Friday, October 21, 2005

Dave's Friday Photo

This is the bugle my Grandfather played. He was in the Army, based at Pearl Harbor in the 1940's - and was the reveille bugler every morning. The bugle was played (in an official capacity) for the final time on a certain December morning in 1941.

This is the single most important thing I own. It has become a centerpiece in my living room and a warm rememberance of the most heroic man I've ever known.

Have a good weekend.

21 comments:

Chris Johnson said...

That is awesome Dave!

Dr. Mike said...

OMG!! I've BLOWN the Morris family instrament!!

I feel complete. Anything else I can taint around your house?

Used Hack said...

Very cool, Dave.

jthomasparuch said...

Nice horn Dave! Quite impressive story too!

The Everglades said...

I love the contrast of your HNT picture and then this more somber, revernt one.

Our grandparents are amazing people, born with a resovle that is lacking in today's America.

Blake

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Amazing! What a treasure! The bugle that played on PHD!

What Tom Brokaw claims is true: they're the greatest generation.

I'm amazed at what the WWII generation has survived, accopmlished, fought for and left for us.

Spinning Girl said...

I love that you have this!!!

Kimmy said...

I can't believe I'e never heard about this. Wow! What a treasure!

Ari said...

That, and you, are awesome.

phoenix said...

So very awsome Dave. It is a treasure and you treat it as one. You can hear the respect and awe in your words of a very important person in your life. May it always be that way :)

mmm...beer said...

Great tribute man.

Weary Hag said...

What a treasure to have right in your living room! I love when you produce such warm and nostalgic posts - most inspiring. Lovely.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I always found it amazing that they could get so many changes of notes just by changing lip, tongue and air pressure. No keys, just talent.

Amandarama said...

Wow! That is really, really awesome.

The only thing even remotely close I have (and it's in my bedroom) is a picture of my grandmother from the '20s, when she was "Miss Berkshire County" (or something) that has been lovingly restored. It's really great when you can share your family's history with others when they come into your home like that.

smays said...

Can you give us a little more detail on the Pearl Harbor connection? What happened? How/when/where was the bugle played?

jamwall said...

Amazing! you impress me everytime i come here dave!

Kerouaced said...

That is very interesting...

Dave Morris said...

Steve, I surely wish I had more information. Grandpa shared only those details - he wasn't really too interested in talking about that day or what happened to him. (he WAS wounded, I know that much) He died in 1983 in a tractor accident, so most of the details of what he experienced will forever remain a secret.

Justice said...

I'm a huge WWII fan...I studied it a lot in college. Hold on to that piece of treasure. It's great that you have it.

Lee Ann said...

That is truly awesome! It is beautiful and even more so for you with the history of it. Very cool.

Rob Seifert said...

This is an American treasure! I'd love to copycat Lee Ann and say that you are too but then I'd be unoriginal... What a cool thing to have just the same. Thanks for sharing it with us!

RCS