Thursday, January 22, 2009

One Last Time

According to the submitter: "The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of 'Cat,' and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. 'I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it,' she said. 'I think that's what he would have wanted.'"

Submitted By: Todd Heisler


Mary said...


I have read this before and also have seen the picture. If I were in her place, I would want the Marines to continue standing watch as well. What a beautiful tribute to this hero and his wife.


Amanda said...

How tragic ~ now i have tears in my eyes. It is a reminder to stop complaining about all the little things in life.
Take Care,
Amanda x
(i love your music you have on your playlist)

AirmanMom said...

mary...I felt this to be a 'must share'. thank you for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

amamnda...your kind words are appreciated!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I remember seeing this before and yet all I can still say is wow....


Tami said...

Everytime I see this it touches my heart to the very core. Thank you for sharing it.


AirmanMom said...

hallie...WOW does sum it up!

AirmanMom said...

aam...truly a love without end.

Julie said...

Oh, heartbreaking.

I'm trying to get caught up on blog reading, I'm sorry I'm not commenting much recently! When work slows down Ill be back to normal.

AirmanMom said... is deeply appreciated that you took the time to stop by!Hang in there, I'll see you next month!

Call Me Grandma said...

She will remember that forever, and believe me she will take comfort from it in the days to come.
I speak from experience.

AirmanMom said... are in my prayers!