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Thread: What did you do fro Memorial Day?

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    Red face What did you do fro Memorial Day?

    I usualy go the the cemetry and sit for an hour or so and thank all of them for my freedom.
    My Grandson (7 years old)asked why I did that and I told him. He looked puzzled and I asked what was the problem. 'But GrandMaMa don't you always say the funerals are for the living not the dead. Why can't we help the living.' So, That is what the family did this weekend. We have started a new tradition 'Helping the Living'

    My girls brought over their sewing machines. IWe all brought our RED, WHITE, and BLUE fabric. We taught the men how to do the cutting for the fabric. We did a production line sewing. WE MAKE 150 blocks for the Quilts of Valor. Even the men enjoyed signing their names as they had helped.
    Happy Memorial Day
    The Trachier Clan (8 of us)
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    Out of the mouth of babes comes wisdom. Don't remember who said that but it really applies in this case. What a wonderful tradition to start and made this weekend memorable.

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    A great way to spend Memorial Day.
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    Sounds like you had a very productive day! This is a great story too!

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    Great story.... wonderful idea... and a very smart grandson!

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    Sounds like you all had a great time!!!! We always have a huge cookout and all the family get together.. BUt this year we did that on Saturday instead..... So Yesterday I was able to just stay home and work in my sewing room.. making new ruffle kitchen curtains! Enjoyed every minute of it!!!

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    what a wonderful project to do
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    On Sunday at church, the history of Memorial Day was reveiwed. I didn't know it was from the Civil War. We remembered our thankfulness for freedom from slavery and unity of the United States. And since then for all those who've died defending the United States as a nation.

    It is especially good to apply that thankfulness to the present and to the future.

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    What a new tradition to start. That had to be exciting to see.
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    I think we under-estimate the impact of our words...that your grandson would remember that funerals are for the living shows that he really listens to what you say, and believes your words. What a compliment to you as his grandma. I love how you incorporated everyone working together to make quilt blocks! Such a good story. Kathy

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    I worked on a quilt for a wedding gift to a relative who is marrying someone in the Army. Almost done, after fighting the sewing machine which didn't feel like sewing, and the cat who thought he should shred the batting.

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    My husband and I spent Sunday putting flowers on family graves. We talk about each person and how they are connected to us - some graves go back to the early 1900's. Then we go out to . Took my Mom to Mc Donald's for supper like we do every Sunday. Monday we had a picnic with our son and daughter and their families and my Mom. We made it home before the storm hit.

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    Good for you & your family. Wise grandma has passed on wisdom to grandson! (I feel pretty small saying that I quilted at the cabin most of the day - but it will be a gift to my father in law & he's a veteran!
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    I spent the entire weekend with my 84 year old father at the hospital. He took a fall Friday evening and broke his arm. They did surgery on Sunday and he was released yesterday. In the meantime, I managed to end up with a sinus infection, kidney infection, and dehydration so I spent all day Monday and yesterday in bed while DH did hospital duty for me. I had so looked forward to the 3 day weekend...had even stopped by the LQS after I left school on Fri to get some fabric to make a sunhat for our grand daughter who is 10 months old. Just goes to show how plans change in an instant sometimes..

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    We had a birthday party for my Mama, age 98 years old. All 4 of my children and their spouses plus 3 of my 4 Grandchildren were there. My one sister and BIL their one son his wife and 2 children also there. It was a happy time for all. Lots of photos. Hugs PS Then on Monday I pieced a donation top.

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    Wow, what a gift you made for others and what a smart grandson. And just when we think they aren't listening...

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    I thought about quilting but that was about it. Sunday was my son's HS graduation so all my days prior went into prep for that. Monday my BF and I went and spent the day with some friends of ours for a low key day.

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