My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thank yous and Zarfs

Tuesday’s Blog Prompt: On September 29, 1789, the U.S. Congress passed an act that officially established the U.S. Military. What would you write in a letter to a serviceman or servicewoman who is currently serving our country overseas.

Dear Men and Women serving in our armed forces,
No words will ever be enough to show my appreciation for all that you have done for our country. You have risked your lives and sacrificed time that you could be spending with your own families. Every time I talk to my father, he reminds me what a great country we live in and to be thankful for all the people who work to keep our country free. He escaped to the USA from China in 1949 from the communists with a wife, a toddler, and an infant. After visiting China for the first time in 2000 for 30 days, I appreciated my own country more than ever. If it wasn’t for people like you who are willing to take the risks and make major sacrifices, I know we would not be able to live the way we do. Thank you!
Wednesday’s Blog Prompt: In 1894 Walter Hunt invented the safety pin. What invention(s) do you think really took off in a direction not anticipated?

I believe the zarf has taken off bigger than anticipated. Do you know what a zarf is? It is the cardboard sleeve that fits around a hot coffee cup. I just wish I was the one who had thought of inventing it.

Travel Notes:
Today we headed towards Washington DC but stopped along the way at antique stores. I bought 11 Tom Clark Gnomes for about 70% of the original price. We also stopped in Danville, VA at the Tank Museum which is pretty cool. I have a meeting this weekend so I will be busy.

Original image: 'iraq' http://www.flickr.com/photos/35703177@N00/858578052
Original image: 'Coffee Sleeve' http://www.flickr.com/photos/64419960@N00/3361053645 by: Mykl Roventine

1 comment:

Tink said...

ah ha. I know what a zarf is. And it was actually first made in Russia out of metal which encased a glass cup for drinking tea and coffee. :)

What a great letter to our service men and women. They deserve so much more recognition than what they get.