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January 24, 2010


God love her,

I surely do

Senior Patriot Moment

Here's a quote from a government employee who witnessed a recent inter-action between an elderly woman and an antiwar protester in a Metro station in DC.

There were protesters on the train platform handing out pamphlets, on the evils of America . I politely declined to take one..

The elderly woman was behind me getting off the escalator and a young (20-ish) female protester offered her a pamphlet, which she politely declined.

The young protester put her hand on the old woman's shoulder as a gesture of friendship and in a very soft voice the young lady said, "Lady, don't you care about the children of Iraq ?"

The old woman looked up at her and said, "Honey, my father died in France during World War II, I lost my husband in Korea , and a son in Vietnam.

All three died so you could have the right to stand here and badmouth our country.

If you touch me again, I'll stick this umbrella up your ass and open it."

~God Bless America ~

From my mountain top to yours...Please take the time to always says a prayer for our service men and women...who give us our FREEDOM each and every day...

Until next time, Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria


Madeline's Album said...

Amen!!!God bless America. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Heather said...

that's great! Perfectly said! Amen to the old lady. And God please watch over our men and women in the armed forces.

bj said...

This is absolutely PRICELESS, my sister friend. Thanks bunches for sharing it with all of us.
Hope you have a blessed and...FUN day today.
love, bj

La Dolfina said...

Good Morning Gloria,
First of all thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :)
I just saw the film "Hurt Locker" last night and went to bed thinking what a sacrifice these young men and women make every day and how their lives are never the same. Your post today was so timely for me...I agree with you whole heartedly.
God Bless you sweet Gloria for never forgetting the gift of freedom...and at the hands of our very brave men and women.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Loved this, Gloria! And I hope and pray that my precious John gets the same type of ovation when he comes home from there! He's been twice.


Sheila :-)

Gucci Mama said...


Anonymous said...

Great post. Some just don't get we need to support our military men and women.

Between my husband, step-dad, Dad, 2 Uncles, 1 Great-Uncle, nearly 100 years given to this country. I can even go all the way back to the American Revolution. Maybe being raised a military brat, I have a better appreciation...I don't know. It boggles my mind the disrespect shown our military men and women, even here in San Diego. A place I consider a military "town".

I could not do what they do. All the family members above served in a war, or two. My hats off also to the military families behind holding "down the fort" at home.

Blessings to all,

Kat said...

Great post Gloria. And I love the video. As you know, we are very close to Ft. Hood, so we are used to seeing these brave men and women on a regular basis. I wish each one of them would get an ovation when they walk down the street. Hugs, Kathy

9405018--Pat said...

This is wonderful....thanks for sharing....GOD BLESS AMERICA...
Pat H

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Gloria, what a roller coaster ride you took me on! I was laughing at the umbrella lady and then I watched that video, and I cried! God bless those who are serving our great country! laurie

Deb said...

great post Gloria...without those brave men and women...protesters would not be able to speak their minds...

Sue said...

Funny...but makes you think, doesn't it?


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love this video -- and the umbrella story! ;-)


Cottage Rose said...

I loved that story,, so great.. Love her spunk,,, God Bless America.... have a great week..


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Thank you for the support of our men who are sent to die, sometimes for reason they don't even understand. This is a subject I should not even try to comment on as my feelings go very deep.
When Patrick returned from Viet Nam, he was spit on at the airport in San Francisco. I'm not over that one yet.
The service was part of my life for most of my life. Thanks for the support. I wish our Viet Nam vets had had such support. I was at home with seven little ones and treated like dirt. Yep..not over it.
Hugs to you, my sweet friend.

xinex said...

Long live America and bless that old lady and more power to her! Thanks for sharing, Gloria...Christine

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

God Bless America. :)

Shelia said...

God Bless America!! Well said. Some folks don't have a clue, do they? So many really don't appreciate the freedom we share. You're a doll and I hope you're doing well on your side of the mountain and the storms are far from you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Great post. I love America! Thanks for tagging along with me. I'm happy to do the same. Thank you so much friend! I welcome any help with my blog. I'm so new, I don't even know what to ask so if you have any tips, please share! So nice to meet you and looking forward to enjoying your beautiful blog! Blessings, Tammy

Kim said...

WhooHoo!! I'm right with ya sista!
Gloria, you are a hoot and your comment on my RMS post yesterday had me in hysterics! Thanks for the laughs.

Judi said...

Wonderful story Gloria. Yes we need to remember and pray for our young who are helping to keep us safe...both in the US and here in Canada. God bless them all.
I hope you are having a wonderful day Gloria..
Happy New Year

Americana Lady said...

Gloria this is great! God Bless our men and women who serve. Thanks for your Patriotism.

Victoria said...

Thank you for sharing this is awesome.

Janean said...

well, i think she got her "point" across....uhmmmmm.

The Muse said...

With dogtags in hand, I thank you :)

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

This Ozarks farm chick thanks the good Lord every mornin' for the blessings of freedom we are granted by the troops who fought for it.

God bless AMERICA and God bless us ALL!!! Oh my gosh, I'm soundin' a bit like Tiny Tim there. Oops!!!

{oc cottage} said...

Let freedom ring!

m ^..^