|for $17.95 at Amazon.com, you can have the set too!|
So, today, as the sun rose, we made books. I used scrapbook paper to cover them:
and then we put on labels. It recommended using a little plastic organizer for the library shelves, and I happened to have one! : )
|There were four sizes, these are the last of them!|
|Stickers : )|
|the beginnings of the Library : )|
And we also made Ethan a couple-he was up early too, and you can't make books for one, and not another!
|making his own books!|
She put up the posters inside the Library Area. She even carried the "Library" all over the cemeteries we visited today and to the restaurant for lunch! Her girl, Megan, is going to be smart!
Then we fulfilled our Memorial duty-I like to make things to put at the cemetery next to our loved ones (and loved friends). This year, I made crosses from sticks:
tied them with jute strings in the middles and ends, added little bouquets of flowers:
and made matching bows for them. I only bought four bunches of flowers, but I had enough sticks to make five crosses, and we took the extra (with ribbon only) to a new grave-of a family friend who passed away last week. She was a wonderful person-and I had to explain to Mary Claire that it was the lady who bought so many girl scout cookies from us this year-her heart was huge, and she'll be missed.
It's always hard to go to the cemetery. We've lost people close to us..
and even as I made the five crosses, I was thinking of my own five. Maybe one day we'll have a stone made? I am content to lay the crosses at the feet of others for now. It's too close and personal to have anything made. I saw a school friend's father that I hadn't known had passed, a fried crying at his father's graveside, and I saw the stone of a sweet girlfriend that I'd been in girl scouts with-she was a precious person, and died at 16, longer than her life expectation. It's so hard to see all the families and people we've known. We have lived in the same city for my entire life, and most of my parent's lives, so we know most of the families at the cemeteries. Hard. It's even hard to see the ones who died in the late 1800's or early 1900's, and they don't have flowers-even the people who knew them and their families are gone. Some are so old, the dates have just worn away, just stones remain.
Ok, I'm moving on... : ) Memory Lane can be slow, sorry!
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Hope your day was blessed with sweet friends, family, and great memories! And special thanks to our veterans who defend our country with their lives, we can never say thank you enough. Thank you Kitty, Rodney, Dwight, Travis, Justin, and any I can't remember right this minute!!