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I bought this at an estate sale because I loved it. It's bright and cheery and most of all because of the daisies on it. I've searched for hours to find out more about it. Normally I can find anything. Not this one. If you have any ideas or can read the symbols please comment. I would love to find out more of its history.



Feeling Loss - A Look Back

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There is an app called TimeHop. It shows you posts for the last 4 years. This is one of mine.

20 July 2011

I have spent my life with this motto: I reject your reality and replace it with mine. It worked pretty well for me. I lived in my happy little world.

It really wasn't that simplistic but I never saw a big world. I knew it was there but it never mattered as long as the people closest to me were all safe and happy nothing else really mattered. I know that sounds selfish. I was young and small town naive.

When I saw the second plane crash into one of the World Trade Center buildings on September 11 my view of the world changed. It might have only been on tv but it was real. The only other time I had witnessed such tragedy was when the space shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986. I never watched another launch. This was no where close to that. This affected the safety of our country. The false sense of security that I had living in small town USA that nothing bad ever happens to go…

Lies at Ft Hood WTU or SCAADL....Don't bother

This nightmare should be over. I wish it were over. Since the one Commander was replaced it was a little better. Two days before my husband got his DD214 we were called into the new Company Commanders office. We were told that the SCAADL appeal was denied. To say I was angry is to put it mildly.

First, what is SCAADL?

"SCAADL is a special monthly compensation for eligible catastrophically injured or ill Service members who require assistance with activities of daily living or who are at a high risk for personal safety and cannot live independently in the community without caregiver support. SCAADL, authorized by the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 111-84), provides financial assistance for the non-medical care, support and assistance by a primary caregiver for the Service member." http://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers/woundedwarrior/woundedwarriorpay.html

To give a little background when my husband was first assigned to the WTU he was encouraged …