Kudos to the volunteers who dress our cemeteries in the good ol’ Red.White.Blue. Always moves me to see the roadway in and throughout of the cemetery flanked with our beautiful and gracefully draping American Flag. Always unnoticed by me, who these ‘secret’ volunteers are, the flags go and up down without any acknowledgement that I’m aware of. Thanks just doesn’t seem adequate, but it’s all I have. So, Thanks for the giving of your time for the remembrance of those gone before us and the pleasure we receive when viewing the amazing spectacle. Photo acknowledgement: Debbie Downey Poots, Indianola.
I grew up in NE Des Moines, moved to Indianola in 1978 and call our farm in rural New Virginia, home today. I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, friend, entrepreneur, crafter, designer and Shopkeeper at Burlap & Roses in Indianola. I love my life...it's taken me years to get here...but I'm pretty content and find that I'm drawn to an inspired life of creativity, learning, living and loving. My life's story weaves itself in and out of happiness, contentment, struggles, laughter, hardships, sadness, losses, gains, friends and family. What I know now, is that my life's story has made me who I am and I have been inspired by it and hope to be an inspiration to others...My Inspired Life~ You can enjoy my personal/business blog at: http://shopkeeper508.blogspot.com AND follow Burlap & Roses on FACEBOOK at: Burlap & Roses.