Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tower of Voices

In Shanksville, Pa., at the site of the crash of Flight 93, the "Tower of Voices" remembers 40 passengers and crew who heroically thwarted their hijackers' plans.  When finished, it will contain 40 wind chimes intended to recall the voices of the passengers and crew in their final heart-breaking calls and voicemails.

The site of the Flight 93 Memorial is not far from home-a field of honor with beautiful tributes throughout.  My favorite quote from a card under one of the honored:  "Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends."

There is a beautiful silence at the park.  After leaving we found a Lion's Club park (near a VFW) with a covered bridge, school house, a helicopter and a tank.  The park care taker was so happy to see us unpacking our picnic basket there.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Witness

For 3 days in July, 1863, 2 great armies collided on the fields at Gettysburg.  155 years later, there are still living trees that stood witness to the Civil War battles.  We've visited Gettysburg many times and always stand in reverence to the preservation of the historical events here.

We stayed here for our 42nd anniversary for 2 nights and our motel upgraded us to a suite.  We enjoyed excellent meals and travel through pretty apple country.  2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September Cards


We celebrated our 42nd anniversary September 5th.  This card is for Bob.


I saw a star up in the sky,
It made me think of you,
Of the years we've had together,
Of the dreams we've seen come true,
For our love shines ever so brightly,
Despite the years gone by,
I've been so blessed to have you near me,
Closely by my side.

My life-long friend Vicki celebrated a birthday this month.  She loves fall, so it was a good time to pull out fall elements.


It's that special day again,
How quickly does time fly,
But couldn't let your birthday pass,
Without a cheerful, 'Hi',
So hope your day just sparkles,
With happiness all day through,
For you deserve a brilliant day,
That's especially made for you
 

My farm friend Terri had a birthday too.  She and family have a farm and a store, complete with USDA meat processing and farm eggs.  She's one busy lady.


It's that special day again,
How quickly does time fly,
But couldn't let your birthday pass,
Without a cheerful, 'Hi',
So hope your day just sparkles,
With happiness all day through,
For you deserve a brilliant day,
That's especially made for you!

My former colleague Susan had a birthday too.  Susan now works in Preston County, which has the annual Buckwheat Festival this week.  She's another busy lady.


Special Birthday Greetings
with loving Wishes too
Hope your day is full of things
That mean the most to you.
 

Bob's birthday is Thursday.  Since the day I met him (when I fell head over heals in love), he's also been my best friend.



We have been married for many years now, friends for many more ,
every birthday I want you to know I love you more .
Happy Birthday my best friend

Hannah is a young lady who works at the Farm Store, cuts meat and helps with the processing of the 2 ton steers.  She can do anything a man can do!  Happy Birthday to Hannah.


As today is your Birthday and because you are extra nice
One wish is not enough for you and so here is wishing twice
Hope that your Birthday is wonderful in every single way
and that next year brings you happiness each and every day

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday
 

My niece Kaity is 30 next week.  She is a very pretty red head.  On the inside I used a Red Red Hood Stamp with a gal that has auburn hair.



This card contains lots of love,
and is sent to you to say,
I hope your day is full of fun,
on this your 30th birthday.