Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day 2010

As the wife of a career Air Force Officer, I spent many years moving here and there with a big family.  The military is an exciting, adventurous life.....until the kids become teenagers and they don't appreciate moving away from their friends and school.  We managed to finally settle down in retirement while the boys were in their mid teens. Only one of our children entered the military but I'm proud of hubby and our son for serving.  Fortunately they both came home unscathed.  I wonder how many younger folks have a sense of what it's about....many probably think of it as a picnic day or the beginning of summer without a clue that for many, it is a bittersweet reflection of lost loved ones whose bravery has kept
America free!

I'm posting a picture of another shadow box that I did recently.  It's a 12" square box that is 1 1/2" deep. The pods are "love in a mist" from my friend Sally Paul of Dillon Beach, Ca.  She grows these lovelies there by the ocean and generously shared big bundles of them with me.  They are Sally! Click to enlarge.


Dawn said...

Beautiful x

Pat said...

DAWN! Your blog is awesome, indeed! I am going to try the fabric paper!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. I do so appreciate that you took the time! Did you have a blog called Betty Boop? Are you a Latest Trends member?

Anonymous said...

We lived the Air Force life for 20+ years and wouldn't have changed a thing (oh, well...maybe to have been stationed in Alaska would have been nice).
Thanks for coming over to see me and I hope your bad luck at garage sales takes an up-turn soon! My $1 find was a fluke! heeee
Love your Steampunk Horse, too! His tail is THE BEST!