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90 years old from Sierra Madre, Ca.
May 3, 1922 – April 18, 2013
Alan Wood didn’t run into a burning building to rescue someone. He isn’t credited with charging into the line of fire or piloting a damaged plane to save the crew. But he did play a role in what has become one of the most iconic images of all time. After nearly a month of heavy fighting U.S forces were able to capture the island of Iwo Jima. A flag was raised to seal the victory. When asked is anyone had a larger flag it was Lt. Wood who was able to provide one and a picture that has come to symbolize the sacrifice and heart of the military was taken. On April 18, Alan Wood passed away at the age of 90.
You can read more about Lt. Alan Wood here
These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look
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May 16, 2013 No Comments
Hello there! Elvira Mistress of Felinity here. I’m more than just a great looking feline, I’ll have you know! Bold, fresh, cuter than a speckled pup, and the most delightful 3 yr. old pussycat in the world! You can call me Miss Elvira for short; just don’t call me late for dinner, treats, a nap, or a snooze!
My mentor, Mr. Nikita, is big, bold, smart and opinionated, the greatest teacher a young lady could ever ask for, and I now want to turn over the rest of this post to him….
Hello, felinity assembled, and friends of felines everywhere, I am 15 years old, with Maine Coon blood in my veins and I’ve been online since a kitten, blogging for a decade, now.
I want to thank Pet Campbell for inviting us to guest post on her wonderful blog. We are honored!
Our blog, The Opinionated Pussycat (formerly known as Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat), is proudly different than most you will encounter in the pet blogging niche, and I want to share some of what makes us so in the hopes of encouraging you to stop by, give us a look and tell your friends about us.
We are proud to be the leading host of the oldest pet blogging, weekly, showcase on the internet, Carnival of the Cats, which began in 2004 and will reach 500 editions in the fall.
This month is International Short Story Month and I am joining other brave writers, of the 2-legged sort, in doing “a short story a day in May”. Elvira and I write 100 and now, 200, word cat stories so I am on a creative journey to write 31 of them in a row.
The series begins here (Each story has a link to the next one):
A 100 Word Cat Story 9: Aubrey
Elvira and I are poets, storytellers, humorists, journalists , reviewers and commentators whose writing has gotten many compliments and who pose for our Daddy Kiril’s camera, also sharing the cat related photos he takes when he goes out and about where we live (Formerly southern California, now Houston, TX.).
With our help Daddy Kiril was a runner-up in the Purina Cat Chow Correspondent contest, and he will be representing us and our blog, later this month, in Va. at the Blog Paws Pet Blogging and Social Media Conference.
We write about a lot of cat related things, serious things, on our blog (We have 14 “Special Pages” of cat related resources, something unmatched among pet bloggers), but we are also very proud of the more creative side of what we do, and believe that those things would serve as a light-hearted way to introduce you to our world (the serious stuff can be very involving so we suggest taking one’s time if you are interested}.
When you visit our blog, in the sidebar, you will see a category archive list, as well as a list of links to each of the “Special Pages”.
Our Blog = http://www.Opinionatedpussycat.com
Our Facebook Page, shared with Daddy Kiril:
Daddy’s Twitter = @KGkundurazieff
Daddy’s Blog Musings of a Mad Macedonian
Carnival of the Cats = (Submission details can be found here, and several hosts are still needed!)
May 9, 2013 6 Comments
Using Top SECRET Methods, Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell (or you know what!) PLUS the secret decoder ring to unlock a changed password.. presto!
TheBengalBrats are proud to welcome Carnival Of The Cat’s 477th Carnival.
Our first Carnival was way back in history Carnival#106.
The Carnival has a habit of evolving, feast to famine.
As we appear to be in a famine stage, TheBengalBrats and I looked up a few old friends.
Moving on and there is
The Always Captivating Chey,
who always finds the sunshine!
Kiril is off to BlogPaws
We hope you have enjoyed the carnival, it was our pleasure to visit some of our old friends during this carnival edition.
Feliz Cinco De Mayo! To all our friends at TheCatBlogosphere.
May 5, 2013 3 Comments