Thursday, November 10, 2011

They also serve who only stand and wait

Grandma Laura
Well, they didn't just stand and wait. They got on with their lives and took care of the homefront.

Grandma Laura had four sons enlisted in WWII. Cloyd Ray did not come home.

My Mom worked in a garment factory making coats. There were a number of occasions she travelled to meet Dad (who was in service). She said there were guys who tried to pick her up on the trains. She would show them her wedding ring. They would show her theirs!

Doris Cravens

My memories of her were that she never travelled without Dad and was afraid to do so. She must have been terrified but brave to travel alone in her younger years. If she decided she was going to do something, she damn well would have done it (a trait that seems to have been passed on to her daughter and grand-daughters!)

But they did wait, with hope and prayers for the best.


Log Cabin Studio said...

Thank goodness for strong women,they need to be honored as well.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Yessirree...the women serve as well when their sons and husbands serve in the military. Thank God for strong women!

Moon to Moon said...

Hey there, Thank you for your comment. I am sorry that the American flag being used as a throw offends you, it was not my intention to do so.

I can see your point, although I think that the owners of the house are probably also very proud of the flag and maybe that is why they use it as such a bold statement. Everyone is different and people show and celebrate their patriotism in different ways.

In the UK sadly hideous soccer larger louts use the British flag as a shawl and run around the towns swearing and fighting with each other. In the Uk for this reason most of the British public associate the flag with football hooligans these days.

You have raised a very interesting point, and personally i would never decorate my house with a flag.