Plinky.com: “Finders, Keepers!”

Today’s Plinky.com prompt was, “What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever found (and kept)?” Here’s my response and the Flickr.com pic I selected to illustrate it. ;o) (Note — these are not his dogtags — just a representational stock image.)

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My step-grandfather was a aircraft gunner, and a long time after my mother’s dementia kicked into high gear and she moved into a nursing home, I was cleaning up some papers of hers when I ran across his dog tags. I cherish them. He was a quiet, wiry little man who lived his whole life in humility and service to others. I didn’t really understand or appreciate who he was for many years, but I do now.

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