Monday, May 30, 2011

Makeover Monday: 5/30 Memorial Day Edition

I've had this beautiful fabric in sosovintage for awhile with no takers.  So, I decided a bit of it would be just the thing for a Memorial Day makeover!
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The red, white, and blue today is dedicated to my late Grandpa Copeland.  He joined the Navy at 17 and had his ship blown out from under him in Pearl Harbor.  He went on to fight in the Korean War, where he was a POW for 18 months.  He also fought in the Bay of Pigs and Vietnam. 
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I remember him as the man who would chase me around the coffee table tickling me until I couldn't breathe.  The man who would stop traffic for a fresh watermelon.  The man who loved (and fed) squirrels and seagulls, and who could grow vegetables in his sleep.  I miss you, Grandpa, and I remember you every day.

3 comments:

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

What a lovely post Jennie.

And what an amazing life it sounds like your Grandpa had!

My Dad was in the Navy during the second world war. I only know that he spent quite a bit of time in Singapore and the far east, but I didn't appreciate him talking about it when I was young!
The things i wish I could ask him now!

Bless them both Jennie.

Have a great week my lovely friend :o)

CelticKnot said...

Jennie, this is a beautiful bowl and a beautiful way to honor your grandfather. My hat is off to him; he sounds like he was an amazing man.

Military men and women are all amazing, but I have a soft spot for Navy. My husband joined the Navy at 17 and served for 6 years.

Happy Memorial Day!

Mom said...

YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Your Grandpa is smiling down on you this very minute and wishing you a very happy birthday...just watch for his smile!