Four years ago today we buried a hero and gentleman named Leon Kolb. What Papa experienced at Pearl Harbor decades before, became such a big part of his life, whether he liked it or not. I read the following in an article online this morning covering the anniversary of 'the day of infamy...'
"Love, not bombs, almost got Leon killed that morning. He was trying to get back to his locker to save the engagement ring he had bought for his high school sweetheart and future wife of 68 years, Lucille.
He was fighting to get below, but the guys in the ship’s magazine told him to get out fast, there wasn’t any time. It saved his life. None of the men in the magazine survived that day.
'I think about them every day,' Leon said. 'How lucky I was.' "
No doubt that love was the center of this man's universe, even in the midst of tragedy. Smiling and connecting with Papa today:)
-forrest kolb (my lil big bro)
for my fave article on papa...go here if you haven't already :)
happy thanksgiving everyone! wishing you all a special day full of love and hugz!
i'm thankful for so000ooo much! this year, especially my babe! thanks for the continued support to keep bathing news going! having sooo much fun! see here for more of what i'm thankful for at indah clothing...so sweet, thank you so much indah! lot's of love to you all! wearing a suppper comfy tie dye onsie by indah...perfect for the beach, to din din and you know i'll be wearing mine after that turkey tom! ya gotta go shop indah when you're all full!! xo
the jacuzzi and this di neila swimsuit were on my can't wait anymore list and i'm in! love the structure of this one piece and the colors are perfect for fall! getting away for thanksgiv? last min shopping to di neila for the softest fabric in swimwear...it's seriously like butter...i say that everytime! anyhow, i've been working on getting back into swimsuit shape after the baby...walking and core work are in effect! sending love...it's raining here i so-cal...so ready for the holiday!!! xooxox