Friday, July 24, 2009

Remembering Dad

Today is the 50th anniversary of my Dad's death

My niece, Sharry, hung the casket flag - the first time it has been unfolded, and set out a photo of Dad and Mom

The little note says:


Webster W. Blazier

Jan. 16, 1887 ~ July 24, 1959

Thank you, Sharry -- I know Grandpa would be thrilled that you honored him today.

Take note, the flag has 48 stars, this was before Alaska and Hawaii became our 49th and 50th states.


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Thanks for doing a Flag Day!

Gammie said...

What a wonderful tribute.


Barbara said...

What a nice tribute, wish more people would do something like this.

Back a few days ago I asked for the scissors pattern, you gave me the site, I thought I had downloaded it, now can't find it, I guess one of those senior moments, could you give me the site again?? Thanks

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...


Barbara, here is the link again for

Barbara said...

Thanks so much for the site again, this time I had the sense to save it to my favorites.

The Lone Beader said...

That is really a nice post!

freebird said...

That's really super. When my dad died, all the neighbors up and down his street found a flag to hang out for the old soldier. It brought tears of gratitude to my eyes as they showed their respect and love for the old man on the block.

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Thank you all -- it was my niece who did this -- you know, I am amazed at how much the young folks were touched -- maybe all is not lost after all -- and freebird's account of the neighbors paying tribute to her father is more proof -- we do still live in a good world -- hope more of the goodness shows up.

Blessings to all.

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Hi Jackie!
This is very sweet ~ I so enjoyed your blog.
Thanks so much for coming by mine!