“At just “six months”… I am able to wave my very own AMERICAN Flag !”
Since this is still the month of JULY… the month that we all celebrate the big HOLIDAY… the FOURTH of JULY… I feel that I should start a “MEMORY PAGE” for my Great-Granddaughter Ruby!
When I was only eight months… my Mother took my picture…. being held in my Daddy’s arms… and the most important thing about that photo… was all of the important information that my Mother wrote on the backside of that photo.
and the front side…
Most children do not care about all of the information that is written on the back side of a photo… they just want to see a photo… that they look good on… and how much all of their friends will say that they like it!
But since and when I have had my own little family…and have started taking photos of my family… and seeing those photos that I toke and compared them to old photos of my family…. do not find that extra something that is missing…INFORMATION!”
The above photo of me and my information… is something that I feel is needed… more so now, than ever before!
It is a big “WOW”… I was able to say this and that… and also … the note of what I could do and or at least know where and what … I was going to learn to do… if only I kept getting that chance to try to do more… than I was able to do… that last time we went through that same situation!
So… I look at this lovely PHOTO of my Great Granddaughter … little Miss Ruby, herself all dress in the favorite colors of AMERICANS… celebrating the big Holiday our “Fourth of July”… and what I see… Miss Ruby is eager to learn all about all of this being decorated with flying flags and colors and music… with lots of family and friends… and when she is a little older… will get to add to all of the above…that we also treat ourselves to lots of good eats on our special Holidays!
Just hope that everyone takes extra special notice of our little Miss Ruby’s head attire… there is just something that gives a finished statement to being able to say… we dress for the occasion… so as to feel that all points that will be talked about… we have covered everything … just by having something extra special on the HEAD!
I just LOVE that little Miss Ruby’s MOM… thinks about the fully complete look… and so far as I can see… I do believe that little Miss Ruby… will WIN… FIRST PLACE… if and ever there would be a chance come up… to enter our little Miss Ruby!
What a wonderful day it was…. all the family getting together for Alan’s big BIRTHDAY Party… and all of us finding things to do… while the finishing touches were made on the “Good Eats” that Alam had requested.
When there are little ones … especially when they are your favorites’ and just want to be helpful and learn new things to do… I kinda planned on this ahead of time… by bringing my “arts and craft” handy dandy box of stuff that would keep Little Lex and ME busy doing… making some important stuff… while everyone else did all the hard things, that you need to do when getting everything ready and done up and just right on!
Little Lex was so busy with all of the “stickers” that we had to work with … putting on sheets of paper that would turn out to be “BIRTHDAY CARDS… for his UNCLE ALAN” and then we had every color of pencil and crayons… fat and thin of every color possible… we had string to make garlands and even a hole puncher so as to thread this all together… and even envelopes for the finished products …. just so we could tell “Uncle Alan” all of these beautiful creations… came VIA the Express MAIL… from our extra special “Mail Carrier Lex… himself!”
Just so Little Lex knows… a hundred years from NOW… that the little arts and craft table that you are sitting at… is so cute and handy for the little one… and I am so pleased to see that Lex is sitting so comfortable and doing so well… but … for starters… I could not sit at the same table with little Lex…. my bones just will not bend… backwards and sidewards and upside down… and or how ever one would need to bend them… just to be able to sit at your “CREATIVE” table!
Somehow… I did find something like a footstool… and how I ever managed to get down there… I do not know? But… you should have seen me looking for something to pull myself up from there … when we were done.
I looked and finally figured out… that I would need a strong arm of a person to pull me up and get my legs straight… hopefully wanting me to stand on them… as I think that my legs had temporarily turned to mush…were now wondering and would have asked me the question… “If they could only speak and scream”… “What in the world do you think “legs” are suppose to do…. when they are no longer working… as they once did so very well… in that young eighteen year old body… that you now no longer have!
Little Lex did see to it … that his favorite UNCLE Alan received all of his fine gifts and mail that we made … and Uncle Alan carried Little Lex in his arms… because Little Lex just loves to be in his strong arms for long as possible…because Little Lex does not want Uncle Alan to leave… he just loves him so much!
Sometimes when you are having a “PARTY” for some one and the invited guests have not been around for awhile… It does happen that you may not remember what the “Guest of HONOR” still looks like… so…since it has been such a long… long time.
It is now … good to keep in touch with all of your family and friends… and in so doing… no matter where and when… “You” will for sure … know your best of friends and family… for that helps us all… by being… all up to date on our most important things… will also keep you in the know!
“Can you pick out ALAN … in the following photo?”
“How long did it take for you to identify ALAN?”
So now … as all things in LIFE… TIME does go by… and just so swiftly … we all seem to have changed … we may or may not quite look the same as we did as the years were either very good… or maybe not so favorable to all of us… in some surprising way or the other… we just made the change… just the way that we were suppose too.
“SO NOW… do we know everyone in the above photo… is it an easy task or would “YOU” say more difficult to say who is WHO?
I think you might say … these were our PRIME YEARS… everything was just wonderful… if I say so, myself!
