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Start the New Year Right: Donate Blood to the Red Cross

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a poke, some squeezing

lounging on a vinyl couch

donate red to save

 

red cross

by Angie Quantrell

 

This last year, when my mother-in-law was in the hospital, she required 6 units of the red stuff. My dad needed several units as he battled heart issues. It’s the least I can do, to give back so others in need can have fresh blood. In memory of my Daddy and Carole, I’ve been making sure to visit and give after my 56 days of recovery are complete.

Join me? For a short time, with each blood donation, the Red Cross is giving each donor long-sleeved shirts, while supplies last. Got mine. Tell them Angie sent you. πŸ˜‰


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Happy Hump Day Haiku Challenge: life blood

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my mother needed

six units to live, life blood,

passing it forward

 

life blood by Angie Quantrell

In honor of the Red Cross and the work they do to provide a safe blood supply and help in emergency and disaster situations,

Go. Give today.

p.s. Give, even if, for the second time in a row, one has to go back and lay down on the extra bed and drink oj and be waited on until the lightheadedness gies away.


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Happy Hump Day Haiku ~ Haiku Challenge

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farewell gate

 

hugs and kisses, love

not bound by earth, I miss you

always in my heart

 

By Angie Quantrell

Photo taken at Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima, Washington. I’ve gone through these gates so many times, and all it took was one glance in the right light to see the XOXO designs in the center of the gates. What a fitting tribute to the loved ones who have gone before us.

Happy Hump Day Haiku!

Haiku Challenge: Let’s play with words! Share a haiku with in the comments. I’d love to read your thoughts.

*Family friendly please.


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In Memory Of

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In memory of those who have served our country, and fallen.

For those who have served, but returned home and have since gone to their eternal rest.

Stories told, remembrances shared, appreciation given, love passed on.

For loved ones still alive in our memories, photo albums, portraits, and hearts.

The torch is still being relayed.

We remember.

From the bottom of our hearts and freedom-filled lives, we thank you.

Thank you.

 

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

John 15:13 NLT

 

Bill, Kenneth, Bill, Buster, Ray, Eddie, Larry, Keith, Β . . .

In memory of your loved ones, please add the names of service men and women who have passed away. For Memorial Day.