Friday, October 4, 2013

October 4th

On October 4, 1777, Gen. George Washington’s troops launched an assault on the British at Germantown, Pa., resulting in heavy American casualties.

On October 4, 1822, the 19th president of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes, was born in Delaware, Ohio.

On October 4, 1957, James R. Hoffa was elected president of the union known as the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

On October 4, 1957, the Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into orbit.

On October 4, 1957, my world came to an end.





On October 5, 1957, my life went on.

“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” --Isaiah 53:3-4

10 comments:

All Consuming said...

Oh Rhymes how sad. I imagine no-one ever gets over the loss of their mum entirely, if at all. My thoughts are with you today. x

Hilltophomesteader said...

She would be so proud to know that all these years later, you still remember & love her, miss her and are what you are partly because of her. She looks like a beautiful soul and our peek at yours shows it beautiful as well.

Carol In Cairns said...

She is beautiful RWP ~ ladies really knew how to dress back then.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Condolences - even after fifty six years. There's always a space, like a deep well.

Katherine said...

Awww. The bond will always be there. Hugs.

Helsie said...

Sad . She was too young .

Elephant's Child said...

I am so sorry. Gone, but never forgotten.

rhymeswithplague said...

Thank you, everyone who commented. I have often thought that it might not have been quite as devastating had I not been 16 years old at the time. But I'm probably wrong.

LightExpectations said...

Another post about perspective. Thank you, as always, for sharing. Pain shared is lessened somewhat. Blessings.

rhymeswithplague said...

LightExpectations, thank you for helping to lessen the pain.