First, I'm announcing that this blog is on hold due to the flu. It's making it's way through the family and I have absolutely nothing to discuss unless you want to hear about the differences in Mucinex, Nyquil, Robitusin & Tylenol.
Secondly, I'd like to announce a VERY poorly planned sale in my Etsy shop. I'd planned to make a big production of it and write a very nice blog post about D-Day and my dad, but.... the flu hit and that was the end of all plans.
The gist of the story, however, is that my dad arrived on Omaha Beach on Day 2, June 7, 1944. His story was that before they left their ship, they were told to go straight to shore, dig a hole & get into it. All they knew about the previous day's invasion was that "it hadn't gone well." Well, Dad was never known to be a sheep. He didn't follow anyone or anyone's instructions. He was in charge of the radios & communications and had a half a million dollars worth of radio equipment with him. He figured there was no way they'd send him into danger with all that equipment. He hit the beach, found the only tree still standing, set up his cot & lay down. Immediately, his tree exploded. He'd been shelled. Then, in the telling of the story, he'd laugh & say, "You never saw a white man dig a hole with his helmet so fast in all your life!"
But despite the tree shelling incident, Dad survived Omaha Beach and made his way over to The Bulge which he also survived. To celebrate the anniversary of his survival, I'm offering a 50% off one item coupon in the shop. Go check it out & if you see something you like, just use coupon code "DDay50". Since I got such a late start making the announcement, the coupon code will be active until 9 p.m. tomorrow.