Saturday, July 27, 2013

USO Father/Daughter Church Banquet

A daughter may out grow your lap but not out grow your heart. -
Look who is old enough to go with the Little Lady to the banquet this year!
The Little Miss was so excited to be like her big sister!
And, Daddy flew in just in time!
What would be a USO banquet without a military display?
These history buffs were asked to come and display their gear.
And, when you entered the door you were asked to put your name in a WW2 helmet for a prize drawing.
This era was resourceful.
So, of course, you couldn't get away without tasting "SPAM"  hors d'oeuvres.
Spam was the cool thing of the 1940's.
(The boys of the church were the servers of the food)
The Church was decorated with USO flags and replica war patriotic posters of the WW2.
Uncle Sam Wants you!
The tables were set with patriotic pinwheels and stars. 
Each place setting....
M&Ms and Dog Tags
M&Ms with an explanation of how M&Ms became popular!
(enlarge picture to see)
"Dog Tags" 
Psalms 33:12  Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Mash Potatoes
Green Beans
Apple Pie, Cherry Pie and Blueberry Pie
Pledge of Allegiance
National Anthem
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B
America the Beautiful
Army Candace : They Say That In The Army
Abbot and Costell Baseball Skit "Whose on First"
Good Ship Lolli-Pop
The microphone was passed around and each Father spoke a "Blessing" over their daughters.
Those whose Father's were not there, the Pastor read a "Blessing" to the girls written by each of their mothers.


  1. Oh, what a portrait! How she's grown!
    (I never liked Spam, but I love m&m's)

    1. I don't like Spam either, Mrs. Lisa! My Father In Law has it with tomatoes apparently and it is one of his favorite meals. Just the thought grosses me out. ;)

  2. Your daughters are lovely! What a great event!

  3. So darling.

    You know me, WWII is right up my alley!

    Thank you Carmen for being such a sweet friend here on Blogger. We will know them by their fruits, you have the sweet fruits of the Lord dear one.

    I so appreciate your sweet comment on the loss of our little pet.

    xxooo Mrs. Amelia

  4. Oh how BEAUTIFUL! Your daughters, the photo of your hubby & the girls, the whole USO program....wonderful. And I learnt something about M&M's, that's neat! Funny about the Spam. I think it's disgusting too. You know the SPAM company is in my state of Minnesota. One year I taught a Minnesota class in homeschool co-op and each of the children could have a sample of Spam. Only 50% of the kids were brave enough to try it and only a very few liked it. :)


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