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Monday, May 30, 2016

Remembering our Heroes

This nation pauses today to honor our fallen heroes in the military.  Please join me as I thank the entire armed forces for their service and their sacrifice.  I must also express my thanks to the families of these brave men and women, as theY await the return of their loved ones.  And sometimes they do not return, or they return seemingly different than the person who left.  This is also a sacrifice, and I appreciate it greatly.  How fortunate we all are that we are protected by such selfless people.  

My grandsons make me so proud when they see a serviceman or woman.  They march right up to them and say thank you.  Be like them.......THANK EVERY SERVICEMAN YOU SEE!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Flowers From My Girl

When our older daughter, Amy, sent me these beautiful flowers for my birthday, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.

I pulled the salmon color out of the arrangement with this tablecloth, and then featured the red and yellow with the rest of the table.  

There were beautiful fuchia flowers, too, but one more color on the table would have made it look like fruit salad.

Here's what our quick lunch table looked like. It was a simple lunch of salad, since a wonderful dinner out was planned. 

I'd been wanting to use these rooster salad plates from World Market for a while, so they were the perfect choice.  I layered them with a red dinner plate from Ballard's and a woven charger.

This vintage red stem was the only glassware, because it was lunch, ya know?  We had to DO things later. 

These French napkins are some of my favorites, and they are held in this orange knotted ring from Old Time Pottery.  I see one of my favorite high-end stores carry these as well.  I bought them for $1.69 vs. $8.00.  Score!   I might have bought them in several other colors as well.

This multi-colored flatware was already out because I was going to use it for Cinco de Mayo.

It was a gloomy, gloomy day, but man, those flowers sure did make me happy!

And look who came to celebrate my birthday with us.  Frenchie!  You can see my first post of Frenchie here. 

You can't tell by looking at him, but he's really excited about my birthday lunch.

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