Monday, May 27, 2019

Happy Memorial Day!

Isn't this the cutest patriotic banner/bunting?  A tea friend posted it on Facebook and I discovered it's a 'diy' project created by a high school classmate.  You can find detailed instructions on her blog, The Painted Cottage.   Thanks for sharing your creativity, Carol!

I hope you are enjoying a nice Memorial Day!  The sun is shining here in southeastern Michigan and it's 71 degrees.

My hubby and I went over to our city's annual garage sale held at the City Hall parking structure.  It's become an annual event for us.

There were a lot of vendors and people, but they said even more came out yesterday [Sunday] for the 2-day event.

I only made one purchase - a British mailbox teapot.  It was new and still in the box.  With only a $10 price tag I couldn't resist.

Yesterday was my presentation at the Assisted Living monthly tea.  They moved the time from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. so the residents could attend the St. Clair Shores Memorial Day parade at 1:00 o'clock. 

By the time everyone arrived, we ended up with a total of 10 attendees - two of which were men.  I'm not sure how much they enjoyed the history of the Nineteenth Amendment which gave women the right to vote, but I thoroughly enjoyed my research preparing for it.  It took 72 years of perseverance on the part of the suffragettes, overcoming many obstacles, but thanks to them, women now have the right to vote.  I will never take what the suffragettes went through for granted again! 

I took one of my Susan B. Anthony dollar coins to display.  They didn't stay in circulation long - too easy to confuse them with a quarter.  

When I got home, I photographed the treats I gave the residents [what was leftover].

I wish I would have seen this suffragette costume in time for my presentation.  I definitely would have bought it to wear.  I'm still tempted to order it!  Did you know August 26th is designated as Women's Equality Day commemorating the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment?  It was first celebrated in 1973 and is proclaimed each year by the United States President. 

How did you spend your holiday weekend?

1 comment:

  1. I love the bunting! What a cute idea. And your new-to-you teapot is adorable. I'm sure those who attended enjoyed your presentation, and your patriotic treats.


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