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February 20, 2013

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Today I’m spending my extra time catching up on some living history sewing because our beautiful children won’t stop growing. Exhibit A: My son’s suit that fit perfectly in September. Good thing I left some room to grow in Maggie’s clothes! Are you a crafty person? What are your favorite hobbies that you share with […]

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Old Fort Bliss Replica and Old Ironsides Museum

February 18, 2013

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It is no secret that I have a love affair with old things.  (Old Books especially!) So as things have finally started to settle down into a good routine, and every single box from our move has been sorted, I have started looking for ways to volunteer in our new community. The first thing I […]

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Civil War Living History

September 5, 2012

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Since moving back to “the States” I have been really looking forward to continuing one of my favorite hobbies – Living History.  For me, it is a wonderful blend of learning, sewing, cooking, and sharing it with others in real time. The mid 19th century time frame in American history was an era of huge […]

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The Army Wife by Nancy Shea

May 1, 2012

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I have a real soft spot when it comes to old books… Especially those written by Military Spouses of the past… I wonder who’s hands have turned these pages… And what the world was like when it was written… This particular book covers a range of familiar topics… Care for a vintage Weekly Menu? What […]

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10 things you should know about Military Ball Etiquette

March 29, 2012

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One of the military traditions common for a unit that has just redeployed is a Formal Military Ball. Since I’ve been writing an awful lot about the ball gown I’m making to wear to ours, I thought I’d share a few things I’ve learned through personal experiences as well as from my ever growing library […]

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The flag represents the living country

December 8, 2011

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According to the Flag Code Section 8j, “The flag of the United States of America represents the living country” And as we welcome back more of our soldiers from Afghanistan this week, I reflect on these words. Long may our flag and our country live!

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Remembering the service of our Veterans

November 11, 2011

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3 letters written by a service member. My Grandfather, Father, and Husband. 1943, Pvt George A Bond, Greensboro, NC 1975, Amn George A Bond, Lackland AFB, TX 2003, PFC Seth Detavernier, Baghdad, Iraq A wall of 4,000 stars each representing 100 veterans who died during World War II. A wall with 58195 names representing the […]

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Lorraine, France: World War II Memorial

June 2, 2011

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Here are some more of the pictures from our Memorial Weekend trip to Lorraine Memorial Cemetery. Superman just before the ceremony. Foreign Military men in uniform – oooo la la! Arrival of Honored Guests Advance of the Colors Red licorice = Quiet children during the National Anthems. Walking the grounds after the ceremony. The Visitor’s […]

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American Cemeteries in Europe, Lorraine France

May 31, 2011

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Did you know there are thousands of American Service Members buried abroad? Over the weekend, we visited the Lorraine Memorial Cemetery near St Avold, France. It is the largest American World War II cemetery in Europe. It is the resting place of 10,479 service members. The large Memorial Chapel building is impressive with its massive […]

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Memorial Day: We will never forget.

May 28, 2011

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I shared this picture on Facebook today – I invite you to share it as well. Let us all remember during this holiday weekend that the freedoms we enjoy, come at a cost. May God Bless the families of the fallen, and those currently deployed around the world.

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