Today, Jaycee, our youngest grandchild is ten years old. So much has happened since this was first posted. My father-in-law passed away several months ago. Senator Klobuchar took a run at the Presidency. Our WORLD changed perhaps forever.
And since I can not give Jaycee a birthday hug, I am reposting this event.
Happy Birthday, Jaycee. Grandpa loves you.
Old Hand of Oakdale:
My father-in-law was presented, belatedly, with the French Legion of Honor for his service in the liberation of France during WWII. The medal was presented by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.
After the official ceremony there was picture taking and hand shaking. The place was packed. Some of us went out in the lobby where Jaycee, our three year old granddaughter was amusing herself by sliding across the smooth marble bench.
Senator Klobuchar walked by.
‘Hey,’ Jaycee shouted, and stood in front of the Senator, ‘Your shoes are really pretty.’
‘Thank you,’ said Senator Amy. ‘Your sandals are pretty also. And look, your toenail polish matches your outfit.’
‘I know,’ said Jaycee. She shrugged her shoulders and extended her arms, palms up. ‘That’s why I painted them that color.’ Then she went back to polishing the bench with her butt.
A three year old and a U.S. Senator. – Just two girls talking fashions.
Published BB 7/8/13
As much as I try to avoid politics in my blog, today I must. Please. please, do as the scientists and medical professions are telling us to do. Don’t listen to unqualified and self-centered politicians who are telling us otherwise. Let’s worry about getting the economy back after we take care of the virus that has changed our world. STAY HEALTHY.
PS; As I post this, Senator Klobuchar’s husband is hospitalized with pneumonia and the Virus.
My condolences on your loss of an amazing father-in-law. What a cute story of fashion talk. As you can see from my post, I have “minimal fashion sense”. I could use Jaycee’s advice. And I definitely agree with you on your political advice. 😉 Prayers for the Senator Amy’s husband.
Thank you for your kind words. Stay Healthy.
You’re welcome! You too!
Thanks and please stay healthy.
Thanks as always Don.
Stay healthy, Thom.
The honesty of children is always a joy. The presentation to your father in law is a wonderful memory too. Best wishes to you, and all of your family.
Thanks, Pete. Stay healthy
It was great learning about your father-in-law. Congrats to his career! Your granddaughter is a hoot. Sound advice, Don. Take Care!
Thanks, Cindy. Thoughts ans prayers. Get well and stay healthy.
Virtual hugs to Jaycee and all the innocent little granddaughters (and grandsons) in the world. Let us hope they all grow up to make this a better world.
Such a beautiful sentiment and wonderful wish. Thanks for bringing a ray of hope today.
Happy belated birthday to Jaycee .<
Jaycee says thank you.
A lovely day, we will see them again. 🙂 Respect to your father in law and condolences to you his family on his passing.
Yes, Lloyd, we will overcome these times.
This is a very sweet post and I agree with you—don’t believe everything our Chief Narcissist utters. (Figure if I said brays, some people might be offended.)
What a cute picture of your grand-daughter, and your father-in-law looks smart and well in that photo. My condolences on his passing.
Thank you, Gwen. In one way it is a blessing he went when he did. What is going on now would be sheer torture. He didn’t give so much for his country to see how it has turned in the last few years.