Memorial Day USA – what was created from what the soldiers dropped

Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the American Civil War (1861-1865). The holiday now honors those who died in any war while serving with the United States. It is also called Decoration Day.

U.S. paratroopers drop from a plane, somewhere over England on Sept. 19, 1942, as they take part in a practice exercise. (AP Photo)

dievca has two European friends who’s families have memories of American Paratroopers and a shot down plane crew coming down in their yards during WWII.  One in the Netherlands and one in Italy.  The families still think of those soldiers – especially the Italian family because of the simple sharing of chewing gum.

What happened to the silk, nylon, and canvas from those contraptions that helped people fall from the sky?

It was repurposed and became shrouds, slings, bandages, hammocks, undergarments, Wedding dresses, purses, clothing, quilts – anything and everything in a needy time at a needy place.

Here’s the glamourous:

 

Thank you to Katie Sanders from  Business Insider.

Paratroopers of the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team drop onto Corregidor Feb. 16, 1945 (Photo US Army Signal Corps)

 

 

 


Find the Sun and avoiding ‘scolds’

 

Several groups of researchers from different countries have found that the sickest patients often have the lowest levels of vitamin D and that countries with higher death rates had larger numbers of people with vitamin D deficiency than countries with lower death rates.

Note: The early research is not yet peer-reviewed, and other experts say the scientific proof is lacking that vitamin D could prevent COVID-19 or make the infection milder.

dievca is getting her Vitamin D early and away from as many humans as possible for the following reason:

scold

/skōld
verb
remonstrate with or rebuke (someone) angrily.

noun ARCHAIC•US
a person, in particular a woman, who nags or grumbles constantly.

Two women in full PPE suits and masks, power-walking in the middle of the road at Central Park scold the biker (15 feet away) for not wearing a mask.

Warning – the scolds are out, do not respond, and move away quickly. It could turn dangerous in more ways than one.

Photos: dievca, Hudson River NYC 05/2020

Restraints

If you are tied up, anything can happen. Even if nothing happens beyond kissing, the physical nature of being bound heightens everything.

With extra time on hand, dievca took a BDSM test for giggles (www.bdsmtest.org) – her results are above. she was taken aback by “Rope Bunny” being the highest percentage – especially since rope bondage (shibari) is really not one of her or Master’s interests.

she’s been pondering the high percentage ever since.

The aha! moment came yesterday after meeting and playing with Master.  Master created various cuff and strap connections during play, in response dievca switched submissive and moved all in.

Master asked her about being restrained afterward and she had a hard time verbalizing exactly why she is able to let go fully.
The gist is that dievca isn’t interested in full bondage for beauty or complete limitation of movement.
she is interested in being restrained to place full trust in Master and take away control from pieces of her body to focus fully on Master and other bodily responses. The energy from the restraints can be pushed elsewhere.

Does that make sense?


Something of Use: Glass Carafes

Tablecraft Authentic 1.5 Liter Recycled Green Glass Water Bottle Carafe with Stopper
(click photo for link)

Are you drinking too much coffee? Wine? Gin & Tonics? more Wine?
Keeping water cool in the refrigerator and easily available on the tabletop during meals helps you drink more water.


Or maybe you need that water carafe bedside + aspirin after you drank a bit much…

Toyo Sasaki Glass Night Carafe $79 (click photo for link)

dievca is using both and trying to go easier on the coffee🍮 and vino🍷.  XO


“Nothing risque, nothing gained.”


And Just for the fun of it:

Jayne Mansfield and Sophia Loren photograph print by Joe Shere 1957


Physical Health, Mental Health


Comfort food.
Sitting at home.
Worry.

Time to slip away,
To your Sir or Madam.
Focus.

Don’t forget the healthy aftercare


Good Advice from the Fortune Cookie

Photo: dievca fortune from cookie 05/2020

dievca had to run out to a smaller town in New Jersey for work.
BTW, groceries are cheaper.
And two Chinese Food Restaurants were open for delivery/pick-up.
(there are none open by dievca in NYC)

The monosodium glutamate (MSG) might kill you but
the taste of change and fortune is coming in a timely manner.

How are you holding up?

 

Positive Attitude Improves Your Mental Health

Approximately one in five Americans suffers from a mental health issue like anxiety or depression at any given time. While a positive outlook can’t prevent all mental health conditions, it can reduce your risk of developing depression and anxiety.