Thursday, July 2, 2009
~~ Feedsacks ... Let Freedom Ring ~~
In honor of our heroes who fought for our freedom ... the veterans of WWII. The top feedsack is a Kents Cloth made by Percy Kent & Co., that is stamped on the selvage edge & a highly sought after but hard to find feedsack. I love the Liberty Bell feedsack print, may it continue to ring forever.
Our men fought valiantly for our freedoms. Remember our men that have gone before us in wars & those that continue to protect our rights & freedoms for this great nation. We are in deep gratitude forever. May God lift His hands to protect our fighting men from harm & cradle the souls of those that have gone before us.
In a My Folks & World War II book by Capper Press it tells of a story entitled Feedsacks & Soldier Sons. (a few excerpts)
... everything was rationed (sugar, coffee; they couldn't even buy any material to make dresses). It took 2 or 3 100 lb. chicken food sacks to make a dress, sometimes trading with a neighbor if they needed one. Fabric was hard to find. Sheer nylon hose (stockings) were rarely found. Even wooden clothespins were rare finds, so they used big safety pins to hand clothes on the line.
We are a nation that is very fortunate ... as my husband says over & over from his worldwide travels to countries of various states ... 'We do not know how blessed we are.'
Don't miss the story preceding this one on Eddie Rickenbacker ... it is awesome.
Happy FREEDOM day ... enjoy the 4th. TTFN ~ Marydon & Harold