It was Veteran's Day a few days ago. My grandfather Alton Curtis Little served at Guadalcanal.
The journal my grandmother, Fannie, gave him before he left holds at least a partial history of the events he experienced there. On September 18, 1943, he wrote, "A wild night, there were 4 air raids. Bombs dropped about 100 yards from me. Only knocked two or three holes in tent. They really landed hard and shook us up in our fox hole. Bombs dropped all way between here and beach, started a small fire. I really thought our time had come".
For Veteran's Day, I salute Tony Little. Thank you, Papaw and all those who served with you who got to come home and those who did not, for all you did to ensure our freedom is secure.
Our trip this weekend was to visit my father-in-law on what would have been my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. I packed my little art supply box fully intending to do some Artist Trading Cards for the next swap in our little group. Unfortunately, I didn't get to that. But my sister-in-law, Leah, who owns the really cool store fixture warehouse in Austin called First Rate Fixtures brought a truck load of awesomeness for me to choose from in exchange for drawing some clothes on mannequin forms for decoration at her store. How fun is that! This is the amazing haul I made!!
Thanks, Leah! I don't know what I'm going to do with them yet, but whatever it is is going to be so fun!
I keep talking about these Artist Trading Cards and have even posted photos of the ones that I've done. Well, yesterday I received the trades. They are awesome! Here are the little cuties I received:
Kathy May of Kathy May Designs
Ursula Smith. Visit her blog at http://www.easyscraps.com/
Cheryl Fitzsimmons Dossey
Thanks, ladies! I love them! We have now filled a year's calendar with card swap hostesses and themes. You'll be seeing these little masterpieces regularly.
Basketball season has started. I was trying to fill in my Franklin Covey planner with the game schedule, but I got writer's cramp and had to stop before I got out of December. We'll be at basketball games at least three times a week. I love basketball! That's still a LOT of basketball. I'll try to check back soon.
The sun is starting to put my favorite light on the porch outside my window. I need to get to my real job now. May the Lord bless you today with golden light, activities you love, sweet memories, and new friends.