"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

Monday, May 25, 2020

Anne Frank - Mother Teresa - Corrie Ten Boom - Helen Keller What do these women have in common?

MEMORIAL DAY 2020

Today let us honor the men and women who died while serving the US military.

Let is honor those who have served in the military too.

THANK YOU. 

YOU ARE OUR HEROES!



RECOGNIZING STRENGTH IN TOUGH TIMES - SOME OTHER HEROES

HOW DID THEY STAY SO STRONG???
HOW DID THEY COME OUT SO STRONG DESPITE 
THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES???
DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE ELSE? 
I KNOW THERE ARE OTHERS.
I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF MEN HEROES TOO.
WHO DO YOU WANT TO REMEMBER HERE TODAY?

First Responders?
Family or friend?
Minister?

Anyone you want to give a special shout out too?


ANN FRANK
HOLOCAUST 
"In the spring of 1942, Anne’s father had started furnishing a hiding place in the annex of his business premises at Prinsengracht 263. He received help from his former colleagues. Before long, they were joined by four more people. The hiding place was cramped. Anne had to keep very quiet and was often afraid. "








MOTHER TERESA 

Nun and missionary Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, devoted her life to caring for the sick and poor. Born in Macedonia to parents of Albanian-descent and having taught in India for 17 years, Mother Teresa experienced her "call within a call" in 1946. Her order established a hospice; centers for the blind, aged and disabled; and a leper colony. 



CORRIE TEN BOOM

Cornelia Arnolda Johanna "Corrie" ten Boom was a Dutch Christian watchmaker and later a writer who worked with her father, Casper ten Boom, her sister Betsie ten Boom and other family members to help many Jews escape the Nazis from the Holocaust during World War II by hiding them in her home.






HELEN KELLER

Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.




ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political figure, diplomat and activist. She served as the First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945, during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office, making her the longest-serving First Lady of the United States.





DISCO'S CORNER:


THIS IS NOT DISCO, BUT LIKE DISCO. LOL

THE REAL DISCO - LOL




SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT






SENSE OF HUMOR IN TOUGH TIMES






29 comments:

L said...

Such a great post with lots of smile makers at the end, that one about older people dropping things lol,, that’s good! Have a super day!

Sandra said...

disco wins the cutest award today.. as does his lookalike. and i feel like both of them most of the time. the walk sign made me laugh. i am in the drop things zone these days...

Bijoux said...

A great post for Memorial Day. So many strong women as role models.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I like your choice of women to honor. They are all my favorites. But for today we must remember our fallen heroes who died to protect our freedom. Happy Memorial Day to you and your family !

Red Rose Alley said...

These are wonderful people, Sandie. You know, Mother Teresa was canonized a Saint not that long ago. She is one of my beloved Saints. I like what she said here about kindness in your face, eyes, and smile. I chuckled at the "drop something" quote, and so true, isn't it?

Happy Memorial Day, Sandie. A ghost hug for you and Disco too. : )

~Sheri

jack69 said...

SWEET read I think of the mothers who waited for those in harm's way to return. I remember my mother's prayers during the late night hours of the early 1940s as her sons and kin were in WWII battles. Yes the families especially the mothers suffered untold anguish as the letters stopped coming and many never returned. God bless them all.
sending love and memories,
Sherry & jack

betty said...

You honored great strong women on your blog today Sandie. I think what makes people rise to the challenges they face is courage, even if they are afraid. They keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep moving forward, trying to look for the best, even in the worst of times.

I honor today all those who have served in our military and those who died while doing so. They fought for our freedom and we need to honor them by enjoying our freedom and our rights. Safely of course. Our biggest right we need to exert this year is voting! And of course freedom to worship hopefully for those who want to in a church.

Disco is so cute!

Betty

Mevely317 said...

What great choices you've profiled, Sandie. They, too, were soldiers and heroes. What timely examples of perseverance!
Like Sandra, I've been living in the 'drop zone' for some time now. Looks like sweet Disco's enjoying sweet dreams. Love that lil furball!

Sandee said...

