Monday, April 14, 2014

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #220

This week's OWH sketch challenge was fun because it didn't require any special measurements, just pretty much eyeballing everything. Today I received a thank you note on an OWH card from a Lieutenant Colonel in Ft Leonardwood, Missouri. It was absolutely the MOST perfect timing because that was my father's first official active duty station in the late 50's where he served as an Army Drill Sergeant. He retired after 21 years and I had the distinct pleasure of serving with him for a couple of those years in Germany. I'll be making a memorial post for him as soon as I'm up to it. He took his last breath on Saturday, April 12th and we're still in the midst of preparing for his memorial service. Making cards has always been very therapeutic for me and certainly helped me get through this day! Please keep my mom in your prayers. They were both living in the same nursing home and she slips in and out of alzheimers, but is aware of his death. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Until I can get myself together enough to do a memorial post, here are a few pictures of my father.
With Mom wearing showing their support for the military troops.

Dad (on left) in Vietnam

Dad in his khakis

Dad at Ft Leonardwood

My Volksmarch hero!

My daughter's hero!

Dad and I

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  1. May the love and support of your family and friends help you through this difficult time, sorry for your loss.

    I really like that you sponged ink for the lines on the sketch this week.

  2. So Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I will pray for you and your Mom as you prepare for the memorial. Your card of happy colors is an awesome tribute to your Dad's service to our country.

  3. Beautiful and happy card Sharon. Love the shadowing for the strips.

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. Thoughts and prayers for both you and you mom.

  4. My blessings to you and your family, may you take comfort in his live and his service to our country. Your card is a wonderful tribute!

  5. Nice card...I like the shading idea! Thanks for sharing your picutres!


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