My dad was in the Navy for 20 years. During that time we always lived in military housing. It leaves much to be desired.
When my dad retired and my parents began the all important house hunt, one of the main things my mom wanted was a view through her kitchen window. Believe me, she's got it.
She now has 3 flags in her antique bottles to represent those kids serving missions or in the Peace Corps. This was before Maria left so it's missing the flag of Italy. What a lovely reminder for her! She can look at the beautiful mountain range and those flags and be reminded of her family who she loves and the beauty of God's earth. What a smart mama!
I need to send her a DC flag......
(no taxation without representation! yeah!)