Monday, September 21, 2015

America....

I love it when I find flags in unexpected places...
I love it when they wave high above their surroundings...
or even on the street corner.

One of these years I am going to take the time to go get a picture of at least one of the cemeteries that put out a bunch of little flags every year at 9-11. This one takes a whole big area at the front of their cemetery and covers it with little American flags to commemorate the innocent lives lost that day.  I hope you will take time to see the link...I always wonder how long it takes them to put all those little flags out.  And how do they get them lined up so precisely?

I don't fly a flag, but I tell you since that day, I have often thought about it.  And I still may do it.  Or at least get one to fly at holidays.

Even with that happening, people are willing to go to great lengths to live here.  
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Roger has  been working on plumbing all afternoon.  It ended up that one of the fixtures he got was torn up to begin with.  He ran down to our local hardware and the guys were already leaving, had locked the doors and were headed to their trucks, but turned around and let him in to get what he needed.  This time he paid, but another time, they just sent him home with whatever it was, and said pay the next day or whenever he was in.  What can I say...small town living can really be the way to go. 

Since I have not had water all afternoon, I have dishes waiting on me, so guess I will go take care of them before the football game comes on!   Also The Voice starts...I am recording it...so can watch one then the other. 
 





8 comments:

Michelle said...

I do love that white barn with the flag.

Judy said...

That is one of the reasons why I LOVE living in a small town :)))

Jacquelineand.... said...

I miss small town life...

Sandra said...

all thos flags are amazing.. we are so happy the voice is starting. we love it .. i like that big old barn with the star.

Nancy Chan said...

We used to live in a small town where we knew almost everyone. Its a lovely place.

Susan said...

I love flags too. My Dad and my Mom still does, put his flag out everyday and took it in every night.

I definitely need to get one.

Small City Scenes said...

I really think the American Flag is the BEST! and prettiest too.
I love the remembrance days when the cemeteries put out the little flags. Here on Veterans Day the boy scouts put out the flags. Nice post. I have a flag on mine too---great minds-ha!
MB

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Rose, loved the barn and all your photos. Also followed the link, such an amazing tribute. I always remember my mother visiting us years ago - she's been gone for 20 now - and saying to my Dad, "Look, isn't it wonderful to see all the flags flying over here, how patriotic." Always remember her saying that, one of the sweet memories I have of my mum. Your hardware store is wonderful to be so trusting. I love that. Another story, when we were up in Canada far away from any towns and right on a huge lake we stayed the night at a cabin and the owner was going fishing early in the morning and he gave us the keys to the main building so that we could make ourselves a cup of coffee and breakfast. He said just leave the keys on the table. Amazing hospitality to complete strangers. We heard his float plane take off into the wilderness in the wee hours. Another lovely memory.

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