26 May 2012
Grandpa Joseph Nicholas Angelo served in The Great War (...WW I....they called it The War to End All Wars......ah well....)
..anyway, he was a private who lived to tell us grandchildren carefully edited stories about his time in France. He lived happily enough until just almost his 93rd birthday.
He never missed a parade and always held his hat over his heart until the flags had passed.
We the People, enjoy your potato salad (and jelly beans, as the case may be). Remember someone who did not come back, or someone who came back and left friends behind. I'm taking my son, Josef Angelo, to put a flag on his great-grandfather's grave.