Thursday, October 02, 2008

It Tickles My Funny Bone...

When I first came across this picture in a photo album that belongs to one of my "new" cousins, I grinned from ear to ear. What a sense of humor!

Later that same afternoon the subject of the photo, Edwin (the husband of my first cousin once removed), regaled us with tales of his experiences in the Pacific Theater of operations during WWII. He told us of being rescued from his ship after it was hit by enemy fire and broke in two, and of watching Japanese kamikaze pilots ditch their planes in the ocean just feet from his own ship. The seriousness of war contrasts deeply with the humor shown in the photo above. Many years later Edwin is able to smile at the picture and thoughtfully share his war stories. He is one of the Greatest Generation and I for one am grateful to him for his humor and his valor. Thank you, Edwin Mordenski, for living your life with humor and bravery. And for taking the time to share it with us. You're a remarkable man.

Submitted for the 6th edition of the Smile for the Camera blog carnival. Theme: Funny Bone.

Digiscrap kit is "Seashore Splendor", a collab kit by Nicole of NBK Proudly Presents and tempusfugit of Tempus Fugit.