Monday, May 27, 2024

Monday Coffee Talk

 Come On In . . . 

The coffee is hot and so is the tea!

It's a very special day!  A day to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country

May they rest in peace.

 “I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.”- John Thune

Health Update:

Tammy came and drove us to Methodist Hospital in Clear Lake for the Dopler test on my legs.  It wasn't bad at all; I really didn't know what to expect, it was easy peasy.  It only took about 45 minutes, so Tammy and Mr D didn't have a long wait.  We had such a good time with Tammy, she helped liven things up and kept Mr D company during the wait.  It always makes the wait seem shorter when you have someone to talk to.  The report came back great, no blood clots, HooRay!!  Another step forward in my recovery.  Thank You Lord.

Did You Know . . .

Question: Memorial Day was originally known as what?

Answer: Decoration Day

Question: Memorial Day was first recognized on what date?

Answer: May 30, 1868

Question: Arlington National Cemetery used to be a plantation belonging to whom?

Answer: Robert E. Lee

Question: When was the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery established?

Answer: Nov. 11, 1921

Question: Memorial Day initially only honored the fallen from which war?

Answer: The American Civil War.

Question: Confederate Memorial Day is recognized in which states?

Answer: It's an official state holiday in Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina. It's commemorated in Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. It's formerly recognized in Missouri, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and Virginia. 


 "It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle."- Norman Schwarzkopf

Family News:

 So happy for Merica, she graduated from kindergarten last week.  Look out first grade, she's on her way!

Here's a video of her walk .. click HERE!

Her older sister Emma will begin Jr High in the fall, and Ava will be a sophomore in high school.  Children grow up so fast!

Coloring: something good for a quiet afternoon.

"Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.  Franklin D. Roosevelt 

. "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."- Martin Luther King, Jr.

God Bless The USA.

Until Next Time


  1. Congratulations to Merica!! Well done!
    Thanks for all the facts...!!

  2. Congratulations to Miss Merica and also to you for great test results. I enjoyed reading the Did You Know questions and answers.

  3. Such great news from your test on your legs! I know you are relieved. I enjoyed your questions and answers. I learned a few things. Congratulations to Merica! Going into first grade is a BIG event!! Hope you are having peace-filled day!

  4. Congratulations on acing that Dopler test! And Merica's graduation, too!
    I love factoids like these ... I got them all right except the dates. (I struggled with the same thing - remembering dates - in school, too.)

  5. Great news on your test. Both the easy procedure and the results! I like that quote by John Thune. Congratulations to Merica!

  6. Congrats to your kiddos. Yes, they do grow up so fast! Congrats to YOU, too, for a good report on your veins. God is so good!! Honoring all who gave their all for us. xo

  7. Sio nice to know your tests came out just fine with no probl;ems.


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