To my Father, a man that loved, protected, taught and nurtured me…

 

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My Father, Michael Douglas Flannery, I remember with great fondness and love. He was a quiet, strong and patient man who gave me a sense of security as a child.

I admired his patience and passion for the things he loved to do and people he loved to share his time with. He was a quiet man and as a child, when I would look up at him, his tall frame seemed so towering over mine. When he would reach down to pick me up and hold me, his strength would pull me up with such ease I thought he could always protect me from any bad dream.

As a child, sensitive and imaginative, I really loved the feeling of my Dad’s protection. I thank God, as a curious child, I had a Father like him.

He was one who understood my explorative nature, but kept a watch on me. He understood my independent nature and also my deep need for love.

He is the one whose passion and inspiration for plants and gardening, taught me so much and inspired me to gain more knowledge of plant essences.

I remember his love of Family and gathering with them during the Holidays. His warmth, generous smile and happy demeanor were always a welcome sight.

I will always remember his patience teaching me how to plant my first garden as a young girl. I loved the way my bare feet touched the cool upturned soil on the warm Spring day.

He taught me how to carve my first Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween. This was so exciting for me as he showed me how to use his favorite fish carving knife, carefully. It made me feel so special that he trusted me.

He taught me how to fish and our Family’s camping trips were the highlight of my summers.

My Dad loved many things, simple pleasures through all the seasons. He was an outdoors kind of man. His hands were strong and busy. He was so fond of fishing, camping, boating, gardening. He was adept at woodworking and making things. I loved his creativity and joyful spirit.

He also “carved the path” of how I would view other men that came into my life.

I have been blessed to know many good men in my Family and as friends who have been loving and nurturing and showing strength and discipline when needed.

I can only whisper in prayer and praise to my Father now,…and some of the other wonderful men I have known…these wonderful moments you all have given to us I am forever thankful and gracious beyond words.

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By angelblueperfume

My name is Tommie Flannery Baskis and I am the creator of the scent combinations at Angel Blue Perfume LLC. Many of you know me as a photographer of abandoned haunts, old towns and American history. I am also a published writer of the book “The Abandoned Story” and a fine art painter with many exhibits through the years. I am thrilled to share another dream with you all in the creation of Angel Blue Perfume and Cologne. These very special and elegant scents are natural and free of petrochemicals that can be harsh on your skin. Ever since I was young and would smell the intoxicating essences of such plants like honeysuckle, mimosa flowers, my Grandmother’s rose garden and magnolia blossoms, I have dreamed of creating unique combinations from nature. I always wanted to be adorned in those lovely scents from the roots, leaves, flowers, spices and wood smoke I would come to love and know. These scents were pure enchantment for me… “My dream has been to create something truly special, distinctive and lovely from nature… the scent, that when adorned, would evoke the story and mood of the carefully selected notes and essence that were chosen for each artisan crafted perfume and cologne. I believe in the power of weaving a story out of nature’s own roots, flowers, leaves, wood, spices and fruits…” The chief chemist and distiller along with our team, handcraft small batches of these divine and unique creations that are all natural, wildcrafted essential oils and essences to be mixed into lovely and alluring scents. One will discover in Angel Blue, many distinctive, mysterious and lovely notes that are sensual, earthy and ethereal. Whether you are seeking a truly feminine or masculine scent, we can offer that enchantment! The gentlemen can be delighted to know my exclusive signature cologne for them is “DragonSlayer” with notes of fresh lime, anise, bergamot, pine, sandalwood, cedarwood, black pepper and a touch of cocoa make this truly masculine scent a desirable warm and smoky blend of sensual plant essences! The ladies and gents will love the masculine notes that evoke earthy warmth, deep forest with a touch of dark spice. …Truly a Mysterious and Sensual Delight… Your senses will be enticed by unique combinations of warm and exotic mimosa, vetiver, cocoa, clove, orange blossom, geranium, coconut, rose, ylang ylang, luscious vanilla, jasmine, chamomile, lime, anise, sandalwood, pine, bergamot, cedar wood, lemon, lavender, black pepper, myrrh, amyris, spikenard, violet leaf, rosewood, balsam of peru and many other enticing note combinations. Ladies and Gentlemen, get ready to step into your unique, natural fragrance and into your dreams… All fragrances are natural and Free of petrochemicals, synthetic dyes, propylene glycol, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates, parabens and never tested on animals…

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