Don’t Lose Your Poppy Pin Before Remembrance Day

I buy at least one poppy pin from the Canadian Legion boxes or the people standing at the door of the grocery store, every year. I like the pin itself and I like supporting the Legion. The real problem is keeping the pins on. Also, not getting stuck by that long pin several times a day.… Read the rest

Remembering Animals on Remembrance Day

Why isn’t this a horse rather than a dog? Is this really about animals or something for self-indulgent pet owners? I’m sure there were far more horses used in wars than dogs.

If it is for the pets… why are they always dogs?

I hope everyone wearing a purple poppy is also wearing at least one red poppy, for the humans lost to the wars.… Read the rest

For Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

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Crochet a Poppy Pin

For some inspiration you could start with a look at the Red Poppy group on Flickr, mostly real flowers rather than designs or art/ crafts. But, there are different shades of red with poppies, some are pink and white too. You might decide to make a batch of flowers in all shades of colour.

Maggie’s Crochet has one of my favourite crochet poppies.… Read the rest

Red Poppy in Rememberance

In Canada it’s Remembrance Day today. Draw a poppy as a memorial. It doesn’t have to be good, it’s just a tribute to real people after all, not intended to be perfect. If you have a red crayon, pencil or pen fill in the colour too. Now you have your own personal poppy you can pin to your jacket today instead of those factory issue flowers everyone else is wearing.… Read the rest

Poppy Day

Who do we have to remember? My Grandfather was a sailor during the war but he died so long ago I barely remember him. This time around I’m not feeling sentimental about Rememberence Day. I didn’t even buy a stack of felt poppies as I usually do. I used to pin them all to my car’s visor and have a field of soft poppies each year.