Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

He cannot march........




    The Forgotten Army     
The Retreat from Rangoon
The Last to Leave


 
Dad in tropical gear circa 1940




Don't worry Dad!  I'm not a child anymore.
I understand....and I feel your pride.

You cannot march to the military beat with these medals heavy against your chest. 
You cannot pay your respect to your comrades, the fallen or offer that silent homage.

Don't worry Dad! I'm not a child anymore 
I understand .... and I feel your pride

I will shout out and say...
this is what my Dad did, he and the brave gave us our today and our tomorrows.


Don't worry Dad! 

I shall not forget!


Warrant Officer  Sydney Ernest Smith served!

1st Battalion Royal Horse Artillery  1929 to 1949


Amanda 









13 comments:

  1. A beautiful & heartfelt post, thank you. Xx

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  2. Beautiful post, you must be very proud of your Dad.
    Ali x

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  3. I am in tears reading these wonderful remembrance day tributes.

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  4. Well said Amanda, my Dad served too, and you are right we should never forget.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Hi Mere,
      I remember you mentioned to me your father was in Burma too.....it is a time to be proud of and to remember our brave family members who risked their lives for us all and in some cases theirs was the ultimate sacrifice.

      Lest we forget

      A x

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  5. A great tribute..... and a beautifully constructed post. Jx

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  6. Amanda, this moved me to tears. I'm a Navy brat and know exactly what our service men give up today, so we can have tomorrow. Lovely post, my friend, XOXO

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  7. What a beautiful tribute, Amanda!

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  8. Lovely way to remind and recall the meaning of today

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I love to receive your comments and I read all of them. Unfortunately real life does get in the way sometimes, so as much as I would like to I cannot always reply to every comment, however I do my very best to keep in touch.

Amanda :-)

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