Monday, August 08, 2011

Another End of Era Moment

As most of you who follow this blog (patiently, I might add) know, I have spent much of the spring and summer caring for my ill mother, who turned 88 this past June. I haven't had a lot of time for posting, or following up on comment threads that need answers. I will get things back to normal in time, and thank you for praying for us.

In the meantime, Mom and I have been talking quite a bit about "days gone by," and how more and more of the "greatest generation" — the World War II era — have been leaving us. Today, this headline from the BBC hit, telling us of the passing of "White Mouse." This special lady was among the Gestapo's most wanted during World War II because she helped people escape from occupied France. She always managed to elude the Gestapo's grasp, which wasn't an easy task in those days.

I hope you'll be inspired by her story. I wonder at times if anyone in our modern-day world has the character needed to survive such times if we're ever faced by them again in this country. I pray so.

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