Friday, June 23, 2017

The Daisy Fairy -Postcard Friendship Friday #363


My garden is burgeoning with flowers.  My lawn is starred with tiny white and pink daisies.  The large daisies are out too--tall, long-legged blooms, snaggling over the bird bath to wink at the cat sitting below.

As I little girl, I dreamed there were fairies in my garden--sometimes even now I think I see them out of the corner of my eye.  I've always had a whimsical way of seeing the world--so I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see a real one hiding among the roses someday.

The sun is shining and the feeling of summer is in the air.  Have a lovely weekend and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Who Would Not Be a Father -Postcard Friendship Friday #362



Happy Father's Day to all those wonderful Dads out there. Today I miss my own dear Daddy who flew away to heaven almost four years ago.  I know my precious children are missing their Dad today, too. My Beloved was a good Daddy.

Have a blessed Father's Day--enjoy time with your Dad.  You never know how much time you have left--and you'll never regret time spent together.

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday, dear Friends.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Happy Flag Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #361



This coming Wednesday is June 14--Flag Day!  I have love seeing all the flags waving from the sidewalks and buildings on that day.  When I was a little girl, I actually thought the flags were put out especially to celebrate my birthday!  Imagine how disappointed I was when I realized that wasn't so.  But I still love the way the flags look on Flag Day. 


The idea of a yearly day to honor the American Flag originated in 1885, when BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, this innovate teacher continued to advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.

 For 30 years, on June 14th local and state celebrations unofficially celebrated Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777.  The holiday was officially establishedby the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. But it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.


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Friday, June 2, 2017

To my Dear Father -Postcard Friendship Friday #360



Father's Day will soon be here.  It is a hard day for my children and for me--because we share the sorrow of loosing our Daddys.  It is astounding to share that kind of sorrow with one's children...  My Dad flew to heaven a little over four years ago.  Their Daddy passed on two and a half years ago.

My Father was a wonderful man.  He was fair and strong, gentle and loving.  It is said women often marry someone like their Father--I did.  Alan was a dear and precious Daddy who generously loved his children more than himself.  In this, I have been doubly blessed.

Our tradition now, is to get the family together to reminisce and to laugh together.  We eat good food, play lots of music and tell stories.  It is beautiful, sweet and yet achingly sad.  Isn't it amazing how we can share our sorrows and are the better for it?

Happy Father's Day dear ones, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

You are Missed


I have noticed my overseas audience is missing.  They are my largest and I pray for the peoples of those lands with all my heart. 

I wanted each of you to know you have been missed.

Does anyone know what the word on this postcard means?  I think it is in Russian.

God bless you, dear ones.

When Can Their Glory Fade -Postcard Friendship Friday #359


I apologize for posting Postcard Friendship Friday later than usual.  I wanted to add some of the pictures we took on Memorial Day as we visited my Dad and Uncle Kelly's graves yesterday.  Our family has been bringing flowers to Daddy's grave on  Memorial  Day since he left us nearly five years ago.  He fought in WW2 and was a prisoner of war in Nazi Germany.  He was my hero.


This year we also visited Uncle Kelly.  We had been unaware Dad's younger brother had been buried in the same cemetery as Dad.  We left flowers on his grave, too.  It was a poignant moment for all of us.


May God bless the families and friends of all the brave men and women who have fought for their country and who sacrificed so much.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

In Memory of our Heroes -Postcard Friendship Friday #358


Next weekend is Memorial Day, when everyone across America will honor those who have fallen in war.  I am posting this in honor of my Father, who fought in WW2, Uncle Keller who fought in the Korean War, Uncle Jody, who fought in the Vietnam War, and dear Grandpa who was a soldier in WW1.  There are others of our family who fought in the Civil war when America was still very young.

Though these brave men lived through those wars, their families often felt the brunt of their time away, defending their country.  War is ugly and it leaves scars. 

God bless the family and friends of all those who have taken a stand for home and family--and the country they loved so dearly.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Happy Birthday, Mumsie


Today my precious Mother turns 78.  We are exactly 19 years apart.  I am so blessed to have a mother like mine.  So often I hear stories about mothers who are less than what should be and I know she is a rare and beautiful woman--and a fabulous Mother.

She is so sweet.  She listens to me, she's proud of me.  She keeps my secrets and teaches me truth.  She amazes me and she loves me.

Here's a sweet story about Mumsie.  For years she would doodle 41 inside of a heart.  We used to tease her about it, and she would say, "When I turn 41 something BIG is going to happen.  And we would laugh.

The morning of her 41st Birthday Mount St. Helens blew her top in Washington State!  We all laughed and laughed over that--and we tease her about it to this day.  After that she never doodled a 41 inside of a heart again.  (grin)

I am SO blessed to have you in my life, Mumsie.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  I love you so.


Friday, May 12, 2017

Taking a Walk -Postcard Friendship Friday #357

I was one of those brave Moms who homeschooled her children most of their school years.  It was a rewarding, yet difficult time in my life. I often wondered if I had done well enough.  I had such brilliant, amazing children.

They are still the loves of my life.

Happy Mother's Day dear Friends...I am SO blessed by my dear, precious, treasured children.  I pray this same blessing is yours.

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Happy Birthday, Sissy!


A Happy Birthday to my precious younger sister Clytie.  I am so blessed to have her in my life.  I don't know what I would do without her.  She has had a profound influence in my life.  I admire her gifting, her sense of humor and her integrity.  She is an amazing woman.  I am proud that she is my sister.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISSY!!!   I love you.