November 11, 2016
Good morning. This morning is sunny and 53F degrees. Tis a great day to celebrate honor all the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.
This day traces its origins back to the end of World War I. On November 11, 1918, an armistice between the U.S.-led Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Though the war wasn't officially over until the Treaty of Versailles was signed seven months later, the November 11 is recognized as the end of the "war" to end all wars," according to the Veterans Administration.
In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of what was then known as Armistice Day. The day was originally celebrated with parades and a brief suspension of business at 11 a.m. Congress officially recognized the day with a resolution passed on June 4, 1926.
It was then that the day, November 11, was officially recognized as the date of the holiday. Almost thirty years later, after U.S. soldiers had served in World War II and Korea, Congress voted to change the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in honor of all those who served in the military. (information copied from web)
This morning, I did get up bright and early, and spent some time on my laptop making a new quick page for today. So many things have been happening around here lately, that I haven't had time to make any new QP's. We are very patriotic in my family, so I thought I'd let Lola and her little friend show off their adorable flag outfits that they are wearing in the Veterans' Day parade.
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A couple days ago, as I was leaning over the gate on my porch, I realized how beautiful my view was, so I grabbed my phone and took this photo. Folks, it doesn't get better than this!
Yesterday, Pogo, dwarf Helen and I went shopping. We did a lot of browsing and a bit of shopping. We were able to get a bit of our Christmas shopping done, and I got a bag of soil for my new plants. Today I'll get them into new pots. Hopefully, I can keep them growing till next Spring when they can go outside.
While we out, I stopped in at the Post Office to have my passport photo taken. I need to send it along with my Utah license application. Wowsie, they make you take off your glasses, and you're not allowed to have anything in your hair. (bows, ribbons, etc.) No smiles, etc. You can't show anything to distract from the face. It's been a long time since I've had a passport, and there are lots of new rules. So here I am in all my glory.
Now I think I'd best get busy around here. There's a few things to do before I can play in the new plant dirt. So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.
Hugs, Edna B.