All of us at Cecilia's Samplers want to wish you a Happy 4th of July!! We hope you enjoy your day whether it be at a cook out, the beach, watching fireworks, or just enjoying the day stitching. We want to say a huge "Thank You" to everyone in our military, and their families for their service and sacrifices that they make to protect us all and preserve our freedom. Please take a moment to remember them in your thoughts and prayers today.
I know of a particular veteran I would like to mention today - my Dad, Andrew Rekowski. He enlisted in World War II - in the Navy - He is one of the few WWII "Tin Can Sailors"still here with us. Dad is going to be 85 years young this November. He still works every day in our family business Ethel and Andy's Sandwich Shop in South Boston ,MA. He is also our "East Coast Public Relations Rep" for Cecilia's Samplers (which was named after his Mom). Dad has told me so many interesting events that he lived through in WWII. He traveled all over the world as a Tin Can Sailor, saw many exciting things and had some very scary experiences (well scary to me!!) as a sailor in WWII. Our whole family is very proud of my Dad - not only did he protect our country in WWII, he still takes wonderful care of his family every day!! He took great care of my Mom for over 52 years - til she went to heaven in 2006. We are blessed to have him as our Dad, Grandpa and Great - Grandpa - We love you, Dad!!!
We are a family owned and operated needlework shop located in Branson, Missouri - the heart of the Ozarks. Our goal is to share our love of needlework and cross stitch with you, and to pass on the history of needlework to the next generation. Thanks for visiting us. We hope you enjoy our needlework treasures, and if you are ever in Branson - please come by the shop for a visit!!!