Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, dear readers! Thank you for following and commenting on my humble, little blog — and for sticking around through the "dry spells"! I hope you have a lovely holiday!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Pearl Harbor

It's hard to believe that 71 years have passed since the United States entered WWII. But I imagine that for those who lived through the war, the anniversary of Pearl Harbor still holds very fresh — and painful — memories. Whether they lost someone in the attack or later on in WWII, this date marks the day that everything changed.

It's hard to write about Pearl Harbor. I don't feel that I have any words to talk about a day that, honestly, I know nothing about, nor could ever imagine. I simply want to take time to remember everyone who was affected that day, to remember the 2,402 Americans who were killed, and the 1,282 that were wounded.

History - in every century,
records an act that lives forevermore.
We'll recall - as in to line we fall,
the thing that happened on Hawaii's shore.

As we go to meet the foe -
As we did the Alamo.

We will always remember -
how they died for liberty,
and go on to victory.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Everyday Vintage #12: Retro Swiss Miss

Spotted at Target, Swiss Miss hot coco is in limited edition packaging featuring their classic graphics! Wouldn't a box make the perfect stocking stuffer for the vintage loving person on your list?