My Country Tis of Thee

Over the years many people have asked me “what does ‘Patriotic’ mean to you”, and I have pondered that word as it pertains to me personally. I was raised, you might say, as a boy.  My Dad wanted a boy but he got me, a girl.  He taught me how to fish, shoot a gun, tie boating knots and all the things a boy would learn.  He also told me the stories of his life in the United States Coast Guard, of which he was very proud.  I have gone back in time to see what his life was like … Continue reading My Country Tis of Thee