Thursday, July 3, 2008

I hope I am not too late for our sweet friends, Kari and Kijsa's, Celebrate Our Flag post. I had actually posted the bit below and then found out they were hosting a wonderful day of celebrating our independance. These are photos of our little cottage - decked out in red, white and blue. Like I say below, "Happy 4th to y'all!"







Wishing all of you a wonderful and Happy July 4th!

For those of you serving our great Country, God Bless You and all of the sacrifices you have made. For all of you who have served, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

This day marks the anniversary of the death of my beloved Grandpa George. He served in World War II and ironically passed away on the day he so richly loved.

My father also served our Country and our oldest son currently is. I honor both of you and am so very proud for each and every thing you hold close to your heart - then and now - and that is to be there to whole heartedly represent the people of this amazing place we call home - the United States of Amercia.

For my friend Miss Jean, please pass on to Aaron and Christina a huge hug and thanks from us for also serving in our military forces. ((hugs))

God Bless you and your families and may peace be with you always.

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This is a photo from 1918 and is made up of 18,000 men. Now can you only imagine how long this took to do? But, so well worth it!!

xoxo

37 comments:

Sue said...

Thanks for your tribute to our service men and women. Without them we would not be enjoying life in this great country. I love the photo of the human Statue of Liberty!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

How awesome!
We'll wave a sparkler for your Grandpa~
Happy 4th!
Nikki

quiltdoggie said...

Right back atcha my friend! Much love to you on this holiday weekend ~ "see you" in a week or so * off to B and parts unknown!! xoxoxo P

ps * thought about you this morning on this July 4th and your sweet son serving . . . . I know you're so proud of him ~ I am too!! xo P

pss * that is an incredible photo, love it!

Andi said...

Happy 4th of July Becky!

I'm in Winter Haven, Florida...only about 15 minutes from Lakeland. If you visit again I would love to meet you in person.

Have a fabulous Fourth!

LOUISE said...

Happy 4th of July. x

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Becky,
What a beautiful post honoring your Grandpa George and God Bless your son and every man and woman for serving our country. Have a wonderful 4th of July. May our soldiers in Iraq remind us that Freedom is Not Free.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

daisy cottage said...

Happy 4th of July sweet Becky! A beautiful tribute to all those who serve, and how proud you must be of your wonderful, brave, family!

(((hugs)))
Kim

Brenda Kula said...

Wow! That photo is something. It took me a few looks to figure it out though!
Brenda

Kari & Kijsa said...

A beautiful post! Thanks for joining in our Fourth of July parade today! Love this photo and your words are beautiful too!!

Happy Independence Day,
kari & kijsa

Jean said...

Awe-inspiring! Even though there will always be things we don't agree with that goes on in our USA, it is our country, land of the free and brave by the way of many sacrifices of brave men and women, and their families. We honor those in the past and present and future on this great day, July 4th.
Happy 4th to everyone
Jean in Va., and proud to be an American!

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Foourth Becky! I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

Tammy said...

What an incredible photo. I have never even seen this before.

What a sweet tribute to your grandfather!

Susie Harris said...

Happy Fourth Of july to you too! Take care, Susie H~

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just love the SOL image. Amazing. I thank the men and women such as your grandfather who sacrifice so much so that we may continue to live free.

Bobbie said...

Loved that photo. I can imagine getting so many people in one place perfectly to make this photo.

May God bless your son and station angels all around him to keep him safe form all harm.

Beverly said...

Oh my gosh, that photo is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.

Happy Independence Day to you and your family.

molly said...

Loved your flag waving 4th Blog. I also LOVE your cottage. I too live in a cottage-nothing like them. Enjoyed the visit!

Linda said...

Happy 4th of July Becky!

Beautiful pictures and a lovely tribute to our wonderful service personnel.

The 1918 photo is amazing....I can only imagine the effort it took to assemble all the people...and I'm so glad someone did take the time.

Have a wonderful day and weekend. Hugs, Linda

My Shabby Roses said...

Everything looks just beautiful! Happy 4th!

BittersweetPunkin said...

H iow lovely Becky!Happy 4th!! I hope you have a great weekend!!
Hugs,
Robin

Mary said...

Dear Becky,
Hope you had a wonderful Independence Day! We are all so very grateful for the sacrifice of our military families. I know you must be very proud of your son, and I pray that God will keep him safe.

Happy 4th!
xoxo,
mary

Cathy said...

Happy Fourth to you too my friend.

Love the music on your blog!

xo Cathy

TattingChic said...

Happy 4th of July! What an absolutely beautiful home you have. I love the flags, they are beautiful.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Becky,
What a patriotic cottage you have! Love the buntings! Thank you to your Son for his service to our wonderful country!

Feathering My Nest said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your Grandpa George and to our service men. Thank you to your son for serving our country. Have a safe and happy weekend. Kathi

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OK~~ first let me wipe my tears.
What a beautiful post. I love phots of all the service men WOW! I cliked on it to enlarge it is breath taking.
Have a wonderful day after the 4th.
hugs,
ginger

Rosemary said...

Hi Becky,
Hope you are having a great 4th weekend!
Rosemary

becky up the hill said...

Love that pix. I have an email to my my Mom's cousin..his Dad was in that pix..I'm pretty sure. It was one of those and think this is the one..let you know when I hear back. becky up the hot hot hill

Flea Market Queen said...

Same to you girlie!
Hope your 4th was spectacular...
Priscilla

Dana said...

Your 4th of July decor was delightful---I must've missed you on the Flag Tour, but I am glad I caught up with you today. I, too, am in awe over the Statue of Liberty photo. What an accomplishment!

Cami said...

Just incredible... Loved your post.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Beautiful pictures. What lovely things you have! I am blown away by the last picture. I didn't notice when I first looked that it was made from soldiers standing in a field. Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Kady

Melissa said...

GORGEOUS 4th decor! I love it, your blog,and that ADORABLE Scottie dog of yours. Happy Day!

Rue said...

Hi Becky :)

Please thank your son for his service! God Bless our troops!

rue

Connie said...

My sweet sweet dreamer, Carmel is one of my most favorite places on earth to visit. Monterey is a very close second. Just so much "quaint atmosphere" there. I visited Beaumont, Calif yesterday and will post some lovely photos of an antique shop there tomorrow. But Carmel tops my list for all things lovely!
Smoochies,
Connie

becky up the hill said...

I saw you out there lurking around taking pix of my summer house, using poor doogs as an excuse to catch your dog! lol..I wish ;o)..cough, cough..I'm near swooning in this heat and smoke! Beautiful pix btw, I miss Monterey county!

Rhondi said...

Becky...Your cottage is charming.