Beautifully said, my friend.

Happy Memorial Day. ♥

NanaDiana said...

A great post full of information and thanksgiving to those that went before us and those that serve us now.
lol about the Disco picture.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day, Sandie. xo Diana

photowannabe said...

Love the blurbs about each of these very strong women.
Anne Frank was certainly mature beyond her tender young years
My older son and granddaughter spent a month in Kolkata, India last year. they visited the Mother Theresa memorial . She really listened to the Lord's call on her life.
Great post for this day of remembrance.
Sue

Ginny Hartzler said...

These women were all so remarkable! I am glad you have dedicated this post to them...everything else is about the soldiers. Which is GREAT, they are so brave. But it is good to include these women as well. I am with you about bending over. No more for me, I have to either get my grabber or call Phil.

Terri D said...

Strong women and relevant quotes even for today. Disco has it made in the shade!! You always make me giggle at the end!! Love & hugs!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Amazing women and an amazing post

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie - Memorial Day is always nostalgic for so many of us around the world ... but through it all - Disco will be there. Stay safe - Hilary

Theresa said...

Great post of HONORING our heroes! I also got a giggle from the cartoons. Disco is doing what I love doing:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Abby said...

Fine examples. I love the quote from Corrie Ten Boom.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Excellent post Sandie. Those people should be honored. I had never heard of Corrie Ten Boom. I think of Princess Diana often as a hero and I also want to add Oscar Schindler even though he is a man. Thank you for your beautiful post.
Debby

CHERI said...

Wonderful post! I am a collector of quotes, poems, etc. and some of my favorites come from Mother Theresa. Anne Frank's words should be so comforting to us in this time. I can't even begin to imagine the isolation she had to live in for such a long time. Thanks for the beauty of this post as well as the laughter:)

Nonnie said...

All of the women you mentioned are heroes I admire. Whenever I go through a troublesome circumstance, Corrie ten Boom and her sister, Betsy always come to mind and I think if they could do it, so can I. This is a great post, Sandy. I think I love the real disco more!

Hena Tayeb said...

Such a great post shining the light on some kick ass women.

Buttercup said...

What a wonderful post! Often when I've gotten restless I remember that Anne Frank's family would have been thrilled with my apartment, grocery stores and the ability to walk in a beautiful park. I need to keep remembering that. Take good care!

Lowcarb team member said...

A lovely post for memorial day, full of good information.

Loved your cartoons for the laughs, and that photograph of Disco is great.

Stay safe and well.

All the best Jan

Quiltingwiththefarmerswife said...

I know I'm late to this party but I have to add my parents to this list. My dad was in the British army during WWII and captured at Dunkirk. Held in German prison camps for 4 years and had his right ankle and jaw broken during that time. My mom and family were in Belgium. Grandparents hid British and American soldiers from the Germans. Belgium was under German occupation and my grandmother was put in prison for working with the Belgium underground. She was 57 when the war started. I have the award she received after the war from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Commanding General of United States Forces in the European Theater. Patty McDonald

Chatty Crone said...

Patty - I don't know how to reach you - but if you check back here - I want to say thank you to your parents. They were true heroes. There are some amazing people in the world. Thanks. sandie

JFM/Jan said...

Some of my very favorite people.
Great post...and thanks for the humor, too 🌷

Anne's Phamilyblog said...

You have choosen some excellent role models, strong willed women and some of my personal heroes. I recently purchased the Anne Frank sorry for my grand girl Addy. Mother Teresa was a true saint on this earth. Corrie, another angel of God and her sister too. I admire all these women. Thank you for sharing. I see you still have your humor too. A smile and some laughter goes a long way in these times. HUGS across the miles.

Lee said...

May we always honour the heroes...may we never forget them.

May goodness, kindness and valour prevail...

Quiltingwiththefarmerswife said...

Thank you Sandie. My parents did live extraordinary lives along with my grandparents. Many people that have fought for our freedoms have experiences that we will never know. I just feel compelled to tell the one about my parents. Patty at cmcdonald-44@hotmail.com