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Thank you for praying for my brother .Jamie’s greatest need now is to get his swallowing reflex back so please pray that he will be able to do that.  he must be able to swallow properly in order to eat again without the feeding tube.

My mother is doing great at almost 101 but she does not know that Jamie is so ill he has lost about 60 pounds so he looks very different.  we are concerned how she will react when she sees him for the first few times it was a shock to me and I know it will be a greater shock to her to see him so thin.

I am posting this from my iPad which is new. I am using a microphone to dictate instead of typing. Sure love these newfangled Inventions. It is much smarter than I am but I am trying to keep up with it.

Best wishes to all of you dear readers.

 

“Just Being Jana”

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Jana20-150x150Headed to a listing yesterday on Doc Gray Road with James Tucker via Highway 67. The trip started as most with talk of stocks and bonds, athletic competitions and of course….me being hungry. About halfway into the trip, the subject of the new Corvette was brought up complete with sounds effects and a visual aid. As we went to pass a semi, James scooted down in his seat, pretended to shift and made the “gear changing” noise that sadly….more than one man I know does. At the point we were even with the driver of the truck, James made a fist, pounded his chest twice and shot the driver a peace sign. It was this point I had my failed attempt at crawling under the seat….

Jana Caldwell can be found on FB; Sales Associate with Carter City and County Realty;  and janascaldwell@yahoo.com

 

‘Colonel Maggie’

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There is only one woman buried in the SF (Special Forces) cemetery at Ft Bragg. Her name is Martha Raye.  

M. Raye

We knew her as a likable  woman with a  big laugh and outrageous behavior,  usually the best friend to the female star of the movie providing slapstick and humor.  We were less aware of her service to our country during the Vietnam war.    

Martha Raye’s exemplary service to the Army including trips to Vietnam to entertain the Green Berets, earned her a funeral with military honors.  The actress/comedienne, who died in Los Angeles at the age of 78, requested several years earlier to be buried at Fort Bragg, home of the Green Berets.  She was to get her wish after a ceremony with a flag-draped casket and military pallbearers.  She entertained troops in Vietnam for nine straight years, four months a year, spending much of the time with isolated Special Forces detachments in camps all over the country.  Normally only active duty and retired Army personnel are buried on post, but the Defense Department granted an exception for Raye, who was made an honorary lieutenant colonel in the Special Forces in 1966 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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