“I’ll have a Choco Brownie Extreme Blizzard, please. Small.” I watched as the Dairy Queen hostess grabbed a paper cup, filled it with chocolate ice cream and added the mix-ins. Once blended together, she pushed a red plastic spoon into the frozen treat and headed my way. Just before handing me the mouth-watering treat, she flipped the cup upside down. WHAT was she thinking? The Blizzard still intact and now right side up, she handed it to me with a smile. Frozen doesn’t pour.
On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 11:35 a.m., nine crew members passed into eternity as their C-130 hurled to the ground. Five minutes into their flight, something had gone drastically wrong. My gut felt sick as I watched the video of the aircraft literally fall out of the sky and explode in a cloud of smoke. Another C-130 disaster. It’s the same kind of plane our son flies--only an older version. Nine members of the Air National Guard died that day. Nine families received a visi