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Saturday, June 30, 2012

I Just Have To Share

I received this email and just have to share it.  God bless our TROOPS!

Let' s get this started ,NOW! 
So it will be out there on the fourth!



For all of our other military personnel, where ever they may be. 
Support all of the troops defending our Country. 

And God Bless our Military 
who are protecting our Country for our Freedom.
Thanks to them, and their sacrifices, we can celebrate the 4th of July. 

We must never forget who gets the credit for the freedoms we have, 
of which we should be eternally grateful. 

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.

A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease. 

I looked at him in uniform;
so young, so tall, so proud.
With hair cut square and eyes alert,
he'd stand out in any crowd.

I thought how many men like him
had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil;
how many mothers' tears? 

How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?


I heard the sound of Taps one night,
when everything was still.
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.

I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant 'Amen.'
When a flag had draped a coffin
of a brother or a friend.

I thought of all the children,
of the mothers and the wives,
of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea.
Of unmarked graves in  Arlington .


Enjoy Your Freedom
God Bless Our Troops.

When you receive this,
please stop for a moment
and say a prayer for our servicemen.


Of all the gifts you could give a U.S. Soldier, prayer is the very best one.
THANK YOU .........

Friday, June 29, 2012

New Post on Pond

I just posted a pond story so click on my  link on the sidebar to my pond and have yourself a good laugh.  There will be more coming every week.  Until next time...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thank You and The Winner Is...

First I want to thank everyone who entered my giveaways!   I also want to thank all my old blogger followers and am anxious to get to know my new ones.
I have the utmost respect for our military forces!!  My Dad was a Marine in World War II where he lost his kneecap.  My brother, Johnny, was in the army and spent one year in Korea during non war.  My brother, Terry, served in the Marines and won the championship at boxing, where he got both jaws broken and continued boxing.LOL  Not too smart but he knew he was winning and wanted that trophy!!  My brother, Buster, was in the Army and served in Viet Nam.  I still get enraged when I think about the way these boys were treated when they came home.  I told him in my opinion he survived that war and that made him a HERO in my book!!  My youngest brother was in the Air Guards and served as a Medic in Desert Storm.
So you can see why honoring the military is so important to me.  I understand the fears and tears of those who have soldiers fighting in this war and it breaks my heart every time someone is killed during this war.
I pray for our soldiers daily and teach our children at church the importance of honoring our soldiers.  So THANK YOU to all our soldiers and families!!!
Now I know you are tired of my rambling.LOL  I wish I could give everyone who entered a mouse but I just can't.  But I will be having another giveaway for fall so be sure and  enter.  So without further delay, I used random generator to draw the names of both giveaways and I still do not know how to save the box so I just have to tell you the winners.  The number of the Military Giveaway was 32, Ms. Laura.  The winning number of the regular giveaway was 30, Barb from Barb's Heartstrokes.
So Laura and Barb, please send me your address to valerie999@comcast.net and I will get your gifts in the mail.  Remember there will be a surprise gift included!
I hope everyone has a great week and stay cool!!!  Until next time...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tomorrow is the Last Day

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to sign up for my giveaway.  So if you haven't entered, just click  on the link on the sidebar and enter for a chance to win one of the two giveaways.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I Got Beans!!

For the last 3 years our garden has not done very well.  So this year Chester decided to put Miracle Grow Garden Soil in each row before we planted the seeds.  Well it performed miracles!!  I got 1 1/2 bushels green beans in my first picking!!  I have already put up 21 quarts of green beans plus eat a mess Sunday with new potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes and homemade biscuits.YUM YUM!!  They were delicious!  We also got our first two cucumbers out of the garden yesterday and I loaded cottage cheese with cucumbers, green onions and tomatoes.(one of my favorite dishes)  Does anyone else have a garden?

I also listed another Betsy Mouse The Star Spangled Banner in my Etsy shop.  Check out my other listings
And remember the last day to enter my giveaway is June 25.  If you haven't entered just click on the Giveaway button on my side bar.  Until next time...

