Thursday, November 11, 2010

My favorite Veteran's Day story

Reposted from my earlier Panda Pause blog:

Vegetarian Day!

Yesterday was a NO SCHOOL DAY for my grandkids and also at the school I work at. So my daughter Heather and I decided to take the kids to visit their great grand parents out of town so they could see the new baby.

On the way up, Jocelyn asks “Grandma, do we have any vegetarians in our family?” I am sure I must have looked puzzled while answering…”Umm, no, I don’t think so.” She continued “Well we are singing for the vegetarians next week for chorus at school and we are supposed to bring pictures of our vegetarians.”

I thought for a moment confused as ever. That did not make any sense. Then it dawned on me that soon the kids might be celebrating “Veteran’s Day”.

“Oh Jocelyn! You mean Veteran’s Day. Yes, as a matter of fact, Great Grandpa Ned is a Veteran and you can ask him about this when we get to their house.” I had to smile at this as it was such an adorable moment.

So of course Great Grandpa Ned helped to explain what a veteran was to the children. And that there are many Veterans in our family including our most recent veteran, James who was just in Iraq. But it got real interesting when they were sounding out the word V-e-t-e-r-a-n and GGrandpa said it sounded kind of like Veterinarian, which is a whole other ball of wax. Talk about confusing!

Anyway, I got this great shot of Ned and Jocelyn for her school that she could take to school for Vegetarian Day!

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