Thank you, Mariane. I'll add you to my sister, Mary Cole Ashby, as my best cheerleaders!
You will love Ernie's book. I had put their address to order it from on my posting, but I decided this is too broad a forum to list somebody's personal address. If anyone wants it, you can email me for it. I have a book e-mail email@example.com
you might use. I don't know if I said that their publisher went bankrupt right after their book came out, but they have lots of copies--and that's a blessing for them.
Thanks to any veterans or veterans' families on our porch. I appreciate you!