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    GRAND Social —Grandparent linky — Memorial Day

    Welcome back to the GRAND Social linky for grandparent bloggers and grandparent readers. Considering it's Memorial Day, I thought it would be appropriate to have a theme to this week's linky. So this time around, everyone is invited to link up posts related to:

    Honoring loved ones lost

    If you've written a tribute to family members who once served in the military, now is the time to link up and share. Or, link up a post you've written about a loved one who's no longer with you, military or not (which is what I did). Of course, if you prefer to link to a post unrelated to the theme, you're more than welcome to do that, too.

    Thank you for linking and reading. Best wishes to one and all for a peace-filled Memorial Day. Hats off to those who sacrificed and to those who continue to sacrifice to make our nation the grand place it is.

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog specifically about grandparenting, you just must be a grandparent who blogs.
    • Posts shared can be new, old, fitting today's theme, or not.
    • To link up, copy the direct link to the specific post you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue "Click here to enter" text below the thumbnail photos and follow the directions to add your post and thumbnail photo to the list.
    • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates and none you have promoted on a previous GRAND Social linky, please.
    • No contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites.
    • Adding a mention at the bottom of your linked posts, such as This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event, is appreciated but not required.
    • The GRAND Social linky is open for new posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.

    READERS and PARTICIPATING BLOGGERS: Please visit the posts others have linked to by clicking on the thumbnail photos. Comments are always appreciated, so leave a little comment love for those you visit, even if it's simply "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social."

    Thank you for participating in the GRAND Social grandparent linky, as readers and as bloggers!

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    Reader Comments (6)

    Good Morning Lisa and Happy Memorial Day!

    Amara has been fortunate so far in her little life to not have had to deal with the loss of a loved one and since she is all I blog about I had nothing to share. But I took you up on your offer to play anyway -- and I really wanted to play -- so thanks! Enjoy your day!

    May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Lisa. I keep trying to link up but it won't take any of my picture files. They are only 5 kb so it should take them. Here's the error I keep getting:
    Server side exception : failed to upload TLCorner-1.jpg

    Debug Information:
    System.IO.IOException: There is not enough space on the disk.
    at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)

    at System.IO.FileStream.WriteCore(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 count)

    at CuteWebUI.UploaderFileSystemProvider.Save(Guid guid, String filename, Stream inputStream)

    at CuteWebUI.UploadModule.a(HttpContext A_0, Guid A_1)

    May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerri Sonoda

    Terri: I'm not sure what's up. Connie had trouble this morning but said she'd had an issue on other linkys, too. But I just did it while NOT logged in as an administrator on the blog and it took it. Try again and see what happens....if you want or have time.

    This makes eighteen years Memorial Day is the saddest of the year for me...My Jerry, who was also 20-years in an army career, 3 tours in Viet Nam, etc. died on Memorial Day, 1995. When you loose the love of your life when you're 53 (he was only 57), this day is sad for the rest of your life. But I am glad there is a day designated to honor those who gave service in the military and that all workers get a holiday off from work, also, that you, Lisa, have set up a way for grandparent bloggers to visit and get to know one another. Hope it gets lots of use, lots of people who will really appreciate that you've made it available.
    Have a good, peaceful Memorial Day, everybody.

    May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Finally got it to work! Thanks lisa!

    May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

    My father was on Normandy Beach on D-Day with the US army. At another point in his career as a tank commander every man inside of it, except for him, was killed when it was hit by enemy fire. He was blown out upon impact. I knew about the Purple Heart he was awarded but not until mother died and I cleaned house did I find another medal for bravery among his papers. Those medals and the black rosary that mother prayed with every day for his safe return are my most cherished possessions.
    Thank you, Lisa, for this opportunity to remember and share the valor of a departed WWII veteran, my father.
    I hate war.

    June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce
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