Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Jeremiah 1:5
I saw this over at It Ain't Holy Water and thought it was a very "telling" video. How a government allows the unborn to be treated speaks volumes about how it also views and treats it's citizenry.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Updated: I posted a photo of one of Odis' grandpa's who was also a veteran. Below is the picture of George Hamrick who was a Sgt. in the 55th Ga. Inf. Reg't. Co. H (George's GG-grandson whose name is also George Hamrick went to school with me). I thought it was pretty cool that there was a photo of Odis holding this picture of his grandpappy displayed at his funeral. I wonder if George's daddy fought in the Mexican-American war, or the Creek Indian Wars and if his granddaddy was in the War of 1812 or the Revoloution, and so on and so forth. I do know one of Odis's boys was a Vietnam veteran. It is kind of like that old song where "the highway rolls on forever".
I went to Odis Bishop's funeral today. I suppose it was only fitting he died on Memorial Day Weekend. He was 92. He lived a good life, still was driving, and was in pretty good health up until a few weeks ago. He worked with my daddy back in the early 70's. He was a member of the 106th "Golden Lions" Division. He told me his regiment was almost killed off to the man in the "Battle of the Bulge". I've since researched his unit. Their casualties were very high. Those who were not dead, in a hospital or captured ended up guarding a a bunch of SS soldiers in the beautiful resort town of Bad Ems, Germany towards the end and just after the war. Odis was in this bunch. He once showed me his photographs and mementos he had "liberated". Odis was a very knowledgeable man and he never met a stranger. R.I.P. Odis.
I'm sure that some of my readers, that are familiar with the Porthole in Lynn, made the late night dash at last call to head to the lynnway for another last call. The Porthole stayed open after all the other bars closed.
LYNN, MA (WHDH) - The Porthole Restaurant in Lynn is set to close after 51 years of business on the city’s waterfront.
The restaurant’s owner sold the 50,460-square-foot lot Thursday for $1.4 million to developer Patrick McGrath, the Daily Item reports.
McGrath plans to knock down the popular pub and build 55 luxury condominiums, according to the newspaper. The project could begin as early as 2019.
Restaurant owner Robert Gaudet told the paper that he has “not been able to sleep for weeks because of the pressure of knowing it will change the lives of my 60 employees.”
The Porthole first opened in 1967 when it was purchased for just $32,000.
An exact closing date for the restaurant was not clear, but it will only be open for lunch through June.