For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, January 01, 2010


It's Up To You!

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. - Johannes A. Gaertner

Love, Chatty

PS What a fitting day for Betsy Ross's birthday - WIkipedia

Betsy Ross is best remembered as a flag maker during the Revolution. Family oral history, supported only by 19th century affidavits, recounts the widowed Ross meeting with George Washington, George Ross, and Robert Morris at her upholstery business in Philadelphia, a meeting said to have resulted in the sewing of the first U.S. "stars and stripes" flag. According to the story, it was at this meeting, to "silence the men's protests that these new five-pointed stars would be unfamiliar and difficult for seamstresses to make, she folded a piece of paper, made a single scissor snip, and revealed a perfect five-pointed star."

Evidence that Ross did in fact make flags for the government includes a receipt for her making "ship's colours" for the Pennsylvania Navy in May 1777, as well as a folded star pattern with her name found in a Philadelphia Quaker Society safe.

Whether or not Ross made the "first" stars and stripes has never been proven, however. According to the family legend, many women were making flags when Betsy received her first order. Francis Hopkinson also took credit for the design of the stars and stripes, which was partially acknowledged by Congress.



A toast to you my dear! As you know how to live gratitude...May Heaven always touch you! Happy Ne Year!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy New Year, Sandie! I hope yours is filled with many, many blessings! :-)

To answer the question you left for me on my blog, the children in my header are my godchildren.


Sheila :-)

That corgi :) said...

that's a good cartoon as a reminder on how to live our lives this year, Sandie; definitely want a memorable one for sure

Happy New Year!


Buttercup said...

I love the cartoon. I'm going to go for memorable this year. Your blog looks beautiful. So cheery on a cold night like this one.