I left my beautiful garden during peak season for our family vacation celebrating the completion of Cubbie's freshman year.
"Da frat haus," also know as "the frat house," which is what I jocularly refer to our home as, was fortunate enough to meet Senator Richard Lugar (R) of Indiana while we were in Washington, DC. Surprisingly, Senator Lugar was a Boy Scout, and he reached his Eagle Scout rank, very impressive.
One of the many sites we visited was the Vietnam wall, the reflection of the opaque black stone reminds us, it could have been anyone of us who died. The death toll still has an impact on families today, not just in our country.