Over the Memorial Day weekend I updated the dining room table decoration for summer. I’m sharing not because it’s impressively fancy but because it is simple. American flag table runner I invested in from Pottery Barn. Parade of red, white & blue vases from various flower deliveries. Okay, this is special to remember: White vase when my friend, Kim, brought flowers to bible study for my birthday. The white vase matches a beautiful salad bowl she gave me when we had a housewarming lunch. Red vase is probably from flowers from Mom at some point – sorry I don’t recall which occasion – and the vase might be from my brother because they are both really sweet to send flowers. Blue vase is when Mom had flowers delivered for housewarming. Add pink peonies from Trader Joe’s ($6.99). Ruffle up the table runner a bit so the flag looks like it’s billowing in the breeze. Done! Ready for summer gatherings.
I also want to share that we celebrated with quite a special patriotic service at church Sunday. Lt. Colonel Darryl Southern English led the service with a terrific talk about the history of our National Anthem.
Scouts posted The Colors, and we said The Pledge of Allegiance.
Bugler played Taps, and we observed a long moment of silence to remember our fallen heroes.
Of course, we love a baby dedication at Grace Community Church. Pastor Rick Minett had the honor of dedicating his own precious granddaughter to the Lord, and we sang our traditional baby dedicating song, Jesus Loves Me, to her. Poppy cried, or was she singing along?
All Star Banjos youth band from Sagemont Church picked up the pace with spirited Americana songs.
And last, but certainly not least, we honored our servicemen from all branches of the United States military. Following the service we gathered in the fellowship hall for a good ol’ church lunch complete with hot dogs and apple pie. God bless America! Amen!