While the Squidoo lenscrafters are busy completing their latest Valentine’s Day lenses, filled with gifts for him or her, I decided to do a Valentine’s Day lens on garden flags.
Out of all the many choices to write about, why did I decide to a Squidoo lens on Valentine’s Day garden flags?
The honest to goodness reason was because I was missing my folks. Both of them are gone now; mom was laid to rest when I was 26 – seems like eons ago. Dad followed her, after battling cancer, 3 years ago.
Each and every holiday, I sit and cry tears for my beloved parents. Aching and longing to see them, regretting I didn’t spend more precious moments with them when I had the chance.
Why Garden Flags?
I chose to do a Squidoo lens on decorative garden flags because my parents loved the outdoors. Mom was always in her vegetable garden while dad plowed the field. They were constantly at work to give us a better life.
Mom would dress up the yard. Ceramic animals donned the flower beds and dad loved his Sassafras trees. He fixed up the barn and turned it into a garage with handy workbenches.
The old smoke house, once used to slaughter pigs, received some tender loving care and flowers were planted nearby. Dad took up woodworking and painted black silhouettes to place in mom’s garden.
I don’t recall them ever giving each other a Valentine’s Day card, though mom always slipped something special in his lunch pail and dad always brought her a BIG red heart filled with candy.
But somehow, I get the feeling that if they were still with us, they would have bought Valentine’s Day garden flags to add more eye appeal to our loving homestead.
I can just picture mom outside now, clearing a spot so the garden flag had a chance to swing in the breeze. Dad standing off to the site, shaking his head, with that wonderful smile on his face.
I know they would buy a garden flag because they were always working around the yard, making our house a loving retreat. To commemorate their memory, I did my Squidoo lens on Valentine’s Day garden flags.
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