Condo Blues: How to Hang a Yellow Ribbon

Monday, February 16, 2009

How to Hang a Yellow Ribbon

I have a family member who is in the military and deployed to Iraq. I dug out the yellow ribbon from the box of front porch decorations and hung it on the small tree in my front yard.

Traditionally people hang yellow ribbons to symbolize that they are waiting for the safe return of a loved one or of military troops who are unable to come home due to an overseas assignment.

Since my tree is small, I chained two cable ties together and used those to attach it to my tree. Yes, the whole thing is plastic, but I wanted something that wouldn’t fade, was reusable, and could survive the crazy Ohio weather since it’s going to be up for at least a year.


Did I mention this is the third time I tied a yellow ribbon around my tree? *sigh*

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Lisa said...

Why have you had to hang them three times??

Anonymous said...

Hey Condo ... That is way tooooo many to hang out there. I pray that he comes home safe and sound.

BTW - has adoptic been working for you? I have not had any luck and was wondering if you had.

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

Lisa - I hung my ribbon during each of his deployments. This is his third time in Iraq = the third time I've put out the ribbon hoping for a safe return.

Linda - Thanks. I wish I didn't have to hang a ribbon at all but that's part of his job, so I support him.

My adoptic widget hasn't been working for awhile. I haven't been able to access the Website either. I can't get any info on whether Adoptic's shut down or not? Does anyone know???

Anonymous said...

Just the other day I heard that song and I wondered why people aren't doing that for the Iraq war. I remember there were yellow ribbons everywhere during the Gulf war. Sad that you have to hang one, but glad to see the tradition still alive.

-Sarah :)

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