December 17, 2007

Someone in Iraq

I suppose we all have friends with a son -- or someone -- in Iraq.

Here's a toast to Jay and Dee Baumgardner, their son, Grant, and Grant's wife, Soquel:

Dee sent me this photo and note:

"This is a picture of our son, Grant, who is in Iraq in the town of Kirkuk. He is the second from the left. It is about 50 miles north of Bagdad. They are making a purchase from the man in the white shirt. They buy a lot of stuff from the local people there. He said they have to wear full armor whenever they go near the gate. He also said it was only 97 degrees on the day this was taken. It was supposed to start cooling off pretty soon. Dee"