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Gladiolus- means strength, integrity, an infraction. They are a part of the Irish family I grew up in my Grandparents home. Gladiolus are to honor the memory of my Grandmother, Cora Phelps, who always had them blooming in her yard each Summer.
Red Poppy-You know this one because of Valentine’s Day: The Red Poppy represents remembrance. I always went with Grandmother Cora to the American Legion on Memorial Day to hand out poppies and accept donations. I chose the red poppy to honor Sister Brenda Goings, Past Grand Matron and Brother Ted Kolb Past Grand Patron and the entire night 2019 Grand Family.
Geranium -Most Americans view the Geranium as a symbol of happiness. Geranium symbolizes clever minds and send a clear message of love and friendship. I chose this flower to honor the Past Grand Matrons and Past Grand Patrons.
Pansies- means thoughtfulness and remembrance. They are small vigorous and hearty. My Grandfather had a small greenhouse where he grew and sold beautifully colored panties. Panties are the in memory of my Grandfather Edgar Phelps.
Fern- symbolizes sincerity towards others. Ferns have neither seed nor flowers. Ferns can also be a symbol of magic, fascination, confidence and a secret bond of love. Ferns with ladybugs on the leaf were chosen to honor Past and Present Grand Representatives.
Shades of ORANGE represents enthusiasm happiness and creativity. Orange combined with energy of red with the happiness of yellow. Orange was chosen to honor my Children and Grandchildren.
Shades of TURQUOISE increases our abilities and opens the door to spiritual growth. it is a friendly and happy color that teaches us to enjoy life. Turquoise was chosen to honor my home Chapter Warrensburg #3.
Shades of BEIGE brings to us both the warmth of brown and cool crispness of white. Beige was chosen to honor our Worthy Matrons and Worthy Patrons who are the backbone of our chapters.
Shades of CORAL represents diplomacy and coral is said too quiet emotions and bring peace to within the self. Coral is a positive and optimistic color. It was chosen to honor our Past Matrons and Past Patrons.
Accented with GOLD the color of success it inspires understanding of the self and soul. It was chosen to honor all other members and friends.
Sisters and Brothers, I feel so honored to serve our Beautiful Order. I hope you enjoy using the Symbol, Colors and Flowers that are the Threads of my life. Please join my club and” SEW WITH ME IN 2023”.