Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Baby You're a Firework!


The second time I would see fireworks in my life would be as a young bride returned home after her first two years of marriage. My husband having left the Air Force to marry me decided to give it a go once again. High interest rates during the Carter administration proved much more difficult in civilian life than had been expected. A new career field needing to be learned, my husband would travel to Biloxi, Mississippi, for three months. A summer to reconnect with my childhood Bobwhites was a dream come true.


Side by side poolside towels, our portable radio heard under the giggling of shared stories of romance, the Bobwhites each were falling in love. Imagined weddings and future lives filled our slow hours under the sun.


We would share a sky filled with fireworks, arms entwined knowing these would be our last days together. Our futures would separate us by miles, careers and families fulfilling each of our summer wishes for a life filled with happiness. How achingly sweet it is for me to picture the five of us on our towels knowing now we had each chosen the right men to love.




42 comments:

Kim Budash said...

As I am a lover of ALL your items, and tried to buy stuff but was too late, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to own the Snornament and it would have a lovely home in a treasured spot in my house. Thanks for including me!

Creatively,

Kim

tibblenibble said...

So cute Elizabeth. ANd most of all, so glad to hear that you feel moved to create again. I'd love to celebrate the 4th with my own "Elizabeth Snornament".

Holly Tibbles

Kim K. said...

You don't know how happy it makes me to see you back at it again. I would be honored to have one of your special snoraments.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your 4th of July holiday snornament would make a wonderful companion to the one I purchased from you Elizabeth! : )

kathyp(at)creativehomeexpressions(dot)com

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Adorable, as usual!

Did you ever watch the movie, "Biloxi Blues"? It's funny. : )

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Miss E,
I am really happy that you are happy crafting again. I would be happy to have anything of yours that is a giveaway, so count me in.
Julie

Rosemary P. said...

I just love the Snornament!

Diane Mars said...

I think he is just darling, I have my sweet July Celebration characters I won in your giveaway I am going to have to bring them out to decorate my home, I love your whimsical creations E they always make me smile~ oxox, Diane

Janet's Creations said...

I would love to own one of your creations. I am so happy to know that you are feeling better. I do so much enjoy your stories and your little works of art.
Janet

annemarie said...

I love your snornaments - so very cute. I really think they want to come live at my house - wonder if they like 98 degree weather?? Do you think they will melt - I know I am.

Patricia said...

It's really nice to see that you are crafting again and enjoying it. Take care, P.

Mary Ann said...

I love everything you make. You are so talented and I'm glad that you are creating more wonderful things for us to look at. Your Snornament is so sweet:)

A Vintage Chic said...

So sweet, Elizabeth! I'm so very glad that you've missed your creations so much that you're re-creating them--perfect!

Loved hearing your 4th memories--delightful, as always, dear friend...

Julie

ImagiMeri said...

Hey Pretty Lady,

Thanks for the link yesterday to that singer.....wow...what a talent.

Please consider me a candidate for your giveaway, as you are one for mine. I'll call soon.

Love ya'
Meri

Monica said...

I would love to have one! Your creations always make me smile!!

Monica
monicafullerton@yahoo.com

Cece's Mommy said...

Hello,

I just found your blog last night and I just wanted to tell you everything you make is amazing! I wish I could be as talented as you, seriously. Everything is adorable.

-Therese from Cece & Me

Ina said...

I love your stories best but I also love your beautiful creations. ;0

ina_maslana@yahoo.com

2daisies said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Glad to see all your wonderful characters again.I would love your 4th of July Snornament. He would fit right in with Laurie's (Magpie Ethel) 4th of July gals I have. The 4th of July is our wedding anniversary.......I'm partial to the the 4th lol. Love reading and looking at your blogs!
Doreen

dandpeagle@yahoo.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How exciting! I would love to celebrate with him...you make the cutest little characters! Thanks, E! And happy crafting! ♥

beargie said...

I just love your blog and all your stories and crafts. I would love to have something of yours in my home. I am just putting my 4th of July stuff out now and Snorament would fit right in!

