Monday, July 5, 2010

Connections

We are back up and have an Internet connection again this morning.  Our provider was here about 8:30 AM..he was a pleasant young man..he replaced one of those flashing light unit thingys and we are good to go.  The laptop came in real handy yesterday, we got it as a back up and a computer to take travelling..well the farthest it has travelled so far is up north to daughter Jens and to my brothers and nephews next door to hijack their Internet Connection.  

 Well here is a photo of the high water..rainfall amounts I have heard about..6.6 in an official weather observer rain gauge and just east of us at a blog reader Ann's location a whopping 7.9 inches of the wet stuff.  The river is up and going across the road.  We have enough rain now for a little while. Do you suppose there is a connection between the size of the mosquitoes and the standing water..if so they will be humongous. .

We went to an auction sale yesterday, what a muddy mess, most everything was wet, apparently stuff was put out before the rain.  Later in the afternoon we went to the parade.  I wasn't real keen on going, but Far Guy and Chance asked me out on a date..so off we went.

I took this photo just by accident..well is anything ever really an accident?  I was just in the right place at the right time.. not just once but twice yesterday.   Typical small town fourth of July parade..American Flags and Soldiers..special.  Do you notice anything special about this photo?  They have stopped and are saluting the Veterans at the Nursing Home.
 Notice anything now?..they are marching away.  Do you notice that a little boy has been included?  At the time I wondered ..you know me I am curious sort.  Sometimes we just have to be patient and wait...later as people were walking along the parade route, a flag bearer walked by us holding the little boys hand.  I thought isn't that nice, he brought his son or a relative.  Then someone stopped to chat with him..this is what I overheard.. "Got yourself a new recruit?"  "Well kind of, his Dad is serving in Iraq."  Kinda makes you stop and think..oh yeah the war it is still going on..we get so wrapped up in our daily lives..the economy, oil and all kinds of other news..that sometimes we forget.  I bet this little boy never forgets, not even for a moment:(

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting these pictures - I haven't had much time to post.. Did get some pics of the parade - it was very long! Great for a little town and the fireworks were over a 1/2 hr long and fabulous! Thanks for the inside story on the boy marching - I wondered too!

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  2. That was a very nice post!

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  3. I'll bet he doesn't ever forget, either. And what a nice gesture to salute our veterans in the Nursing Home. I've never seen that before, and it's totally appropriate. I'm going to miss seeing Chance with the earphones on...

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  4. Funny how we have to run out and find an internet connection when it goes out at home. What did we ever do before?

    I've seen a few stories lately about Iraq and Afghanistan regarding soldiers having trouble when they come home. It's hard to imagine what it must be like for them and their families.

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  5. Thanks for sharing about the nursing home patients and the young boy ~ really does make you stop and think. I don't know how you could have passed up a date with Far Guy and Chance - glad you went along and shared with all of us.

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  6. Wonderful post....great photos. :)

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  7. So tender, and sad, for that little boy.

    As for those mosquitoes, I bet they are going to be the size of small flying donkeys!

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  8. well.. some of that high water might have been tears. Can't help it when I read the sweet stuff about little boys marching in parades, and elderly veterans being saluted.

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  9. Some fine pictures (and words). Hopefully some of that rain is on its way over to us (we need it) ... but ask it to wait until tonight, I have things to do today.

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  10. I am sitting here covered in cold chill bumps.

    Veterans are such a special breed with their respect and love of people. Maybe their brush with death makes them realize how truly wonderful life is.

    You caught two very wonderful photos.

    As a daughter of a World War II veteran, thank you. As an American, I thank you.

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  11. Great photos and I'm sure that little boy never forgets.

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  12. Glad your internet is happy again. I noticed the little boy immediately. So sad for him but also what a proud feeling he must have, knowing his dad is fighting to keep him free.

    Loved the fireworks shots in the next post. Very nice! I don't think I have that much patience.

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