Several days ago, I realized that our 20-foot flagpole was frozen, and I could not get the flag down in inclement weather. Yesterday, with camera in hand, I stood at our second-story window watching 20 inches of snow coming down like rainfall. While snapping photos, I thought of my grandfather, Michael Coco, who arrived home from WWI and in the middle of winter opened our beloved Yankee Shoe Repair (more on that later). Thoughts of my grandfather created a bit of nostalgia…when a sudden wind whipped up and unfurled our American flag. I’m sending Valentine’s Day love to my grandfather, our daughter Lauren who served a 400-day tour of duty in Iraq, all of our Military and Veterans. God bless you, your families, and our great country.