Sunday, May 24, 2009

Smiling in Nebraska

I'm in such better spirits. We are a family who loves to get together for Memorial Weekend...and not just once. Today was our second cookout and tomorrow will be the third! In between, we visit graveyards and I like to antique a little. This scarf was in an antique store that I went to in Omaha. It has the state seal of Alaska.

I went with my sister and her two children (my nephew and niece Malcolm and Alex) to a very large graveyard to visit their paternal grandfather's grave. He died when my brother in law was 15. Long before any of us knew him.

They cleared the area, cleaned the stone, planted some ganzania. It was so sweet to see the care that Malcolm in particular took.

I took a picture of these because I want Jim to make a few of these for me (they'd have to be cheap, wouldn't they?) and I'll paint them red/blue/ white...affix them to our home somehow...for the summer.


  1. Whoa! You realllly CELEBRATE!! Well, good for you! Nothing like a great family get-together.

    I LOVE the stars! How simple and clever.

    Happy Memorial Day......


  2. Good for you. Glad that it was a good day.

  3. I love celebrating Memorial Day and the things that it represents. How neat that you can actually visit a graveyard as a part of your days.

    The stars are a great idea. I'll bet that they can be made for a fairly reasonable price. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

  4. Hi Cindy ... thanks for visiting That Old House and signing on as a follower. :-)

    I think it is wonderful that you and your family celebrate so much over Memorial Day -- or any holiday. Family is the BEST!

    Those stars are great; if you get them made and hung, take pictures!

  5. What a nice family outing, thanks for coming by my blog! Cindy (too)

  6. Those stars are terrific. I may have to get my hubby to make me a few as well. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

  7. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! What a special celebration!


  8. Love family get-togethers. We did the same on Memorial day. Love the fun, conversation and just the kick off of summer. Also love that y'all went and paid tribute to a family member.

    Thanks for coming by our blog and commenting on my chandelier. Love meeting new blog friend. We are hoping to get up a giveaway this week. Please come by and enter.

  9. Any reason to have family together for a party is a good reason - I hope it helped to lift your spirits as well and as for the sponser - do it, trust me I had the same fears - I was picky.

    But I realized that I would never begin if I stayed that way, so give it a go - try a temp sponsor and see how it feels - its a safe place to be this al anon stuff we do.


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