First, I love that this crafter does this for the comfort others. God Bless her and others who give up valuable time and space to do things for people who can’t ask for them. The comfort handmade items bring is immeasurable. Second, this is about the hospice [and countless others] who forced their opinions on people and patients who weren’t asked.
A *crafter who makes afghans for a hospice in/near Philadelphia said:
The hospice program at one of my local hospitals collects afghans to give to their patients. Unlike any other program around here, they give you the yarn to use. The last time I made one of these the colors were blue, red and white. Even though we were told not to make anything that looked like the American flag, it felt very flag-like to me.
So, even in the last stages of life we are cloistered from our fought-for flag because it may be an OFFENSE? What else is kept away from patients without their knowledge? And I have to wonder if this demand is from the government? Of course it is. Only our own government would shun our own flag because it may offend one person.
Our flag is considered propaganda in one of the founding cities that made America AMERICA. Then, when we consider our last wishes, do we know WHO is ‘allowing’ our last wishes or basic freedoms? Has patriotism become offending?
We have to wonder what else government subsidized hospices and hospitals are banning from unsuspecting patients.
I am a crocheter. I make items for unplanned babies who don’t have a ‘grandma’ to makes things for them, we call it #FillTheBooties Campaign. I have never said to anyone that I would only make certain items or use certain colors because it might be an offense to us or to whoever donated the yarn. The idiocy of this request from a hospice is an offense to our nation, to our troops, and to the countless folks who are in hospice that helped make our country great from their personal sacrifice to keep Americans safe.
When your sacrifice for our nation has become an offense, then we have a socialist propaganda problem spearheaded by a so-called president that gives entitlement privileges to refugees. Remember, the shooting in San Bernadino was from ‘vetted’ muslims that hated America….just like the 9/11 disaster.
Fly Old Glory proudly. And never shrink back from anyone who makes this an offense. This is still America, although we have to wonder if it’s in the last stages, too.
*Let me Disclaim: We are always thankful that people use their talents and hobbies for the comfort of others without payment or accolades. I do the same. Thank you to all who use their valuable time and talents for others. Handmade items are made just one stitch at a time, with the love the of the crafter in each one.