First let me thank you all who read and commented on my last post. Yes, I probably surprised a lot of you for speaking out like I did, I really appreciate those who supported me and even for those who did not agree, but expressed their disagreement in a civil and thoughtful way. I actually have received a few mean comments over the last two days which I did not post. It's my blog and I have decided to keep things civil. :-) Now.. life has gone on over the last week even though I know I'm in a pretty deep depression. I'm afraid for the future of my country.
But some good things have happened too. On Friday Dayle and I decorated our Ford Flex red car to drive in the Veteran's Day Parade in the Hollywood District of Portland, Oregon. This high school band marched by us while we were waiting to pull out into the parade lineup.. I just noticed that these young people show what America is, a melting pot of diversity, and I'm proud of that.
Our Sons, Children and Daughters of the American Revolution posing together.
Our SAR group marched ahead of our car and I must say, it was pretty neat to follow them in the parade. My sister Roberta organized us all for the parade and her husband Teddy is a member of the SAR, he is a descendent from Daniel Boone's brother and he's in the buckskins on the left. They were very popular with the people watching the parade.
I was charmed by these kids who painted their own signs as we passed and Dayle snapped a quick photo of them with his iPhone. How cute are these kids?
I drove this year and I have to say it's kind of fun to drive down the middle of the street.. :-) .. I was waving a flag out my window and driving, too. Smiling at the people wishing us a happy Veteran's Day and thanking Dayle for his service. I had a magnetic sign made for his side of the car telling of his service and showing the medals he earned in the Vietnam war. On my side I had a sign about DAR and the Portland Chapter. We also had banners of flags down both sides of the car flapping in the breeze. A nice day.
I was surprised to see my new Camellia bush in bloom! I'm so happy to have finally planted a Camellia on this old farm place, it's about time.
I hope it blooms again in the Spring.. do you know if it will?
I've been trying.. trying to accept the new normal of America. But it's hard to do that when the president-elect is adding to his team one bad person after another. First was Steve Bannon, a well-known white supremacist. How am I supposed to accept "him" if he is surrounding himself with a cadre evil people? And each addition is as bad as the last. So, I crochet.. and pat my warm dog, I asked Dayle to get the pellet stove started so we have the flames next to us to warm our bodies and our minds. I remind myself to breathe. I restrung my turquoise bracelet that had broken..
I gave my younger sister Denise 2 skeins of the yummy yarn I'm using in the Stained Glass colorway. This is how far she's gotten, she took this photo and it shows her beautiful backyard.
A closer look at the colors in her shawl. This is a C2C pattern - Corner 2 Corner.
I had to show you the big bowl of crab and Dayle and Kristi picked out of the shell, she froze it in bags so we can have crab salad all winter. :-)
I thought you might enjoy a photo of Buddy as he found a patch of sunshine the other day. There won't be much of that today, it's only 44 deg. out!
We got a nice surprise yesterday, Gracie came for a visit with her son Tim and two of her darling granddaughters. They brought us dinner! They worked together as a family to make meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon and a green salad! She knew that Kristi had a 5 hour surgery on Monday and was having a painful recovery. She also gave her a card signed by the whole family and a jigsaw puzzle, and the same for me too. Isn't that wonderful and nice? And we all enjoyed their delicious meal. Thank you, Gracie and family! And so.. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.. sending love from the farm here. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)