Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I hope you had a nice Memorial weekend, and I hope you paid...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I hope you had a nice Memorial weekend, and I hope you paid proper tribute to everyone in who has given so we can enjoy freedom. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and started out as a way to honor the many soldiers who died during the Civil War. On May 5, 1868 General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance to be held on May 30. Many states adopted this date as a holiday but it was not till 1968 when Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which made this date into a federal holiday…and of course, a three-day weekend for all federal employees. My stint in the military was pretty limited and unexciting. I was in the ROTC while in college primarily to help pay for my college expenses, but I really did not mind the military life and at one time thought of making it a 20 year career choice. However, the military decided they did not need me as an active officer, but rather wanted me to serve in the Army Reserves. I did my seven years of duty, but I was not really wild about being a weekend warrior. I had a lot of other irons in the fire at the time…family, work, night school etc., so my passion for a career in the military went on the back burner. We in the Dogpound stand and proudly salute those in our military. May God bless you and protect you.

“To reach a port, we must sail. Sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.” Dogpound Wisdom

A doctor asked his patient about his physical activity level and how he spent a typical day. “Well doc,”the patient said, “For example…yesterday I took a five-hour walk through four miles of rough terrain, waded through water and walked through sand, climbed several rocky hills and almost stepped on a snake. ‘You must be a heck of an outdoor salesman.” “No, I’m just a heck of a bad golfer.”

A grocer put up a sign that read “Eggplants…25 cents each, three for a dollar.” All day long customers came in exclaiming: “Don’t be ridiculous! I should get fpir for a dollar!” Meekly the grocer capitulated and packaged four eggplants. The tailor next door had been watching these antics and finally asks the grocer, “Aren’t you going to fix that mistake on your sign?” “What mistake?” the grocer asked. “Before I put up that sign up, no one ever bought more than one eggplant.”

Dad what is the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
All I have for today. As always be good, do good, play safe and remember our military men and women in your daily prayers.