It was a beautiful, long-overdue tribute and I was so happy to be there for it! I learned more about my great-great-uncle, met some incredible people, scored myself a model plane, and witnessed Papa and great-uncle Norman get surprised with a ride in a fully restored WWII-era P-51C Mustang (the signature aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen).
I’m humbled to be a descendant of greatness and honored to stand on the shoulders of giants.
Remember his name: Alfred Gorham. Remember all of them.
To me, Ireland isn’t a place. Ireland is a dear friend.
And since our friendship will be interrupted by the devastating reality of attending separate schools for kindergarten, mom made good on a promise to have a fun day with Ireland before summer’s end.
So, we found a Friday in early August to tour the UW-La Crosse campus, run throughout the Children’s museum, indulge in an intimate back-seat Taco Bell snack, and explore every corner of Ireland’s house.
We played like there was no tomorrow… just in case.