With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.
~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Happy Memorial Day everyone, or, as they used to call it, Decoration Day. I loved "Decoration Day" as a kid because it meant driving my Grandma Heaton out to her old homestead to place flowers on our ancestors' graves. I loved that beautiful drive out to the country and especially loved to hear Grandma relive her childhood memories as she pointed out each landmark. I could just picture her walking to and from school and later calling the square dances. If I was really lucky, we came home with a handful of pussy willow blossoms and milkweeds. Grandma would split open a watermelon, and we'd sit on her back steps spitting the seeds out into the yard. Ah . . . Summer in Greene County Indiana was such a treat!
Okay . . . enough about memory lane, though it sure was sweet and I thank you for the indulgence . . . onto the business at hand.
Congratulations to . . . .
Valerie Florer! Your beautiful Father's Day card for our Catered Crop FTR12 party won you a choice of tutorials/templates from Becky Roberts' Inking Idaho. Just e-mail me (email@example.com) to claim your prize.