‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them’.
The “Ode of Remembrance” is an ode taken from Laurence Binyon‘s poem, “For the Fallen“, which was first published in The Times in September 1914.



Here are my random five this week,  

This month I’m following Cathy Zielske’s prompt of documenting 30 days of thankful.  November seems to be the perfect month for this, it’s Thanksgiving for my American friends, and It’s the month of remembering and being grateful,  for those that have died in all wars, so we can have freedom. In the UK we wear poppies to remember and this culminates on the nearest Sunday to the 11th of November where members of the Royal Family, the Prime Minister and leaders of all political parties take part in the National Service of Remembrance. It it so poignant seeing the poppy wreaths being laid at the Cenotaph and watching, as old and not so old soldiers and ex soldiers march and in a lot of cases are wheeled past, so proud remembering old comrades. In cities, towns and villages services are held and wreaths are laid at war memorials.

So I have picked 5 of my layouts as my random five.
As you can see various different styles thats what makes it so much fun……
And my find well,  remembering to thank and be mindful of all those including one great uncle and many great cousins who died in the Great War….
Pte. A W Dermott aged 18 

Supplies by Cathy Zielske, Katie Pertiet, Agnes Biro, Anna Aspnes, Rosey Posey and Sissy Sparrows.

Have a peaceful weekend….

Kim Klassen dot Com

14 thoughts on “RANDOM FRIDAY AND A FIND

  1. Very lovely post, Viv, and a poignant tribute to all those who died in war to make our lives better. I lost an uncle and a great uncle too. November always seems to be a bit more sober than other months since we observe Remembrance Day. I think your 30 days of thankful project is just fabulous. I look forward every day to seeing your newest creation!

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  2. The poppy wreaths would be a very moving sight as a tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The poem you selected was lovely. I enjoyed all your photos. There is beauty and things to be thankful for everywhere…if we just will open our eyes.Visiting from Friday Finds.

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  3. Your layouts are gorgeous, Viv, love them all !Beautiful 'Ode of Remembrance' … we went to Ypres in West Flanders last year …taking time to remember the many war victims …Nice weekend,Sylvia

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