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Theodores World
I am a soldier and my speech is rough and plain
I'm not much used to writing and I hate to give you pain
But I promised I would do it and he thought it might be so
If it came from one who loved him perhaps it would ease the blow
By this time you must have guessed the truth I fain will hide
And you'll pardon me for rough soldier words while I tell you how he died

It was in the mortal battle, it rained the shot and shell
I was standing close beside him and I saw him when he fell
So I took him in my arms and laid him on the grass
It was going against orders but they thought to let it pass
'Twas a minie ball that struck him, it entered at his side
But we didn't think it fatal till this morning when he died

"Last night I wanted so to live, I seemed so young to go.
This week I passed my birthday. I was just nineteen, you know.
When I thought of all I planned to do it seemed so hard to die
But now I pray to God for grace and all my cares gone by."
And here his voice grew weaker as he partly raised his head
And whispered "Goodbye, mother," and your soldier boy was dead

I carved another headboard as skillful as I could
And if you wish to find it I can tell you where it stood
I send you back his hymn book and the cap he used to wear
The lock I cut the night before of his bright, curly hair
I send you back his Bible. The night before he died
I turned its leaves together and read it by his side
I'll keep the belt he was wearing, he told me so to do
It had a hole upon the side just where the ball went through

So now I've done his bidding, there's nothing more to tell
But I shall always mourn with you the boy we loved so well

Shoot low. Push the muzzle down. You can see where the first shot hits. You can get him with a ricochet.
—LCpl Campbell, RVN, 1970, on quick-kill marksmanship.

"...with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor." --Declaration of Independence

With those words, our Founders codified by signature their intent to establish liberty over tyranny at the great cost of their fortunes and, indeed, their lives. Since that July day in 1776, generations of Patriots have, likewise, committed by oath to Support and Defend the Constitution to which that Declaration gave rise.

As we approach the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the opening salvo of the American Revolution, I am acutely aware that today, too many Americans have grown complacent in comfort; too many are loath to defend the legacy of liberty bequeathed to us by the giants on whose shoulders we rest.


It's nighttime again, someone yells "Fire in the hole!"
Charlie is out there, this we know

It's nighttime again and I'm in my home
The enemy called Charlie won't leave me alone

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At 6:54pm on August 13, 2011, Captain Nobama said…

So sorry Mark for my delay. My Mom has stage 4 cancer and I am
her primary care giver. It has been a very stressful year and a half.

I hope you are well. I agree about our Catholic Traditions!!

I have my Sarah site and joined facebook in March.

God bless you!! T
At 2:02pm on February 26, 2011, Captain Nobama said…
Isn't this awesome??

The pic bellow was photo shopped for me with my head
kicking Obama's arskie!!
At 2:00pm on February 26, 2011, Captain Nobama said…
Hi dear Mark!! THX for stopping by, how nice of you.
I hope you and your family are well and happy. :) :)
I will definately make it a priority to visit now and then!!

Many blessings, Cap!!
At 7:48pm on October 14, 2010, Captain Nobama said…
Hi mark!! YES, born & raised in a very strict Catholic
extended GIGANTIC North Dakota Family!! My Mom
left the church. My Great Uncle was a Priest in North
Dakota for 55 years!! He retired finally but, unfortunetly
passed away about 6 months later. Father Joe Axtmann,
the most gentle & kindest Priest I have ever known.

Father Joe was a very good man, Priest & Uncle!! He was the
PRIDE of the family. We had a few Nun's too in our family.
You know the old days when Catholic farmers had 8 - 16 kids
to help the farm??

Take Care Dear-Sweet Mark and loved ones!!
At 5:46pm on October 13, 2010, Captain Nobama said…
Take Care Dear man, Mark & your FAMILY!!

At 5:44pm on October 13, 2010, Captain Nobama said…
Uh-Oh, Oh-No!!

Maddy is a real HALLOWEEN cat!!
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At 5:36pm on October 13, 2010, Captain Nobama said…
Rosco again.....


"Nation Under God Shall Have A New Birth Of Freedom."

I pledge allegiance to the Flag,
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
One Nation, under God
Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All.



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Ten Commandments of Human Relations

The fundamental issue in human ethical behavior is summarized by Jesus in what we have come to call "The Golden Rule." Jesus put it this way:

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 7:12 TNIV).

It asks us to test our treatment of others by putting ourselves in their place. Treat others the way you would want them to treat you in the same or similar circumstance.

Somebody took that principle and translated it into Ten Commandments of Human Relations. You may have seen this anonymous piece, for it circulates in a variety of settings. In case you have missed it, I am reproducing it here.

Speak to people. There is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting.

Smile at people. It takes 72 muscles to frown, only 14 to smile.

Call people by name. It is music to anyone’s ears to hear the sound of his or her name.

Be friendly and helpful.

Be cordial. Speak and act as if everything you do is genuinely a pleasure. If it isn’t, learn to make it so.

Be genuinely interested in people. You can like almost anyone, if you try.

Be generous with praise, cautious with criticism.

Be considerate of the feelings of others. There are usually three sides to a controversy — yours, the other fellow’s, and the correct one.

Be alert to serve. What counts most in life is what you do for others.

Live with a good sense of humor, a generous dose of patience, and a dash of humility appropriate to being human.

Made in God’s image, all of us have something to be valued!

The great challenge in human experience is not work skills, but people skills. That is, research has shown that the majority of people who fail in their vocation do so because they cannot get along with people.

You might think through the meaning of these ten common-sense ideas for your own workplace and personal activity. But what about the larger setting for your daily life? These principles work everywhere you go, for they are about showing respect to the people you meet in all those places.

Made in God’s image, all of us have something to be valued, affirmed, and acknowledged by others. But let it begin with us to acknowledge it in them. As the cycle of giving and receiving enlarges, the human community comes alive.

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