"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, November 11, 2011

a.k.a. armistice day



Lovely girls gather around the computer screen respectfully waiting for the veteran to speak. Tomorrow they will gather downtown to witness the brief procession that will walk (or wheelchair) its way to the memorial at the park.  There will be a speech and the shooting of firearms and tears.  We want to know. We want to show respect.  Tomorrow we will make a concentrated effort to say thank you, face to face.






And my friend the fiber lady sent me home with a goody bag!


Blessings, Debbie

23 comments:

  1. It is my nephew's passing out parade today. Thank you for such thoughts on this day.xx

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  2. So glad your family does so much to honor the ones who keep us safe and free. Yes!

    Can't wait to see that gorgeous wool!! blessings ~ tanna

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  3. How wonderful to see young people with so much respect and admiration for the Veterans. I'm sure it will be an awsome ceremony.
    Ann

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  4. We don't have school today (parent/teacher conferences) but we've been honoring the veterans all week. The sixth graders are so sweet and respectful. They have so many questions!
    Wow! That fiber is calling my name!

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  5. Encouraged to see young people taking the time to honor those that have served.

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  6. What a wonderful way to honor the soldiers. (I'm keeping my comment brief today! LOL!)

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  7. Yes to say thank you!! May we all remember and encourage our children to do the same.

    Love your goody bag...have fun

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  8. Yes. To remembering Veterans.

    (I always love seeing evidence of your spinning!)

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  9. Yay for saying thank you! I think we should do it on a more frequent basis, and not just a holiday that tells us to.

    Oooooh, goody bag! Such pretty colors... *drools a little*

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  10. Welcome back, Debbie...And God bless you as you continue to hear and obey the "voice" of God and directions of His Holy Spirit.

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  11. Beautiful, Debbie. I'm so thankful today for my own veteran! Waiting to see what lovely thing you'll make with your goodies. :)

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  12. What a perfect day. And look at what you got!!! I can't wait to see what it becomes!!

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  13. I thanked my husband today and said a special prayer for my Dad who spent his life defending our freedom! It's a good day to give thanks!
    xx

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  14. So sweet. My dad was a WWII vet. What a lovely day you are having there. xo

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  15. What a difference you are making in your corner of the kingdom...
    Oh, and I LOVE the little sheepy bag on the spinning wheel. Don't know what it is for, but I love it!

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  16. It is good to remember those who have ensured our freedom.

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  17. I am sure that it will be a moving experience for all of you!
    (Even as a non-knitter, that bundle of fiber makes me swoon. Gorgeous.)
    Wishing you a delightful weekend, my friend!

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  18. A wonderful day to give thanks.

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  19. I love seeing all the wonderful celebrations and honors that are happening in my community and others. Thanks, Veterans!

    Jody

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  20. I am so thankful for our veterans. We don't have a parade locally. I really wish we did. (Hmm. I wonder who I could talk to about that?)

    I also just finished the wonderful video in the post below. I left a comment there, but I have to say again that it was God inspired, God produced, and God directed.

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  21. Veterans' Day parades make me cry! Glad you were able to go!

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  22. What a wonderful tradition xox Clarice

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  23. I joined in the assembly at the girls' school. They always have a gentleman from our community who fought in WWII speak. He's been doing it for ten years. I always appreciate what he has to say.

    Love that wool!!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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