It's been a great day. We had some wonderful visitors to the Divide Camp Open House. I have ornaments and a pen for veterans to write their names and branch of service to help decorate the Christmas Tree. Steve and Angie Rubin skied over. I was glad to have Steve put up an ornament. I didn't have NAVY represented until then.
Bill and Michelle Davore brought Van Blaricom over. He enjoyed some coffee and a cookie, and we laughed at his hunting stories, especially the one about a "sorehead owl," as he put it. Van's seen some amazing things from his lifetime outdoors.
Joe Lewellyn scooted over to DC Headquarters. He's the Intrepid One, finding a way to get out and come over, even in a foot of snow! Then Lynn Wolfe walked in. Lynn and I have become good friends in sharing the common ground of loving our Vietnam husbands. We have our own "war stories" to tell that mostly leave us in a fit of giggles.
I told her this morning that I was thinking of Hal (he passed away August 2015), and that I thought he would have enjoyed this Open House idea and would have been a regular visitor. She agreed. Widows of veterans can put their spouses names on an ornament to help make the tree festive. And children can remember their veteran parents with a personalized ornament on the tree. We'll do this through December 21.
Regular hours are Mon.- Wed., 1- 3 p.m; Thursday- Sat., 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
A 50-something woman comes home to a place she's never been before.