Monday, 10 November 2008

And just "Lest we forget......"

I mentioned previously that this past weekend has been a patriotic one of remembrance and of the kind of festival that we English seem to do so well.
There were a few personal remembrances too. On Friday 7th my dad would have been 84 and my Big Grandma would have been 110 (!).
Sunday 9th would have been Keith's mum's 95th birthday. That day is also my great friend, Linda's birthday. She reckons she's 59 but she jolly well isn't. Ha!
Today, 10th, Keith's brother Michael really is 59. We don't see much of him but he is still in our thoughts on this day. As is my father, again. It's the fourth anniversary of his funeral today.
Tomorrow is, of course, the 11th day of the 11th month and, at the 11th hour, there will be a 2 minute silence in honour of those who have died in the service of this country from World War 1 to the present day .
And so, for all those servicemen and women and for the civilian men, women - and children - who have died in conflict I present this display of poppies made in sugar with my eternal thanks and respect.

"A small thing, but mine own"

14 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How beautiful your poppies are. From the picture it's hard to believe they are sugar. There certainly are lots of rememberance for you and your family. We have the same 2 minutes of silence at 11 tomorrow.
'On Ya'- ma

joolzmac said...

Hi Angie

You are clever lady. Your poppies are lovely and so was your post.

Cheers - Joolz

LYN said...

I miss Poppy day!! We do have veterans day here..but don't tell anyone..it's not the same over here!!

Joan said...

Have just watched the service from the Cenotaph this morning it was so moving with the three oldest survivors there. LOVE Joan

Saltydawg said...

I remembered not just the vets today, but all at war at the moment deffending our freedom. God bless them all.
Gaz

Sandra said...

Your poppies are lovely Angie, what a novel way to pay tribute to our fallen soldiers. I just read your last entry and I have to say that Holly is a beautiful baby. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

Kath said...

Great posting as usual Angie sorry my comment is late catching up as usual once again..The poppies are fabulous.Well done (Clap Clap) you are so talented.Loved you pans by the way in your other posting and your slow cooker.I have one on my Christmas list for my family of needed things He-He.God Bless all who served and all who are serving for their countries.I watched the service on TV.Take Care God Bless Kath xx
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The Animal Doctor said...

angie, at first glance i thought the flower were real, until i got to bottom of your post. you have exceptional talent!

i enjoy reading your blog and will come back next time.

scarlet is still with us. its a labor of love to take care of a special needs dog. your comment in my previous post gives me strength.

- the Secretary

Ben said...

So much to think about, and to remember. Thank you for sharing a lovely post, Angie.

Ben
http://ben-better_left_unsaid.blogspot.com/

Marie said...

Angie, you have such talented hands. Your sugar flowers are always so beautiful. I wish we lived closer to you could show me how to do your magic! I love Remembrance day and not just because it's Todd's and my anniversary. I think it's so important to remember all the sacrifices that were made so that we can enjoy our freedoms that we so take for granted today. I love to see the old vets on the telly and the Queen. Not many old vets left now though. They always touch my tender heart. Love you girl! XXOO

Raquel said...

Angie: Such beautiful flowers! We definitely honor Veteran's Day at our house - my Dad flew 5 back-to-back missions in Vietnam. Much love, Raquel XO

Jan said...

Aww Your cake was a lovely tribute ,all those memorys ...love Jan xx

joolzmac said...

Hi Angie

I've given you an award, drop by and pick it up.

Cheers - Joolz

Ally Lifewithally said...

Angie those Poppies are beautiful ~ and you are so artistic ~ Ally x