Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans' Day

Happy Veterans' Day!
My Dad would have loved this flag. Last summer on the way to Kitty's place in VT, we came across this flag. Love the flag; love the windows on this one. Dad always said, when it comes to windows... "gotta have six over six". Here's 'twelve over twelve'. Whew! That's a cleaning job. His dream for me was always to have an old house. "Are ya satisfied Dad?" On our floors, settlers walked pre-Civil War. Gentleman farmer, Jacob Hamblin, traversed our fields, walked our hallways. The night we moved in in '77, I waited patiently for sounds of 'back then'. Nothing! But I'd be less than honest, if I said I haven't heard Dad and Mon whisper my name late on winter nights, like a moth dancing on a summer screen. I stir to my elbow. Silence. I'm waiting tonight.

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful flag and so beautiful homage in your post!
    Today is holiday in France and Belgium ( Remembrance Day ).
    Léia

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  2. Awesome flag! Looking at the thumbnail, I thought it was a mural. Hope you had a pleasant night and the air was filled with only the most soothing of sounds.

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  3. This post made me a little misty-eyed, Birdman. They were lucky, indeed, to have such a wonderful son, as you were to have such inspiring parents.

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  4. Yes, again, what brattcat said. . .

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  5. Now that is a perfect flag for today! Your words are lovely today too!

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  6. Maybe, the flag is covering some very dirty windows.

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  7. Your post caused me to tear up with the photo and your message. I was able to spend the weekend with my parents and know that I am lucky. My dad was fought in WWII and my husband was in Vietnam - I honor all who have served.

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  8. That is one fantastic flag on a grand old house. I love the history and mystery of an old house.
    ☼ Sunny

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  9. Funny I had the same thought that B had. Nice find.

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  10. What a great image of the house and flag.

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  11. That flag is huge and a great house.

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  12. That's amazing! Can you imagine having a big flag on your house! That's so beautiful! It makes me think of my brother, he is in the Marines. I should show him the picture, he is coming for Christmas!

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