Friday, June 15, 2012

Check it out

My first post is up on Relax at Yorkie's Pond so click on the link on my sidebar and relax and sit a spell.
Can someone tell me what the deal is about playlist?  Why doesn't my music play???  I am so over all the changes on blogger!!!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pond Time

Several years ago I had a pond and every day my Mom and I would go out there in the morning and afternoon and enjoy nature.  We had fish and african claw frogs and we fed them together.  Well my pond cracked and I haven't had one in the last 3 years but Chester finally fixed my pond Saturday and I bought 2 fish Monday.
I love my pond time.  It is so relaxing after a stressful day.  I still go out there every morning and every afternoon but it's just not the same without my Mom.  I will be having pond stories on my pond link so check back tomorrow for the first one.  This will be your laugh for the day!

Here's my pond.  Here's the waterfall.  Be sure and read my story about the importance of the waterfall later.I am saving the rest of the pictures for my pond page.  Check it out later.
And don't forget to sign up for my giveaway.  Just click on the link on the right and it will take you to the post to leave a comment.  Until next time...

Friday, June 8, 2012

Can Someone Help Me?

It has been brought it to my attention that when I comment on someone's blog they cannot hit reply to my comment because the email that comes up when they hit it says "no-reply commentor".  I don't know how to fix this on the new blogger.  Does anyone know what I can do to fix this on the new blogger?  Thanks for any help.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Ball Jar Basket came today and picture's do not do it justice!  It is ADOARABLE!!  Ann's craftsmanship is awesome!!  I placed it in my antique china cabinet.  Thank you soooo much Ann!  I love my Mason Jar Basket!!!!!  Be sure and check out Ann's Etsy shop and look at all her other baskets.   http://www.etsy.com/shop/1803ohiofarmbaskets?ref=em

I have also listed one of my Betsy Mouse The Star Spangled Banner in my Etsy shop.  Head over and check out my other listings.  www.yorkiesprimitivers.etsy.com

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My Swap, I WON and Having Fun

My swap from Lynn at Life on the Wieneer Ranch came and she spoiled me rotten!  I love everything I gotd.  She sent me a black box made from old wood, a wood summer plate, some cute hang tags with bees, a lady but note pad, a sunflower with bee, an Americana mouse, honey stirrer and an adorbable card.  Be sure and check out Lynn's blog at http://lifeonthewieneeranch.blogspot.com/

Here's what I sent Lynn.  This swap was so much fun.

I also won an adorable basket from Ann at 1803 Ohio Farm Basket's Blog !!!  I love this Ball Mason Jar Basket and I can't believe I won it!!!  Thank you Ann for such a great giveaway!!   I know exactly where I am going to put it!  Be sure and visit Ann's blog at  http://www.1803ohiofarmbaskets.blogspot.com/  And be sure and check out her Etsy shop to see all the adorable baskets she has for sale!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/1803ohiofarmbaskets?ref=em

Finally I am still following through with as many of the fun summer ideas Create and Decorate's list.  So last night Britt and I caught lightning bugs and put them in a jar and then turned them loose.  We learned that although chasing lightning bugs is still just as fun as it was when we were kids, it is exhausting for us old folks!!!!!LOL  So I'm leaving that one for the kids to enjoy.ROFLMBO!!  Have fun this summer!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

New Additions to my Fairy Garden

I have added some new items to my fairy garden and I am loving it!!!  It now has a wading pool for them to play in and flowers to make it beautiful and inviting.  But my favorite is the pinwheel for them to play with.  It has already attracted 2 gnomes and 2 fairies!!

I still have to make a fence out of sticks and a home out of a small gourd.  Can anyone tell me how to cut a gourd without busting it?  Mine went to pieces.  I also have to find my pebbles to put around the wading pool and make a pathway for them to walk on.
I planted 2 plants in my flower stand and put water in their   bath.  I am still hunting a small wind chime to hang on the flower stand for them to dance with. 

Laura Kay, Britt and I are having a gnome war and last night Laura Kay's gnomes played hide and seek.hee hee  I am waiting to see when she notices it.LOL
Britt said she was going to drown mine and I told her she better not mess with my gnomes and fairies or they will come after her when she goes to bed.ROFLMBO!! 
I also have my first fall listings in my Etsy shop.  Head over and check out my other listings.