As I have for most of the last 42 years, I spent the weekend in my home town attending the Alma Highland Festival. Although I didn't get to see much of it because this was my first year having a booth at the art fair. My 86-year-old dad marched in the parade with other veterans. I think he was the only WWII vet there. I'm very proud of him as well as all of the other men and women who have served on our behalf in the armed forces.
I was able to catch the closing ceremonies and the masses bands on Sunday. If you've never seen 400 pipers and drummers marching and playing together, it's a truly spectacular sight. I found a Youtube video here
I started my jewelry making journey in 2006 and it quickly took over my spare room and spread out into the living room. I was able to retire from my civil service job in August 2008 and I'm now able to focus on it full time.