Thank you to all who gave their all serving their country to keep us free.
Hello Blogland!! I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!! I am getting LOADS of sewing done this weekend. Some re-fashioning and some sheet couture has been on my agenda!!
First up–I received a fabulous package from the always groovy Vix. You’ll be seeing what was in it later this week!
I also found out I won a gift certificate from Café Press in a give-away the always visible Patti of Not Dead Yet had!! I am planning something Diva related!!
And to add to all of the wonderful blessings I received this week (and what perfect timing!!) I was nominated for a Leibster Award by Debbie of I Love My Lemonade Life. I’ll be doing a post on that on Tuesday of this week!!
Saturday is a big day in my town of Sharpsburg, Maryland. As many of you know from last fall, this is the location of the Civil War battle of Antietam–the bloodiest one day in American history. We have a great reverence for those who have served our country and those who have given their lives in that service. We have a wreath-laying ceremony on our town square and a huge parade followed by a ceremony at the National Cemetery on the hill. A little bit of history-the first Memorial Day Parade was held in Sharpsburg in 1867 and has been held continuously since then. Here are a few pictures from the wreath-laying ceremony (this is a block and a half from my house) Organizations come and lay wreaths on the monuments to honor the fallen. The bagpipers play (Amazing Grace and Scotland the Brave on bagpipes always bring me to tears) patriotic songs are sung, and “Taps” is played at the end.
I met this fabulous lady in the crowd. I just had to take Ms. Rita’s picture and share it with you. She’s of a certain age and is VISIBLE!!! I complimented her on her RAD hair– she said she decided “WHY NOT??” Words to live by!!
I wanted to be patriotic for the wreath-laying ceremony. I pulled out what little I had in that color scheme that was comfortable for a walk and being outside on a windy day.
We had dinner today with my mom, our daughter, Julie, and our son-in-law Sean, who is home this weekend from Federal Law Enforcement Training School. We celebrated their first wedding anniversary!! My mom asked me if I deliberately dyed my hair pink in the front. LOLOLOLOLOL
Well, I’m off to do some more sewing and stuff!! Everyone have a fabulous rest of the weekend and I’ll be back on Tuesday!!