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    Posted 1 year ago

    AnythingOb…
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    As hinted at in a previous post a few weeks ago which, sadly, one or two (maybe for good reason?) almost took offense with (but the Mods didn't delete, for their own reasons which us mere CW members might not ever understand?) I am otherwise now pleased to show some of my other USA flags, which I also proudly own because I (again) simply believe I'm blessed to be able to have my little spot on Planet Earth to pile my stuff up in, within the USA, where we all can still mostly enjoy our freedoms to disagree about other stuff, together, with the rest of our friends that likewise inhabit this spinning rock in space. :-) :-) :-)

    The first 3 pics are all official full size "military issue" flags, that in turn represent the lives of three now departed "in-laws" of mine, none of who I ever had the pleasure to meet nor personally thank (nor even know their names?) for their service. I also kinda regret that I don't have the proper 'shadowbox' frames to display them in, though I remain ridiculously happy to have had the privilege to actually recover all three from the 'cleanout house #1', where if I didn't, they all otherwise got WAY too close to being just so much more cotton fabric in a curbside trashpile bag. <nonono> Not quite as "wrong" is that, once I did find 'em there and saved 'em, I wasn't quick enough to keep my partner from sorta unceremoniously loading them into the clothes washer/dryer...they probably did need that, but again, as other contributors to my other showing have shared, I also know that's not really the proper way to treat the Flag, esp. ones that once adorned caskets of deceased military service members.

    Oh well, here they are, for this day or two *after* Thanksgiving. The last pic BTW is a little mashup of more flags in my house, none really as meaningful as the three big ones should be -- the little two of those are actually just the common things meant to clip onto car windows, that I've stopped/turned around/whatever to pick up roadside, where they'd otherwise busted off of somebody else's car/truck, and where I couldn't quite just leave 'em laying there in the gutter/shoulder once I spotted them. The larger one in that last pic is just another typical 'nylon' (?) example, it is actually now hanging in front of one more of the same size (both only partially seen) which is much older, lots more dirty/distressed/fragile, but otherwise came from my own childhood family home where I myself probably raised it to the top of Dad's flagpole many times. Even as a kid, I helped him dig the hole to install that flagpole... :-)

    GOD BLESS the UNITED STATES of AMERICA...may we all (to steal a Star Trek phrase) LIVE LONG and PROSPER.

    Much love to y'all.

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    Comments

    1. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 1 year ago
      fly them proud...that's your right. Lori
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 year ago
      For means of 'full disclosure', I should probably also throw in this maybe quicker link to my first flag post a couple weeks ago if anybody still cares. Once more -- NO offense intended in ANY way to ANY of my fellow CW friends by ANY of it. :-)

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/289147-my-american-flag

      And this one too, just a YouTube link but it also seems kinda appropriate for the feelings I'm trying to convey, though 04Jul2021 remains a full more half-year into all our futures. Thomas and Ed/Vynil, no doubt the both of y'all probably have original records of this song (by Woody, or the myriad of others that have covered it)...I prolly do too, but mine are hopelessly buried in the basement, where it's otherwise clean-ish climate controlled dry storage... <lol>

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxiMrvDbq3s



    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 year ago
      Aww sh*t...did I just get fortapache and Brunswick all mixed up with each other...?? <sigh, groan>

      OH WELL, the <love> still goes out from my end anyway abouts it to all y'all...who really DO help more than y'all know to keep me otherwise climbing outta my bed every morning...now I need to go find some little bit of nuclear-able human chow-chow to eat before I go fall down in that bed again...and Oreo puppy still hasn't got her tonite's 'drag around the block' either...she's also about to the bottom of a 50# bag of her own chowchow, but once again that's a kinda different showing of mine recently...??

      :-) :-) :-)

    4. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      When I die I want the flag and line of old farts shooting their Garands. I have one of the empty cases from my brother's funeral inscribed with his name and dates of birth and death. I also want the upright marble tombstone that has to be mowed around so I can be as much trouble in death as I was in life.
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 year ago
      "...so I can be as much trouble in death as I was in life."

      /me <LOLOLOL> Kevin -- you gottit SPOT ON!!
    6. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 year ago
      Somehow I'm compelled to bring this up again, right now, today 06Jan2021...

      GOD BLESS, HELP, AND PROTECT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...

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