Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Thursday, November 11, 2021

Thank you Veterans

 44 degrees with a bit of a breeze, mostly sunny with a few clouds.

Walked straight through town and passed up the 
industrial park and walked to the curve 
in the road and turned around.

On the way back I turned into the industrial park and
walked around there and also up and down the road
between the main road and the industrial park road.

Saw lots of geese flying around.
Managed to get a picture of this bunch.

Yesterday I mentioned that Firefly was moving to a bigger
store down the road.
Here it is - will be opening soon.

Stopped to talk to our Friend Dave who was checking out his 
big rig before he took off for work.

Ran out of miles before I could walk the cemeteries and ball park.

Didn't see anyone else out walking.

Walked 6 miles

Bench Number 11
This one is my favorite.

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Just about to make scrambled eggs for breakfast when David
popped in from his walk around Happy Trails.
So he stayed and had breakfast with us.

Then it was time to get some house work done.

A couple of hours this afternoon was spent outside
walking around Happy Trails
and adding branches to the fence.

Before supper read a bit and knitted too.
Almost done with the hat on the second time around.
No mistakes this time. πŸ™‚

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It Is The Veteran

It is the Veteran, not the Preacher,
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Veteran, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Veteran, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Veteran, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to assemble.

It is the Veteran, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Veteran, not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Veteran, who salutes the flag,
It is the Veteran, who serves under the flag,
And is buried by the flag,
So the protester can burn the flag.

-Anonymous -

Veterans in my family.
5 uncles
Ken's Father
Husband - Ken was in the Navy for 20 years.

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That's it for today.
Thanks for stopping by.
A happy day to you. πŸ™‚
πŸ‘©πŸ»‍🦳 happyone  ❤️


Tom said...

...I love your cotton candy sky!

Vee said...

How nice to have your son stay for breakfast. That bench is very nice. The new store looks as if it will be very nice for them to set up shop.

Thank you for the tribute to our veterans. One lives at your house. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Hootin Anni said...

I'm from a family of veterans too. All branches except for Coast Guard.
Love that bright red bench!

Great poem tribute. (Don't like the burning of the flag in protest tho) ������

Rose said...

That is my favorite bench, so far, too. But have really liked the others, too. I would love to see geese flying once again. I have not seen one single formation this year.

That is a great poem...

William Kendall said...

Beautiful views.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Great tribute to veterans. This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday in the UK.

God bless.

Deb J. in Utah said...

Thanks, Karen for this post. It is always fitting to thank our Veterans! Lovely poem of tribute. See you again tomorrow!

Aritha V. said...

Great poem!

susan q said...

Love the red bench. Seen it in different finishes but not red. Many family members were Veterans in my family. Always look forward to a visit from my son. Looks like another great day, Karen. Thanks for sharing it♥

Jeanette said...

That is a very pretty bench!

Bill said...

Beautiful sky!

ellen b. said...

Catching up here. I really like that red bench especially the birds. That really is a nice space for that store. Have a good weekend.

Granny Marigold said...

This is my favourite bench too. I like the colour and the birds and leaves and vines.
Looks like you had good walking weather. Here it was ( and still is) raining.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Pretty bench...

Wonderful poem...

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Lowcarb team member said...

Beautiful sky ...
I do like the red bench.

All the best Jan