A tea I gave for the ladies from my old group, the Shabby Chic(s), from the Victorian Tea Society here in our area ~ from a few years ago. I hadn’t painted the chairs yet… 😉 Sorry the photo is so blurry! This was taken with my iPad.
This past month, we watched the Battle of the Pacific, the series that came out after Band of Brothers, (also another favorite series) which we rewatched during the winter. Hubby and I have a lot of discussions about the different wars, and his own, the Gulf War, but usually we talk about WWII. We both like history. ***
Being born into a military family (my father was in the US Army in the 1950’s and after his enlistment, he got out and went to college and went into the US Air Force as an officer. He retired as a lieutenant colonel.), I loved living on Air Force bases growing up!
My brothers and our Koala bear family ~ a tradition we still share with our own kids today. We had 17 of these bears at one time. One of mine got chewed up by one of our dogs once here in California; however, most of them survive. They all had names. This is probably 1972.
My mother took this photo of my father and us kids at Sea Life Park. Great place to visit on Oahu when you go!
Here we lived on Hickam Air Force Base, Oahu, Hawaii from 1971-1974. (I’m always the one taking the pictures… ;)) We were one year in Wahiawa prior to that time. Those plumeria trees, we used to climb to pick flowers to make into leis for our teachers and given out each May Day as a thank-you for being our teachers!!! For my own children, we always gave little presents to their teachers. So important to say thank you and to them the respect they deserve. 🙂
Tips on making a flower lei: (Good this time of year for graduations, etc.) *Fill a brown paper bag full of flowers *Get some thread and make a double strand about 3′ long threading on a needle. *Sting each flower from the sepal either through the head or just through the green sepal part under the flower head. *String as many flowers as needed and tie off your lei. *Keep lei(s) in the refrigerator until school/event next day!!!
Perhaps, like me, you’ve bought your poppy out front of your local store to remember the fallen…
Have a lovely Memorial Day… Thank a Veteran when you see one for his or her service.
French Ethereal is a lifestyle blog sharing tips on decorating, table settings, crafts, gardening, DIY and travel. I love an elegant Shabby Chic/Old World French decor all decorated with Faith. <3
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