Remembering Our Military Vets

DSC_0275Amidst the bar-b-cues, boat outings and general merrmiment of a long weekend is a day with meaning. I decided that I didn’t have enough flags on the house, so I’ve added them to the window boxes, as a sign of gratitude to the men and women who serve and have served.

Many of our families have served in the military, so today I want to honor my family members who served so bravely.

My great-uncle John, was in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII and lived to tell about it. My Uncle John, is a physician and enlisted after medical school and was stationed at a forbidden weather station in Newfoundland, during the Korean War. My Uncle Marion wa drafted into the Navy (in the middle of his residency at Vanderbilt Medical) and was sent to Vietnam. He was stationed on the USS Sanctuary were he operated on numerous soldiers and civilians. My Uncle Jack served in the Air Force in Vietnam. He was a side gunner on a helicopter flying in ammo and flying out the dead and wounded. All made it home safely.DSC_0278 DSC_0272 DSC_0276 DSC_0264I fly the flag for them and all of those who have so bravely served and protected our country. Happy Memorial Day!

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Cheers to the Long Weekend

29be2ec27457271086a483d51a97ff70Cheers to the long weekend ahead!

There’s excitement in the air around here. School’s almost out, summer is around the corner, the pools are open and we all get an extra day to relax for Memorial Day. I obviously love a flag motif, so I am really lusting after these 3 dimensional, hand embroidered flag cocktail napkins from couture linen designer, Julia B.

And, now you have to have a delicious drink to go with your flag cocktail napkins, so enter the Strawberry Elderflower Champagne Cocktail. Add a couple of skewered blueberries and you’re all set!571c639a0f235ff4345cd232262ad48e52958e21I’m raising a glass (and waving a flag) to all of you! Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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Red White and Blue Hues

DSC_0031-1024x669Now, more than ever, I am grateful for those who serve in our military.

In digging through the archives, I’ve come across a few more photos of how we’ve celebrated Memorial Day Weekend in the past. The weather is looking a little iffy for our unofficial start to summer, but that won’t dampen my enthusiasm for all things red, white and blue.IMG_3485-1024x768 DSC_0022 IMG_6951 DSC_0012-1024x685 DSC_0019-1024x685 DSC_0039My sons are too old for me to “dress them”, but Molly is always willing to let me doll her up.

Here’s to the most patriotic hues!

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