Today my small group of quilters presented a quilt to Ellis Butler. He served on a destroyer during WWII. He was born in 1925 and enlisted when he was 17 years old. He was award the Bronze Star and a couple more that I can't remember.
He lives in an assisted living complex in Waynesboro, TN. It was such an honor to shake his hand and thank him for his service to our country.
That is Anne in the red shirt, she owns the Fabric Emporium.
Another WWII Vet has moved into the same complex. He isn't originally from Wayne County and some people think we should only be giving to the Vets who were originally from Wayne County. My thought is that any Vet living in Wayne County should get a quilt. Their reasoning is that the long time residents will get mad. I just don't believe that at all. Anne and I aren't from Wayne County and we don't mind giving quilts to each and every Vet here.
The quilts we make are simple and go together easily. As most, 90%, of the quilters in our group are beginners so we can't do anything complicated. This quilt is a simple 9 patch and 1/2 square triangle quilt. His grandson threatened to take it if it wasn't taken care of!
It was a very touching celebration of Mr Butler's life and so glad that I was able to be a part of it.