Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Connor and the Doughboy Monument

Thank you Veterans for all you have done for our country! Without your sacrifices, we would not have the freedoms that we have today!

In my hometown, there will be a memorial service in front of our Doughboy monument and a parade downtown.

Connor has always been fascinated with the monument, and often we will stop when driving by so he can examine it up close. I let him take this picture one day…it is one of my favorites!

July 2008 154 Here is his in front of the monument. He is growing up but still loves to stop by the monument, and I have the opportunity to explain to him about those that have fought for the freedoms we so often take for granted.

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I’m linking this to Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for outdoor Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by.

17 comments:

Quilt Works said...

Lovely memorial - nice composition!


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Blondie's Journal said...

Diane~~

Connor has gotten so big since the last picture I saw of him. And handsome, too!! I'll bet he is loving his photo today!

xoxo
Jane

SmilingSally said...

Connor is a fortunate young man to have you for his grandmother, Diane.

SmilingSally said...

Diane, I don't know if my previous comment saved, so I'll try it again. Connor is a lucky young man to have YOU for his grandmother!

LV said...

A great tribute to a worthy cause. Your Conner is an adorable boy.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful monument and what a handsome young man.

Southern Lady said...

I can't believe how much Connor has grown -- he's so precious. And what valuable lessons you are teaching him, Diane, by taking the time to stop and let him admire the monument and explaining to him what it stands for.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane!

Connor is getting to be such a big boy! Taking him to that monument every year is a wonderful tribute.

Happy Veterans Day and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Hugs, Pat

The Quintessential Magpie said...

He is so precious, Diane, and I love that you are fostering an interest in history in him and an attitude of respect for our military. That's SO important.

Love to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, and Happy OW, too! :-)

luna miranda said...

a wonderful tribute. love the composition of the top photo.

Mary said...

What a sweet child. How wonderful that you are able to share this monument with him. Have a great Outdoor Wednesday.

Dawn said...

I think it is so wonderful you share these times with Conner. I am sure he will always remember them.

take care,
Dawn

Happily Retired Gal said...

Connor's a QT and the shot of the Memorial is perfect for today ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

mbkatc230 said...

This monument is just beautiful, and I can see why Conner is fascinated by it. He is adorable! And I think it's wonderful that you are sharing with him the meaning of today. Kathy

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a great monument. I think it is great that you have the opportunity to share these moments with your adorable Conner. I am sure he will cherish these memories as he gets older.

~ Tracy

jeanne said...

Hi Diane, I didn't get to everyone yesterday. I have a darn old cold. I hope puppies can't catch a cold. Connor is growing up. He is adorable or I should say handsome. Of course you know I love his red hair. I think teaching our children and G-children about veterans and how we are protected because of their sacrifices is wonderful. Lord knows I don't know what they learn from school these days. Love your post Diane.

The purses are wonderful and they are expensive. Finding them these days is rare. There are so many collectors out there. I am so excited that you are having so much fun with your new adventure selling treasures. All those thrift stores, yard sales etc. can pay off. I will warn you, it is a lot of work and lots more fun. Smile. Here is a hint about prices. Try to double your money or it may not be a good purchase. Get more if you can. Good luck my friend. Don't forget theft is a problem in your booth. Isn't it a pity.

Hugs, Jeanne