Showing posts with label MEMORIAL DAY MANTEL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MEMORIAL DAY MANTEL. Show all posts

Saturday, May 25, 2013


It has been said that freedom doesn’t come without a price, but some have paid a much higher price than others of us.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Some have lost limbs, or sight, or hearing.  Others suffer daily from the psychological and biological effects of war.  Bargain Hunting with Laurie

And then, there are those who lost their lives, fighting for our freedom.  A freedom we tend to take for granted.  A freedom we don’t think about often enough.   

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Bargain Hunting with Laurie

On Memorial Day, we remember and give thanks for those whose lives were cut short so that we could be free.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

For each of those who gave their lives, and those who live a life of less quality because of their fight for freedom, there is a family, and there are loved ones, who also suffer, and I also acknowledge their sacrifice.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

To the men and women who have served and are serving in the United States military, I give you my heartfelt thank you.  To the spouses, mothers, fathers, children, and friends, who stay behind and worry about, and even bury their loved ones, I give you my heartfelt thank you.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

God bless America.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Land of the free and the brave.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I thank God that my sweetheart, who was sent to Viet Nam during our third year of marriage, returned to me whole.  On Memorial Day, as I remember and honor those heroes who have paid such a high price, I will include those heroes who have had to continue their life journey without their loved one, or those who continue their life journey with a loved one who has been broken by their service to our country.   laurie

Linking to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


After going on vacation for a week, I’ve been having trouble getting back into my blog.  But, there’s nothing like a kind comment to motivate me.  The Tablescaper commented that she came over to see my holiday mantel, and I didn’t have one posted.  Of course, I jumped up and started snapping pictures!  Thank you for the motivation, Tablescaper!

full mantel

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mantel cntr



mantel btr

Since I was already snapping pictures, I decided to snap my tablescape too.

tbl btr

tbl plc stg



tray tbl

wine bkt


tbl ovrhd

cntrpc s side

I wish you all a wonderful holiday.  laurie