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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Jubilant June

June 15 --

Wow, half of June gone already.  Another busy month for us, but hopefully things will slow down a bit now.

Yesterday was Flag Day, significant in that it was the 100th Anniversary of proclamation by Woodrow Wilson that June 14 was the day we Americans would celebrate the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as our country's flag, which we proudly display from our porch on all the significant holidays.

June 14th is also significant in the fact that 20 years ago we moved into this house.

I was very pregnant with our youngest daughter at the time so I could not do much of the physical moving but I still remember putting the key in the lock for the first time and knowing that the house was ours.   

For the first time we were not able to fly our flag from the porch because we have not put up the flag holder yet after our recent renovations.

It definitely looks much better now with her face lift.  We still have some work to do with the yard, front and back, but at least we know our investment is protected from the elements for another 50 years or so.  

Even though it is not the same color, I still get that feeling when I put the key in the lock!  This is OUR home.  


  1. Doesn't matter if it is a mansion or not, no place on earth feels like your own home.
    Barbara from Life & Faith in Caneyhead

  2. We don't have a flag holder on our house, but over the years I've bought some small and medium size flags and pinwheels that I scatter around in the flower pots we have outside. It might not be as majestic as a single flag, but it's a fun way to decorate. 100 years of Flag Day, huh? That's cool.

  3. Yeah, sometimes the big flag is a nuisance, especially when it wraps itself around the pole.


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