Sunday, June 14, 2009

Posting


Will try to catch up on a post!!


WELL, IT WAS A BUSY WEEK, WE DID MANAGE TO GET AWAY FOR OUR WEEKLY FISHING DAY, BELOW IS HONEY FISHING IN THE SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER, DIRECTLY BEHIND HER IN THE PICTURE IS CANADA, THERE ARE SOME PLACES BETWEEN THE AMERICAN AND CANADIAN BORDER WHERE YOU CAN THROW A STONE ACROSS AND HIT THE OTHER SIDE. WE CAUGHT SOME PERCH, SUNFISH, BASS AND PUT THEM ALL BACK IN.




BELOW IS THE OBSERVATORY AT THE PEARCH LAKE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, AFTER MUCH LABOR AND SLOWLY HONEY MADE IT TO THE TOP, WE GOT TO SEE OSPREYS, BALD EAGLES, DUCKS, CANADIAN GEESE.




WE ENJOYED THE AFTERNOON WATCHING THE BIRDS AND WILDLIFE.








I SPEND SOME OF THE WEEK GETTING READY FOR SUNDAY, THE MINISTER WAS OFF AND I GOT TO DO THE SERVICE, WHICH I ALWAYS ENJOY DOING!!!!



JUNE 14 IS "FLAG DAY", PART OF MY CHILDRENS SERMON WAS TALKING ABOUT THE FLAG AND GIVING THE KIDS A FLAG TO TAKE HOME, IT WAS A GOOD SERVICE AND GAVE ME THE CHANCE TO LIFT EVERYONE'S NAME UP FOR PRAYERS.


THIS AFTERNOON AT 4PM OUR AMERICAN LEGION POST HONORED OUR POST MEMBERS WHO WERE WWII VETERANS WITH A DINNER OF CHICKEN AND BISCUITS, AND A NICE CAKE FOLLOWED BY COFFEE, EACH MEMBER WAS PRESENTED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE FOR WWII AND PRESENTED WITH A SMALL AMERICAN FLAG AND ALSO WITH A NICE WORLD WAR II GOLD PIN AND HAD THEIR PICTURE TAKEN. EVERYONE PRESENTED WITH A PIN HAD THEIR PICTURE TAKEN AND MONDAY I WILL PRINT OFF A PICTURE FOR THEM AND ALSO A GROUP PHOTO AND SEND IT TO THEM AND SOME I WILL GO VISIT AND HAVE COFFEE WITH.
PICTURED BELOW ARE THE HONORED WWII VETERANS WHO SO PROUDLY SERVED, I KNOW EACH ONE OF THEM AND HAVE BEEN TO MOST OF THEIR HOMES,
THEY ALL ENJOYED THEMSELVES AND HAD A CHANCE TO REHASH OLD MEMORIES AND GET TOGEATHER, I WISH WE COULD DO IT MORE OFTEN FOR THEM. I GOT THE CHANCE TO SPEAK TO EACH ONE AND ALSO GOT A KISS FROM THELMA, THE LADY STANDING IN THE REAR ON THE LEFT SIDE!!!!







AS TODAY IS "FLAG DAY" IT IS ALSO THE DAY MOST LEGIONS AND VFW'S DISPOSE OF OLD, WORN, UN-SERVICEABLE FLAGE, IT IS A NICE CEROMONY AND THE PROPER WAY TO DISPOSE OF OLD FLAGS BY QUICKLY BURNING THEM AFTER THEY ARE PRESENTED FOR DISPOSAL IN A FORMAL CEREMONY.

tHE FLAGS ARE PRESENTED TO THE LEGION COMMANDER, AND 1ST VICE COMMANDER, THE SGT-AT-ARMS AFTER ANSWERING IF THE FLAGS HAVE SERVED THEIR PURPOSE PLACES A FEW FLAGS IN FOR BURNING, BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY FLAGS, "BAGS AND bAGS" OF THEM WE TAKE THEM OUT TO A FARM, DIG A PIT AND PROBABLY BURN SEVERAL HUNDRED FLAGS ALL AT ONCE PAYING ALL DUE RESPECTS AS THE FLAGS ARE BURNED.







THE GARDEN IS COMING ALONG FINALLY, CUKES ARE COMING UP, TOMATOES ARE COMING ALONG, LETTUCE IS UP AND ONIONS ARE STARTING, THE CHIVES ARE POPPING UP AND THE PARSLEY IS COMING ALONG, WE HAVE FINALLY HAD SOME SUNSHINE AND WARM WEATHER.

NEVER FORGET-REMEMBER THE VET!

4 comments:

jack69 said...

It is great what you guys do for the veterans. I know they appreciate it. I know I apprectiate just seeing it mentioned regularily here. Looks like you all had a good outing. Amazing Anna made it up the steps, I know she paid for each step. I hope it helped instead of hurt.

We are headed to Accord in Rondout Valley. We have a membership park there. We will be trying to get ready for the New hampshire mountains.
Great entry as usual. And I know the sermn was good today.
Jack & Sherry
God Bless you Guys for your work!

garnett109 said...

woody, can I burn my flag at home, if so what is the sop for doing it?

Shirl 72 said...

Sounds like you are still active.
Glad you are doing OK. Good entry
as usual.

Shirl

Shirl 72 said...

Woody you are just as busy.
But we are having fun staying
active. Get out the fans and shorts sounds like you are having a heat wave.

Jack headed for NY.

Shirl