It seems hard to believe that 75 years have passed since the Japanese struck Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. I started keeping this blog in 2003 and because our own family suffered losses on that infamous day, I usually post here on Dec. 7. Bud and Wesley Heidt, twin brothers, close family friends, were killed on the U.S.S. Arizona. Countless others lost their lives that day. My late sister Donna was engaged to Bud. I'm the only one left in my family to remember him and his brother personally.