I am happy to find a few minutes to post a few things for summer...
Which arrived with summer solstice on Sunday, June 21st, which was also Father's Day.
Our out-of-state-kids finally managed to arrive on Thursday night, despite a day spent in an Oregon hospital en route for our son in law with an infection.
So things have been totally altered as to home routine.
But so happy because of it!
Anyway, so just wanting to share some sunny yellow summer things to brighten your week!
A pretty 1950s Clare yellow Rose and Violets teacup...
A sunny yellow Hall Parade teapot, also from the 1950s...
Shelley Dainty Primrose teacup...
Villeroy & Boch, Germany Jamaica pattern eggcups...
And if that all doesn't make you smile, how about these wonderful yellow flower decorated cupcakes from KerrysBouqcakes?
And Heaven knows we need smiles.
Don't let life at the moment cause you to forget the many blessings we have.
And the blessing of being in a society where we are free to voice our opinions.
I was in the Soviet Union for several months in 1967 and have never forgotten the oppression, the fear, the want, the quick reprisals against those that dared to disagree with someone's ideologies, and the deep divide among the haves and have nots that the government denied existed under communism but was CLEARLY visible, a constant "elephant on the room"...
Intolerance is intolerance, and is a dire error, for whichever side you are on.
There are no perfect absolutes, their are always circumstances and THERE WILL ALWAYS BE things we must learn to tolerate, agree to disagree with, and allow others to not perfectly ascribe to EVERYTHING we believe.
No one is perfect.
No one has all the right answers.
NO one has a right to refuse to listen to others' heart felt beliefs,
but we ALL have a call to learn to not reject someone or something because it is not completely in line with our beliefs.
We are all different, and all entitled to our own feelings.
True tolerance is the ability to not reject others because they don't agree 100% with us, and that is what this country stands for when compared with most of the world.
DO NOT LET US LOSE THE PRECIOUS FREEDOM TO NOT BE OPPRESSED BY ANYONE.
We don't want to be another NAZI GERMANY with Brown Shirts and KristalNachts,
AND NOT HAVE LEARNED FROM THAT HORRIBLE TIME IN HISTORY at the lowest depths of human intolerance.
PLEASE, BE TOLERANT and work to bring understanding and acceptance of each other!