Thanks,
Carolyn
ckpea@att.net

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

Oh Elizabeth, I'd love to give your 4th of July Snornament a home! I so adore your crafts!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I am so happy that you are able to create again. Your characters are such a spot of joy! I would definitely feel blessed to get one of your little buddies, it's enough that you share them with us on your blog. Thanks!

Teresa said...

I am so happy that you are back, feeling well, telling your great stories again & making beautiful creations! I'd love to receive a Snornament. He'd help cool off our hot summers in Georgia:-) Take care!

Teresa

My Vintage Studio said...

Dear Elizabeth,
I am so glad to see you are creating and sharing your wonderful stories again!
I would love to be the winner of your creative holiday friend! I missed out purchasing one of your creations a few months ago.
Wishing you a wonderful Thursday.
Sharon
Dswideman@comcast.net

tammydrc said...

Remember when I sent you a valentine, my first simple tag and told you I was 'stalking' your blog? I'm so glad you're back! My Airman who enlisted after 9/11 did his tech school in Buloxi too! From there to WA, MN and now, Hawaii!
XXOO,
Tammy

Valarie said...

Elizabeth, I am so happy that you are feeling the joy of creating once again. I know how happy I am to see your creations....I would of coarse love your little snornament. xxoo Valarie

nanapeggy said...

Count me in! I am glad to se eyou back at your crafting! I love reading your stories. Thanks for sharing! Hope I WIN!

Nan said...

Cute little story there of your early married life and written so E like.
Yes count me in for a snornament I would dearly love one.

Cindy said...

Since I have so many of your cuties I will pass...but curiosity..did you keep in touch with the Bobwhite's..have ya'll had reunions?

Welcome back!!Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

susanmarysunshine said...

You are so fortunate that you chose the right man to love. I wish we could all be so sure of each and every one of the decisions we make throughout our lives as you five were that day.
I've also missed the cute little faces of all your creations and am so pleased you're back! I found myself checking in every day with my fingers crossed hoping to see you back and doing what you love. Celebrating Independence Day with this little darling would be so special!
Susan
buttercupcottage100@hotmail.com

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Your work is beyond precious! Absolutely adoring your 4th of July creations! Please include me in your giveaway. Smiles,Jennifer

Pieceful Bits said...

Peep! Glad you are back in the groove! Your snornament is adorable!
He would love a spot in my home:)

(hehe..my word verification is: applelip)

Pixie said...

the 4th is not celebrated here in the UK, but your little guy would be right at home amongst my other holiday decorations!

Ninni said...

Hi!
I have just found your blog and it is AWESOME! I absolutely LOVE IT!

I will continue to read up on your blog and admire all you do.
Thank you for wanting to share and let us have a chance to win this cutie. :-)

hugs from Carina in Sweden.

carebear@bredband.net

Jen W said...

He is so cute. Thank you so much for
the opportunity to win him! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!:))

Happy@Home said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I had no idea you were blogging again, but stopped by today because I missed you. Imagine my surprise and delight to see you working your magic in your craft room. Your 4th of July creations are fabulous. I would be very happy to celebrate with your cute little snornament.
So glad to see you creating once again.

Michele said...

I so love all of your creations! I read your blog everyday and wish I had some of that talent. I would be proud to own one of your creations!

Michele Kaplan
mjk5265@comcast.net

texcinlulu said...

As an admirer of your creativity I would love to own one of your creations. How generous of you to give your little Snornament away.
Enjoy your blog.
Cindy

M. said...

I would love to win anything hand-made by your sweet hands. I so enjoy your stories. You are a wonderful writer. And awesome artist. I told my sister, who has started a blog, to go to yours to see how to write a story! Thank you. Mona

Robin Sanchez said...

Its nice to see the things you are making again. I would love to win one of your snornaments!!
Robin
onceuponapinkmoon.blogsopt.com

Kim Stewart said...

Hi!
My husband's parents met when his father was stationed in Biloxi. She was a Gulfport Girl. I would love to win one of your Snornaments!

Kim

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