Happy 5th Birthday to my Princess Mary Ruth! I can’t believe it’s been five years. Now, here are five things about Mary Ruth (you probably already know them).
1. Her name comes from The Wife’s mom and grandmother (Mary) and my grandmother (Ruth… MaMa).
2. My pet name for her is MR (“mister” or Big Sister MR). Susie calls her Moo Moo.
3. She gets her feelings hurt easily… which is something that causes me a lot of anxiety.
4. She LOVES all animals (especially dogs).
5. She doesn’t want anyone to be wrong. If I say it’s sunny outside and The Wife says it’s pouring down rain, then Mary Ruth will stop us and say it’s sunny and pouring down rain.
Winthrop Update: The Eagles play PC at home this Friday in a huge Big South match-up.
Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Corporal Charles A. Bessey (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on January 13, 1877 near Elkhorn Creek, Wyoming. His citation reads:
While scouting with 4 men and attacked in ambush by 14 hostile Indians, held his ground, 2 of his men being wounded, and kept up the fight until himself wounded in the side, and then went to the assistance of his wounded comrades.
Coxswain Asa Betham (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions from December 24, 1864 to January 22, 1865 on board the USS Pontoosuc. His citation reads:
Served on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864, to 22 January 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully during this period, Betham was recommended for gallantry and skill and for his cool courage while under the fire of the enemy throughout these various actions.
Lieutenant Colonel Charles M. Betts (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 19, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina. His citation reads:
With a force of but 75 men, while on a scouting expedition, by a judicious disposition of his men, surprised and captured an entire battalion of the enemy's cavalry.
Wrapping up 2017-18
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