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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Sandy

(((Oh Kim))) What a beautiful posting! This brings tears to my eyes. Such lovely memories of your parents, your children and your siblings! Your father is very handsome, and your mother is gorgeous! You resemble your mother. Love the photo of you and her at your wedding. What a gorgeous bride!

All the photos are beautiful and hold meaningful loving memories. So sad that both your mom and father passed away so close together. They were soul mates. Many times I hear of one spouse passing and the other following not long after.

I'm sure you will touch many people with this posting. I know you have touched my heart. Have a lovely day! Sandy

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Sandy,
Thank you so much for the kind words. I have edited the posting to include some information on Astronaut Walter Schirra. He was an interesting man and one of the original Astronauts. If you click on the link in my posting, you will be taken to some informative information. When we were very young, my siblings and I had no idea how lucky we were being able to live in a community that was so involved in the early space exploration. We thought EVERYONE's Dad did what our's did because most Daddy's in our town worked at Cape Canaveral. HA HA We were very blessed and lucky to have seen every missile/rocket that went into space in the early days. When you visit your sister in Vero Beach someday, I hope you have the opportunity to visit the Space Center which is very close to where she lives. Have a wonderful Tuesday! xoxo Kim

Trish Rowley

Hi Kim, Thank you for this post. I remember the day that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon we were all ushered into the classroom t.v. poised for the big event it was amazing and those photos of the shuttle in the sky Wow something to cherish sooo many cherished memories in this post for you. Your Mum and Dad had very kind Beautiful faces and you have inherited your Mums dimples just Beautiful. Once again thank you Kim!! I love to hear about beautiful memories and this was one. I do community work and the first question I ask people is tell me a story your story I love it. Have a great day Trish xox ;)

Sandy

Hi Kim,

I remember the day that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon too! It must have been so exciting to see all those launches and to know that your dad was part of that! Lovely memories of your mom, dad, family, and home. I didn't know that the space center is near Vero Beach. The space center would be a great place to visit!

You were a beautiful bride! When I look at my wedding photos and the dress that I was wearing it makes me shake my head and say, "what the heck was I thinking!" Your gown is elegant, and the headband looks gorgeous! You looked so happy and your beautiful eyes were sparkling!

Hugs to you! Maybe I'll have some energy this week to take some pictures and post on my blog. I've been so tired lately! I enjoy keeping up with your blog though!

~Sandy

Bluebirdsandbutterflies

Hi Trish,
Thank you for such nice comments. That was a historic day that those of us who are old enough to remember will never forget. Exciting time in our history. I have a black and white photo that I made of the tv screen that day. I am hoping I can scan it into the computer someday and post it. With cameras what they were in those days, it is not really clear but you can definitely tell what it is. I treasure this photo. I hope you have a fabulous day today and thank you so, so much for your sweet compliments. My mother and dad were very special people...I was lucky to have them in my life and miss them both! Have a great day! xoxo Kim

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Sandy,
Thank you for the sweet comments today. Vero Beach is in easy driving distance of the Kennedy Space Center. They have a very nice outlet mall over in the Vero area that my dad, mom and I drove to one time to shop. I don't know if you have ever been there with your sister, but worth going to. They have some outlets like Ralph Lauren, Versace, and so forth---better outlet stores. I had a nice day visiting there with my parents on a visit to Florida. Our high school used to play Vero Beach in football when I was in school----many moons ago :) Thank you for the comment on my wedding dress. It was actually just a long skirt and a sequined top that I bought at a major retailer. The headband I did love, and I bought it at a bridal shop. I did have the traditional long dress and veil for my first wedding when I was young. I was in my early 40's in the photo in this posting. I thought the dress was very age appropriate but still had a wedding look. It was a special day that I will never forget. Thank you so much for the sweet comments. I am so happy I have these photos with my parents. Have a beautiful day! XOXO Kim

Lavender Dreams

What a wonderful post! I enjoyed reading this and appreciate you sharing your memories. I loved that you told the story with photos. It's such a blessing to have lots of photos to remember the past. I know you miss your parents...it's sad mixed with happy to write our memories. Thanks for opening up your heart to all of us! And I wanted to let you know that we have been watching the eagle web cam. How amazing to see those little baby eagles! Enjoy your afternoon! ♥

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi,
Thank you for the very nice comments. We each have our own memories...our own story to tell. Each special... I do miss my parents very much! You are so right when you say that it is sadness mixed with happiness when you relive or tell someone of a memory...especially if the person that shared your memory is now gone. I am glad you enjoyed reading my memory of watching the launches as a child. I had no idea where my posting would take me when I started writing after posting the photos of the launch above my parents' home. It ended up being a tribute to my Father which was nice. He would have liked that. I didn't share in the posting but my Dad's name is on the moon. With one launch years ago, they engraved a plaque and attached it to one of the launches they sent to the moon. On the metal plaque was all the names of the men/women who worked on that particular project. My Dad's name was on it. When they launched this vehicle to the moon, they left the part that had the plaque with the names on the moon. My Dad, in his last years, was very proud of the fact that his name was on the moon. He made up little cards showing the plaque with his name on it to give people. My older son wrote the information on the card for him. I am glad you are enjoying the eagles in the nest. I love seeing them, too! Fun to watch the eaglets grow. Have a wonderful day today. xoxo Kim

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