16 Tasks of the Festive Season - Square 3

A Taste of Chardonnay - Heather Heyford Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War - Lauren Willig, Joshilyn Jackson;Hazel Gaynor;Mary McNear;Nadia Hashimi;Emmi Itäranta;CJ Hauser;Katherine Harbour;Rebecca Rotert;Holly Brown;M. P. Cooley;Carrie La Seur;Sarah Creech, Jennifer Robson, Marci Jefferson, Jessica Brockmole, Beatriz Williams, Evangeli

Square 3, Part 1: St Martin's Day

Book: A Taste of Chardonnay by Heather Heyford

Task: Book, tea, and candlelight picture.

 

 

 

 

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Square 3, Part 2: Veterans' Day/Armistice Day/ Remembrance Day

Book: Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War by Various Authors

Task: Quote about war

 

By a real life heroine of mine and fellow OIF vet Sen Tammy Duckworth:

"I don't know why I survived Iraq and I don't know why I made it home, but I do know that this is my second chance at life and I can do whatever I want now."

 

I wish more OEF and OIF vets see coming home as a second chance at life; unfortunately the suicide rate among my military peers is still well above those in the civilian world https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/04/01/us-military-suicides-remain-stubbornly-high/82518278/

 

Total points for this square: 4