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Saturday, 8 January 2011

"Thank you" .

I had a lovely day off yesterday, thanks to Bouncin'Barb http://bouncinbarbs.blogspot.com/ who very kindly came along to Devon to write a guest post for me.  In fact, I spent the day looking after my one year old granddaughter, who kept me on my toes all day!

So, before I say anything else, I must say a very big "THANK YOU" to Barb, for coming up with such an awesome post (she knows how I love that word).  She is certainly a very hard act to follow.  I can see by all the lovely comments  you posted, just how much you enjoyed reading her advice to her two granddaughters, and, my goodness, what sound advice it was. 

For you, Bouncin'Barb

As several of you said, it could be of help to all of us adults, as well as her two delightful granddaughters.  Certainly, I am going to print off a copy so that I can show my grandchildren.

It would be rather sweet if I could have a guest blogger say, once a month, but until that time, you're stuck with me again, I'm afraid!

One of my friends was on holiday in America recently,  and whilst boarding an internal flight, she noticed the order in which the passengers were called.  They didn't ask for women and children to board first, but serving members of the Armed Forces.  She said that those men and women were treated with the utmost respect by both the airline staff and the passengers, as is befitting of those who are prepared to lay down their lives for their country. 


I couldn't help thinking that wouldn't it be a wonderful idea if we adopted the same principle here in the United Kingdom.

Hopefully you will all have a relaxed weekend.

22 comments:

SkippyMom said...

I agree This. I love that they put our service men and women first as they deserve it. I hope other countries would follow suit.

Barb did a nice job....I want a place in the line please. heehee

Don't know if I can follow in the big foot steps but I shall try if you like.

Gawgus things... said...

Sadly, I think respect is what is missing most in the UK nowadays. It would be wonderful to give our service men the respect they deserve, especially when their seems to be constant conflict in the world today.So, looks like SkippyMom is your next guest blogger - looking forward to her post! Bon week-end!

lyndylou said...

Wow, that is amazing to show that kind of respect. That just wouldn't happen here in the UK which is a total shame!

If you are stuck for guest bloggers I would give it a shot if you like :)

Have a lovely weekend.

http://lyndylou-whocares.blogspot.com

Michaela said...

Yes, I think that's a fitting way to honor our armed forces. We dont do it here, but I like the idea. Im glad you had fun with your granddaughter. I cant wait to be a grandma one day. xxooo

Thisisme said...

SkippyMom - that's what I like. Someone who isn't afraid to push herself forward!!! LOL!! It would be great if you were to be my next guest blogger. If you have an idea, let me know.

Gawgus things - you are quite right, I'm afraid. Respect is certainly lacking over here at the moment, in a lot of things. Yep! SkippyMom has grabbed the baton from BB!!

lindylou - Gosh, they're lining up now! Would be good if you could come on board after SkippyMom, and thank you so much for the offer.

Michaela - being a grandma is one of THE best things in the whole world, and I thoroughly recommend it, BUT methinks you have quite a long wait yet. LOL!

Bouncin' Barb said...

A couple of years ago Bruce and I were flying somewhere and large group of active military men and women were flying. As they walked towards their gate people just stepped aside and started applauding. It was fantastic and brought tears to my eyes. We should definitely treat them with high honors!!! Great post. And I loved being your guest. Thank you for that!

Odie Langley said...

I also printed off Barb's great lessons for life and appreciate the work she must have put into it. Being former military I appreciate how they are being treated by certain airlines. Hopefully others will take the lead. Glad you had some precious time with your little one and hope your weekend is restful and just what you want it to be.
Odie

Thisisme said...

Bouncin'Barb - That must have been quite an emotional sight when people started applauding the military personnel like that, and I would have had a tear in my eye too! They certainly deserve all our respect for what they do.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here in England - as you say, "one day!!!" ....

Thisisme said...

Odie - yes, Barb obviously did put a lot of thought into her guest post, and she really came up trumps! My husband, too, is former military, having gone in as a boy soldier at 15, and left when he was 42.

Let'sMakeADifference said...

I am so glad that you shared this post! I had no idea that the airlines honored our servicemen!! I also LOVED the guest post!! I copied it and am going to make it part of our family devotions this week! Have a great weekend!

becca said...

welcome back missed you

Kelly~ Wave of Life Surf Studio said...

I love that~ our Armed Forces deserve respect for all they do. Thank you for sharing that :)

Shady Del Knight said...

Yes, Barb did an awesome job with her guest post. Thanks so much, Barb, for being a part of the global solution! That said, it is also great to be reading Thisisme's words of wisdom once again. The blogosphere, to quote Forrest Gump's momma, "is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." At Southhamsdarling, you might not know exactly what you're gonna get, but you can be sure that it will be helpful rather than hurtful and that it will nourish the soul. Welcome back, Thisisme!

Thisisme said...

Becca - thank you so much!

Kelly -it was my pleasure.

Shady - Thank you! It is good to be back. I certainly hope that you will never see anything hurtful on this Blog!

Jumble Mash said...

I love when you go somewhere and our armed forces are held highly. Even if you go somewhere and they offer military discounts. I love it!

Susan said...

I think America is displaying a more conscious awareness of the job that the men and women in our Armed Forces are up against-that they so humbly volunteered to be a part of. More so, than in long ago wars and, of course, Vietnam. I know, I have become more aware in the past 30 years and understanding. Thank you so much Thisisme for displaying our American Flag. I salute you and your beautiful country!

Thisisme said...

Susan- thank you for that. I know that you like your rock and roll music , and I've just remembered that it is the birthday of Elvis Presley today !

Thisisme said...

Jumble- it is so good that they are given some recognition for the good work that they do.

Olive Cooper said...

Tim, our yellow house close is very close to Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga. and that town treats the members of the military quite well. Thanks bunches for displaying our flag. Any one willing to serve in that way and die in battle does deserve the highest respest here and in the U.K. ♥O

Jumble Mash said...

Hey there is some blog love waiting for you at my place!

Thisisme said...

Jumble - thank you so much for that!! That's a lovely thing to wake up for on a Sunday morning!

Thisisme said...

Olive - Thank you for dropping by. It was my pleasure to display the American flag! Your yellow house sounds wonderful.