Friday, June 12, 2015

Flag Day! -Postcard Friendship Friday #270




After the Declaration of independence was signed, Americans decided to choose a flag to celebrate their freedom.  On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress approved the design for a flag.  From that day forward, June 14, became known as Flag Day.  

At first the idea was to add a star and a stripe for each new state .  But as more states joined, folks soon realized the flag would become way too large and cumbersome.  So, in 1818, the American flag was restricted to its original 13 stripes, with a single star to be added upon the field of blue, for each new state.  

Flag Day has always been a favorite holiday of mine.  It is also my birthday!  When I was a little kid, I thought the flags were put out for me.  As it is, I love history and the story behind Flag Day makes me smile.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Happy Birthday! -Postcard Friendship Friday #269


It is my birthday on the 14th.  I know I'm a bit early, but happy birthday to me and all those wonderful folks with birthdays in June!  lol  

I love the way these two girls are walking together along that giant four leaf clover! Do you suppose they are walking?  Or floating?  

This old postcard reminds me of beautiful memories.  What wonderful friends I have.  What a beautiful family has been given to me.  I have so much for which to be thankful.  

The weather where I live is beautiful.  I can't remember the last time it was 90 degrees on my birthday.  It usually rains in June.  

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer Roses -Postcard Friendship Friday#268



What a beautiful day it is today--though the clouds are gathering and there will be showers coming in by this evening.  There is also the possibility of thunderstorms.  Here in Oregon, we rarely have dangerous thunderstorms, so when they come rumbling through, I enjoy them.  

This Spring has been amazing.  Plants--roses, fruit trees, vegetables, flowers--are lush and bursting forth in more than normal strength and beauty.  It is the prettiest Spring I've seen in a long time.

And now it is finally summer.  In my garden there is a wealth of beautiful roses, their branches are so heavy they dip to the ground.   Some of my roses are bigger than my hand.  I've never seen them that large before!  

Ah, the aroma of roses and honeysuckle fill the air...the sun is shining, and it is a beautiful day.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Memories of You -Postcard Friendship Friday #267


Here in the United States we are celebrating the memory of those who lost their lives protecting their country, our freedom, home and family.  I have great respect for the brave men and women who have given their lives on our behalf.  Freedom is never free.

My own dear Daddy was a prisoner of war in WW2.  He suffered horrific things, he faced death, torture and the awful loss of his buddies.  For years he would not talk about what he'd seen.  

Ten years before he flew away to heaven, Dad began to speak of the unspeakable.  He was only 18 when he was drafted into the army.  What he saw and experienced changed his life--his very personality.  

I am grateful for his sacrifice, and for the sacrifice of so many others who fought and who continue to fight for freedom.


I will always miss my Dad.  He flew away to heaven two years ago just before Thanksgiving.  Dad and my darling husband are there together.  What a lovely thought.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Happy Anniversary -Postcard Friendship Friday #266


This week would have been our 32nd anniversary.  I have chosen to celebrate those years this week.  I will spend time remembering all the beauty and wonder of our life together.  I thank God for the time I was given here on earth with my beloved Alan.


Have a lovely weekend everyone--take time to tell the ones you love how much they mean to you.  Life can be gone in an instant.  Never go through a day without saying, "I love you."  I was blessed with a beautiful life, and a man who told me he loved me every day of our life together.  I celebrate that amazing love today. 

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Friday, May 8, 2015

To the Best Mom -Postcard Friendship Friday #265


I have been away for the past two weeks.  Thank you so much for your patience! 

Soon it will be Mother's Day.  I have such a lovely Mom--she has been an incredible encouragement to me throughout the years.  and now she and I are widows together, of all things.  I am wondrously blessed by God to have such a vibrant, encouraging, loving Mother.

God bless all those Mothers out there who love their children with such wonderful unconditional love. 

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Celebrating Siblings -Postcard Friendship Friday #264


Here in America, it is National Sibling Day.  I am glad for a time to celebrate my brothers and sisters.  I am the eldest of six. I've always felt I have been blessed to be a part of a big family.  There are so many wonderful memories of the things we did, the laughter, tears and love we all shared. 

I was a teenager when my youngest sister was born.  This postcard reminds me of our relationship so many years ago.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

A Happy Easter Be Yours -Postcard Friendship Friday #263


I love this card.  Though I do enjoy the Easter Bunny and all the fun we have at Easter time, this angel's joy, reflecting the true meaning of Easter, is lovely to my eyes.  

I can't help but imagine what it might have been like to have seen first-hand the death of the Him Who loves us.  What terrible sorrow.  Can you imagine their amazement to receive word that He had risen.  But to see Him standing there, alive and full of glory--with one's own eyes.  WOW!

They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. 
There they found the Eleven and those with them, 
assembled together and saying, “It is true! 
The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” 
Then the two told what had happened on the way, 
and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread. 
While they were still talking about this, 
Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 
“Peace be with you.”   
~Luke 24:33-36

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Pink Flowers for Easter -Postcard Friendship Friday #262


So sorry I was late putting PFF up today.  I had to drive over to my darling Mumsie's house to help her with putting together stuff for her tax lady. 

No, this postcard isn't exactly for Easter--in fact, as I looked at it--it is the letter "A" for amazing, or astonishing.  All of those words are appropriate when I read the Easter story as told in the Bible.

This postcard was so pretty I decided to put it up even if it isn't truly Easter-related. 

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bunnies and a Purple Egg

There is something about this darling cut out card, that intrigues me.  I love the flowers and that purple egg.  The bunnies are dear and sweet.  This Easter card makes me smile.  I really would love to see an egg that big--perhaps it is a dinosaur egg?  One could dream of such a thing.

Have a great rest of the week!