Arrival Story: Alley Mae (she use to be the neighbor's cat-but she picked us to live with) is mama to Bow Tye, Scaredy, Titi, Bear, Boss, Lila Mae, Lulu, and Tiger. She is grand-mama to Fluffee and Little Star. She brought or had her kittens here at our home.
Oreo was rescued from a dumpster. Patches, Bella and Angel Socks came here as strays. Kitt was found along the side of the road. Angel Josh, with his brother Angel Sam, were born at my parents' home. Lilly was a stray at my sister's home.
We found Angel Simba, Nakoma and Belle in give-away ads. Slippers is Nakoma's pup, from her one and only litter. Buddy and Luke came here as strays. Tippy and Shadow needed homes, so they came our way. Update: on August 13th we added a new family member. Drake showed up at the neighbors and mom brought him home (a search for family was done, but no one claimed him). Update: On March 22nd 2010 Mom was coming home when she saw this kitten, sitting on a rock, along the highway, at our exit. When she got out of her GMC he came running to her. She picked him up, he cuddled under her neck and the rest is history!! Meeko is now a member of our family. Update: Mom has finally named a stray who has come here on and off since June 2009; Caleb. He finally started coming to Mom to let her hold him and even will come inside to check things out and then goes back out. This winter he has a building fixed for him to live in. On September 21st 2010 Our Sister and friends at work saw a calico, limping, in the drive-thru where they work. She was given the name Hashbrown. On November 11th she came to live with us. Update: On May 14, 2011 I brought Cali Ann home. A stray eating from the trash cans where my daughter lives. Update 1-11-2013: Mom officially adopted Logan, a stray who has been coming here since summer of 2011. He will stay close to mom while she puts his bowl down to eat, but will not allow her to touch him yet. Also, added another Cat found at Mary Beth's. Sarabi. She had 2 kitties with her, but Dad's niece adopted them.
Birthdates and Bridgedates
Logan - January 20, 2011
Caleb - March 15, 2009
Boss - April 8, 2007
Tiger - April 8, 2007
Lulu - April 8, 2007
Lila Mae - April 8, 2007
Joshua - April 15, 1993 - January 5, 2002
Samson - April 15, 1993 - May 27, 2004
Socks - April 27, 2007 - August 9, 2008
Bella - April 27, 2008
Patches - May 1, 2006
Lilly Mae - May 10, 2000 - July 6, 2007
Cali Ann - May 14, 2010
Fluffee - June 1, 2006
Little Star - June 1, 2006
Kitt - June 27, 2007
Bear - July 6, 2006
Titi - July 6, 2006
Bow Tye - July 16, 2004
Scaredy - July 16, 2004
Alley Mae - August 18, 2002
Oreo - September 1, 2002
Meeko - September 15, 2009
Hashbrown - September 21, 2008 - April 25, 2012
Sarabi - November 4, 2011
Nakoma - February 13, 1996 - November 19, 2011
Buddy - February 13, 2004
Shadow - May 7, 2006
Tippy - May 7, 2006
Simba - July 15, 1995 - December 27, 2005
Slippers - October 11, 1997
Luke - October 15, 2006 - July 18, 2012
Drake - October 18, 2008
Belle - November 12, 1997 - July 14, 2011
We were honored to be named September's Furs of the Month for Cobblestone Square. (2009)
Thank you to Maggie, Aggie, Clawdius and angels Ralphie, Sedoso & Brittany
and Mom Maria for our Beautiful Background!!
We were named Catster's Diary of the Day for April 11, 2010!!
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873.
It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays)...
Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.
Some have not forgotten: Since the late 50's on the Thursday before Memorial Day, the 1,200 soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry place small American flags at each of the more than 260,000 gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. They then patrol 24 hours a day during the weekend to ensure that each flag remains standing.
In 1951, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of St. Louis began placing flags on the 150,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery as an annual Good Turn, a practice that continues to this day.
More recently, beginning in 1998, on the Saturday before the observed day for Memorial Day, the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts place a candle at each of approximately 15,300 grave sites of soldiers buried at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park on Marye's Heights (the Luminaria Program).
And in 2004, Washington D.C. held its first Memorial Day parade in over 60 years.
To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps."