Thanks again, all of you.
Didn't mean to mix the dollar with Dad. He was influencial however, for me and my brother and his long-gone honorable friends. Our household was always together with his buddies from the great war, my childhood with their kid's, mom's also...kind of a giant family and he was the last of his bro's. They were all at Nuremburg in the trials, before that Normandy and Selarno, Cicily, and after the war went again to another, and even another and we went to, as it was written.
Things changed and he witnessed them, his cadre all quit and he tried his damnest to get us out to. He never quit trying to influence a giant wrong into becoming right, but to little success. His generation, minus the opportunists, was I strongly feel the last of the truely honorable American known to world and the nation at home as respectful, honest, and sincere.
He never flaunted it, he spoke nothing of France, Germany and Nagasaki until I came home in uniform expecting respect but finding him in tears and aside the Hollywood version of the way things are and were, he began his history and inspired others to do the same. 38 years active duty, resigning and refusing benefits, all of them. If only more would've to.
So..the dollar and me, we have this history and principally it's because of Dad and what he did then was no longer able to do. Thankful tomorrow for a few things...life, my family, even little things but mostly so two big things: I got to say goodbye to him and he's no longer in pain. Glad you spoke with your's Monkey, the little things we should always embrace no matter how busy we think we are.