Veteran’s Day at the Bedford NH Historical Society was as wonderful as I anticipated. Who wouldn’t love to be thanked in a public forum. And I know now that the Bedford Historical Society was the right place to donate the flag.
The Civil War Flag I donated was perfectly conserved after years of the Society’s fund- raising and now is ready for hanging. There remains a dearth of information about the history of the flag but I asked those who attended the event to notice the flags in any Civil War photographs published on the web or other places. Also, If you see any flag with the exact configuration of thirty-three stars — two inner circles of stars and three stars in each corner of the blue section of the American Flag please send that information to the Bedford Historical Society. Thank you for that.
Now on to Thanksgiving… It was a delightful day on many levels. The weather was mild and sunny and my guests were happy and comfortable. I cooked not only the traditional turkey and squash plus fixings, but also, creole beans and rice and other vegetarian dishes – one included quinoa – a crowd pleaser.
I’m very grateful for a large family that agrees to disagree, for good health, for interesting work such as my poetry and for so much more. There’s always much to complain about but there’s much more to be thankful for. I hope that your Thanksgiving Day brought reminders of all that you have to be thankful for.