Monday, May 27, 2013

this morning, on the farm table...i remember.

i remember the day she lost her son,

my father's brother, my uncle.


... it was a very rough time.

she wore her gold star, and was the

Seattle chapter's president for years.

she kept a scrap book.

she was so excited when Decoration Day

was changed to Memorial Day and declared

a national holiday, (1971).

every Memorial Day, the Gold Star Mothers lay a

 wreath at the Memorial Plaza in Downtown Seattle.

this is a copy of Grandma's welcome speech in 1977.

...remembering our country's heroes

and those that paved the way before us...



  1. So important to remember the heroes... Have a good day Lynne

  2. On this Memorial Day we do remember all the men & women who make our country strong. Thank you

  3. That was really beautiful, thanks!

  4. Amen! And may we never forget.......

  5. What a beautiful keepsake. It's also a tribute to your grandmother. Bless her heart. Hope you are enjoying family time today. xoxo,Susie

  6. What a loving tribute to your grandmother. It is truly inspirational. I'm praying for our military and their families. They deserve and need our support, respect and honor.

  7. A beautiful tribute to your grandmother and to your uncle. We should remember these heroes every day.

  8. God Bless all of our men and women in uniform, and their families....what a lovely tribute to your Grandmother, flag is flying proudly today~

  9. Hello Lynne, a lovely tribute to all those brave men and women and also to your grandmother. I hope that you are having a good day..With love, Linda x

  10. What a wonderful legacy your grandmother left. In her grief, she was an inspiration and leader to others. Your words of inspiration today honor her memory.


  11. A beautiful tribute for a lovely woman. I admire her dedication and spirit.
    This special day is sometimes overlooked by so many. Prayers to all who have fought and those who have lost their loves.