The great big, wide, deep bowels of the internet are trul an amazing place. I read earlier today there are now over 50 million blogs . . . 50 million, and something like 35 million of them are in China.
50 million with a reading audience of 1.5 billion. Staggering numbers indeed.
What this is all means is I find it remarkable when I am lead to something so humbling, so eloquent, and so beautiful —– 1 in 50 million.
About someone who never wanted a spotlight shone upon them. Now there is hope, my hope-that millions hear his story.
My father was a ball gunner on a B-24J Liberator bomber in the Pacific during WW2. He rarely spoke about that.
I had never heard of a blog called the Sippican Cottage until about an hour ago, and now I would like all of you to know about this blog and particularly this story about the author’s father.
The Greatest Generation.
As far as how practicable it was to keep safe hanging below a plane filled with four hundred pound bombs with nothing but the ocean beneath you to bore you and Japanese Zeros shooting at you . . .
Please take a look and read, and grab a hankie.