Tag Archives: patriotism

BIT BY BIT, I LOSE HEART

Here I sit in this steamy room in a wool sweater. It was the only thing I had to put on until time to dress in my uniform. The cute little white skirt with a perky red top and the … Continue reading

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THANKS BILLY JOE, AND BETTY JO

Dedicated to Valentines who could not be together this year. Betty Jo’s been waiting for nearly three years Many days of sorrow; some filling eyes with tears. She receives notes from Billy Joe, He always says he loves her so. … Continue reading

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WHEN POLLS ARE CLOSED, YOU’RE TOO LATE

FRIENDLY CHITCHAT:  —-How are you dealing with the weather?  —- It’s been nice outside, but I’ve been a bit under the weather myself.  First time out in a couple of days.  —-I was so happy to see the new commercial … Continue reading

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YOU MADE AMERICA YOUR CHOICE

Did you emigrate to America for OPPORTUNITY? Did you emigrate to America for RELIGIOUS FREEDOM? Did you emigrate to America for LAW AND ORDER? Did you emigrate to America for MONEY AND SUCCESS? Did you emigrate to America for great … Continue reading

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CHECK THIS #11- FLAGS

I understand why many Americans get upset about the Confederate flag.  I understand the pain and shame of slavery that is associated with it. I understand why many Americans love the Stars and Stripes flown by the Union Army who … Continue reading

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THOSE WHO WAIT

MY THANKS FOR THE MEN WHO WENT AND FOR THE WOMEN WHO WAITED. AND THANKS ALSO TO THE WOMEN WHO WENT AND THE MEN WHO WAITED. ******* Perceived conversation: “Did you get a letter from Johnny?”  “Yes.” “Where is he?” … Continue reading

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THE FLAG, ARTHUR MACY

Julie’s history lesson yesterday (HERE) put me on a short search of my old readers to see if the Story of Betsy Ross was in one.  I seemed to remember one from sometime in my childhood.  I didn’t find one but … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, SOLDIER

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll   Sandi stepped out of the room where her brother lay. He was not yet aware of the sacrifice he had made that day. She watched the flutter of the flag so bold His … Continue reading

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DOESN’T THIS MAKE ME A WHITE NATIONALIST?

One of the things my mom did in her retirement years, was to go to the “Plainsman Herald” newspaper office and hand copy news items which she had someone else type then she self published.  The following items are from … Continue reading

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DEATH MARCH FOR FREEDOM

(Batan Death March, American Prisoners 1942) Julie, aka Cookie,  has posted a blog today of the Bataan Death March.  She rues the fact that so many do not know the price that was paid by heroes of the past. Do … Continue reading

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