Southern Sunday and an Announcement

Submitted by Christi

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Join Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday favorites and Charlotte and Ginger at Blogger Spirit for Spiritual Sunday and enjoy your Sunday!


Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27

Thanks for joining me today. I woke up with that scripture in my head. It is a favorite and has brought comfort to me many, many times. Before I get to the past favorite post, there is an announcement to be made. As many of you know, in addition to this blog, my husband and I have another blog for his business (Wharton Website Design and Marketing). On that blog, starting tomorrow, we will be teaming up with Soldiers’ Angels to participate in the Valour IT project.

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Many of our military who are wounded receive comfort by way of technology. The Valour IT project is a fund raisingĀ  effort to help provide the purchase and shipment of laptops and other technology for severely wounded service members. As of November 2008, Valour-IT has distributed over 2700 laptops to severely wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines across the country, and is now expanding its mission to include other technology that supports physical and psychological recovery. Every cent raised by this effort is used directly for the purchase and shipment of the technology needed.

The project is divided up by teams representing the different branches of the armed services to make it a little more fun. All of the money raised by the teams is for the same project. Wharton Website Design and Marketing has joined the Marine team! Go Marines.

If you would like to donate to the help and comfort of our military, please go to the Wharton blog and click on the Valour IT link on the top right.

How else can you help? Join the effort yourself by posting about this on your blog. Help us get the word out. This fund raising effort runs from October 26 through Veterans Day, November 11!

Let’s give back to those who sacrifice for us!

Okay, now to the Sunday favorite. Originally posted for a Memorial Day tablescape on May 27 (which also happens to by my birthday), this is a favorite for honoring those who have served:

It’s Tablescape Thursday with Susan from Between Naps on the Porch. Click on the pic to see more great tablescapes this week.

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Once again we are visiting my friend Linda at The Cottage. Linda brought her white fiestaware and pictures of people in her family who have served in the military. She has pictures of family serving in every war since WWI. That is amazing. We set this table as a tribute for Memorial Day. We used her pictures on the table in decorative frames.

We added the apples for a little more color.

We added the apples for a little more color.

The pictures of family who have served in the past are a wonderful tribute.

The pictures of family who have served in the past are a wonderful tribute.

Lots of red, white and blue and Old Glory on the table, too.

Lots of red, white and blue and Old Glory on the table, too.

God bless America!

God bless America!

The Cottage is ready for Memorial Day.

The Cottage is ready for Memorial Day.

Thanks Linda for sharing your wonderful pictures. Linda will tell us more about these sometime. For now, hope everyone had a great Memorial Day!

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Southern Memorial Day

Today’s Lagniappe: Mile High Strawberry Pie
Summer in a pie shell!

1 baked pie shell

Bring to a boil stirring constantly:
1 c sugar
3 tb cornstarch
3 tb light corn syrup
1 c water
Cook for five minutes until thick and clear.

Add:
1 (3 oz) pkg strawberry jello
Stir until dissolved.

Pour over:
1-1/2 quart of fresh strawberries that have been cleaned and hulled.
Mix until strawberries are coated, pour into baked pie shell, and let cool.
Serve with sweetened whipped cream.