Wednesday, June 6, 2012

D-Day Remembered

June 6, 1944
I am a reader!  What I read is about WWII.  I am not sure how it all started but I have found that time period fascinating.  I wonder if it has anything to do with living next door to our neighbors who came from Germany.  They told some stories of their survival living under the Nazi Occupation and it was fairly frightening to a pre-teen.
What is it in people that makes them survive? 
 What makes people join in on a fight? 
After reading many books about the war, the strategies, the people involved, the people of the Holocaust, the POW's caught on both sides of the war I just cannot get my mind around the survival instinct.  I can understand the Patriotism but there has to be more....
Would I survive...I highly doubt it.
I do not think I have what it takes.
Would I join in on the fight?
So this is fascinating to me.  
So in honor of all those who have fought the fight and those who have survive I am in awe of you!

With that being said I am having a Patriotic Giveaway!!
This 3-D star is my way of showing my patriotism (and it doesn't hurt nor do I have to survive, except living in my car, and kids who need to be here and there)!
It is a  7 1/4 inch Rusty 3-Dimensional Prim style Puffy Star hand painted in a patriotic theme. It has a rusty wire for hanging. It measures 7 ¼ inches from tip to tip (not including the hanger). Raffia and a bit of cloth is tied on the top.
The Rules:
Be a follower of this blog.
Leave a comment.
That is it!
I will pick the winner on June 15th-my birthday!
I will announce it on the 16th.
Anyone who has served our country is a star and there are many out there. 
(Especially my Husband!) 
I am and will always be in AWE!!
Thank you for helping me remember D-Day!


  1. Barb, I would love to be entered into your giveaway! Ya know, if you're an avid reader, you may want to check out my book blog...I read a lot of historical fiction and memoirs:
    and there's giveaways and author interviews as well!
    Country Thyme Prims

  2. What a wonderful giveaway! You made me wonder if I could be a survivor. I have my doubts I have it in me too. Wishing you a early "Happy Birthday".

  3. Love that star! Enter me in your contest and check out my giveaway on

  4. What a lovely way to remember!
    Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks so much.

  5. Hi Barb, what a very nice post. I feel the same way, I wonder if I would have what it takes to always comes down to whats really important, faith & family. Please enter me into your giveaway, love the star, you do such nice work:)

  6. Barb, I am not sure I would survive either. It humbles me that we have men and women that fight for our freedom and our country, meaning me. I am ever so thankful to the vets (your hubby), the people that are away and in the service now and all of their families.
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am already a follower. Thanks!
    Be blessed,

  7. Hi Barb,

    So glad to have found your blog, im your newest follower! I hope you will stop by me & do the same. Please enter me in your adorable giveaway. Look forward to getting to know you.

  8. Hello, I would like to enter your great star giveaway,will be a new follower of your blog.God Bless Francine.

  9. How sweet of you! I love this beautiful star and it would look nice with some of my Americana things. My hubby served our country and has a purple heart. Thanks!

  10. I would love to win, thanks!

  11. Hey Barb, would love to win your star, please enter me. Thanks so very much.


  12. Hi Barb, I love your patriotic star. Please include me in your drawing. :)

    Happily following,

  13. Hello Barb, I would Love to be entered in your Giveaway. I am a Follower of your Blog and on Facebook. I added your giveaway to my sidebar. Have a wonderful week!

  14. Barb I would love to be entered in your giveaway. My Dad served in WWII and got his kneecap blown off. They said he limped the rest of his life. I totally respect all the soldiers and their families for the sacrifices they make!!!! I just wish there didn't have to be wars to endanger their lives. Thanks and I am having a giveaway also, Valerie

  15. Yes, it's just amazing what the soldiers went through to give us freedom.
    Love your star. Please enter me in your giveaway!!!

  16. Love your star Barb! Please enter me in your giveaway!!!


  17. Hi Barb: I have such a love of americana and what it represents! Please enter me in your fun giveaway. The 3-D star is awesome!!! Thanks so much.


  18. I am a new follower. What a wonderful giveaway. I am also posting on my sidebar.

  19. lovely star...............plese enter me

  20. I enjoyed reading your post, it was most thoughtful and appreciated. I love the star as well!

  21. Hi, please enter me for your give-away. June 15th is my nephews 18th birthday. Thanks, Cyndy

  22. I'm a new follower. Thanks you for honoring all those who serve now, in the past and in the future. :)

  23. Great post!!! Great giveaway too. I would love to be entered for a chance to win!


    P.S. You share your birthday with my grandson :-)

  24. World War II buff, huh? I'm becoming more and more intrigued with that era, but my first addiction will always be the Civil War. I can't wrap my head around how "up close and personal" the ravages and warfare was....Anywho - either era, your star is a perfect tribute. You know I love, love, love what you do - and would be honored to be entered in your latest awesome giveaway. I'm a follower and posting on my sidebar (albeit a bit tardy in that regard....) Thanks so much Sweetie! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  25. Scottin in by the seat of my pants LOL........oh my I am so behind behind.

    Please sign me up

  26. Sign me up. I'm a follower. Oh and I reposted your reminder on Twitter.

  27. If not too late i would LOVE to enter the giveaway! i follow your blog and LOVE your work!

  28. I would love to enter your giveaway!

  29. Barb your star is so awesome! :)

    I hope I am in time to enter your giveaway.

    I am a follower of your blog.

    Have a FUNderful birthday. :)

    Take care,Janet W


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