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William Arthur Ward
The Armed Forces Appreciation Day at the rodeo was a great success. We had 3,000+ troops on the ground representing all branches of the military. Fortunately, Kenny brought the Air Force golf cart, which he was kind enough to turn over to me for the day. Of the many special moments of the day, one really stuck...
A couple of years ago, my husband had been jailed by mistake in Idaho, about 400 miles from our Oregon home. He had spent a month in the small jail before the judge finally corrected the mistake and released him. Problem being when he had been arrested wearing jeans and a light tee shirt, but when he was released...
I grew up a very very shy child with a single mother on welfare and few friends (and don't worry, this is far from a poor me family). All I had was my mom, a much older sister and a handful of cousins that were in an out of my life and not really expected to go very far in life. By high school, I managed to...
Samuel Jr. was my father. I was adopted as a baby. He was a devout Christian. I never really realized just how much he loved me and what a remarkable man he was until he died. To all those out there that still have their fathers, respect them, love them and never take them for granted. Don't end up like me and...
My mom, Christina, has been the biggest inspiration of my life. She has lead me through the worst of times. She has gone through things I can't possibly imagine myself, which makes her being my hero a wise and very great choice. I love my mom and I hope things get better.
After surviving the concentration camps of World War II (a situation that could have destroyed one's spirit) Henri came to America and served in our military. Through the G.I. Bill he received an education in the hospitality industry. With success in the hotel business he could have justifiably sat back and...