Poppy The Prudent Homemaker

Today, whether the 10th or the 11th (depending on where you live and what time you read this) is a day to be grateful for those who have fought for freedom and peace–even as the news is fraught with a possible new war. I’m grateful for those who have given their lives for the cause of freedom.


What are you thankful for today?

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  1. On the 10th, I am grateful for the peace in our land. We do not live in a country under an army of occupation; we are free, and for that blessing I am grateful. I am also grateful for our home. It is not huge but it is warm and dry and clean, and filled with love, & we are not required to house soldiers. All of those are blessings for which I am thankful to my Heavenly Father.

  2. Today I am thankful that through building up our food storage over some time that we had enough ingredients to make 2 family sized apple and blueberry pies 🙂 .

  3. Amen to that. My husband and father are retired Marines. My son, though not in the service, is working in a V.A. hospital. Those men and women deserve so much more than they get. Freedom is not free. Some pay with their life.

  4. I am grateful to all of the women and men who have served our country. I am grateful to their families for allowing them to do this great service. I am most grateful for my Dad (a veteran) whom I love very much.

  5. Today I was thankful for a last picking of tender vegetables, which was more than I thought there would be. I was able to harvest almost 5 gals of lima beans, a large basket of swiss chard, and small amounts of peppers, butter peas, eggplant, potatoes, goji berries, a carrot, tromboncino squash, dill and oregano. I’m thankful that my husband helped me shell the lima beans!

  6. Today I am thankful for those who fought – from my earliest Dutch settlers fleeing religious persecution…to my father…and father-in-law…to my brother-in-law…and, now, my Air Force ROTC son. We need warriors who are called to protect our way of life and our freedom to worship as we choose.

  7. I am grateful a youth retreat last night gave my husband and I free time to go on a much needed date night. My husband is a pastor and he’s been so very busy lately (funerals, weddings, illnesses), it was lovely to have a couple of hours to spend together without interruption and a gift card to enjoy a meal out was extra nice too.


  8. I have on November 11, started a tradition of honouring my mother’s two brothers and my father. I display WW2 photos of them in uniform along with badges and other items.I add the poppies that are worn every year to surround the photos. My mother’s two brothers returned to Canada but many didn’t . My mother would speak about so many woman in her generation who never married or married later because of the war. My father came after the war as a displaced person (DP) I know my involvement with modern day refugees is because of this history.

    I hope war never comes again and am thankful for the country I live in and the sacrifices others have made for my freedom.

    I do believe that more is accomplished peacefully by “ building longer tables than building higher walls”.

  9. I am so thankful for our hardworking and brave military. I had the opportunity to thank a veteran yesterday. I am thankful for our freedom

  10. I am thankful for growing up in a time when peace and security was the norm, in a country where we are taught to tolerate and appreciate people for their differences. I am grateful to those soldiers who have found and still fight to keep the peace in our world.

  11. I’m thankful that I have a supportive husband. I had a very stressful job that was affecting my health. He said it was time to come home and take care of myself. I was able to walk away from the stress back into my home and take care of myself and my family.

  12. I am grateful for a killing frost to help my allergies.

    I am grateful to live in this country where we can publicly discuss different opinions, religions, and politics. Brought to us by the brilliant minds that drafted our constitution and the men & women who have risked everything to uphold it.

  13. Thank you for drawing attention to our soldiers and veterans again this year. Yes, we have so much to be thankful for because they have fought for our freedoms. I am thankful and grateful for two of my sons currently serving in the military. Both are deploying within the year and have young families they will be away from. It is a sacrifice they are willing to make along with so many others.

  14. We’re flying our flag out in front of the house today. It looks so beautiful in the sunshine, with the breeze blowing it. I, too, am thankful for our veterans.

  15. I am thankful for our veterans. I have family members heavily involved in the Canadian Armed Forces, but more importantly my great grandfather was arrested and spent several years in Stalag VIII during WW2, during which my grandmother and her 4 sisters survived on their own (the oldest was 17 at the end of the war). We are deeply and forever grateful to the Allied forces who sacrificed immensely and stood in the face of great evil.

  16. I am thankful that my grandfather survived World War I, and that my father survived World War II. I hold the memory of my great uncle who was killed instantly at Argonne La Meuse in World War I. And I am thankful that his young wife with their tiny son were helped by all of the people of their small town. I am grateful for my Great Aunt Willa who was a model of courage. She raised her son as a single mother…founded the historical society in their small town, and was immensely stoic. I am thankful that veterans suffering from PTSD, unlike veterans of earlier wars, can receive help. There are generations of families who suffered in silence because of affected veterans in their families.

    I am so sad that the Allies could not secure the release of Raoul Wallenberg from the Soviet Gulag. It haunts me still. That he saved so many innocent lives and then was imprisoned by the Soviets is a cruel twist of fate. I remember the veterans but also the righteous people who saved friends, neighbours and strangers at great risk to themselves.
    I am proud that Canada has opened its heart to refugees from Syria and Iraq. i am glad that we did not blindly enter a war for wmd that did not exist. I am glad that our leaders exercised sober second thought.
    And I am glad that Canada is not a war-mongering country. I pray for the people, the civilians, of Yemen.

  17. I am thankful on the 11th that my ex military husband is still with me after suffering an horrific accident and being rebuilt for 4 years that I can hug him. My thoughts go out to those in our military services both past, present, injured and those currently serving from Australia and the United States.

  18. Your poppy picture is beautiful and perfect for the day.

    My father and three of his brothers served in WW II, my husband did 8 years during the Vietnam Era, and my son in law and daughter went shopping yesterday for some of the Veteran’s Day sales. Every time they bought something, he was thanked for his service. He was slightly embarrassed by it because he served his overseas tour in beautiful Italy. No reason to apologize for being lucky and for returning unhurt! He still signed up for whatever for the time he was in the military. My husband feels a bit the same way, although he WAS in Southeast Asia, he was not truly in combat, nor was he in Viet Nam, but his assignment was not 100% safe either. He says he “only got shot at once.” I say they are all deserving of our thanks for giving years of their lives for our protection. I was with my husband all but the one year he was in Southeast Asia.

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