This is great news. I was waiting for the results, on tenterhooks, all day. I kind of knew he would win, but you can never be sure.
I don’t live in Laconia, but I am sure glad for those that do. Life will be better with Andrew Hosmer.
Rejoice. A great day for Laconia.
He is genuinely good man.
Did I already mention that I was happy?
I have been a long-term subscriber to this Facebook page:
Today’s treat was the picture shown in the 2nd image above. I was blown away. What detail. Looks like a photograph. So realistic. What talent. What patience. What dedication.
That she was female and British was a bonus.
I shared the Facebook post on my Facebook timeline and I was amazed by the folks that reacted and responded. She definitely gets attention and admiration.
Her father, James Hayllar, was also a famous painter. Here is one of his paintings.
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A tad late this year, but that is OK. Yes, one of my Canadian ‘red poppies’ and I am cool with that since this now time-honored tradition is all due to Canadians. The truth be told, when it comes to the paper ones, I only have Canadian poppies. That is OK. I do need to get some U.K. ones with the green leaf and the more pronounced black ‘button’.
Nobody but nobody commented on it. 98% of Americans have absolutely NO CLUE as to what it is and what it signifies though Americans fought in both Wars — though they were not at ‘Flanders Field‘ in 1915. I would love to see America adopt the custom. I have tried. I wrote to President Obama asking whether he would please wear one on Veterans Day.
Well, as I do every year, I set out to honor the fallen and keep the memory fresh and alive.