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Friday, December 19, 2008

Honest Scrap Award for War, Peace and Tolerance Blog

I've been trying to figure out how to accept a lovely cross-promotional award from author and blogger Holly Jahangiri and still keep those of you interested in tolerance and the military interested in the post. So here goes my effort to tell you a few things most people don't know.

1. I'm woozy from an operation so I'm thinking very disconnectedly. Most of you know I do that, you just don't know it's worse right now.
2. I have a husband who is retired Army. A major. Army reserves.
3. I have a grandson who is a specialist who is on his way to Kuwait from Iraq. That means he is moving closer to home on this his 2nd stint in Iraq. Now that's good news!
4. I just visited a base near my home. There was lots of shopping going on and lots of cheer. Maybe more of our troops are coming home than I know about.
5. I first started seeing the connection between intolerance and war on 9/11. Yes, I know. I'm a very slow learner.
6. The yellow bow on my mailbox is getting really scrappy looking (speaking of a Scrap Award) and so it's good my grandson will soon be winging his way home.
7. My husband was called up in the Berlin Crisis. That was back in 1961, I think. I mention this so that those of you who are young and don't remember it will have to look it up and see how very near we were to WWIII.
8. I have a resource page on tolerance on my website at The link for it is at the top of my home page. I welcome resources for that page. Just e-mail me.
9. Oh, yikes. This is so hard! I'm giving up. Maybe I'll think of a couple more of these in my sleep and can come back to add to it.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson wrote the foreword for Eric Dinyer's book of patriotic quotations, Support Our Troops, published by Andrews McMeel. Part of the proceeds for the book benefit Fisher House. Her chapbook of poetry won the Military Writers Society of America's award of excellence. Find it at


Christina said...

Hello, Carolyn, I saw your site listed by Patriot on his blog 'Old Glory' & thought I'd check you out...God be with your grandson, and so will my prayers for his safe return.

Also, I don't know if still exists, if so it's another great way to help...

Jeffrey W. Bennett said...

Thanks for supporting our veterans. They are deserving.