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Hello, Welcome to my website.  My name is Barbara J. Ervin-Weymouth; I was born and raised and still reside in the Sacramento Valley of California.  I am a Christian and a proud mother of one son, Eric who is married to my daughter-in-law Dawn, together they have given me two beautiful gifts from God, I call my grandchildren. 

 

I have one very spoiled Staffordshire Terrier, Rosie, who doesn't know she's a dog, shhh!  I have worked in public education for 28 years. 

 

After 22 of them I went back to college and earned my Adult Education Teacher's Credential.  It was a realization of a lifelong dream.  After spending five years as a substitute teacher I decided to go back into office management I'm in the process of finding that special office where I can truly make a difference.  I am truly blessed beyond measure. 

Email:  weymouth@surewest.net

 

I am published on the following Websites:

 

Starfish (ripplemaker.com)

SFPNN

Sir Froggie's Positive News Network

Hearts With Soul

Pearlsoup.com

Women With Heart

Poetry.com

Storytime Tapestry

 

Please join me in celebrating those who have made a difference, while living here in this world.  And always remember this… "All gave some and some gave all"! 

 

If you value your freedom and you're reading this in the English language, thank a Veteran and a Teacher! 

 

And when you hear our United States National Anthem being played, see our Flag being raised or our Pledge of Allegiance being recited, put your right hand over your heart, and stand just a little taller and prouder; for you are an American, living in the land of the free and the home of the brave! 

 

May God bless our shores from sea to shinning sea and please keep our soldiers wherever they're stationed, safe from harm and coming home soon!  Please pray for our troops, our Commander and Chief and all in positions of leadership, for they need God's divine guidance no matter what you political views may be.

 

The pictures displayed here are of my family members who have served in our armed forces.

 

The Love of My Life, Richard Gillespie, USAF Vietnam, My uncles, George, Lon, and Simmie were all in WWI and II together.  My uncle Sgt. Simmie Ervin, Paratrooper Division, was killed in action, in Normandy, France, D-Day.  His plane was shot down as they approached the shores of Normandy, he got all his men off the plane safely and he went down with the plane.  There is some mystery surrounding his death.  One soldier came to visit my Dad in Sacramento following the war and said he had a drink with my uncle on D-Day in Normandy and even had pictures that certainly looked like him.  His dog tags were never found, so we will never know.  His casket is buried at Golden Gate Cemetery, Daly City, California.  Even though he died before my birth, he has always been my hero.

 

All three uncles were on the British ship the Queen Mary, which was used as an American troop carrier during World War I.  It was fast enough to 0ut-run the German Fleet.  I was privileged to take my son Eric to Long Beach, California where the Queen Mary is in dry dock.  We toured the ship and spent the night on board.  It was a very spiritual experience.  One I will never forget.  

 

Three Ervin brothers went off to war and only two returned.  The next time you see a Veteran, shake his or her hand and say thank you, and tell them how proud you are of them.

 

Also pictured are my brother, Leroy L. Ervin, Korea, USAF, my uncle Lloyd Lyle Page, U.S. Navy and my cousin, James B. Gillespie, Korea, USAF, and my Uncle Robert D. Elkins, WWII, US Army.  They have all gone on to be with the Lord.

 

My Nephew Jerry Ervin, United States Air Force, retired.

 

Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your stay...  May God Bless you abuntantly!

 

Barbara

 

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Eulogy for a Hero

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the Gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

By  -  Mary E. Fryer

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My Parents, Sonny & Lucile
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Thank you for loving each other, your children & Grandkids for 56 years of marriage!

"My Brother"
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Leroy L. Ervin, Korea

Love of My Life
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Richard Gillespie, USAF Vietnam War

Cousin, Justin George Ervin
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1986 to 2009

"Uncle"
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George Leslie Ervin, Normandy, France WWI

Uncle, U.S. Army Paratrooper Division, 506th Inf
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Sgt. Simmie Catlett Ervin, Jr. WWI (KIA, Normandy, France)

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Uncle, Lon Ervin, WWI

"Uncle"
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Lloyd Lyle Page, WWII

"Cousin"
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James B. Gillespie, Korea

"Uncle"
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Robert D. Elkins, 1945

My Friend from Beatrice, Nebraska
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Bill Walker, Korean War