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  Farewell Major Ted
by Patrick A Granfors
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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My father-in-law is gravely ill. He served proudly aboard the USS Enterprise during World War II. After completing his entire career in the military, he retired to Pensacola, Florida for awhile and is a huge fan of the Blue Angels where they are based. The government says about a thousand WWII veterans die each day. Iíve been aware of the statistics. Now itís personal


Memories endure

Enterprise my Enterprise

My first lady love

 

Woos me to return

Irresistible whispers

As I close my eyes

 

I see the Angels

Blue beauties pointing the way

To eternity

 

Mission completed

Final orders to obey

As I always have

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2012 Patrick Granfors

 

 

 




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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Aw! My heart goes out to you, Patrick....not many of these fellows left! Lovely tribute to a truly deserving human being....

Anna
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Angels away for Major Ted!!!!!
in blue skies with vapor trails
of heart for his soul flying to
heaven *Patrick* and *Eileen*

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
It's hard writing about these things, but I'm glad you did. He had many memories of his experiences on the Enterprise.

Ron
Reviewed by Axilea MU
Extremely moving, strong, right to the point. Nothing maudlin, nothing heavy... clearly written for someone who keeps flying! Thank you for sharing.

Axilea
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors
Beautiful. You should read this at the service when the time comes. You are my rock and my comfort, my dear heart.
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Great tribute, Patrick. Well done.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A very heartfelt tribute to him, Patrick. I salute Major Ted and all of his generation of American heroes.
Reviewed by Paul Judges
Powerfully written, Patrick.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
a wonderful tribute!
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
A nice last post for your father in law Patrick. Bless ya!
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
A love for the Blue Angels in tribute to your father-in-law.
Blessings to Eileen and you and all of the family.
Thank you for your service Sir.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by jude forese
angels do have a way of pointing into the right direction ...
Reviewed by Richard King
Ditto to what Ed said. We owe our veterans so much more than what they ever receive. Stay strong for Eileen. You're all in my thoughts. Dick
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
PAT ... FINE TRIBUTE!

'OFF WE GO - INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER...'

I SALUTE MAJOR TED !!!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Thanks to your father in law for his service & prayers forwarded...e
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
Perfect. Absolutely perfection every way possible, Patrick.

This should be read for him.
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