Uncle Jack

Uncle Jack

Meet Uncle Jack.  Just after midnight on 6 Jun 44, he parachuted into Normandy the night before the D-Day invasion as part of the 101st Airborne Division.   He was the only one of his squad of 15 men to live through the war.  Although he was badly wounded in the Battle of Bastogne, he came home, married my aunt, had two children, and lived a long life.  Uncle Jack passed a couple of years ago at the age of 95.  He was always an active person and swam several times a week until the last couple of years.

Walkabout Path

Walkabout Path

Walkabout Path  Folks sometimes ask about my walkabout trails.  This wooded path begins in about a mile’s walk from my front door.  It wanders through the woods, over streams, and across local roads.  The 2 track looks lightly used; perhaps by forest preserve jeeps.  The 2 track is not open for general use.  Besides, only foot bridges go over the streams.