain cancer, and I know how important it is for those going through treatment to know they are not alone.

  11. Beautiful photos Linda.
    Thank you for the wonderful post about Sarge Charlie and Auntie Bee. I love them both. I know that they truly appreciate the good wishes that the blogosphere is sending their way.
    Roberta (and Jeter Harris)

  12. what a sweet thing to do, i swear the blogesphere is an amazing place, isn't it? i am overwhelmed with pride at all of you out there and how could sarge NOT get well with all those prayers and good wishes? he wouldn't dare!

    smiles, bee

  13. ok, i wiped the tears away so i could say a simple thank you.


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