Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Day of Remembrance

 Hubby and I received word yesterday that a dear friend had been killed in a motorcycle accident on his way to breakfast club with friends in his home town in Al. Such a tragic death caused by a careless driver took the life of a wonderful man. After our own breakfast with our buddies this morning I worked on cutting some lavender and working them up in bundles to dry. Lavender seems to calm me. 
 In the afternoon Hubby went on his first ride with the Patriot Guard for a WWII hero who had passed. He travels so much that he hasn't been able to ride before today. He was so moved by the entire experience, looking forward to may more rides with them.
This is an example of what the Patriot Riders do for families of  fallen soldier's. So proud to be a part of this group although today I didn't have the heart to ride :(  Check out the link below to see what this organization is all about

Other than hubby's ride this afternoon we have had a very quiet day. Being so far away when a friend has passed is hard. If we were closer a meal would have already been delivered, hugs and tears would have been shared, stories of growing up and the fun we had would have had us laughing at the good memories.....

Hubby will be taking off Tuesday to attend the services, I will be staying back with the grands. Times like this is when being the caregiver for the little ones can be a real challenge but my heart will be with hubby and our friends, they know that!

Hubby and I have had a little RAK challenge going on this month, today I got in a win!! Go Me 
It started early this month while at breakfast club I saw a fella with a Vietnam Veteran ball cap on. I ask the waitress to give me his bill and tell him thanks for his service but keep it secret. Not to be outdone hubby called a week or so later to tell me he picked up dinner for a group of active forces young men while he was at dinner. Durn he was ahead!! I have picked up the bill a few times since then for veterans but I am still behind in my spending by $26.00. We will go out again in the morning to our local favorite place, you can bet I will be doing my best to scan the place for Veterans, I need to at least go down with a tie!!!!!!

How are you celebrating this Memorial Day?? Hopefully everyone has found some little way to thank the hero's of our country who are willing to lay down their lives so we can enjoy a long weekend with family and friends. We will finish up our weekend with a cookout with our kiddo's and grands tomorrow, so PROUD to be an AMERICAN!!!


  1. Oh Debby, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend..such a senseless death!

    Sending {{hugs}} and prayers!

  2. Debby, I'm so sorry for your loss! :( Everyone is aways in a rush to get nowhere fast!

    I love that you picked up the tab for a veteran.. I'll have to try to do that sometime! :)

  3. Oh Debby, I'm really sorry for your loss!

  4. So very sorry to hear your news Debbie - we just never know what is around the corner do we. Thinking of you. I love your pay it forwards - I bet those guys were thrilled to bits xx

  5. Debbie, thinking of you today and such a tragic loss.Just shows we need to live for today and not worry about tomorrow too much.
    Wonderful thing to do for the veterans.One of the things I love about your country is how patriotic you all are!

  6. My husband rides with the guard. It is a wonderful group..

  7. My heart goes out to you & hubby for the loss of your friend. May is Motorcyle Awareness Month, we could not put that out there enough. Yes, I am with Anne about living for the day, just need to remember that more at times. Love the fun between you & your hubby with "Pay it Forward". Hugs from here for you.

  8. What a tragedy to lose your friend. So sorry.
    We spent the day at home and I did nothing other than more applique stitching and watching some TV. It was a nice way to have a holiday at home.