Monday, May 31, 2021


Today we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Country as well as those who served and are serving.
A tribute to my first husband who served in the Air Force, National Guard and then Regular Army where he attended Signal Corps School in New Jersey.
Edward C. Patterson, my wonderful step-father but more like a father, was in the Navy Seabees doing tours of duty in active zones like Viet Nam, Korea, and was stationed at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base for a while.    

If you look closely at the photo below you will notice a Presidential Seal and Patch as Pat also served at Camp David during the years of President Eisenhower, President Kennedy and Pres. Lyndon Johnson.  Oh but I enjoyed the stories Pat would tell me when I stayed the weekend with them.
A Shield I recently hooked, an adaptation of a triptych design.
Hope the angle of the photo of my door wreath doesn't make you dizzy, but I'm too lazy to take another.
And a Patriotic Bear and Hat I made which is always on duty in my office.
Hope you have a safe and fun Memorial Day today.



  1. Very special tribute for your family .....
    Happy Memorial Day to you too Saundra

  2. May we all take a moment to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. A wonderful tribute to you loved ones as well. Love your bear and hat! Janice

  3. Very reflectively, thoughtfully, and respectfully said Saundra. I have an uncle who was life-long Air Force...and I believe my paternal grandfather (or great grandfather?) served as well....but I know so little of that genealogy/history. I do think my brother has a portrait of him in uniform...I will have to see if he would send me at least a photo of that. I, too, love the hat and the bear! Weren't we just talking about jointed, mohair, bears?? Hope I don't get tempted to pull out the mohair...... ~et~

  4. Happy belated memorial day!!!
    Take care,

  5. May God bless our soldiers. Freedom isn't free.
    God Bless America.


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