Blame me and the curse of Suzy. This is typical of my luck. Yesterday, I received something super super special in the mail, and I couldn't blog about it!!!!!
Here it is.....
(Okay, see, here's more of the curse. The photo won't load!)
Anybrokenlink, I received my prize from Pax, at Marion's Meepings! My very own Australian Army slouch hat stick-pin! The following is the text on the back of the card to which it's attached:
The Australian Army's slouch hat, made famous by several generations of Diggers, has been standard headdress for more than a century and Australian soldiers can be identified worldwide by the distinctive wide-brimmed felt hat.
The slouch hat was worn by the Australians during the Boer War - with brim turned down to protect against sun and rain. It became renowned in WW1 and has been a part of the Australian Army uniform ever since - a symbol of distinction and pride.
To present a foreigner with a slouch hat is regarded as a token of true friendship.
Thank you, Pax, from the bottom of my heart, and thanks also to Coffeypot for the link to Marion's Meepings! Here it is again:
...and a great big YAY! for military supporters! Pax sends love, laughs and encouragement to warriors from all over!