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Open your mind

Sky and RaysDo you want to know what really gets my goat?  When I come across people with closed minds.  The worst offenders are the scientists, experts and ‘ologists’ that are wheeled out whenever something wonderful, mysterious but inexplicable happens.   If it hasn’t been, or can’t currently be proven by modern science then it has to be rubbish, the people who chose to have an open mind on it are branded loonie toons in some way shape or form, and the verdict is delivered with such a supercilious smirk that I just want to throw a shoe at them.

Greg over at Quantum Spirit has recently posted a piece on reincarnation that I find absolutely fascinating, heart-warming and exciting.  I’ve long believed that reincarnation is a possibility and this video certainly seems to support the theory.  As Greg has done, I have posted the YouTube video because that is what is available to paste into my Scrapbook here, but do please visit the Fox link where you will be spared the inevitable supercilious smirking scientist at the end.  (Oops…you don’t know him do you)?!

With thanks to Greg therefore for finding this, here is the YouTube tape:

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D Day, 1944

RAF1My Dad has now sadly passed away but one of the personal items of his that I treasure is his RAF Flying Log from WWII.  Commemorations surrounding the D-Day landings rightly focus mostly on ground troops, but in fact the RAF had a vital role to play too.  Air attacks to weaken German defences and isolate Normandy had begun in December of 1943 and the RAF’s role during and after the D-Day landings continued to be vital, in transporting both men and supplies to the beach area.   

My father’s Flying Log for the period December 1943 to June 1944 shows that he was often out flying on anti-submarine missions and very poignantly twice on missions to find ditched crew (none found).   There is a small gap in activity in the log just pre June but from the middle of the month there are several air missions per day, noted as ‘circuits and landings’, (I assume of troops and supplies), ‘night circuits and landings, ‘cross country and air firing’.  Reading this Log brings home once again the reality of that war – especially when I think that my Dad was just 24 at the time.  We owe a debt of gratitude to these people, one that we should never forget.

RAF air crew1940s

 My Dad (back row, second from the right) with some fellow air crew.  I have several photos of him with various crews he flew with and wonder what happened to them all.

Below is an extract from his Flying Log.

 

RAF Flying Log 44

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