01 May 2016

--- Merry Beltaine y2016, All ---

It is a good thing to remember — — so as to try so, so hard as to .not. repeat such .his.tory, not ?

Yeah, yesterday ? 1975 ? the bugout.

As a parent who cannot even imagine having .ever. to make these decisions, here are my heroes of that time: the Mama and the Daddy who themselves hurled onto a moving carrier, the USS Kirk, in deep, deep waters outside Saigon on 30 April 1975, with the Parents’ Chinook running out of fuel, a drop of at least 18 feet as Daddy hovered the aircraft above it — — their 8 – month – old, their two – year – old and their five – year – old.

Then Mama jumped, too; and Daddy purposely plunged the chopper into the seas, the suction of that act pulling him down way under.  He was gone from others’ view; then at least 30 seconds’ later, Daddy surfaced and lived.


As well then and a very few days afore that specific 30th of April, there is, too, this hero, one with his then having no biological children of his own: Mr John Riordan, and who himself was out and safe inside Hong Kong — — but volunteered to his banking colleague with him there … … to catch the very last flight BACK IN TO Saigon.

And went BACK TO HIS Saigon bank to save and get altogether out in the final four hours of that day a total of … … 105, certain to be tortured and to die if left behind, of his Vietnamese employees, along ... ... with almost all of them saved as well, their entire biological and related family members.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/daring-rescue-days-before-fall-of-saigon and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Riordan_%28banker%29.
To return, now, to the present and to this particular time in .his,tory's merriment, instead ?

Here is the USA's Comedian - in - Chief with, on the very same day yesterday, his final routine as our president at this specific event:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpbEg-zVcpU

Hilarious isn't he ? !

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