This Week...Heading Into Veteran’s Day Weekend

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This Week...Heading Into Veteran’s Day Weekend

 

Not sure where the week went but I woke up Thursday and realized that I need to start preparing for Thanksgiving... in earnest.  The menu is easy because it’s etched in all of our minds and memories...turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, many other side dishes and tons of desserts. 

 

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The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. Douglas MacArthur



Didn’t we just have our fireworks and hot dogs while we celebrated July Fourth?? And wasn’t it just Halloween??

 

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As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy




Then my sister-in-law called me Friday while she was out Christmas shopping for the wee ones in our family.  What size did little Bethany wear? How should I know?

 

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I’m behind schedule already!  If it weren’t for Amazon and the gift every child over 7 loves...a gift card...I’d be in a pickle! 

 

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!

Sun Tzu


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Before all of this though is this coming 3 day weekend. If you have that extra day off to be with family or take some much-needed downtime, please remember why we are celebrating Veteran’s Day.  If you have children in your home or life, I hope that you’ll teach them about this day and why we need to respect anyone who has or is serving. 



Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it  Unknown

 

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Have a blessed and thankful weekend.







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Roy Kelley
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I love your quote selections. Have a very special weekend.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

Nov 09, 2019 05:52 AM #7
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Brian England
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Hmm, my Mom hasn't said anything about what we are doing for Thanksgiving this year, I guess I will just play it by ear, haha.

Nov 09, 2019 06:23 AM #8
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Thank you.  Absolutely, we need to remember our veterans this weekend, and Monday.  As for the holidays, they do zoom by, that's why I'm enjoying every single minute of life as best I can. 

Nov 09, 2019 06:33 AM #9
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Good morning, Kathy.... what a wonderful assortment of quotes in anticipation of Veteran's Day. I'm familiar with all of them, but the JFK quote is one that truly inspires action.

Nov 09, 2019 06:49 AM #10
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Kathy,

This is a wonderful post , and I enjoyed ths quote, As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

 

Nov 09, 2019 07:18 AM #11
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Good morning Kathy,
I am so grateful for those who are willing to serve in order to protect our freedoms.  I was going to choose the JFK quote as my favorite, as many others did... until I saw this one:

Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it  Unknown


Enjoy the weekend!

Nov 09, 2019 08:02 AM #12
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I am expecting 15 for Thanksgiving this year.  I've been working a little at a time on planning the meal and buying things for it.  This morning, I bought fresh spices, slivered almonds, pine nuts and golden raisins.  I've been working on my backyard to get it under control.  It's beginning to look really nice.

Nov 09, 2019 01:20 PM #13
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Good afternoon Kathy Streib - we do owe our gratitude to our veterans.  I am sure you are looking forward the the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas with all of your family with you.

Nov 09, 2019 01:32 PM #14
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Kathy this year Thanksgiving will be easy.  We are spending it with my oldest son and they are doing all the cooking

Nov 09, 2019 03:56 PM #15
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Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it  Unknown

 

  Hope we are delivered this year from the lectures on the differences between Memorial Day and Veterans Day...EVERY day is appropriate to honor people who have dedicated a part of ...or ALL of their lives to making ours better.

Nov 09, 2019 05:02 PM #16
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Happy Veterans Day to all who have served past and present.

 

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it "

Nov 09, 2019 06:42 PM #17
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Barbara Todaro it's not enough to just say "thank you" is it!

Totally agree with you Wayne Martin 

Michael Jacobs I do my best to avoid all bullets, speeding or otherwise. 

Nov 09, 2019 06:52 PM #18
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Donald Urschalitz thanks to your Uncle Norm. That's a beautiful photo. 

You're so right Sheila Anderson I thought of Larry when I read that. 

Candice A. Donofrio oh yes, bless them all and look after them. 

Nov 09, 2019 06:55 PM #19
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Thank you Roy Kelley Wishing you and Chef Dolores a wonderful weekend. 

Brian England Why don't you take them out??

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I agree. Tell your mom she has to wait until Monday night to see her Seahawks play!!

Nov 09, 2019 06:57 PM #20
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Nina Hollander I am happy to see that we are paying more respect to those who have served us. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel the consensus is that is the favorite quote! 

Carol Williams that is my personal favorite!

 

Nov 09, 2019 07:00 PM #21
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Myrl Jeffcoat I'll have around 24 or more!  I think we're doing 2 turkeys, one the traditional way and the other one on the grill or in the smoker. Not sure yet. Thank goodness my cousin will make the dressing because I've never made dressing or stuffing except for what comes out of the box. 

Nov 09, 2019 07:02 PM #22
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Grant Schneider I really am!  In fact, when we told our family we were moving back, my nieces informed me that Thanksgiving would be at my house. 

George Souto that makes it really nice!!!! I don't mind it because everyone pitches in. 

Nov 09, 2019 07:04 PM #23
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Semantics...right?!   And I agree, every day should be dedicated to saying thank you to them.   Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

I agree Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® 

 

Nov 09, 2019 07:06 PM #24
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Morning Kathy.

What great quotes you have for us today.  I see you saved the best for last, have a great weekend

Nov 10, 2019 12:26 AM #25
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Beautiful post.

I'm with you - scrambling to catch up with friends and family who have begun holiday shopping. Time flies.

Nov 10, 2019 06:34 AM #26
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