El Pípila - hero of the Mexican War of Independence. A miner, who with a long, flat stone tied to his back to protect him from the muskets of the Spanish troops, carried tar and a torch to the door of the Alhóndiga (a massive fortress, now a museum) and set it on fire. Literally sparking the catalyst for Mexicans winning the war.
Happy 80th Birthday to my hero, my dad, Rex Hodgson. There's no short way to explain the impact he's had on my life, but simply put I would not be the person I am today without him. We kicked the (Aussie Rules) football on the road a million times, played cricket on the driveway, he cheered me on at my volleyball games, came to my contemporary dance shows, gave me great advice about relationships, we read and discussed the literary classics, we share a love for the Impressionists, read books on Native Americans, watched The Winners, All Creatures Great and Small and Faulty Towers, we climbed the biggest monolith in the world, we've explored deserts, hiked through forests, panned for gold, we continue to cheer on our beloved Freo Dockers, we listened to Johnny Cash, John Denver and Willie Nelson, watched Casablanca and Dr Zhivago, visited way too many second hand stores, we've driven from the east coast to the west coast of Australia, and then from the south to the north and back. Plus countless other wonderful adventures. But in addition to all that, he's been there when life wasn't so positive for me, when I've failed or when life just didn't go my way. So happy 80th birthday to the best dad, and mate, a son could have. Wish I could be there with you today and for the party on the weekend dad, but I'm definitely there in spirit. Hope that you enjoy both. Here's to many more birthdays!
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that Officer Elias “Sonny” Martinez of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department, Texas passed away Sunday, September 17th, 2017 due to injuries sustained from a vehicle crash on September 8thth, 2017. Our thoughts and prayers go to Officer Elias Martinez‘s Family, both blood and blue, and all those affected during this difficult time. #prayers #bluelivesmatter #dedication #hero #service #honorthefallen