Category Archives: Everyday Things

Savannah, Georgia

Scaredy Cows

IMG_8896The teenagers in my house think this scene looks like something from a horror movie. Truth is, these cows WERE a little strange. They were all somewhat skittish, especially the brown one. Usually when I take pictures of cows, they are as curious about me as I am about them.

IMG_8897Maybe it was because there was a little one among them.

IMG_8898I took a few pictures…

IMG_8899…and they were gone.

Star-Spangled Banner

Flag

Needmore Speedway

The Star-Spangled Banner

By Francis Scott Key 1814

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Source:

USA Flag Site

 

Bill Abbott’s Memorial Service

My cousin, Bill Abbott, passed February 9, 2017. On March 18, 2017, we had a memorial service at Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He was a lifeguard for several years and he wanted his ashes scattered at sea. These pictures show portions of the ceremony but don’t do it justice. It was a very moving experience. I know Bill would have been pleased.

 

My husband took these videos. The bagpipes were so beautiful!