Sunday, May 30, 2010

Remembering on Memorial Day

My blogging friend, Sandy, at 521 Lake Street, encouraged us to share photos of some of the Veterans in our family. Of course, I chose my sweet Dad:

Thank you Daddy... and all Veterans who have served this great country. Also, thank you to all who are currently serving us and our country! Our deepest heartfelt appreciation goes out to you.

I recently made this little box (below) with the vintage children, for a birthday gift. I felt I should blur their little faces because I can't remember where I got this image. If these are family members of yours and you would like me to remove these pics, just let me know and I will gladly do so. I don't ever plan on using this image to make items for sale.

I added the red and blue......The hat.......Hairbow.......and flag. : )

Happy Memorial Day!!!
Mary Lou


mysteryhistorymom said...

What a handsome Dad! So wonderful to see the pictures and cartoons, dear friend. It's so easy to forget the past and the sacrifices that were made for us by others. Thank you for the lovely reminder.:) Lori

Annabelle said...

Hey, Mary Lou! Happy Memorial Day! I love your box. In several of your Dad's pictures (especially the top one) he sure does resemble Dana Andrews. I don't know if you're a fan of old movies & may or may not know who Dana Andrews is but anyway... :)

Mimi said...

Great pics of your Daddy!!!!
I did have a pic of my Dad in his uniform but gave it back to my Mom, long story.
But I sure am appreciative to all the family members I have who have served at one time or another.
I think currently I have 1 cousin, stationed here in Az and a niece's husband who is serving in Afganistan, so we will be Praying for Michael's safe return home.
God Bless our service men and women
Have a great day

Anonymous said...

I see in these photos of your Dad that you favor him very much. Thank you for sharing these precious pics with us. Blessings to you and yours this day.

vivian said...

HI Mary lou, YOur father was very handsome! I should call my dad today now that i think about it! He served his country his whole life in one way or another!
Also, want to say I adore that little patriotic box you made! happy memorial day!

Joyce said...

Handsome Dad and nice tribute to him on this day and to all the other service members.

Jenny said...

It is such a great day for me to give thought to all the members of my family who have served or are currently serve in all areas of the armed forces.

Lorraine said...

Happy Memorial Day. I should share a picture of my veteran on my blog! The little boy and girl are super cute. I bet people would love them personalized with pics of their own children.

My name is PJ. said...

Your dad was dreamy!!!!

I appreciated the cartoon that explained Thanksgiving and Memorial Day. PERFECT!

The box is adorable!

Sandy said...

Mary Lou,
Thank you for sharing these photos...your Dad was a handsome young man!!!! They were all so young!!!! Just kids really, just like today! I saw in the paper this morning where this Afghan war has now gone on longer than Vietnam....I sure hope we cal bring them all home soon!!!!

Mimi Sue said...

Your dad was definitely handsome. Both my mom and dad were in the military in WWII. I think they truly were the finest generation. Love your little box. So sweet, holding hands like that. Hope your memorial day was lovely. Mimi

Jackie said...

All for the love of daddy and the man who stands the tallest in the wheelchair.
Awesome post my friend. Come along with me, the best is yet to be...were going on a Cupcake Walk in the merry month of June.

Diva Kreszl said...

what a lovely tribute to your dad and all the men and women who have fought so hard to protect our freedoms, we owe them all a debt of gratitude!

Amy said...

Love the old pics of your dad! Cute little red, white, and blue box.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Mary Lou, how handsome your Dad looks. We actually have my father-in-laws uniform from the service. Pretty neat to look at. Not a whole lot of pics, like you have. I love these boxes you create. Do you ever put them in your Etsy Shop? You, definitely have a talent. Memorial Day means so much more to me now . . part of growing older, I guess. In war nobody wins. We had a nice Memorial Day, a quiet one. Thanks for sharing the pics, Sandy:O)

GrandmaBev said...

What great pictures to celebrate Memorial day. I too am thankful for those who have served our country and continue to serve our country. How touching to see the man in the wheelchair stand as the flag goes by. I sure do love this country.

Cami and Dustin said...

Thanks for this post, it touched my heart. And I know this is late, but Happy Birthday a few days ago!!! I hope you had a good one. Love you aunt Mary Lou. xoxoxo, Cami

RACHELLE said...

i love the tribute to your dad! and i got all teared up when i saw the wheelchair picture!

i want to teach my children that kind of respect and humility towards those who serve.



Busy Bee Suz said...

What a beautiful post ML!!!
Your Dad is so handsome.
I love your vintage children are so darn crafty!!!!

Christina said...

Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day.

Love the pictures of your father. What a handsome guy.

I'm always glad to be reminded of those who have served (and serve) our country. So thankful for their many hard sacrifices.

sanjeet said...

Thank you for the lovely reminder.
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