Before I get down to today's post, I want to give everyone a paws up about a post we made a few days ago A Soldier's Christmas Poem. We inadvertantly gave the wrong title for the poem, but have squared it away now! We got a nice comment from Mr. Anthony W. Pahl, OAM, the webmaster from the IWVPA, who gave us the straight scoop! Thank roo, Mr. Pahl!
So..... mom brought the mail in yesterday and we were VERY interested in one of the cards. Hey, cool! This tiny stocking has my NAME stitched on it! I wonder who sent this?
WOW! It's from FuFu! How cool!
Thanks for the cool card, FuFu!
We've got the house all set with decorations. Everything is up and festive-looking. Here is Ammy by one of the Christmas trees. We put patriotic or Army-related ornaments on this one, to remind us of the members of our military, past, present and future who serve our nation.
One thing mom does for this Christmas tree dates back to at least the mid-1800s - a great military family tradition from the "frontier days"! She ties some of our dad's brass Army uniform buttons and even some of her dad's buttons to our tree! She takes spare brass buttons from their uniforms, loops ribbon through the shank, and ties them to our tree! Pretty cool, huh?
Amber looks very angelic, doesn't she? She's even got her legs crossed like the sweet girl she (normally) is. Who would think that as we unpacked the tins of decorations that there would be a notation by one of them "scherenschnitte -- bought on REFORGER '88, eaten by Amber DEC '99". Ha ROO! (In Am's defense, she was only 10 months old.) And Santa still brought her new toys that year.After all the work we've been doing, I needed some serious Z-time. Here's where I go to get away from it all. No one can find me when I'm in my secret get-away.
Here's a close up. See? No one knows where I am! Ha rooo!Play bows, everypup! And Merry Christmas!