They haven’t spoken to one another, seen one another, or been with one another in over a year, and within a number of minuets they were just as they were -like they’ve always been.
It made me happy. Almost nostalgic. Even kinda Gemütlichkeit.
Vertigo by Anne Stevenson
Ok, good, I’m not the only one
Zachariah Fike has an unusual hobby. The Vermont Army National Guard captain finds old military medals for sale in antique stores and on the Internet. But unlike most memorabilia collectors, Zac doesn’t keep the medals for himself.
Instead, he tracks down the medals’ rightful owners, and returns them.
His effort to reunite families with lost medals all began with a Christmas gift from his mother — a Purple Heart, found in an antique shop and engraved with the name Corrado A.G. Piccoli.
Zac, 31, knows the significance of a Purple Heart — he earned one himself when he was wounded in Afghanistan on Sept. 11, 2010. So when his mother gave him the medal, he knew right away that he had to find the Piccoli family.
Photo courtesy of Zachariah Fike
Now this is awesome.
I see a lot of medals while thrifting that are engraved and I always wonder how they get to where they are and how someone could part with them.
MOST AWESOME PERSON AWARD
You are invited to an official lunch. You are welcomed by an Englishman. Food is prepared by a Frenchman and an Italian puts you in the mood and everything is organised by a German.
You are invited to an official lunch. You are welcomed by a Frenchman. Food is prepared by an Englishman, a German puts you in the mood but, don’t worry, everything is organised by an Italian.