Friday, 11 November 2011

Follow Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

Yes, it's another edition of Follow Friday, as hosted by and This week their featured blogs are Motherlode, a.k.a. Grace Krispy, and The Book Nympho. Be sure to hop over to these fine blogs and take a look.

Today's question is an appropriate one on this 11.11.11: Tell us about your favorite soldier and how he or she is saving the world.

I've chosen to honor the memory of two family members. My grandfather Harry Brook (left) lied about his age as a boy to join the British Army and saw action in the Boer War. Later he was on the ground with the 4th Middlesex of the British Expeditionary Force in World War I and become known as one of the "Old Contemptibles" who defied the Kaiser. He suffered a leg wound in Belgium that bothered him the rest of his life.

My uncle Wilfred McCann (right) was born and raised in Westport, Ontario. He was killed in action in France during World War II, far too young and much too far away from home.

My respects to all veterans and their families who are marking this day. We're very grateful for their sacrifices.



  1. Wow that's some story, I love hearing about the history of other lives. Happy Friday -)

  2. Thanks, Shellie. Glad I can share it with you in such a powerful forum as this. Have a great Friday. m

  3. Thank you for sharing the stories, and thanks to them for serving!

    Stopping by and following you back. Have a good weekend!

  4. Thanks, Christin. Glad you stopped by. Hope you enjoy following the blog. m

  5. Thanks for sharing on a personal level :)
    I'm following back and thanks for stopping by.

    Novels On The Run

  6. Thanks, Marissa. I think it's important for us to find ways to relate on a personal level to days like today. Enjoy the blog! m

  7. I love that you've attached pictures as well. Great response. Thanks for stopping by my blog- following back!

    GraceKrispy@MotherLode blog

  8. Thanks, GraceKrispy, for the follow back. Drop in from time to time to see what's new!