The guessing game is NOW over… as TIME flies by… as it is in the habit of doing, so … TIME has made so many big changes…
NOW in the arms of “UNCLE ALAN” is our new addition to the family… our Little Lex… and Little Lex, has found that he feels as if… he is in HEAVEN… when he is being held for long periods of TIME … in those nice strong arms of our extra special “BIRTHDAY PARTY and MAN of the HOUR”… this weekend!
So after taking the “photo quiz”… get in touch with ME… and I will give to you… the full details of the PARTY… that is… when I get them from the other members that are more in the know of the directing the show of shows… to be soon completed… in time… that is before it is just too late… and so with all of important things… of which I am… maybe the … sometimes last to know… as… “I do talk too much, and give some info out… that I am not suppose to know… to tell.”
“This week…. When we all can get together…You all will hear me… Call real loud and…say…
“This is the DAY…”
“If you want some of the “BIRTHDAY CAKES” … You’ll all have to start singing!”
“While the “BIRTHDAY CAKES” are being cut… Let’s hear everyone sing nice and loud … so everyone on “GRAND AVENUE” … can hear and join in!”
“One of those cakes is called the “Triple Chocolate Cake” and that is for all of you… that never have enough of the good stuff … as it is also being served with your choice of “ICE CREAMS” … since “we all scream for Ice Cream” … and we can only aim to please each and everyone… those with real good taster’s … so now, this… is where you can “laugh” up a storm of good cheer … just add a little more cheer… than at any other time!”
“Sometimes it is hard for me to remember… will my Birthday be today… or will it be another day this week… or will we let it pass a few days… because the 4th of JULY is more important than my BIRTHDAY… and since so many other things and or happenings… that just may be on the calendar… this same and very special week… so we will all celebrate and get together this weekend… and celebrate my Big Birthday and the FOURTH of JULY… all in one day…just because… this big and wonderful world is spinning around … just a tad too fast for little ole me, ALAN?”
I only hope that everyone knows that I am getting a big headache …over a maybe now and or maybe later this week.
Think that… if I remember what and how I did in my younger days…. you know those days when I would get too much on my plate to handle… I would sit at my very own special table… and sometimes big brother Billy would join me… as we would have a very good time eating a refreshing snack or two!
Those were the days… when I was a little tike… sitting so nice and straight at my play table… always had big brother Billy to tell me what we were going to be doing… as he would get that Firstclass information from Mommy… herself… and we would just follow orders… everything just had a way of happening… and I never had a care in the world… in those good ole days.
Seems to me… that there are so many days on the calendar… and my BIRTHDAY just has to proceed the BIG Fourth of July… by just a couple of days… and every year the days move around… and in some years… we Americans… could end up having a whole week to celebrate and enjoy… the BIRTH of AMERICA… I am just one happy and lucky little kid!
“Hurrah for the flag of the free! May it wave as our standard forever.” – Stars & Strips Forever by John Philip Sousa
June 14 is Flag Day! In honor of the occasion, here are 13 facts about the flag of the United States, one fact for each stripe on the flag (which represents the nation’s first 13 colonies).
1. My tween asked yesterday why Flag Day is observed on June 14. I had her look it up. Turns out that the Second Continental Congress first approved a national flag on June 14, 1777.
2. The idea of Flag Day is believed to have first originated in 1885 in Fredonia, Wisconsin when a school teacher began celebrating Flag Birthday.
3. Flag Day did not become official, however, until 1916. That year, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that established a nationwide observance of Flag Day on June 14.
4. The colors of Old Gloryhave meaning. Red stands for hardiness and valor. White symbolizes purity and innocence. Blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.
5. Speaking of Old Glory, Captain William Driver, a shipmaster of Salem, Massachusetts, coined that term in 1831 after some friends presented him with a 10-by-17-foot flag. At that point, there were twenty-four stars on our national banner.
6. There are specific rules for the display of the flag, including:
The flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset. If the flag is displayed at night it should be illuminated.
Never allow the flag to touch the ground or the floor.
When displayed on a wall or window the blue field should be in the upper left corner.
The flag should be raised quickly and lowered ceremoniously.
7. There are exceptions to the sunrise/sunset rule, though. The U.S. flag is flown 24 hours a day by either presidential proclamation or law at select locations, including:
Fort McHenry, National Monument and Historic Shrine, Baltimore, MarylandFlag House Square, Baltimore, Maryland
United States Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima), Arlington, Virginia
On the Green of the Town of Lexington, Massachusetts
The White House, Washington, D.C.
United States Customs Ports of Entry
Grounds of the National Memorial Arch in Valley Forge State Park, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
8. In 1909, Robert Peary placed a flag at the North Pole. His wife had sewn that flag. He also left pieces of another flag along the way. It is the only time a person has been honored for cutting the flag.
9. That’s not the only interesting location of the American flag. There are 6 American flags on the moon. They were planted by crews from Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17.
10. Many sources I checked would not definitively say that Betsy Ross was officially the one who made the first flag. PBS says, “While no one knows the exact origin of the first American flag, some historians believe it was designed by Congressman Francis Hopkinson and sewn by Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross.” Did you know that was up for debate?