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Sunday Reflections…

Today is a special day! In more ways than 1… Today, every American should remember the D-Day Invasion of WWII, June 6, 1944. That was the day that Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy. My grandfathers unit was there (Omaha Beach) and I have always felt a sense of pride and gratitude knowing what all those great men did for us 🇺🇸

Grandad was a Tank Destroyer in WWII. Today was a big day for the men that landed on the beaches at Normandy. Big day for all of us as well! God Bless America 🇺🇸

The other thing that makes this a very special day is that today is my moms birthday! 🎂 A very special day indeed! 💥

Happy Birthday mom! 🎈

You can’t send mom a Facebook Birthday message, because she’s not on Facebook 😊 BUT, she does read my BLOG … So feel free to drop a HB comment here if you’d like to. I’ll make sure she gets it 😊

Thanks mom for all you do! You are a linchpin! You hold it all together and make it all work. I don’t know what I would do without you 🙏🏻❤️

Happy Birthday! 🎈 I Love You! ❤️

“Thoughtful lady, that works so hard,
Always been there, my dear lifeguard.
Places others before herself,
Proud of pictures on her shelf.

When in pain, maintains here smile,
Multi-tasking, she’s versatile.
With all of this; time she finds,
Her love for us, constantly reminds.

On her birthday, just want to say,
I don’t know how, I will repay?
Eternally grateful, I hope she will see,
The greatest mother, she will always be.

~ Martin Dejnicki

Mark C.



Happy Birthday! 🎈

My little baby boy is all grown up 🥲 He’s a man now… I still look at him and see the wild adventurous youngster that wore his Batman getup EVERYWHERE for years 😊 His love for animals is apparent, as is his love for family and friends ❤️ I put together a quick collage of photos that I think captures at least a bit of his essence…

From Halloween, to butterflies, learning to play guitar to hanging with Paul Thorn and even becoming the Ninja 🥷 that he has always wanted to be. Happy Birthday!

He has been all over the place with his mom and me. Worked on projects, played with tigers, received awards for his stewardship and more. I’m a very proud papa!

Happy Birthday Jacob!

~ Dad



Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day!

I was always teased about this day because not only is it a very important part of our history as a country, it’s my birthday as well 🎁 Still to this day I get a call from my uncle saying “your birthday still lives in Infamy”… HaHa, smart butt 😂

But in all seriousness, we can never forget these important dates in our history! The attack on Pearl Harbor was the attack that “Woke the sleeping giant”! It drug us into WWII, to ultimate victory & established the United States as the preeminent Super Power in the entire world 🌎

It’s our duty to remember and to teach our kids what happened and why.

Y’all have a wonderful day. Never forget!

God Bless America! 🇺🇸

PS: And Thanks for all the Birthday wishes! 🎈

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Special Days Worthy Of Note…

Today is a special day worthy of note. My grandad was in Normandy on D-Day and his group landed on Omaha Beach. He always said he would never forget that day! Another reason he wouldn’t forget is that today, June 6th. is also my Moms Birthday! 🇺🇸💥

Momma loves to laugh and have fun. I hope today is a great Birthday celebration for her! ❤️

Thanks to all the men that fought so hard for our freedom on this day! We lost around 4,400 men and over 6,600 men were wounded on D-Day alone! 

Thank you! God Bless America! 🇺🇸💥

Happy Birthday Mom! 🎈Thanks for all you do ❤️


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Happy Birthday Mr. President!

We say “Happy Birthday” to everyone nowadays. Facebook has seen to that! Just miss the wrong persons Facebook birthday announcement and click! You’ve been unfriended! How dare you 😮

So, to avoid, ‘all that… Happy Birthday Mr. President!

Happy Birthday Mr.16!

Did you know that Lincolns birthday is not a legal holiday in most states? It’s not here in Tennessee. Only Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, California, Missouri, New York and Hodgenville, Kentucky observe the day. The rest of us celebrate Presidents Day on the 3rd. Monday of February… Combining his and Washington’s birthdates into one big National Day! That’s this coming Monday the 17th. by the way!

So, Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln! Who knows where we would be without you…

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com
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Sunday Reflections…

Beautiful sunrise 👍🏻
Great Dinner Last Night 👍🏻
Breakfast Coming Up 👍🏻
A Wonderful Day Planned 👍🏻

Boom 💥 It must be somebody’s Birthday 🎈

Here is a small collage of the Birthday girl then and now. She’s only gotten more beautiful!
All the pictures I have are of her and me together. Literally ALL our pictures are of us together. I had to cut and crop to get a few of her without me in the frame. That says everything! ❤️ I’m the lucky one here ❤️ Happy Birthday Sweetheart! 💥

I just wanted to take a moment and say Happy Birthday to the ‘Best gal in the world’! We all love you and don’t know what we would do without you ❤️

B   e yourself, we love and appreciate you
I   magine and achieve all you can be
R   elax this day and celebrate another year
T   ake time to look after you, you are so dear
H   umor, never lose your sense of humor
D   etermination you do have that great quality
A   ttitude, yours is positive and felt by others
Y   esterday is gone, tomorrow is not here, live today and enjoy the year.

~ Catherine Pulsifer

 

 

Happy Birthday! Love Mark!



Sunday Reflections…

My son Jacob turns 18 today. 18 years in the blink of an eye 👁 Many of you know him personally & appreciate the man he has become. I’m about to fix his favorite breakfast and spend the day with my boy… I can still call him that, even though he is 6’ 3” and weighs about 220… 😎 I’m a Very proud papa!!!

A collage of pictures of our Birthday boy through the years. From the poster boy for the outdoor classroom movement to putting on butterfly programs, hanging out with his favorite performers & to the man he is today. What a great young man he has become ❤️

 

Happy Birthday Jacob! I Love you son!

“If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”
    ~ Rudyard Kipling

 

Mark C.