REMEMBER and HONOR
A Friend Is…
Webster’s defines a friend as a person you know well and like. The Spanish term is Amigo.
My interpretation of a friend is shown pictorially with these three photographs.
Old Faithful symbolizes that a friend is always there and can be depended upon with regularity.
The bear represents a strong and powerful ally.
A field of Texas wildflowers paints the picture of beautiful feelings between friends.
Legend has it that a little Comanche girl, in the secret of darkness, built a fire and sacrificed her favorite doll to the Great Spirits in hopes of ending a terrible drought and save her people who had angered the Spirits. She scattered the ashes to the Four Winds and lay down to sleep. Upon awakening the next morning she found where the ashes had fallen the ground was covered with beautiful blue flowers.
These beautiful flowers, called Bluebonnets, still bloom each spring in the fields of Texas.
This Texas tale is retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola in his book, The Legend of the Bluebonnet.
The Bluebonnet is a form of wild lupine known by other names including Lupine, Buffalo Clover, Wolf Flower and “El Conejo” . Bluebonnet is the most recognized and popular name. It is believed that when white settlers moved to Texas they named these blue flowers Bluebonnets because they looked like the bonnets worn by the pioneer women.