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Military Monday – Hubert Aaron

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Hubert Aaron is my 1st cousin 2x removed.  Since I met with Morris Aaron and learned about Hubert, I often think of him.  Hubert died on Dec 7, 1941.  He was 22 years old and he gave his life on the U.S.S. Arizona in Pearl Harbor.

I was cruising around the website Storycorps.com today and came across this snippet of an interview  that made me think of Hubert instantly.  You can listen to it here:

Frank Curre survived WWII, and in this interview he talks about the bombing of the U.S.S. Arizona.  I can’t imagine what those men went through.  I’m consoled by the fact that Morris told me that Hubert was in the boiler room when the bomb hit, and that he would have died instantly.  I’m relieved to know Hubert would not have suffered in the water as many other’s did.

Morris told me that Jenny Aaron, Hubert’s mother would not rest until she had something to memorialize Hubert with.  She had no closure since his body was never recovered so she insisted on putting up a headstone for him in Sylverino Cemetery, and he shares it with his brother Ruvelle, whom everyone called “Man”.

Hubert made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  I hope he knows that his family is proud, and that we will never forget him.

Squirrel!

I have a confession to make.  I have Internet ADHD.  I feel like Dug, the little dog in the movie UP.

Instead of getting sidetracked by squirrel’s, it’s all the cute little links, to all the information that I need to know.

It’s uncontrollable.  I sit down with my To-Do list, and I’m going to stick to the plan seriously this time I tell you!!  But, then the ADHD kicks in, and I end up following link after link to different blogs or websites.  I start out at Ancestry.com, and I’m going to track a relative, but maybe I can find this person on FindAGrave, or maybe on Rootsweb.  No luck, so Google here I come.  Maybe I can find a tip on where to look next.  But, Oh!!  That looks interesting, so I click that link.  Then hey!!  What’s this all about?? So off to that link I go.  Next thing I know, two hours later, I stare dumbly at the screen and wonder what I was doing on here anyway.  But hey, I’ll just check out Facebook, and switch the laundry around and grab a coke, maybe then I will remember how this day was supposed to go!!

Is there help for this??

I need to join a club, or support group to learn to control my link hopping.  Am I the only one that get’s side tracked by all the information out on the web?  Surely, I’m not.  What do you do to stay focused and on task?  I’m sure there’s a link out there that will tell me.  I’ll be right back, going to check……..

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