Thursday, June 14, 2018

Happy Flag Day (and a Bonus)

Old Glory Flying Proud
Today in the United States we celebrate a holiday created just to honor our flag. I’ve put mine out, which is rare because my Harry Lauder’s walking stick (a type of hazel) and a nearby elm tree have grown so large as to hide my flag pole from half the neighborhood.

Named for Its Twisted Branches as You'll See Further Down
Can You Spot the Hummingbird?
And there is no simple way to move the holder, a sturdy work of engineering from a long deceased dear neighbor. I’m sad to say any intent to do so is pretty low on the priority list, especially with all the summertime chores eating into my time.

Famous Scottish Entertainer
Check out that Stick!
Meanwhile, it’s a gorgeous day. I just watched a pair of hummingbirds get into a tussle over the feeder. They really spiraled high in this aerial battle! I’m overjoyed to be out in low temperatures and humidity for a change.

As for the actual ‘bonus’ in my title, my husband and I married twenty-one years ago today. My unintentional choice of date was lauded by all at our small wedding as an easy way for him to remember our anniversary but, funny enough, the date didn’t occur to me until I tore off yesterday’s sheet from our page-a-day cat calendar! It’s a good thing neither of us gets offended by such lapses.

I’ve been offered a dinner out somewhere. To be honest, I think we should count our delightful lunch the other day as adequate celebration. I prefer we cook a nice meal together and toast with some cold, bubbly Zima (we're enjoying the limited release while it lasts).

Do you have anything special to celebrate today?

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10 comments:

  1. ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary Dear Darla and Hubby, ♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you.♪♪

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  2. Awww... Thank you. You're very sweet. Be well, my dear!

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  3. Happy Anniversary!
    I didn't know today was a special day until you mentioned it!
    Now, I'll always think of you and yours on Flag Day!

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  4. To be honest, was not even paying attention to what today was, I have been down all day. And luck would have it I took my flag down to wash it (yes, you can do that, mine hangs all the time) but....it was so moldy that I have it folded up to give to a friend. In KY where she lives they do a flag burning ceremony with discarded flags. 2000 some odd this yr...anyway, I need to remember to pick up an new one. Happy Anniversary to you....21 yrs, that is awesome. I lasted 13 when I was married, been divorced for 26 yrs. I hope you and hubs enjoy your meal cooked in, me on the other, I jump at the request to go out, I hate to cook!

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    1. So sorry fibro knocked you down so hard. ~hugs~ That's a neat ceremony! As for cooking, we had a change in plans. SO had been craving shrimp egg foo young and it sounded good to me, so we had food delivered. ~grin~ Be well!

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  5. Happy anniversary. As for forgetting, my aunt told me recently (a couple years ago) how both she and my uncle forgot their anniversary. As long as you both forget, it's cool.

    My niece's birthday was yesterday. That's about it for me.

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    1. Thank you! And I agree with your aunt. That's what we said, too. And then he made vacation reservations, so I'm one happy gal. Hope your niece enjoyed her birthday. Be well!

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