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Pre-July 4th Day Outing
« on: July 02, 2016, 04:02:16 PM »
Well, I was scheduled to work today (Saturday) and at the last minute work was canceled for the weekend this morning. I grabbed my day hike haversack (a modified usgi gas mask bag, lol), and Betty and I headed out nearly 30 miles away to the cemetary we visited a while back. We wanted to pay out respects this Independence Day to her great, great, great, great grand father (I think I figured it out), a Revolutionary War vet.

Historical Marker at the cemetery...



Betty placed flowers and flags on his grave...







I brewed up a quick cup of coffee to 'toast' him for his service....



Continued....
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Re: Pre-July 4th Day Outing
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2016, 04:08:18 PM »


On the walk back we found a treasure trove of blackberries and had a visit from another couple that was in the area....









I got within 2 feet of them, but didn't touch them. They seemed to not be bothered by us and were actually trying to follow us!

Thanks for looking and God bless America!
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Re: Pre-July 4th Day Outing
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2016, 08:04:54 PM »
You can have your armadillos.

You have a wonderful heritage Betty. You two, and your remembering.  :'( joyful

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Re: Pre-July 4th Day Outing
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2016, 09:16:54 PM »
Nice post.  I have an ancestor who fought in the revolution and was at Valley Forge.  His grave is in North Carolina.  I have seen photos of it but never visited.  It is nice that you can go where your wife's ancestor is buried.  That is pretty special.
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Re: Pre-July 4th Day Outing
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2016, 08:16:18 AM »
Thanks for the kind words folks. I suppose we are lucky that a lot of our history is close by. Betty's original family homestead is in a WMA and marked as well near us. Near is 30 miles give or take, lol. We were going to go to our new 'spot' for an overnighter on her mom's landlord's land, but with the heat, ticks, and some family issues (on my side), we made it a day outing.

We enjoy going out and searching for old home sites and cemeteries using info from the ole timers in the area and a lot of info can be found on historical markers on the road sides. Being a vet I tend to be a little over zealous when it comes to our history and freedoms. My brother calls me 'John Wayne' when I scold him on changing out his flag on his flagpole when it starts to get worn lol.

Again thanks for the kind words, old man ramble over....
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Re: Pre-July 4th Day Outing
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2016, 11:55:42 AM »
Very cool outing. Thanks for sharing it ... and sharing a little history.
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