Always In Our Hearts

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

More Than A Thousand Words

My girl was on her way to an appointment yesterday. The war in Iraq was the last thing on her mind until she saw this in front of someone's house:




There was a woman standing amidst the flags. Some flags had fallen over and she was setting them upright. She also looked like she was adding new flags and a new number sign. By the time my girl turned around and came back the lady was gone.





I wish this war was over...



Love,
Stanley

27 comments:

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Stanny I couldn't agree more with you and your girl on this. I'd go on, but it makes me too angry!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Blue said...

A very profound thought, as yet another Brisish soldier died today too!

Pats to you
Blue

Grammie said...

It all makes me very sad. Soon Peanut's Dad will be going to Iraq. We will be thinking good thoughts for all to return safely.

Maggie said...

What an awesome picture! It brings tears to my eyes! I wish the war was over too Stanley!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Bogart said...

We stand tall with ya on that one Stan!

Love,
Bogart

Finnegan said...

We wish it was over too. All of those flags really put things in perspective.

Woofs,
Finny

Tadpole said...

Wow. That's an incredible picture.

~ Tad AND Fig

Agatha and Archie said...

We're with you buddy....Archie+Agatha

Jake of Florida said...

Stanley,

We so wish this war was over.

What a photo. And I wonder the story behind the lady's straightening the flags!!

We were going to joke about being "gooberized" -- which we think is something we'd like. But that photo caught our giggles before they got out.

Thanks for visiting us.

Many woofs to you,pal.

Jake and Just Harry

Frasypoo said...

That was a great picture,we hate the fact that so many soldiers have given up their lives.
Frasier

Tofu Burger said...

Great Pic... 'speaks a thousand words' Stan you are a great ambassador for us Goobs.


Loves,
Tofu

TAPhillips said...

Stanley, for a goober, you sure did make a profound post. We agree wholeheartedly! Dogmom wants to use that picture for the door on her office... is that ok with you guys?

Wuf Ya!
Gomer & OPie

Suki said...

It makes me so sad, too, Stan. I wish it were over. We're definitely not helping anything by being over there, we're just making more people hate us, prompting future terrorist attacks and letting our boys die. It's not right.

Sad puggy kisses
Suki

Ume said...

wow... reality hits u in the guts at the sight of the flags...
i'll be keeping the soldiers in my prayers...

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stan.
You are right. There is no need of words. I always wonder about the names and stories of life behind the numbers. Wars are not good.
Have a good night
Lorenza

Sophie Brador said...

Speachless AND Barkless up here in Canada. We've lost a lot of soldiers as well. Nothing close to you guys, but one is too many in my books. Sophie's books too (although technically, she doesn't read much).

I just know the Republic of Gooberstan will never go to war. Maybe a scuffle over who gets the last dehydrated liver bit, but never war. We should all pack it in and move to Gooberstan!

Joe Stains said...

stan this post was great, we hope for the same thing. we hope no more flags have to be added to that yard.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh that's a really pawsome picture. I wish the hoomans can live in peace like us fur friends

~ Girl girl

Hercules said...

Stanley.

I know it is hard to think about the war. A lot of Americans forget what happened on 9/11. It is important to let terrorists know we will not take being the underdog. We Americans are strong, we are smart and we are gosh dang proud of our country. We won't take anyone threatening to kill our loved ones and we are a nation under God, so don't threaten to take that away either...or we will stand up for what we believe in. I feel blessed to be in a country so many women and men stand up for their nation, God and families.

I may wish we were not in war, but I support our troops and support our president. Why do I support our president? Because what good does it do to not support him-it does nothing but draw anger.

I've rambled on Stanley...I feel strongly about the war. My mom has many friends that are fighting for us and they are gosh darn proud of what they are doing. They don't think it is a waste...How would it make those brave women and men feel to know others think they are risking their lives for nothing?

Wet kisses and Booty Scratches,

Hercules

Nanook and Pooka the Newfoundlands said...

Us too, Stanley.

Amber-Mae said...

This is just sad...I hope it'll be over soon.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Asta said...

Stanley,my sweet gooberLOve
what a sad image..so many young men who will never get to come home to their loved ones..we've been angwy over this war fwom the beginning.I don't want to get pweachy..but it wasn't Iraq where the tewwowists were fwom and now they have mowe than ever, who hate us and there's no end in sight..it's all vewy howwible
smoochie kisses
Asta

PreciOus said...

The world's getting crazie. I wish for peace soon.

Snuggle,
Precious

leah said...

it's so easy to forget the horrendous amount of deaths over there when you don't have any loved ones in the military or living in the middle east. that is a beautiful yet sad tribute.

peace & love,
tad & fig's m-in-law

fee said...

this is very sad. the photo is very well taken though.

sigh.

coco said...

oh so sad. i do not understand why hoomans can't live together in peace. the world sure seems big enough to give everyone enough room to live happily and let others do the same.

if hoomans were just more like us, i think things would certainly go a lot better for them.

coco

coco said...

pee s. i wonder how many flags represent a sad dog like us who has been left behind, wondering why their brave loved one hasn't come home.

let's all say a prayer for them, too.

*sniff* coco