In honor of all the husbands, wives, sisters, daughters, brothers, and sons who have served our country..we THANK YOU for your sacrifice.
Freedom Is Not Free
I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.
I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free.
~by Kelly Strong
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The very first fleamarket of the season for the Vintage Gathering group is happening this Saturday, May 28th, 8am to 4pm. The location is 17414 NE 199th St. Battle Ground, Wa 98604.
All these pics are from last season..all new treasures and finds this season! I love this last shot..decorating by the light of the moon! ;-)
We have so much fun doing these fleamarkets. This year, we've invited a variety of guests to join us through out the season at different shows. Below is a list of this Saturday's fabulous line up:
Arts & Scraps (Guest Vendor)
Bee & Mason (Guest Vendor)
Bev Jones (Guest Vendor)
Jeanna Steacy (Guest Vendor)
Lily Claire (Guest Vendor)
My Shabby Passion
Poppy & Ivy (Guest Vendor)
Prune Hill (Guest Vendor)
Second Childhood Friends (Guest Vendor)
Hope to see you there!
Posted by Uncovered Ruby at 2:07 PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Our friends, Uncovered Ruby's Sue, Birdsong, and Vintage Gathering's Cheryl, Voondi, will be among the vendors at the Vintage Secrets sale this Saturday. Come find a wide variety of vintage treasures waiting to be scooped up!
Hours: 9am to 4pm.
17901 NE 72nd Avenue, Battle Ground, WA 98604
Posted by Uncovered Ruby at 10:22 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2011
I love being a mom.
I love hearing my boys say 'Mommy' (most of the time). I love the hugs, the kisses, the sweet arms around my neck, the laughs and even the tears.
I can't imagine my life without my children, I can't imagine me without my children. They are a completely true gift from God.
there are days,
when I feel like the least 'motherly' mom around.
Ever feel like that?
Days I'd like to go in the closet,
close the door,
and eat chocolate without having to share,
read a book without reading the same sentence over 50 times because of interruptions,
not having to repeat myself over and over and over....
I know in my heart that I would soon tire of that and miss
reading books together,
and sharing the love and conversation of two young children in my presence.
I want to cherish this moment in time and relish in the fact that each second I invest in my children will produce a harvest of joy that will last their whole lives (and mine).
My oldest son's birthday is tomorrow on Mother's Day, God couldn't have given me a more perfect gift.
Happy Mother's Day dear Moms!
p.s. Don't forget to treat yourself with a free coffee from Dutch Bros. tomorrow!!
Posted by Uncovered Ruby at 1:35 PM
Sunday, May 1, 2011
First off, thank you to those who have emailed us your pictures of your finds from Uncovered Ruby.
In order to allow for more people to enter our fun competition, we've decided to extend the deadline to the end of June instead. So get those cameras out and start snapping some shots and email them to us at Uncoveredruby@yahoo.com. We want to see what you're doing with your own treasures you've found at Uncovered Ruby!
Sally and Lisa ;-)
p.s. Don't forget you get a gift certificate to the shop if you win!
Posted by Uncovered Ruby at 10:04 AM