Saturday, May 23, 2020

Remembering My Uncles

Happy Saturday my friends.
They offered triple time  
for us to work this weekend.
I need the time off, so decided not to.
I actually took yesterday off,
so Bob could redo 
our raised vegetable garden beds.
I worked our gift shop.
It was nice to see 
so many come out to support us,

Unfortunately it rained in the afternoon,
so he was not able to finish.
I am off to work the store again,
so he can finish.
We need to plant the veggies we bought.

Today my post is to remember
my two great uncles who both 
were killed in World War II.
They were my gramma B's
only two brothers.

Because they both died,
my grammas surname of Osiwala
is now a dead name in our family.

Gramma B's brothers were both older than her.
She was the first of the 5 girls
to be born after them.

I sure wish I could have got to know them.
My gramma NEVER spoke of them to me.
I know it was hard on her to lose them both.

This Memorial Day,
please remember our fallen soldiers,
whomever they may be.
They sacrificed their lives,
so we can be free.


  1. Thinking good thoughts for all of our fallen today and good wishes for a lovely Memorial weekend for you.

    1. Yes we must remember those who sacrificed their lives to keep us free. Janice

  2. Hi Janice. We have so much to be thankful for to all that gave their lives for our country and to your uncles. That would be so hard to lose the two of them together. I will remember all that have given their lives to this "war" we are fighting now and hope now that most things are open their deaths won't have been in vain.Keep safe and well..xxoJudy

    1. Yes we have much to be thankful for. Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Janice

  3. We must remember the families of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Freedom isn't free. So sorry for the loss of the uncles you never got to know.
    God Bless America!

  4. wonderful thought...
    yes, we must "remember our fallen soldiers"

    1. Yes we do need to remember all who gave their life to keep us free. Janice

  5. Hi Janice,
    Yes, we do have so much to be grateful for!! So many paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom!!!
    Love your sweet display!! Glad you got some time off, too!!
    Take care and hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  6. Thank you Julie. It was nice to finally have two weekend off since working 7 days since Easter. I spent most of it creating too! Janice

  7. How tragic for the family to lose not only one, but two boys. So many don't realize the sacrifices that have been made. Glad you got some time off (well, off from the "real" job LOL)...triple pay must have been hard to say no to, but sounds like the right decision. Love your sweet teddy! ~Robin~

  8. Yes working so much I really needed the time even if I still worked our one store, it was not the same kind of work. Yes it was a sad loss for my moms side of the family. I believe nowadays they would not take both sons if they were the only ones left to carry on a family name. Janice


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