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May 25, 2012

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Hello everyone!
I've been busy working around my
 gardens and getting caught up 
with outside projects.
I haven't been posting much lately
because of it. In fact if you want to know
much about me you will find more on  
my garden blog than here!


When I was a kid they used to call the 
Iris's "flags" because they usually 
bloomed around Memorial weekend.



In the South after the civil war, the
women decorated the graves of loved
ones who lost their lives in battle.
This holiday was known as
"Decoration Day" for many years
but eventually became Memorial Day.


My Dad "1942-1946" 
                                        Air Force


Even though this holiday is reserved to 
honor and remember those loved ones
 who have died in our nation's
service, it has also become a time to 
remember those we have otherwise 
loved and lost.

Fortunately my Dad did not die during 
his military career, but I always think of 
him at this holiday and I am always 
proud to know he served our country 
during one of the most critical 
times of our U.S. history. 
 
 My brother-in-law who served in the Navy that we recently lost with my nephew Kenny who is also proudly serving in the U.S. Navy.

I hope you all have a memorable weekend!
Don't eat too much or work too hard!


Hang your flags proudly!

9 comments:

  1. Great pictures, I hope you have a Happy Holiday. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Happy weekend to you too, Liz. I can't seem to get it together this week at all. :( xo

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  3. Love the pics Liz! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  4. Great photos, Liz. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
    I am going to check out your garden blog.

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  5. Liz, I don't want to sound creepy or anything, but your Dad was F-I-N-E!!!!! What a looker!!! It's not just the uniform, either, which I'm a sucker for. He was a genuinely handsome fellow! So sorry about your brother-in-law, and we thank him and all for their service. Your irises are beautiful!!!!

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  6. Such a handsome fellow, your father!! I know you are proud. Have a great weekend, Iris is one of my favorite flowers!! Happy Memorial Day, have a great weekend, hope to chat with you soon!!--Betsy

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  7. Your father was quite the looker. I know you must miss him. So sorry about losing your brother-in-law. We have so much to be thankful for all who have served our country.
    Thanks for sharing this part of your life. I hope you have an enjoyable memorial day. Don't work too hard.

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  8. Hi Liz! Nice to know you're getting so much done in your garden. Your dad was a handsome young man. Aren't we proud of our service men, past or present. My daddy served in the Army during that same time.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  9. Hi lovely lady.
    I'am so sorry I miss your Memorial Day post. Love your Great photos, Liz. Your Dad was a good looking man !!! I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day with your family.Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape. I also see you are having some cool Weather.. I hope you keep warm !!!
    XXOO Diane

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