Thinking of My Cousins on Memorial Day.

Yona McNish



My favorite cousins live in San Antonio, Texas; Tom and Yona McNish.  My cousin Tom was a Prisoner of War in Vietnam, shot down early in the war.  So he was in places like the Hanoi Hilton with Senator John McCain among others.

I was reading the story about the cast from the show Downton Abbey and their dinner at the White House.  My cousin met Tom when he returned.  She’d been wearing his Prisoner of War bracelet people wore to remember their conditions in then North Vietnam.

When the Prisoners of War returned, President Nixon told the veterans, “Pat and I are retiring for the night, the Marine band will play on, certain parts of the White House are free for you to wander in.

My cousins wandered into the Green Room and that’s where my Cousin Tom proposed to my cousin Yona.


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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