B is for Bee and That's Me!

My mother named me Deborah after the Biblical character who was a judge and strong warrior.  The family never called me Deborah, though ... always Debbie ... or a variety of nicknames.  The name Deborah means 'bee' in Hebrew.

Deborah had her own palm tree!  She sat under the tree  and listened to the issues brought to her by her people and judged a fair outcome.  She and her general, Barak, lead the defeat of the Canaanite armies, who had oppressed the Israelites for twenty years.  She is a heroine.

Napoleon used a bee as an important symbol in his armory.  It is considered a symbol of immortality and resurrection and was chosen  to link the new French dynasty to the very origins of France. Golden bees were discovered in 1653 in Tournai in the tomb of Childeric I, founder in 457 of the Merovingian.  Bees are considered the oldest emblem of the sovereigns of France.

Bees symbolize diligence.  Who could argue with that?  They represent the organized hierarchy of living.  Bees and bee hives are often used in architecture, most notably in Mormon temples.  If you want to read more about that, visit The Trumpet Stone

At our house, bees are all about having fun and if you watch my future posts, you'll see pictures from an upcoming "Bee Tea" that I'm having for Miss Phoebe.  We'll set our party on the front porch, but we're waiting for dry skies!  We've been experiencing rain, thunder storms and tornadoes for a few weeks, now.  Can't wait for sunny skies!

I'm participating in Alphabet Thursday so make sure you click through to visit all the other posts! 
B is for Bee ... and for Blogging!  Don't we love having all this fun? 
Thanks, Jenny for hosting our Alphabet parties!

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