Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Patriotism at Home

Having gone from 2-16" of snow each week between April 1st until last week, it doesn't seem possible that it's nearing Memorial Day weekend.  The Patriotic Holidays as I like to call them are beginning!  Out come the red, white and blue vignettes which stay up for Flag Day through the 4th of July at our house.
My son enlisted in the Air Force after graduation, he was a Senior in High School when 9/11 happened.  The Greatest Generation book inspired him, he  had played in band at a Veteran's Day Memorial Service on the Battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor during his Junior year.
When I buy flowers each spring I plant a Victory Garden as a way of remember my son's service each year. He's a Technical Sergeant now, in August we will recognize his first 11 years of military service, he plans to do 20.  Stationed far away now, we have to fly over the ocean to see him...yes, he's at Hickam in Pearl Harbor now!
Red, white and blue decorations and another summer without the ring of his voice on the patriotic holidays...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

T Minus One Day to 57 Chevy Day

The word for today is anticipation.  Tomorrow, after the longest winter in Minnesota history, I'll finally be able to get the '57 out of storage!  
 Sweet ride, Smooth Talker and his Sassy Gal...cruising season has arrived!
Next week, first car show of the season in St. Paul, not the 'big one', just a little Memorial Day show sponsored by the Studebaker Club.  Driving my Chevy, wearing my vintage frock...
Fun to follow... Tammy's in Love!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Job Description: Mommy

Once upon a time I was a happy wife with a happy husband and I wanted a  happy family and so I went to the airport and held out my arms and the volunteer placed a black haired, almond-eyed angel in my arms.  I took that baby girl home and knew she was mine and I would love her the rest of my life...
We said, "People love our little almond-eyed baby!  Let's get another one!"  We went to the airport, held out our arms and they gave us a little boy who grinned from ear to ear and cooed whenever we looked at him.  We went home and I knew I would love that baby boy for the rest of my life.
We wanted one more little hand to hold, but this round we had no time to work two jobs for a year to pay for another almond-eyed, black haired baby.  So we had a home-made baby and I worked like the dickens to get that baby to come and join our family.  She was inside carving her initials on the walls and the words, "I am the only one who will ever be here!"  I pushed for three hours and then had a C-section and I took that baby home and with the four year old and the two year old, I will love that baby girl for the rest of my life.

And now, there is a Bonus Round and I'm a Grama with a little boy and a little girl and one more on the way that I take to my home whenever I can and will love those babies for the rest of my life.  This is the best job description I have ever had and it pays off in hugs and kisses on a regular basis!  And I AM living happily ever after.
Tammy's in Love