An annual rite of summer for me is the changing of the quilts. Memorial Day signifies the date when this begins.
I'm preparing for the Wine Country Quilt Show in Santa Rosa this coming weekend. This is my last show until the middle of September. I'm making lots of bundles and quilted goodies for the weekend. This show is always a good one!
Today isn't a day to celebrate. It is a day to remember and think about the number of lives lost in military conflicts. My husband, my father, my father-in-law, my uncles, my cousins, voluntarily enlisted in the service, and came home alive. They all had stories to tell. Mr. Joe volunteered for Vietnam. Luckily he wasn't selected because he was a jet mechanic. At they time the military was looking for helicopter mechanics. His story could have had a much different outcome.
Thank you to all Veterans and their families for their ultimate sacrifice and service.