Thought I would share some Interesting facts about the American flag. Hope you're all enjoy this long week end. Mr.K and I are laying low today. I've got some orders to work on so that's probably what I will do.
No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor. (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property. (b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise. (c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free. (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general. (e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way. (f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling. (g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature. (h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything. (i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown. (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart. (k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
So I decided to run a sale on my Vintage Tulip Earrings The little tulips are so sweet and dainty and measure just 1/2 inch. They come In many colors and are only $12.00 right now. The tulips are vintage and are paired with Vintaj bead caps and placed on leaver back ear wires. Here are just a few of the different colors that are available In my Etsy shop.
So, I've had my eye on this little wall vase from OldNewAgain for sometime now and decided to finally purchase and I am so glad I did. Isn't It adorable. As soon as I opened the box I knew just where I was going to hang It, on my sun porch. I immediately went to my garden and snipped off these tulips. Enjoy my new find. Take care.
Mr. K and I sometimes have what we call a lazy day where we do very little. So today Is one of those days. Sure I'll take care of him as usual but that's about It....lol Today we will watch movies, read magazines, listen to music an just plain relax and do what ever we want. I love It ! So treat yourself sometime to a lazy day, you will be glad you did.
Over the next few months we saw gradual changes In Mr.K. Most of the changes were happening with his breathing and the lack of use In his hand's. At this point he could no longer stand on his own. The muscles In his legs quit working entirely. We were both scared of what was to come of our life as we knew It. Thinking to myself does every ALS patient progress like this. Later I did find out that no two ALS patients every progress the same. Some times the breathing was affected sometimes the limbs are. We had limb onset which Is the better one to have, as If one was better to have then the other. Two months down the road and we were getting ready for our next appointment with the neurologist. The morning was smooth no major problems. I got Mr.K In the car and headed for the doctor.
So today I will be making my sweet potato casserole for Easter Dinner, which Is at our home. If you've never had this you don't know what your missing. It Is delicious. I always make It a couple of days before I need It so that I can spread my work load out a little. I thought I would share the recipe with you today In case you might like to make It for your Easter dinner.
3 cups mashed sweet potatoes 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup melted butter . Topping: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup flour 1/3 cup melted butter 1 cup chopped pecans Preparation: Combine first 6 ingredients. Pour into a buttered 1 1/2 to 2-quart casserole dish. Mix remaining ingredients together and sprinkle over top. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, until hot and browned. Serves 6 to 8.
It Is my hope to get back Into blogging and continue to share my story with you. Mr.K and I are doing great. The reason why I let up on the blogging Is I had way to many irons In the fire, so they say and something just had to give. We were approaching the winter months and those are always the tricky ones. I have to make sure that I keep Mr.K away from all those germs. We have managed to keep them away with not one problem, thank the Lord. So with that said I will slowly getting back Into blogging a couple times a week, which I dearly love. I will be out and about getting caught up on all the blogs I follow too.