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    Sallie, of the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry. She was killed in battle at the end of the war, 1865.

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    It's so sad to think of the animals killed in wars.
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    so sorry to hear that you are suffering, Kristin! I'll be praying for a quick resolution of symptoms and comfort for you.

    Here are my first 4 cards. I've also got some Poppies in the works and will have them posted either tonight or tomorrow.

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    Here are the poppies.

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    I love all the poppies! Everyone is so talented.
    I drew poppies today. I wasn't happy with them, so I cut out the best ones and used a magazine background:



    I have 2 more tangleish ones:

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    Here are 3 ATCs for the Athon

    Here are 3 ATCs for the Athon

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    Any daughters or sons of WWII veterans here? My Dad was part of the battle of Luzon and battle to take Manila. He was a Master Sergeant in the Ohio 37th Division. He was in the battle for the Old Wall City in Manila, his company started with 200 men and only 11 survived. He was one of them. He came home and had me! My hero.

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    Yes, Judy, I am the daughter of a WWII veteran. My Dad was in the Merchant Marines in Belgium. He worked with transporting supplies and such. My husband’s Dad was in France ... D Day plus 9. He worked in a field hospital that followed the troops as they moved inland.
    It sounds like your Dad was in the thick of things in the Pacific. Glad he was one of the ones who made it home.
    Just have fun with your art!

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    My mom's family were taken as political prisoners from their farm in Poland to Siberia by Stalin's army. When Stalin turned to side with the Allies, he released his prisoners so they could join the Polish army, so my grandpa eventually fought at Monte Cassino and grandma and her five kids unexpectedly became a military family when they were not repatriated and lost their property. They followed the army as refugees to exotic sounding places like Tehran and Carachi (India) before arriving in a settlement camp in Mexico where they lived for 8 years. My mom told me she didn't see her father for 15 years until everyone found each other again! My dad's side of the family lived at the other border and they were taken from their home by Nazi soldiers and located in a labor camp somewhere near Coburg, Germany. They were liberated by American soldiers and my dad was fiercely loyal to our American military his whole life long. He was drafted here in the U.S. many years later as a young man but did not see any active fighting. He served his tour of duty in Iceland. My parents met here in the U.S. and I was born in Chicago.
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    Ancient Planter and Jo...I had my DNA done too and I had the same experience as you Ancient Planter. They keep changing it on me so...a little confusing to me. They keep updating it as they get more people to compare with, I guess?

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    Memorial Day Weekend here includes an all you can eat pancake breakfast, followed by free lunch at many places for veterans, (and donations other places), followed by parades, decorating the graves, Marathon Memorial Runs, Raffles, Poppy Sales, and afternoon tea and sandwiches.

    Monies collected go to aid veterans and military, and to decorate graves that otherwise might go un-remembered.
    I'm partial to putting flowers on skipped graves and the afternoon teas with cucumber sandwiches.
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    Such lovely work from everyone, and I want to trade with EVERYONE, too! An owl, theweavershand, definitely since it's a theme I collect. And a poppy from everyone else, except Vicki, who has some wonderful teapots (I collect those, too, but the real things. It cost $60 to mail several home from England on our honeymoon 20 years ago, so the last time we were there 5 years ago Alan made me carry them all myself). I'll PM a few folks with hopes for trades, but in the meantime, here's one more poppy watercolor based on an internet photo I saw:

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    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - E. Burke I have a new address as of 6/2020 so be sure to ask for it!

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    I am fascinated by everyone's rich histories - your families have gone through so much during war times. I'm glad that your loved ones survived, and thank you for sharing your stories! My father wasn't accepted to join the army (flat feet I think), but I'm glad as I think wars leave lasting scars on both sides. My Uncle Robert served in the Navy during WWII and was wounded, but survived. My cousin Gary served 3 tours in Vietnam and had serious psychological problems that required serious medications that eventually led to physical problems and the end of his marriage, very sad. All my uncles on my mother's side were in the military, but I don't recall any stories about them being in battles, so I'm not sure about their service. Although I was told that at least one of my uncles was near the site of an A bomb test in the desert - he later died of lung cancer and there was some speculation that it might have been caused by that. One other cousin served in Vietnam, he was wounded but survived. And the husband of one of my female cousins was a POW in Vietnam and was killed in a prison camp.
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    Thanks again everyone! Ancient Planter I cannot imagine getting poison oak on top of shingles. I would have come undone!

    More great art today! I'm going to go throw some rocks.
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    I am interested in trading for cancelled US international stamps - specifically the succulent, globe and the new flower stamp - please pm me.

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    I have not made anything yet, I just got home from a long hot, tough day at the food bank. I am hot, tired and hungry and have 2 boxes of food that need a home. The person the boxes, were intended for was still at work, so I brought them home.

    Now if someone would just come pick them up.

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    So let there be poppies.
    IMG_5039.jpg "Poppy Collage" (TRADED)
    IMG_5035.jpg "Parade Majorette" (TRADED)
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    And two more from me:
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    You all have such great stories. My Dad was in the Army, but never saw any oversea time. All my relatives that were in the Service came home safe.

    The poppies are beautiful. We bought poppies that some of the Vets made for Memorial Day.

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    I got one more done today:

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    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - E. Burke I have a new address as of 6/2020 so be sure to ask for it!

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    Kirsten, so sorry you are under the weather again, its never nice to be sick. Precious lady I hope you recover real quick.

    HUH to me actually playing in this athon....I have had so much to do including functions to attend I have not even taken up a paint brush or anything! Never mind....

    I AM LOVING THE ART WORKS BEING CREATED~!!
    Keep creating folks...loving it!
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