My son enlisted four months after 9/11 because he felt called to be part of another great generation. He entered the Air Force after his graduation in 2002. I remember standing for the anthem at a high school game and tears streamed down my cheeks. I took so much for granted until freedom required something from me, my son.
I told him, "You're a good kid! You don't need the military to straighten you out." He asked me who I would rather have serving our country.
When he went in the service I started planting my yard as a Victory Garden with red, white and blue flowers in all the beds. It's been almost 10 years and he has been promoted early and risen quickly; his rank is now Technical Sgt. Of course I'm proud!
Seeing this piece at the great big thrift store, the wheels in my noggin started spinning. I really loved the printers drawer that 7 Gypsies had but wouldn't splurge on myself...
I wanted a patriotic theme for my craft room too. As we approach our summer of patriotic holidays Memorial Day, Flag Day and the 4th of July, maybe you too, will add some patriotic touches to your indoor and outdoor decorations.
I admit that I got stuck and while I had the graphics, I just couldn't get the box garnished the way I wanted it at first. I spend more time putzing than making the thing in the first place!
Porkys is the Drive-In that my family used to go to in Dad's '57 Chevy. No, Dad's BelAir didn't look like this one! I ordered the Kiddie Special, a burger, fries and small chocolate malt with a special toy tucked underneath the burger. That was 'eating out' on Saturday nights in my childhood.
The pictures are a mix of graphics from Imagimeri, and some from old books and cards, see the Dick and Jane illustration? I'm a swinger, I loved this little gal flying off the corner. I used to test potential boyfriends by whether or not they could swing. In case you're wondering, Mr. Wonderful was a swinger too in 1977!
Summer road trips in my '57 might include a trip to a Carousel. I love the hand carved beauties and there is a gorgeous one in St. Paul at the Como Park Zoo. In the corner on the right I tucked in a cottage and three playful little ones, just like my three. We're heading to the nursery this weekend to buy annuals, can you guess what colors I'll choose?