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Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day 11/11/11

My daddy was a WW2 Veteran,
as was his brother, my Uncle Otis.
They went into the war together and praise be to our Heavenly Father,
they both CAME HOME.
That's my daddy, with the suitcase...
that's MOI with the little flower pot hat on.
                           I loved my dad about as much as any daughter ever loved her daddy.
He was kind and good and had the most wonderful laugh...
it came from the tip of his toes and rumbled all the way up.
...and he laughed....A LOT.
He was my step-dad...and I couldn't have loved him more if he had been my real dad.....and he loved me.
I miss him every single day but also I thank God for sending him to me, a long long time ago. 
In honor of VETERAN'S DAY 
I have a little table scape,
using the colors of the day...
 A RED WHITE AND BLUE table seems fitting for this very special day.
 I love using my vintage LIBERTY BLUE dinnerware when I want to
pay tribute to our UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and for all those that have 
fought to keep it free. 
 Do you ever get a lump in your throat when you really think about...
Oh, the wonderful things they did that will live on in history FOREVER.
♫♪♪ O, my heart beats true....for the Red, White and Blue.....
  I've never made a RED WHITE and BLUE cake..
this one is off the net
but I am promising myself to give it a try....maybe for the 4th of July.
That gives me time to THINK about it..  *grin

MR. SWEET joins me in wishing ALL our beloved veteran's 
much love and happiness...and our utmost appreciation.
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts... 
Our sincere thanks goes out to ALL our military people and their families.
bj  xoxo 
PINK SATURDAY....No real pink here but RED is a deeper, more serious side of PINK
 thanks to all hosting.


Susy said...

That's a beautiful tribute to your daddy and our military BJ. (I was raised by a wonderful step-father too). BTW, my hubby was stationed at Ft Hood Texas when we were married.

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely tribute to your daddy and his sacrifice to our precius way of life. I gave the men in my family recognition on my FB page today! Your tablescape is beautiful...adore the red, white and blue theme!

Olive Cooper said...

BJ, what a wonderful set of B&W pictures of you and your daddy. God Bless our veterans and our troops. Your table is brilliant. hugs♥O

The White Farmhouse said...

Lovely tribute to the troops! It brought tears to my eyes. I can say from first hand experience, being enlisted is very hard. It sure does give you a warm fuzzy feeling the appreciation you are shown for what you did or are doing. Love the pics and your gorgeous table!

PEA said...

Such a heartwarming and heartfelt tribute to those who fought and for those who are still fighting for our freedom. We call it Remembrance Day here in Canada:-) I so loved seeing those photos of your daddy and look at you, all full of grins while sitting between him and your uncle! hehe Saying "thank you" never seems to be enough, does it, we truly OWE them our lives!! xoxo

Miz Helen said...

Hi B.J.,
This is a beautiful and really brought back so many memories of the pictures of my Daddy, and Uncles who served in WW2. Thanks for sharing this special post.
Miz Helen

Vee said...

A very special tribute, BJ. The best I've seen thus far. Blessings to you today...

Theresa said...

What a sweet tribute! I am so thankful for ALL of our brave men and women! You are mighty cute in that sweet hat! Love that picture! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Semper Fi !!!

Madeline's Album said...

A very heart warming post. My dad served in WW1, my uncle in WW11, my husband in the Korean War and had a lot of my cousins that served as well and oh yes my brother too. I give thanks to all our men and women who put their lives on the line so we can remain free. Have a blessed day and God bless.

Designs By Pinky said...

If I can figure out how to get a pic of my Father on here I would like to do a tribute too! Beautiful post, BJ. ALL the people who serve or have served are my heroes. XO, pinky

iSavortheWeekend said...

Heart warming! Love to hear stories from back then.

jeanne said...

Hi bj, this is a special day to celebrate our veterans. Love your patriotic table setting so much.

Blessings to you dad and his brother and to all the heroes in the military who fight for us each day.
Oh that cake!!!

Love, Jeanne

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful post, sweet BJ! I was raised by and step dad, too...and didn't know the difference! He really was the best! Enjoy your day! We feel so thankful around our house today! ♥

TexWisGirl said...

God bless the veterans and all the families affected by war...

NanaDiana said...

Amen, Bj! My own father fought in WWI! He went as a young man and I was born almost 40 years later- his first child. You are so fortunate to have a Dad that you loved -that loved you back. I had the same good fortune...and I still miss him! xo Diana

ps...Your table setting is beautiful-very appropriate for the day.

Anonymous said...

Hey there! Gosh, it's been forever since I was by your place. So good to visit again. (I'm still looking for a button for your blog). I peeked at you post on that bread - it sure looks good. Over and over again I find myself thinking I need to come by here get your recipe for those toasted and jazzed up crackers you posted way back. I never remember to do it early enough so I can make them. Do you think I'll remember this time? Hugs and Love, Jenn (Peacorn)

Mary said...

A wonderful tribute and a wonderful table. I too have a collection of "Liberty Blue" including the cream and sugar.

Love it all ~ thanks,
Mary @ Sea Quilts

Susie Jefferson said...

A great tribute - my father was a Major in the UK army, and head of the cipher division at SHAPE in Paris, working alongside the US forces, so happy yet bittersweet memories all round! Love the tablescape. Happy PS from the UK.

Shelia said...

Very sweet post, BJness! Weren't you a little doll! God bless all our service members. My Daddy was in the army during WWII. I was a Daddy's girl too and miss him every day.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Oh what a sweet post, BJ. Such a beautiful tribute to your dad and our soldiers...Christine

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I loved reading about your dad. So sweet! All of your decor is just gorgeous. You had me at the front porch!

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful! Happy veteran's day!

My Pink, have a nice weekend!

Ms. Burrito said...

VA salute to your love ones who served. Papa and my Daddy did too!

Would you mind visiting my PINK please? Thanks!

Kathleen Grace said...

I'm a day late but my most profound thanks goes out to the men and women who lay it all on the line for our country. Every day should be veterans day!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful post B.J.~so special in so many ways. Thank you for sharing your table and your tribute at Feathered Nest Friday :)

Sherry said...

Aww! BJ, I get a lump in my throat reading this.:) So Sweet! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!