Tiny gets into kibble treats -- Friskies Dental Diet -- after supper, her version of our own raspberry sherbet following award-winning Chelsea Baked Beans and franks on a bed of steamed cabbage. "It isn't Saturday night, and we're not in Maine. What's going on?" asked Tuck suspiciously. Keep 'em guessing, we always say.
Talk about just desserts. Sandy Dahl, wife of the pilot of Flight 93 and board member of the group responsible for bringing the memorial into being, told radio talk show hosts Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman of 620 KHOW in Denver this afternoon why the memorial should go on as planned. Hats off to Michelle Malkin, who's been leading the charge against going on as planned, for having the guts to publish the link. It's just what we needed to hear, straight from the heart and mind of one of the principal players in the Flight 93 Memorial drama.
According to a Pittsburg Post-Gazette profile, Flight 93 Pilot Jason Dahl (left) of Denver would have celebrated his fifth wedding anniversary with wife Sandy (laying flowers at the crash site one year later above), a flight attendant, on Friday, September 14, 2001."To surprise his wife he planned to buy her a baby grand piano, a manicure and pedicure, and fix dinner for her and eight couples. On Sunday, the couple would leave for a three-day trip to London. In order to get that time off, Dahl and his wife agreed he would fly on Sept. 11-13."
"If I look up in the sky and see the crescent moon, I see the beauty of the moon. Islam does not own the crescent moon," says Sandy Dahl in today's KHOW radio interview, refuting wild-eyed claims that "The Crescent Embrace" -- the allee of red maples that has some bloggers seeing red -- somehow bows in dhimmitude towards the religion espoused by the suicidal maniacs who tried to pilot Flight 93 into the White House or the Capitol Building before they were thwarted by the can-do passengers and crew on that fateful morning:
No one was thinking of Islam when they were making this memorial. I would love for Mr. Tancredo to visit the site and not look at an aerial photo of it.
We put the site back the way it was except added our loved ones into it. If you want to find something evil in anything, I think you can, if that's what you're looking for. If I look up in the sky and see the crescent moon, I see the beauty of the moon. Islam does not own the crescent moon. This kind of reminds me of back in the 70's when you played a Beatles record backward and you heard "Satan." I think it's just paranoia, negative thinking that has no place on this site.
"Is there any chance that the design will be changed because of Tom Tancredo's or Michelle Malkin's objections," asks the interviewer:
It was a peaceful place before, and this is the way we want them remembered. We want this to go down in history that you stand up for what you believe and fight back and don't let people take you. This is what America is about.
Now you're talkin'. Let's roll.