With needing to post pictures. Clearly the bacon shirt is a little more cheerful than this one.
Anyway, the cover of the Metro Ottawa paper today broke my heart (link ). I couldn't stop staring Ms. Lane and I welled up a bit. Her grief is just so obvious and I never want to know what that feels like. (For those who don't want to click the link, she is at the "casket arrival" ceremony. Her husband was killed in Afghanistan)
During a week where there has been much talk about the people at Fox making fun of the Canadian military, I think that this picture shows that yes, Canadians are making some pretty serious sacrifices in Afghanistan. Whether you agree with it or you don't, there are Canadian families across the country that are living without their loved ones- both temporarily and permanently.
For the record Fox, as Canadians, we're not used to thinking about our military as being part of combat missions and "fighting". (at least my generation of Canadians isn't anyway) So this is kind of weird for us. It really will take awhile for us (both the military and just the plain old citizens of Canada) to recover from this.
And on a happier note, (and I considered waiting for this one, as not to make light of the previous picture, but decided to put this in anyway) someone in New York also loves bacon: