Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers where place on the graves of the Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. New York was the first state to recognize this holiday, with the rest of the Northern States following. It was not until World War ! the the Southern states, stated to recognize this holiday. In 1922 VFW post started selling red poppies. 1950 soldiers started placing flag on the gravies of soldiers. Starting in 1998 on the Saturday before Memorial Day, Boy Scouts, started placing the flags on the graves. In 2000 we have been asked to stop for a moment at 3:00 to remember what this day is about, because to many have forgotten, so sad, that many still have no idea.. Please stop and remember those who have given their lives for our freedom, then those who have worn or are wearing the uniform, so we may keep our freedom. Below are some pictures from the parade in Dearborn, MI, I belong to a wonderful group called Michigan Military Moms. We support all branches of the service, and all ranks.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Welcome friends. I have another wonderful artist from The Dirt Road Team for you to visit today. Please come and meet Frank from Horny Critters. Frank finds antlers and wood on his property and carves on them, letting his humor come out. When his hands get tired he picks up his camera for some wonderful photography. Please spend some time reading about his work, and enjoy his humor. When you are done please type in drat dirtroadteam into the search bar for some more art from artist living in a small town, and on dirt roads. Have a safe and wonderful weekend.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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Monday, May 24, 2010
Welcome to my blog, and thank you for everyone who has been following, and visiting. I have three more shops from the Old Farmhouse Gathering for you to visit today. The first shop belongs to Susan from The Country Store, where you will find some wonderful vintage items. Take a minute to check out the hog scrappers. The next shop is The Craft Cabin, where Doris makes hand painted items, love the painted glass blocks. The last shop today is Cave Creek Studio, where Laura makes primitive dolls, rabbits, and witches. She also has two other shops on Etsy, one of them has vintage buttons. All three shops have wonderful items, so please visit them, and all the other great artist in the Farmhouse. Just type OFG Team into the search bar, for more shops, and many one of kind items. Please come back next Monday for some more wonderful shops from the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team.
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Friday, May 21, 2010
Welcome blogging friends. I have another artist from the Dirt Road Team for you to meet. Please come and visit the Mudezuma Mudd Pottery, where Mudd make wonderful stoneware pieces. From mugs to soap and lotion bottles, plates, and casserole pieces. Before you leave her shop check out the stoneware basket, if you love baskets you will love this for sure. Then type in drat dirtroadteam into the search bar for more wonderful shops from artists that live in small towns, and sometimes on the dirt road. Have a wonderful weekend and be safe!
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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Monday, May 17, 2010
Welcome to Monday with the Old Farmhouse Gathering. I have three more shops for you to visit today. The first shops belongs to Gail from Prim Thyme. She makes bookmarks, shop banners, and signs. Gail also has two web site for you to check out. The next shop is Catnap Inn Primitives, where Gina makes machine embroider, prim dolls, quilts, aprons, and has some vintage items. The last shop for you to visit is mine. Basktsbyrose. I weave baskets, make quilts, stitchery, and some other items. Sorry I had to promote my shop after months of featuring others. Please take a minute to visit these wonder shops, and start thinking of what gifts you need for the rest of the year. Great way to make your budget stretch!
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Sunday, May 16, 2010
Stop by the blog of By Your Hands and join in the party! How many fun shops can be found!
Wonderful way to find some new shops, or visit some old shops with new items. Have Fun!!!!!
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Friday, May 14, 2010
Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have another wonderful member of The Dirt Road Team. Please stop by and say hello to T.A., the owner of Coffee House Suds. You will find lip balm, lotions, handmade soap like tomato, and zucchini. But before you leave check out the cupcake bath fizzy. This would make a cute birthday gift to someone. Please type in drat dirtroadteam into the search bar, and find more talented artist from this team. Have a great and wonderful weekend.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Dunham Water Weight Roller
Mfg. by the Wilder Strong Impl. Co.
Wilder Strong made shredding machine for silo filling and dry fodder, plus the lawn roller.
In a newspaper ad (Deseret News 3/25/1916) fill with water to weight between 75 and 300 pounds, Fills in mole holes, and kills worm! Keep you property well manicure. This lawn roller belonged to my Grandfather. The Wilder Strong Impl. Co, Monroe Michigan, was around also in 1905, the ad is from 1916, but nothing more, could be found on them. Does someone in your family own one of these beauties?
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The Old Farmhouse Gathering is giving away patterns. Please follow the link below to enter. Did you every wanted to try something new but was afraid to spend the money on a new pattern? Well here is your chance to win some new patterns, and try something new! Come join in the fun!
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Monday, May 10, 2010
Firecrackerkid Primitives is having a give away!
Please follow the link below to the Firecrackerkid Blog and enter to win this wonderful give away.
Please follow all the rules and have fun. You have untill 5/30 to enter and the winner will be pick 5/31.
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Hello everyone! I hope you have had a great weekend. We had a lot of wind over the weekend, with frost, forecast for this morning. I have found three more shops for you to check out. Get something warm to drink and lets go for a visit. The week I have one artist, who has three shops. Jessica is a busy lady who makes folk art and angry dolls for the shop Pocomedio, weaves rugs for the shop Snug As A Bug Rug company, and has Clutter Junkie filled with vintage items. Each shop is filled with wonderful items, for your home or would make a wonderful gift. Enjoy your visit with Jessica, and then type OFG Team into the search bar for more wonderful artist from the Old Farmhouse Group Team. Have a great week, and will see you next Monday!
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Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
I happy to feature another member of the great Dirt Road Artist Team. Joy from Joyful Art Studio, makes jewelry from glass and stone, does fused glass, and mosaics. Working from her home in a small town in Michigan, she has been selling for 25 years. You will also find her work on E bay, plus Etsy. Please stop by her Etsy shop, then type in drat dirtroadteam into the search bar for more small town artist. Enjoy your visit with all these wonderful artist.
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Thursday, May 6, 2010
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Welcome to the first Monday in May, time to plant flowers, garden, graduation party's, and of course Mother's Day. To get you get ready for all the wonderful times we have in May please come and visit the three shops I have found for you today. The first shop is Adorable Country Classics, where Jody hand paints on frames, glass, and wood. The next shop belongs to Ashley, where you will find many key fob wristlets. Her shop is called Ashley's Trinkets. The last shop is Fanciful Stitches, where Marilyn makes fine pincushions. They go far above the tomato pincushion you are using. All three shops offer wonderful items for Mother's Day or any of the gifts you will need this month or next. After your visit please type OFG team into the search bar and you will find more items from the talented artist at the Old Farmhouse Group. Get your gift giving list ready, and buy some handmade items, and support your local artist this year. See you next Monday!
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