Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day

Freedom Is Not Free

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.

I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free.

-Kelly Strong

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Graduation Starghan for Erica

I've had this Starghan done for awhile but I couldn't post it until the person that I made it for received it. I made this for my best friends daughter for her graduation. She graduated last night and we had such a good time...the whole day was great. It was neat to watch her graduate from the same school that I went to. I've watched Erica grow up from a baby and can't believe she graduated last night and on her way to start college in the fall...I feel blessed to be a part of her life, its been a joy watching her grow up. She told me she wanted an afghan with her school colors which are black & gold and then I sewed the year on it for her...she loves it and its big enough to lay across her bed.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Savor The Moment" by Nora Roberts

Savor the Moment Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Another sweet read...I love the humor and the relationships between the characters. I love how the women are strong and work hard...can't wait to read the 4th book in November.

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