A special kind

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The Honor Guard is precisely folding the American flag during a funeral service at a National Cemetery.  Each fold of the flag has meaning and only the stars will be visible before the flag is given to the family of the deceased.

With friends and family present, the young servicemen stay focused during the honorable task set before them. The only sound is a slight tap of their heels as the ceremony is performed with discipline.

FUNERAL HONORS ELIGIBILITY

  • Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve.
  • Former military members who served on active duty and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

Many blessings for those who perform this duty

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I do believe​ in fairy’s

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Writing today as a mother of five I’ll share some of my parenting tips, passed on from my Grandma and Mom. A core belief I have as a Mom is to offer all the love I could and practice patience at all times.

I always stayed in reality and expected at times there would be shenanigans going on.

I took the time to sort things out, to avoid an exaggerated reply to an act that would not matter at the end of the day.

I accept the idea that being a Mom does not have a time limit. It was going to be forever.

I expected to be challenged or overloaded with work.  At those times I tried my best to show my silly side.

I wasn’t too stubborn to ask for help.  I would let the “genie out of the bottle” or call  in the “Good Fairy’s” to lend a hand

Happy Mother’s Day’s

 

 

 

 

 

Tippy Toes​

The Low Country of South Carolina offers an abundance of leisurely outdoor activities. The Cypress Wetlands shown here are located in Port Royal.  The adventurous side of me decided to take the walk just assuming I would catch up with others on such a beautiful spring day.

I did my due diligence and read the rules.  Then I proceeded to the large deck overlooking the wetland that leads you to the walking trail.

Not feeling very comfortable with the sign, and the pond very close, my memories of the Okefenokee returned.  As the ground gets lower I am happy to see a wooden walkway with a rail and metal meshing to keep the critters away.

This is where it gets very quiet and I start losing hope in finding another visitor nearby.

I can see ahead of me and the end of the wooden walkway. As I stepped off the decking and back onto to the blacktop the warning sign stared at me.

I softly took a few steps forward, then I heard the “splash” and a chorus of birds chirping. I skewed around and high tailed it back to the safety of the deck.  Needless to say, that ended my tour for the day.  I’m not a quitter so I’ll be going back, but I’m bringing a big stick.

Port Royal South Carolina is located just south of Beaufort South Carolina. Lots to see and do in this cool seaside town.

Tide tables — EffinghamMoves

Checking the tide is always helpful when planning a day out on the boat. It’s also helpful for swimmers because the oyster beds can make you say “ouch”…. For US tide tables: http://www.saltwatertides.com

via Tide tables — EffinghamMoves

Blue on blue

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Retirement is now within reach and I have decided that I am not moving anywhere. I have lived in all four corners of the USA and the Southeast Coast was the last move and where I plan to stay for the rest of my days.

Just like the song…Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high 🎶

I love the hot humid summers and the mild winters. The mosquito and the sand gnats too!!!  Grits, shrimp, and sweet tea…

The photo is an area in Beaufort County South Carolina called “Lands End”.

 

Campfire Safety

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For over 70 years Smokey Bear has brought awareness to the dangers of wildfires in our national parks.  With summer approaching it is a good time to review fire safety for campfires.  Below are 2 links for you to take a look at….

The national park service :https://www.nps.gov/articles/campfires.htm

Easy posters and videos for children can be found at: https://smokeybear.com/

Remember…..”Only YOU can prevent forest fires”

 

 

 

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And…he’ll never be any good

The late 1950’s introduced us to the rule breaker or rebel of the school. The coolest and most popular kid around that everyone knew

Movies, music, leather jackets, and the smell of greasy hair bring back memories of a changing time, when teenagers saying what was on their minds came into existence.
This paved the road for the atmosphere of today where parents are your friends. Teachers and community leaders now offer open conversations with an age group that at one time just followed orders.

Thank a baby boomer today for freedom of expression!!! It’s been real…..