For those of you from neither Australia or New Zealand, let me just remind you that this day was originally in remembrance of the Gallipoli Landing under the Brits in 1915. Since then, starting with a Dawn Service, it has become “in US terms” a Memorial Day.

I was all set to write about participating in several services while on Transatlantics or TransPacific cruises and time spent with good Aussie friends. But my life sort of got over taken by events as so often is the case. My SIL starting having some post-op issues and we will be spending the late evening and probably into early morning at UCSF ER. I am sure that they are going to keep him. Dani is at work (and she doesn’t drive anyway) and I am not about to send him off by Lyft.

At least it is past rush hour and I know how to get there!

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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