Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Monday


Kimo: While enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Grampakitty proudly served his country by teaching English as a second language to Army personnel in Puerto Rico.

Sabi: In the early 60's he worked for the U.S. Department of Defense as an educational consultant for all D.O.D. dependents schools in Japan and Korea.

Kenneth E. Barnes
6/17/29 - 12/26/05


Kimo: While Gramakitty did not serve in the armed forces, she did follow Grampakitty to his post during the Korean War, and she also taught English as a second language to medical students in Puerto Rico.

Patsy M. Barnes
11/2/28 - 8/31/04

Mommakitty: Grampakitty (my dad) did not lose his life during the war, but he certainly left us too soon, and so did Gramakitty (my mom).

23 comments:

Daisy said...

You Grampakitty and Gramakitty were very very special beans!

Eric and Flynn said...

You must be furry proud of your Gramma and Grampakitty

yao-lin said...

wow you are lucky to have had such excellent people in your families!!! Real stars - and I am sure they still shine wherever they are now!

Parker said...

Those were wonderful things that your Grandpakitty and Grandmakitty did. It was good of you to remember them on this very special day.

Monty Q. Kat said...

Your GrandBeans were some special beans!

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

That is a very nice memorial to your wonderful Grampakitty and Gramakitty.

Hope you have a nice Memorial Day,
China Cat & Willow

Riley & Tiki said...

You had very special Grandbeans. Thank you for sharing them with us.

The Meezers said...

what a wonderful tribute. Happy Memorial day to you and your mommakitty and daddykitty

Cyclone Cats said...

thanks for telling us about your gramma and grandpa!

have a relaxing Memorial day!

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

They were some very special grandbeans, we are sorry that they left too soon.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

We should remember not just those who serve, but the families who support them. Great post. You should be proud.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yoor Grandbeans were wunnerful peepuls. We'z sorry dey aren't around today!

Tara said...

You should be very proud of your Grandpa and Grandmakitty. They sound like they were wonderful beans.
Tara

jcfloresinc said...

Such a great Memorial. They seemed like very special people. We are very proud to know them through you.
Have a wonderful day.
Samantha, Tigger and Mom

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Oh what wonderful family you have! We are very thankful for all our humans who defend and protect and even help out not in the military - such a great honor Granma and Grandpa deserve! Happy Memorial Day - and purrs to you all!

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, what a wonderful tribute. Your Grandpakitty and Grandmakitty were such superspeshul beans! Happy Memorial Day to youfellers.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

Your Grandpakitty and Gramakitty were furry nice looking!
We enjoyed reading about them.

Jeter and Mickey said...

i fergot to comment wen i first red dis brudderz.
i wuz verree impressed wid yer gramma an grampakitty. mi mom iz a teecher, herself, so she liked wen i told her abowt dem.
den i did sum investigatin an saw yer whole familee. verree attraktiv.
i'm prowd to call u mi ...
bfadm--jh

ps--#16

DaisyMae Maus said...

Those are especially heart-felt memorials and definitely fitting tributes to your gramma-kitty and grampa-kitty. Thanks for sharin' with all of us.
DMM

Skittles, The Huntress said...

I have tears in my eyes!

Skittles, The Huntress

Phoebe said...

Your grandma and grandpa both look very nice. That was very nice of them to teach and serve in the military that way.

Dragonheart said...

Lovely tribute to your Grandma and Grandpa kitty.

In Canada, we remember all those who gave their lives in service to their country on Remembrance Day, November 11th. We also honour all those who currently serve and who have served in the past on that day.

Suzanne said...

it seems like most everyone leaves too soon.

i was born about a month after my grandma crossed the bridge, and then my grandpa crossed the bridge several years later. i know that their crossing changed my mama's life tremendously!

love to you,
--suz