Saturday, July 2, 2016

Patriotic Blessings

Good evening sweet friends
I want to wish my 
Canadian friends a belated
Canada Day
and to all of my American friends
a happy 4th of July.

Without our brave forefather patriots,
this day may not have come to frutrition.

They no longer wanted to be loyal to the British.
George Washington asked Betsy Ross
to create a flag to show our Independence.

She took a chance stitching by candlelight
to create our first flag.
Although the stripes, and stars have
changed over the years.

One thing remains the same.
Red for hardiness and valor.
White for purity.
Blue representing a new constellation.
The 13 stripes for the original 13 colonies,
and the fifty stars for each state in our Union.

Please take a moment of time this weekend
to remember why we celebrate this Holiday.

Patriotic Blessings To All!

PS. Thank you everyone for your prayers.
FIL had surgery to stop the bleeding.
He had a football size blood clot 
in his bladder with a tumor behind that.
The surgeon was able to remove the tumor
and it did not spread. 
I picked him up today and he is resting at home.
Bob could not find anyone to work our store,
so I drove the 2 hours to pick him up,
and we drove the 2 hours back together.

Thank you again!


  1. Morning Janice, love the story behind your beautiful flag. Your decorating never disappoints, always a treat for the eyes.... Glad to hear your FIL is doing well, will keep him in my prayers.... Happy Fourth of July,Francine.

  2. Prayers for a full and speedy recovery for your fil.

  3. Hi Janice,
    Such a lovely post!!! Thanks for sharing about the history of our beloved flag!! So happy to hear the news about your FIL!
    Take care and all of you get some much needed rest!!!
    Happy 4th!
    Heart Hugs~

  4. So happy to hear FIL is home and recovering.
    Happy 4th to you!

  5. Happy belated 4th of July! I love your little tribute you put together to celebrate our Independence Day!

  6. Hi Janice! Such a heartfelt and well spoken tribute. Loved all the pretty pics too. I hope your fourth was spectacular. Jane

  7. Loved your post and hope your fil and Bob are mending well

  8. Loved your post and hope your fil and Bob are mending well


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