Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What Makes My Country Great

Happy Election Day!  Many people give thanks during the month of November and today I am feeling particularly thankful and proud.  In the United States, we can be proud of so many rights, responsibilities, traditions, and values that we share.

Voting is such an incredible right.  Believe it or not, my great-grandmother gave a speech in favor of women not having the right to vote!  I had the privilege of spending almost the first decade of my life with my great-grandparents living next door to me and I learned so many things from both of them.  She and my great-grandfather were both well educated and extremely intelligent, but it amazes me to think of the way their formative years must have been.  Oh, the things they must have seen and endured.

I cannot imagine not having the right to vote!

I have voted in every general and primary election since I was 18 years old, even when I lived in Mexico, but today's election is one of the most important to me. On a local, state, and national level, I want to make my voice heard! I feel like I can make a difference with one vote, especially in local and state elections. God Bless America!


Of course, many companies and businesses want to reward your civic duty with freebies, deals, and specials.  I picked up these adorable little pins from Vineyard Vines earlier this month.  


Halloween is a favorite fall tradition!  We start planning costumes early in the season and enjoy every round of tricks and treats at our house.  Yesterday, I was thrilled to learn that the minnies are among the 5 finalists for Splash of Pink's Halloween Photo Contest.

The photo entry with the most "Shares" on Facebook by Friday will win!  Please help the minnies by visiting Splash of Pink's Facebook fan page and use the Share button to share their photo.  Thanks for your support!


American people make this country great!  I've heard so many heartwarming stories of people helping each other after Hurricane Sandy.

Grove Gal K mentioned that she was taking some supplies to Staten Island and her porch was filled with food, water, diapers, and other supplies.  People were so generous that Grove Gal K could fill 3 large trucks with all of these items!

My friend Lisa S. is also working to help her hometown on Long Island. Here's what Lisa has to say, "Blankets are urgently needed. They also are requesting new underware in packages and socks. The Red Cross has not made it to them yet, so it is just neighbor helping neighbor there. The town was devasted by flooding. There is no electicity and none expected for a week. No gas."

You can help Lisa's town by sending items via the United States Postal Service to East Rockaway Fire Department, 5 Main Street, East Rockaway, New York 11518.  Mark the box for disaster relief.

Lemon and Line sends their most sincere thoughts and prayers to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Lemon and Line will donate 50% of all online proceeds from sales today, November 6, to the recovery efforts.

I'm thankful for my great country; our rights, traditions, and our people.  

2 comments:

  1. I am so proud to call Lisa and her husband Todd friends. God Bless them and the many merchants including Lemon and Line and Vineyard Vines (who in my town of Greenwich fed countless people left powerless by the storm).
    Best of luck to your minnies in the contest!

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  2. I am so proud to call Lisa and her husband Todd friends. God Bless them and the many merchants including Lemon and Line and Vineyard Vines (who in my town of Greenwich fed countless people left powerless by the storm).
    Best of luck to your minnies in the contest!

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