Independence Day in the U.S.A.

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This is a very sly way on my part to not only show the pride I have in my mom, but it gives me the opportunity to wish those here in the U.S.A. a Happy Independence Day.

Because I live in the United States of America, and today is our Independence Day, I thought I would post this!

This is an example of making a frame out of an odd piece of wood, when everything else fails! This is a piece of oak I found. The beautiful woman is my late mother Norma F.Slay who served our country in the United States Coast Guard during the 2nd World War.This is one of the first pieces I made, mainly because My Father was able to have the original picture re-made and he sent me and my two brothers this picture 3 years ago, although the original still hangs in my Dad’s house the one I grew up in and has been there since before I was born.
Happy Independence Day!
And it goes without saying but I will anyway,

Since I can not get this picture to show the whole picture in those brown boxes, I do not know if everyone else can. If you cannot see the picture whole please let me know. I would want to remove it out of respect, Thanks

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#1 posted 07-04-2008 09:13 PM

Way Cool ! ! !

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 07-04-2008 09:55 PM

Now I see where you get your good looks Allie! Have a happy 4th!

*Dadoo was a Coastie as well.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#3 posted 07-04-2008 11:08 PM

Great frame and a great photo. I think I can see a mischevious twinkle in your mothers eye which I suspect was passed down to you.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 07-04-2008 11:23 PM

Very cool.

As far as getting the picture to fit the brown boxes you have to first size it in your particular photo program. I generally size mine down to 600 size.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#5 posted 07-04-2008 11:58 PM

Gosh, Allison… you two ALMOST look related… lol… Good job, very nice.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#6 posted 07-05-2008 12:58 AM

Great job on the frame. God Bless your mother for her service. Happy ID to you, too.

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#7 posted 07-05-2008 01:27 AM

Great picture and story, Allison!

You certainly have the right to be proud of your Mom and her service to this Great Nation!

(Are you still having trouble with the LJ’s site?)


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 07-05-2008 06:45 AM

Yes Lew, I am. I have never got it fixed, and I swear. I did every single solitary thing people suggested! I have found a way to get here from there. I have the L.J.’s widget on my personal blogs and I can go there and click on a picture or a forum topic and get here. I still cannot get these brown boxes to work, and that is why I asked if my mothers picture could be seen by others. I would never want it not to.Just the disrespect sends shivers up my spine! I do however still go to Odies to get to myself! How funny huh!
Thanks for asking, and thanks to you all for responding to this post.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#9 posted 07-05-2008 01:59 PM

Great job…thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 07-05-2008 05:50 PM

Allison Great picture and grea frame. Nice job on the memorial to her.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 07-06-2008 06:13 AM

Pictures are great tributes, and so personal when wrapped in a labor of love. Your mothers service is saluted by me personally.
A personal thanks also to all those who are serving today as well.

-- Brad,--"The way to eat an eliphant is one bite at a time"

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#12 posted 07-28-2008 09:24 PM

Very cool.Great job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#13 posted 11-05-2013 02:24 PM

I thank your Mother for her service.
I believe in those days, the women in the Coast Guard were called SPARS.

-- Smitty!!!

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