Anchors Aweigh

Happy 242nd Birthday, Navy!

I am so proud of the men in my family.  The ones who have passed on and the ones who are still here being great influences for my kids.

I would say I have had the best grandfathers ever, but then my kids and nieces and nephews would argue my dad is the best and I can't disagree.  My mom and dad would even speak for their grandfathers and I admit they aren't wrong.  I had very strong great grandfathers on both sides.

Today, though, I am singling out my sweet grandfather because he served in the Navy!

Being respectful of our military is a hot button for Americans because if you have family who has served in any branch then you are proud and recognize their sacrifice.

Our high school chorus is amazing.  The teacher and his wife are great people and do amazing things year after year.  They always have a concert around Veterans Day.  My kids were in chorus and they always did a salute with a song and recognized veterans and those serving.  I would always get choked up watching my grandfather stand.

I went to my grandparents' house and got a picture of this picture they hang in the hall.  My handsome, brave, and very sweet grandfather.

I am going to be posting more bracelets like this over the weekend, but didn't want to miss this chance to express my pride in my grandfather and my sincere gratitude and prayers for everyone serving in all   branches of the military and their families.

I haven't added it to my Etsy shop yet, I will be adding more tomorrow.  These are so cute!  The beads are authentic African trade beads from Ghana.   These beads are made from powder glass by the people of Krobo in the Kroboland region of Ghana West Aftica.  They are 100% handmade..

The brown beads are Madre de Cacao (from a hard tropical wood) and the black are Ebony wood beads. Both are 10mm.

Happy Birthday Navy!

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!


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