Kitty, Teddy, Bunny, Squirrel Feedsack ~ What a coup! (3) fantastic finds all in one day & in perfect condition. These are supposedly around 1940s ... I AM SO EXCITED!!! The feedsacks replaced barrels for shipping farm & food items. Originally feedsacks were plain linen colored w/advertising in ink the company's logo & product. Approximately c. 1925 colored feedsacks came into play, still stamped in ink the advertising. I found it very interesting that the manuf. even created patterns for dolls, animals & quilt blocks onto the 'sacks ... I found (2) most recently.
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Have you ever wondered if anyone in Europe remembers America's sacrifice in World War II? There is an answer in a small town in the Czech Republic. The town called Pilsen (Plzen)Every five years Plzen conducts the Liberation Celebration of the City of Pilsen in the Czech Republic. May 6th, 2010 marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by General George Patton's 3rd Army. Pilsen is the town that every American should visit. Because…..they love America and the American Soldier...even 65 years later.......by the thousandsthe citizens of Pilsen came to say thank you lining the streets of Pilsen for miles.
From large crowds … To quiet reflective moments…
Including this American family's private time to honor and remember their American hero.
This is the crash site of Lt. Virgil P. Kirkham, the last recorded AmericanUSAAF pilot killed in Europe during WWII. It was Lt. Kirkham's 82nd mission and one that he volunteered to go on.At the time this 20 year old pilot's P-47 Thunderbolt plane was shot down, a young 14 year old Czech girl, Zdenka Sladkova, was so moved by his sacrifice she made a vow to care for him and his memory.For 65 straight years , Zdenka, now 79 years old, took on the responsibility to care for Virgil'scrash site and memorial near her home. On May 4th she was recognized by the Mayor of Zdenka's home town of Trhanova, Czech Republic, for her sacrifice and extraordinary effort to honor this American hero.[Image]
Another chapter in this important story.....the Czech people are teaching their children about America's sacrifice for their freedom.
The Brian LaViolette Foundation will established The Scholarship of Honor in tribute to General George S. Patton and the American Soldier, past and present.
Each year, a different military hero will be honored in tribute to General Patton's memory and their mission to liberate Europe.This award will be presented to a graduating senior who will be entering the military or a form of community service such as fireman, policeman, teaching or nursing, a cause greater than self. The student will be from one of the five high schools in Pilsen, Czech Republic. The first award will be presented in May 2011 in honor of Lt. Virgil Kirkham, that young 20 year old P-47 pilot killed 65 years ago in the final days of WWII
Presenting Virgil's award will be someone who knows the true meaning of service and sacrifice... someone who looks a lot like Virgil…
Marion Kirkham, Virgil's brother, who himself served during WWII in the United States Army - Air Corps. !!! In closing... Here is what the city of Pilsen thinks of General Patton's grandson. George Patton Waters (another Rock Star!) we're proud to say, serves on Brian's Foundation board.
And it's front page news.. not buried in the middle of the social section..
Brigadier General Miroslav Zizka - 1st Deputy Chief of Staff - Ministry of Defense - Czech Armed Forces.
Come visit Pilsen in the Czech Republic during the first part of May 2011, it may also be a life changing experience for you.~
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I questioned 'WHY?!', He continued to listen. I turned a deaf ear, He spoke softly. I struggled & floundered, He continued to hold me up. I closed my eyes, He touched my heart. I looked for answers, He was patient. I begged for strength to endure, He gave me love. (Written by Marydon Ford)
I am an antique boutique owner. We feature vintage feedsack fabrics, over 3,000 are in inventory ... these are authentic, the kind G'ma used to create quilts, towels, tablecloths, etc. We also have beautiful boutique designer quality baby quilt gift sets ... vintage teacup lighting creations.
I have been married to my beloved hubby FOREVER, we have survived many bumps & bruises along the way. God has carried us thru the heavy loads of life.
We have (4) children, angel Sean will remain 3 & 1/2 yrs. forever. I loved being a Mother, I simply adore being a Mimi to (2) & Mini to (1), our adorable ones. Hubby says they are the rewards for not killing our kids. Chuckle.
We love to travel. Holland is our favorite country ... we have enjoyed our many visits there ... it beckons still.
We are imperfect, have strayed from the path of God, but restored our footings ... we bow before Him humbly.