Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

Due to Covid-19 Health restrictions, the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm is CLOSED until further notice...

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
visit our Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below or going to

Monday, June 14, 2010

Star Spangled....

It was on June 14th, 1777...
that Congress standardized the flag of the United States
with 13 stripes in alternating red and white
and 13 white stars on a blue background...
Forty-one years later,
in 1818, Congress voted to keep
the number of stripes at 13 representing
the original 13 colonies,
...but to add a new star for each new state.
A star's addition becomes official
on the Fourth of July
following the state's admission....

Our current flag of 13 stripes and 50 stars
has been in use since July 4th, 1960~
following Hawaii's 1959 statehood.
"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth"
~Geo. Washington
"Flag of the Brave! thy folds shall fly,
The sign of Hope and Triumph High.."
~Jos. Drake
"A ray of Bright Glory now beams from afar,
The American ensign now sparkels a star,
Which shall shortly flame wide through All the skies"
~ Massachusetts Spy, May 10th, 1774
"Fling out! fling out, with cheer & shout!
to all the Winds our Country's Banner!
Be every bar, and every star
Displayed in full and glorious manner!"
~Abh. Coles
"The United States themselves...
are essentially
the Greatest Poem..."
~Walt Whitman
...remember to respect our flag,
by never letting it touch the ground,
don't fly it at night unless illuminated,
and take indoors during inclement weather....
Happy Flag Day Everyone!!
Blessings from the Farm,




  2. Love your patriotic post!!! I'm going out to hang my flag, right now!!

  3. Wonderful Lori !
    My flag flys proudly today and all days!

    Lori Ann

  4. Thank you for sharing the history of our flag. It's so interesting to read and so good to know about those who valued it so highly. Hooray for Flag Day!


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