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1. As a child, my favorite playground activity was the monkey bars.

2. For breakfast, I have orange juice.

3. An instrument I would like to play is the piano.

4. I always try to be positive, because to be otherwise is depressing.

 

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Thankful Purrsday Poetry

We’re joining Angel Sammy and Teddy for their Thursday Poetry. We’re on letter G and we chose Grandma and Garden to rhyme about. We are also following Brian’s Thankful Thursday. 

 

We’re very thankful the weather cooled down ten degrees. 

 

Grandmas Garden

Grandmas garden was the best 

Strawberries in the spring

Along with peas and all the rest

Summer tomatoes would bring

The canning and seals to test

Summer sweet corn with butter dripping

Lemonade and kool-aid we would be sipping

Ah, those were the days when the birds would sing.

 

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Guess What?

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Lucky me. It’s a competitive group to be first in the mornings.

The photo is the Statue of Vitus’ on the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. IMG_0144

We had yummy cocoa and cookies too.

Thank you Angel Sammy and Teddy.

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Working Dogs honored for their service

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Source: Working Dogs honored for their service

Sammy 

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Sammy, we would love you to have you check-out the bright blue skies of Wyoming. We know you’re in Heaven but Devils Tower is only a two hour drive from our home. It would make a great teaser. Hubby and I have walked around the Tower and our son actually climbed it years ago. It is also a special/sacred place to the Lakota Native Americans.

Memorial Day, A Day to remember the men and women who gave their life for their country.

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Marine Private First Class Delmar Walter Westerman

Delmar Westerman

(July 10, 1924 – February 22, 1945)

Killed in Action at Iwo Jima

3rd Battalion 28th Marines 5th Division

Hawaii National Cemetery

Hawaii National Cemetery

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Iwo Jima

In Memory of Marine Private First Class Delmar Walter Westerman, Chancellor, Turner County, South Dakota, July 10, 1924 – February 22, 1945; Killed in Action on Iwo Jima. Delmar Walter Westerman was born on July 10, 1924. He was the oldest child of Otto and Emma Westerman. He attended rural school in Turner County and graduated from Chancellor High School in 1942. Through the years after Delmar’s death, Otto and Emma, now deceased, often related stories about their son Delmar. His sister Dolores also has frequently told family members many anecdotes of growing up with her brother. It seems that everyone had a nickname, and Delmar’s was Westy. He was a very good athlete, playing on the high school football and basketball teams, and he also became involved in the Golden Gloves boxing program. Scrapbooks kept during his high school years reveal that Westy was an aggressive player. They also indicate that he was fun loving and, as his picture indicates, his good looks made him popular with the girls. Following high school, Delmar began farming with his father. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on December 2, 1943, and was sent to San Diego for his boot training. He served with the 3rd Battalion 28th Marines 5th Division. Private Westerman was sent overseas in October of 1944 where his battalion spent several months training on board the ship. In his last letter to his parents, dated February 10, 1945, he stated that he was at sea and expected to be in combat soon. Private Westerman’s first field of combat was at Iwo Jima, where Marine Private First Class Delmar Walter Westerman was wounded on February 21, 1945, while in action fighting for Mount Suribachi. He was immediately evacuated to a hospital ship where he died on February 22. He was given a military burial at sea. A memorial marker is in place in the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota. A bronze marker has also been placed on the family lot in the Lennox Cemetery, Lennox, SD. Private Westerman’s name is also etched at Punch Bowl Crater, Honolulu, Hawaii. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Victory Medal, and the Purple Heart, all posthumously. Delmar Walter Westerman was a great Marine, who died fighting for his country. He will always be remembered as a brave man who sacrificed his life for the United States. This entry was respectfully submitted by Lane Mellegaard, 11th Grade, Parker High School, Parker, South Dakota, April 30, 2002. Information for this entry was provided by Darrel and Karen Westerman. Darrel is Delmar’s youngest brother, who was five when Delmar gave his life for his country.

Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD

Black Hills National Cemetery

 

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Delmar Westerman was a First Cousin I never knew. He died years before my birth. The above is a collection of information I found on the web, most NOT written by me. When I was young I paid my respects at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD with my parents and my Aunt & Uncle; Otto and Emma. Private Westerman’s first field of combat was at Iwo Jima. Marine Private First Class Delmar Walter Westerman was wounded on February 21, 1945, while in action fighting for Mount Suribachi. He was immediately evacuated to a Naval Hospital Ship where he died on February 22. He was given a Military Burial at sea. He died one day before the flag raising at Iwo Jima. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Victory Medal, and the Purple Heart, all posthumously. Delmar Walter Westerman was a great Marine, who died fighting for his country. He will always be remembered as a brave man who sacrificed his life for the United States.

 

Friendly Friday Fill Ins

January 5, 2018

Each Thursday, Ellen of 15andmeowing.com, and Annie of McGuffys Reader provide Friendly Fill-In statements. On Friday, they post their answers with a link-up for you to join them with your own responses. Copy and answer these on your own blog, but remember to link up at McGuffys Reader. If you need help, please let them know. It’s all about friendship.

1. My guiding word for 2018 is Fun.

2. A house is not a home without Pets.

3. I look forward to summer this year. 

4.  I really need to exercise more because I want to stay strong and healthy.

 

Twelve Days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me. . . 


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Ten Lords a Leaping

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Nine Ladies Dancing

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Eight Maids a Milking

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Seven Swans a Swimming

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Six Geese a Laying

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Five Golden Rings

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Four Calling Birds

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Three French Hens

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Two Turtle Doves

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and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

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Thankful and Poetic Purrsday

Today we are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. 

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We are thankful to welcome the New Year! I’m also very thankful for a caring husband who has been taking care of me while I’ve been sick this week. 

We are joining Teddy and Angel Sammy at twospoiledcats.com for Poetic Purrsday.

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Our hints are now photos. Here is the photo prompt for this week. 

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A Tree can grow anywhere if you have an imagination

A Tree is a beautiful thing to see

A tree creates a place where you can sit and be. . . 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve Days of Christmas

On the tenth day of Christmasmy true love sent to me. . . 


Ten Lords a Leaping

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Nine Ladies Dancing

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Eight Maids a Milking

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Seven Swans a Swimming

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Six Geese a Laying


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Five Golden Rings


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Four Calling Birds

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Three French Hens

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Two Turtle Doves

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and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

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Twelve Days of Christmas

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me. . . 
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Ten Lords a Leaping

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Nine Ladies Dancing

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Eight Maids a Milking

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Seven Swans a Swimming

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Six Geese a Laying

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Five Golden Rings

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Four Calling Birds

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Three French Hens

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Two Turtle Doves

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and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

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Twelve Days of Christmas

On the Ninth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me. . .

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Eight Maids a Milking

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Seven Swans a Swimming

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Six Geese a Laying

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Five Golden Rings

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Four Calling Birds

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Three French Hens

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Two Turtle Doves

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and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

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Twelve Days of Christmas

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me. . . 


Eight Maids a Milking

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Seven Swans a Swimming

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Six Geese a Laying

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Five Golden Rings

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Four Calling Birds

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Two Turtle Doves

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and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

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