This is, as I understand it, the 30th consecutive day of rain here locally. I feel the urge to start building a large boat in my back yard and putting pairs of animals of different genders into it.
Times like these give me pause. And when I have this kind of down time, I frequently think of Marine Second Lieutenant Jim Cathey and his wife, Katherine.
And that's why I believe you should read this story... as I have... so you will never forget.
Marine Second Lieutenant Jim Cathey... coming home
It is long for a newspaper story... and it serves as a reminder of what sacrifice means, and what a real newspaper, which we unfortunately do not have around here, should be.
This cannot help but impact you deeply. Best not to read it at work.