The merriment expressed the pride of the military and homefront to have been part of this great victory. Despite eleven years of unemployment and hardships of the great depression, four years of horrific war, losing loved ones, rationing of food and gasoline and the war production duties endured by the homefront. This group is called the “Greatest Generation” which is a title they deserve. The above is just a part of what is on the plaque in Sarasota Fl. This sculpture was created by J. Seward Johnson. In fact there is an identical statue by the same sculptor in San Diego Cal.
This almost whole piece of birch bark was saved from being burnt in a bonfire by Bill Drummond. I am happy he spoke up. It is also very heavy since it has several layers of bark on the other side. It is about 1/2″ thick.
Thanks to the Netherland tulip industry for creating a tulip for our 150th birthday. It is a little difficult to see but each petal shows the Maple Leaf. Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends everywhere.
This is at the Hamilton Botanical Gardens, in Ontario. I had to wait for almost an hour to get this view without Brides with their Bridal Parties, Photographers, Grooms, Groomsmen, and families to move on to another location.