The happenings of the Billy and Sheri Wardle family
What's In This Blog
I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Life in Manteca 125: July 4 Unveiling of WWII Mural
It is strange how choked up and emotional I became as I watched the plastic go up on this mural. It made me think of my own father, Jim Wardle, and the sacrifice that he made during the war. He served in the Navy as a young man of 17-20. (He enlisted a week before his birthday.) He served until the end of the war, when he was discharged on a hardship so he could help his father with the farm. At one point the asked for those who have family members who served in the war to stand. I was standing so I waved my hand. The mural is entitled the "Spirit of America." It portrays a tank, planes and a destroyer. My father served on a destroyer escort. This is the Manteca Journal article on the events. And the Modesto Bee.
We are the Wardles. I am Billy. We are the parents of 8, one in Heaven
(stillborn,) 6 birth and 1 adopted. Four are away from home, two
daughters married and two sons in the Logan area going to school. Tony,
our adopted son is 11 years younger than our youngest birth child, so
he is greatly spoiled. I have worked for the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, Utah State Social Services, part of the time working with the Ute Tribe, Uintah Basin Counseling and Santa Clara County Mental Health for the last 21 years. Active Mormon and I follow the prophet.