Monday, February 22, 2010

George W. Bush at Fort Hood

I know I don't blog very often anymore...I just had to share something I received in an email from my brother.
So, who told the White House?
When George W. Bush heard about Fort Hood, got in his car without any escort, apparently they did not have time to react, and drove to Fort Hood. He was stopped at the gate and the guard could not believe who he had just stopped. Bush only ask for directions to the hospital then drove on. The gate guard called that "The president is on Fort Hood and driving to the hospital." The base went bananas looking for Obama. When they found it was Bush they immediately offered escort and Bush simply told them to shut up and let him visit the wounded and the dependents of the dead. He stayed at Fort Hood for over six hours and was finally asked to leave by a message from the White House.
Obama flew in days later and held a "photo" session in a gym and did not even go to the hospital. All this I picked up from two soldiers here who happened to be at Fort Hood when it happened.This Bush/Obama/Ft. Hood story is something that should be sent to every voter in the US .Class shows up...
The doctor had his TV on in his office when the news of the military base shootings came on. The husband of one of his employees was stationed there. He called her into his office and as he told her what had happened, she got a text message from her husband saying, "I am okay." Her cell phone rang right after she read the message. It was an ER nurse, "I'm the one who just sent you a text, not your husband. I thought it would be comforting but I was mistaken in doing so. I am sorry to tell you this, but your husband has been shot 4 times and he is in surgery."The soldier's wife left Southern Clinic in Dothan and drove all night to Ft. Hood . When she arrived, she found out her husband was out of surgery and would be OK. She rushed to his room and found that he already had visitors there to comfort him. He was just waking up and found his wife and the visitors by his side. The nurse took this picture:  
What? No news crews and cameras?  This is how people with class respond and pay respect to those in uniform.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Audrey Campbell Harrell has arrived

Yep, that is me with my newest Grandchild. The first granddaughter. Audrey was born February 8, 2010 at 8:31PM. She weighs 6 lbs, 6 ozs, and 21 inched long. Yes, I knitted the blanket and the hat in the picture that was taken today.Not to forget the boys. This next one is Mason, with John and Lindsey (the proud parents of Mason and Audrey). Mason was about 3 months old in this one, and he just turned 2 in January.
The last one is Noah, his proud parents are Wendy and Lukas, although the picture I have handy doesn't have them in it.

I am called Granny, for a while Mason called be GeGe, but he has dropped the nickname and is now calling me Granny. I kind of liked he had picked a name for me all by himself, but I really do want to be Granny. My Granny was so special to me, I feel honored to be a Granny.

We returned from a two week vacation just in time for Audrey's entry into this world.