Here is a little Memorial Day recollection from me. Goes all the way back to 1943 when I was a first grader. We were given flags to walk in our towns parade, and here is mine.
48 stars on this one, and a nice wooden painted staff to hold it with. We turned out for the parade (most of us), we walked from one end of town to the other, with parents wildly applauding us. We didn't know much in those days, but we knew this was for the soldiers who fought and protected us. It was the day to decorate the graves of those who served and died.
I wonder if kids still do this, get out and march for something important. We may not have understood it, but people told us how good we were to do it and it sure turned me into a flag waver at age five that has lasted my whole life.
Stella was asked by me, to pose with the flag and she told me she didn't want to because a storm was coming and she wanted to go to her special place. This is all I could get from her.
I think she would have if she wasn't upset about a storm. The flag is not in great shape but it hangs above a bookcase next to my chalkboard I got for Christmas one year. My mother saved it for me and I am glad she did. Thanking all of our military men and women, and hoping for some peace for all of us to enjoy.
Our friend Bobby from England who is the pup that never got adopted asked for some help today: Hi Jo, We are still around just can not blog on windows 8 we keep
getting error code http://productforums.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!searchin/blogger/bX-5dvf4a, so we will have to keep trying. to find out if we can fix it.
Licks Bobby & PiP
If anyone can give him some advice, he is
email@example.com and will be most appreciative of any help. These folks do a wonderful job rescuing animals, and they need their computer!
Also our friends at Soggibottom are having a Giveaway of a beautiful handmade stuffed Dartmoor hare and they would love to have you sign on and enter for this. Look for their notice at the top of our sidebar!
And speaking of signing on, won't you make me happy by signing on to read our blog. I was at 59 readers, then, I was expecting 60, but got 58 instead. Now I am back at 59 and I definitely want 60! Want it! Maybe I have to throw a giveaway. Could happen!
Cheers and hugs all around,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat