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Friday:) Honoring 9/11, Miss Denna Sikes, and Our Firefighters

11 Sep

“Honor is more than words. It’s gratitude, it’s actions, it’s saying thank you, and it is quiet thoughts and prayers.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


Today, our little group of good friends gathered to honor the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. We also had a memorial celebration of life for our good friend Denna Sikes.

Jerry led us in a prayer, followed by Everyone singing “Amazing Grace” and “Proud To Be An American.”

Everyone had on their red, white, and blue.
Miss Denna’s Family was very moved by our celebration and remembrances of their sweet mother. There were photos and balloons and flowers and lots of love.
Good friends, good food, and fond memories.
There was a lot of food left over. I told Miss Pat that I was going to my fire stations this evening to take them my brownies, homemade Texas Black eyed Pea Salsa, chips, etc. So, after we cleaned up, she sent me home with all kinds of goodies, bratwurst, cakes, cookies, etc. to add to my offerings.
There was a lot of good food to share.
I dropped off a few things at Station 9 on my way home. Then, I had to cut up my brownies, put my homemade salsa in jars, and wrap up the other goodies. I said I’d be back shortly.
Firefighter Mead was very appreciative over at Station 5. He said “Thank you. You didn’t have to do that.” I said, “Oh yes, I did. Thank YOU!”

That’s what it’s all about, my friends. Being thankful for our blessings and thanking those who deserve our thanks.