Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Last days of summer

Brad came home and we put the boat in the water :) went for a beauty of a ride then had dinner with our neighbors. Awesome day, life is divine...

The sunset from Jodi and Vince's patio
Solly loving their trike
DeDe and Molly
what can I say? cheese?
lollipop boy
testing his limits
loves the boat
DeDe trying to find the correct end of her lollipop
Daddy
happy family

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Amazing Woman, just had to post



Irena Sendler
There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an 'ulterior motive' .. She knew what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German.) Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids..) She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.. During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.