This week the color is VIOLET...
I'm sharing some past photos of my hubby's Helicopter Flight Class:
In flight school, each flight going through is assigned a color to signify the different flights. His was Purple...and their class chose the Pirate as their mascot.
This was taken on our anniversary (I think that he just was able to swing by our home before heading back to class and I had just come home from a ladies luncheon).
(Mr. B was their flight's Candidate Commanding officer)
And here the girls are helping to show off one of his anniversary gifts...(I guess I started looking for everything "purple", thus the purple shirt...I am surprised that the girls were not dressed in purple! I will be posting a little video slideshow, and you will see that more often than not, purple was the color of choice for clothing during flight school! :o)
Here's a little Purple Pirate Days slideshow:
Also remembering 9/11...we were stationed on a military installation, when this tragic series of events occurred. My husband was one of the first to deploy, shortly after... Thank you to all those in military service, as well as those serving in the police force, medical fields and firefighting.
Mr. B was at a military course out of state. Girly~Twirly was in her first year of college, Girly~Whirly was at the high school and our son was in the middle school on the post where we were stationed during that time. I had just returned home from a morning run with a girlfriend...turned on the news to hear the newscasters talking about the first plane...when the second plane was shown flying into the tower. It seemed like the whole military post had their eyes on televisions or ears tuned to the radio.
Who would have thought that such a thing could happen in the United States? And looking back at the photos taken while my husband was in flight school... Although we knew the purpose of flight school was flying to help defend and protect... who of us would have known that 13 years later from Purple Flight's graduation, that our military would be deploying shortly after those tragic events. My husband was one of the first to deploy.
I am joining in this week with Mommy Moment...
This drawing was drawn as gift from a daughter to her father, who is a firefighter. This was taken from a published photo of three firemen taken on the site of the World Trade Center.
This is a "multi-post" (thank you for reading through another long post! But each of these wonderful memes this week relate so well with what I want to share.)
I am also joining in with Goodnight Moon! as a Deployment Survivor!
After my hubby became an Army aviator, he has been on 8 major Deployments, countless Field Exercises/Training Missions, numerous School courses, and countless TDYs out of state and out of country.
This past post is about "Our Handsome Hawaiian Hero..." that shares a video slideshow of some of the sweet little ones that he has met on some of his deployments.
& this past post shares some other family veterans in "Veterans & Vaters".
Here are some purple-related drawings:
This one was drawn and made into certificates for each of the guys in my hubby's Purple flight after they did their Solo flight in the TH55 helicopter. (T for training...H for helicopter...this little thing also affectionately known as the flying weedeater...it isnt used for training any longer).
This was a gift for a customer's family, so the last name was used in this Iris. I've done these also for those that live in Tennessee, since the Iris is the cultivated state flower.
This was a gift for a little girl whose room was decorated in Violets.
Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday, meme
and of the colors of the Rainbow.
also joining in with
***Thank you to all of you that wished us safe travels and a wonderful visit with our kids! We had so much fun, laughed lots, and wished that it could have been longer :o)***
...on my upcoming 100th post,
I will be doing some giveaways
relating to the Personalized Sketches art.
Thank you for stopping by!