Saturday, June 14, 2014

Flag Day 237

Happy Flag Day!
Since I was a young girl today has been a special day.  A day to look back over our history and think about this wonderful country.

And now the day is even more special - four years ago today - our sweet granddaughter #3 was born.
Happy Birthday dear Gem.

In the United StatesFlag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.  The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.

For a printable of the above click HERE

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tattler Lid Review


Today I finally used some of the Tattler lids I purchased.  They are reusable rubbers and lids.  A bit like stepping back in time.  I thought they were very easy to use.  They have one step that is different from normal lids being that as soon as you pull them from the canner you tighten the lid.
The towel does get wet therefore hot so change the spot you're using on the towel so you don't get burned.  I think I could have used nice rubber gloves too but I didn't have a pair handy...

These lids have been around since the 1979.  They are made in the USA and BPA free.
All of my lids sealed so I'm very pleased with them!!
They do cost more!  A dozen  Tattler lids costs about $10.00 compared to normal canning lids that are about $2.50 a dozen.  But since you use them again and again I think they are worth it.  If you use them four times you have paid the same as normal throw-away lids.  So every use after that is free.

all of the lids are down and sealed
I am really pleased and would recommend them.  I will purchase some more. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014


My #2 son and wife were having a conversation.  And mentioned a commercial.  "What are commercials?This is a question my granddaughters asked my #2 son and wife.  They just looked at each other and laughed.  You see they don't watch TV.  They do have Netflix's so they have access to children's programs or movies.  But they have never watched regular TV.  They had no idea what a commercial was...  I remember when my boys were young and they found out when we were children TV was black and white, there was no such thing as a micro wave, VCR, home computer, cell phone, and the list goes on and on.  They looked at us like we were relics.  :-)    It seems they too have joined the 'relic' group.  Welcome, kids it's not a bad group to join at all.  Love Mom
a little bird


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