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Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

Yesterday, I posted a patriotic poem about our American Eagle. Today is Memorial Day---and I have two more poems to share. I'm sorry I do not know who wrote either of them--but I like them both. First is one named "Memorial Day":


We set aside Memorial Day
Each and every year
To honor those who gave their lives
Defending what we hold dear.

In all the dark and deadly wars,
Their graves prove and remind us,
Our brave Americans gave their all
To put danger far behind us.

They made the ultimate sacrifice
Fighting for the American way;
We admire them and respect them
On every Memorial Day.

The other poem is entitled "Always Remember". This one truly touches those who have lost a loved one who fought the good fight. Read this one and remember.


We bow our heads in silent grace;

Proud to stand upon this place.

To honor those who we love and lost;

Whose lives were taken at such a cost.

Through the pain and sorrow,
for all the brave and true;

To always be remembered
by me and by you.

To heal the minds and hearts,
of those who still live;

Always remembering
what they had to give.

Live your lives with pride
in hearing what I say;

May God bless and keep you
on this and every day.

Whatever you do today, or have done this weekend, I wish you a very happy Memorial Day. I spent some time with one of my sons and a couple of grandchildren. Life can't get any better than that!!!! (I'll share pictures tomorrow.)


This beautiful rose, appropriately named Memorial Day, (how 'bout that?) is blooming in our yard now. We have 48 rose bushes---and right now, 28 of them are blooming, many with several different blooms. Wish you could see our roses!!!! Come on ---and we'll show you around!!!!!


Finally, I can only open the nestbox ONE more day after today ---as these baby Bluebirds are really growing, all four of them. I'll bet they are uncomfortable in that little nest now, don't you think? SO---at age 11 days (approximately), here are the sweet little bluebirds. Click to enlarge the picture.

I took pictures of the Bluebird babies to show my grandchildren. They enjoyed seeing them from eggs to birth to age 11... Tomorrow, I will peek and take one last picture of the birdies. They should fledge sometime the first week in June.

Happy Memorial Day to YOU.