Great God! We thank Thee for this home,
This bounteous birthland of the free,
Where wanderers from afar may come,
And breathe the air of liberty;
Still may her flowers untrampled spring,
Her harvests wave, her cities rise,
And yet, till time shall fold her wing,
Remain earth's loveliest paradise.
Give me the death of those
Who for their country die;
And oh, be mine like-their repose,
As cold and low they lie.
Their loveliest mother earth
Enshrines the fallen brave;
In her sweet lap who gave them birth,
They find a tranquil grave.
- Col. T.A. Green
So thankful for all who are serving or have served this wonderful country of ours. Thankful for all of your prayers for my brother Matthew who is active duty in the Army and also on the weekends once a month for the Reserves. He is continuing to heal, but please pray for total healing. His son Jeremy is active duty and returned recently from Afghanistan. The reason that we are here in California is the result of our daughters marrying two Navy guys who were serving their time on the East Coast aboard a submarine stationed at the Portsmouth Navel Ship Yard. Thank you Joshua and Roy for your service and for being the best Dad’s ever to my adorable grandchildren.
This picture is from one of the lucky recipients of one of our giveaways. Thank you for the picture Helen. I think it looks so nice on her home.
Everyone has received all of there goodies and have shared pics with us. We are so happy that everyone liked what they received. For inquiring minds this is what was sent for the giveaway wins.
an Uncle Sam…….
an American Flag with Eagle………
two different America Buntings……
and an Uncle Sam top Hat……….
Do you all have your homes decorated for this special weekend? Remember to pause for a moment and think about those that given so much so that we could have our freedoms. (That we take for granted)
I remember when I was young, my grandfather would take us to the parades and teach us how to be respectful. I will never forget his teachings. We would also take care of the graves at the cemetery. He would take us by the hand and show us the grave markings and how to walk respectfully in the cemetery and not step on anyone else plot.
We will be at the Happy Valley Strawberry Festival this Saturday. This show is a first for us, so it will be a fun adventure. If you are in the area stop by, we would love to meet you.
Wishing you all a Happy Memorial Day weekend.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
II Chronicles 7:14