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This day, when I was a little girl
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 30, 2016 01:07PM
Veteran's parade in my small Kansas town. Veterans from all the wars before WWII (it hadn't happened yet) Veterans sold little artificial poppys to put in a button hole. What they sold/donation were pretty rolled petals not like the modern ones I have seen these days (if they are still sold/donation) just a flat cutout of a red flower.

Guess may events bring to mind what it was like in the 1930's and '40's ….and now. Something has gone out of the embellishments of those past days…but then I didn't Macs or a cell or a Kindle! not so sure a good trade off for me these days.
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Re: This day, when I was a little girl
Posted by: billb
Date: May 30, 2016 01:28PM
Today is not Veterans Day.

Memorial Day was originally Decoration Day - a day to decorate the all civil war soldier's graves, now extended to all wars

Veterans Day honors and thanks all Vets - dead and alive.



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Re: This day, when I was a little girl
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 30, 2016 01:32PM
It was a simpler time, life revolved around family.. a nights entertainment might have been a sing-along. My wife grew up the same way except it was the 70's in Honduras. Anthropologists can often point to specific incident that started the change in society - the introduction of Television.

Of course, in 50 years this era will be looked back upon as simpler times.


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Re: This day, when I was a little girl
Posted by: Don C
Date: May 30, 2016 02:10PM
I remember those poppies for sale I knew they were a donation of some sort but I was probably too young to understand the significance of them. This would have been between WWII and the Korean War.
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Re: This day, when I was a little girl
Posted by: Go To Top
Date: May 30, 2016 05:53PM
I remember them well.

We called them Buddy Poppies.

Five cents.

Dad served in the war and was a hero to me.

Came out a full bird colonel. Won the Legion of Merit.

I am old.



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Re: This day, when I was a little girl
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 30, 2016 08:06PM
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billb
Today is not Veterans Day.

Memorial Day was originally Decoration Day - a day to decorate the all civil war soldier's graves, now extended to all wars

Veterans Day honors and thanks all Vets - dead and alive.

Did I say it was VETERAN'S DAY? I don't believe I did but I did say Veterans marched in a parade and the money you donated for the "Flanders field poppies" we worn by everyone honoring the Vets dead or alive. I didn't include WWII because it hadn't happened yet. That war was still in the future, for me anyway. 1941 was years away.



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Re: This day, when I was a little girl
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 30, 2016 08:07PM
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Don C
I remember those poppies for sale I knew they were a donation of some sort but I was probably too young to understand the significance of them. This would have been between WWII and the Korean War.

I always thought "Flanders Field" the poppies grow……poem but I could be wrong.
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Re: This day, when I was a little girl
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 31, 2016 11:06AM
......when I was 17..........it was a very good year......???



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