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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

MEMORIAL DAY!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

I love my country and those who serve, have served before and those who will serve in the future to protect our country and our freedom!!!


GOD BLESS YOU ALL, FOR YOU ARE ALL HEROES!!!




In our family there have been many brave heroes:





Danny my brother a Marine and my brother Larry a Navy man, both served in Vietnam




My father John an army man during WWII, another Army man was my late brother Richard (Dickie, Deej), a paratrooper enlisted after the Vietnam era, during his tour of duty he made 37 jumps, was stationed in Germany, Alaska, and the Panama Canal

My late father-in-law John was in WWII another Army man and his son, my brother-in-law John Jr, was a Marine who was killed in action at the age of 18 in Vietnam, although I never met him, when his family would speak of him I sensed what a great man he was and what a great loss it was for his family, like so many families who lose a loved one in the service, they are the epitomy of heroism






And let's not forget the females who serve.. My niece Traci a Marine, now a nurse, women have made a big impact in the armed forces and you can't help but be proud of each and everyone!







And we are soon to be adding to the family an AIR FORCE MAN Chris future husband to my niece Hannah!







NO MATTER WHAT BRANCH OUR MEN AND WOMEN WERE ENLISTED, THEY ALL SERVE THE SAME FLAG!!






THANKS TO ALL SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN FOR OUR FREEDOM!!






GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!









Now, i'm breaking out the RED, WHITE & BLUE............





.....as well as the PATRIOTIC for my HUGE MEMORIAL DAY SALE.....







GOING ON NOW THROUGH THE END OF MAY IN ALL THREE OF MY SHOPS....and I hope you enjoy the patriotic music I chose for this page, feel free to click on any of the songs I assembled or just kick back and be proud to be an AMERICAN!!



Please have a look:











Monday, May 11, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS ANGELA!!!

Congratulations Angela you did it!!!



This post is dedicated to my youngest daughter Angela who will receive her Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Buffalo State College on 5/16/09! What a great achievement, also, to be inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society!!









We know it wasn't easy, working your way through school and having to drive all the way to Buffalo 2-3 times a week, but you did it with, determination, dedication, hard work, patience and strength.








You have made us very proud, but then, you always did!!







Watching you grow up has been the most fun, wonderful, heart-filled experience ever!! From the moment you were born....


through koolaid smiles....



through your "what a ham" stage...




and your (extremely short lived period of time)"I like hanging out with mom and dancing in the living room".. age





while going through the "Gary can't go anywhere without me" phase...


and "Can I have a kitten?" phase..



through growing up & graduating from high school...


through our family's life changes and beginning college..




through the "I brought home a puppy and i'm gonna dress him up" age..



through the "I'm in love & we have an apartment" stage....











up to now... graduating college.....







and although they were fun and happy times it's bittersweet because it meant letting go and that is not easy for me to do because above all else, I love my girls more than anything in this world!

HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH, YOU DESERVE A STANDING OVATION! NOTHING CAN STOP YOU NOW!! YOUR FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT AND YOUR AMBITION TO CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION WILL TAKE YOU FARTHER THAN WE EVER COULD HAVE HOPED FOR YOU. YOU'VE GROWN INTO A BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL, CARING AND INTELLIGENT YOUNG WOMAN WHO WE ARE VERY PROUD TO CALL DAUGHTER!!




WE LOVE YOU WITH ALL OUR HEARTS AND REMEMBER WE ARE HERE FOR YOU ALWAYS WHENEVER YOU NEED US!!! LOVE MOM & GARY!!!
another dedication to Angela: music and video http://www.myspace.com/momsantiquesnthings

Sunday, May 10, 2009

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!


WISHING YOU ALL A VERY, VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!


I love being a MOM and I love having a wonderful MOM!! How blessed I am to have two beautiful children and a beautiful mother TOO! The beauty in them is not just in looks, although they are all beautiful to look at, but they are all extremely beautiful inside as well.




I also wanted to include this sketch my daughter Alice drew from a picture that is on her blog post right now, she gave this to me as a gift and it is amazing! The pencil drawing looks exactly like the photograph of us on top of the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada.








Compare it to the photo on her blog page today http://alicew.typepad.com/

Monday, May 4, 2009

NEW SALE THROUGH END OF MAY!!!



I have placed a new sale on my ETSY site, everything over $5.00 is now 50% off!!!! Including this new digital photo I call "Angels In Spring"!! So please come take a look at what I have, over 230 items for sale!! Enjoy!