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Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Funnies

Today it's another double-header just for the fun of it cause sometimes you gotta laugh.

Starting with a really BAD day on the roadway for the fellow carrying this load. We came upon this scene right after the hay bales had fallen off the trailer.



Making the best of recent heavy rainstorms, this robin was splishing and splashing.


Thanks to everyone who commented on our We Took a Trip post. Our destination was Alexandria, VA, less than 4 hours from home. Photos posted were from Old Town, the city's historic district, often called George Washington's adopted hometown. We had a great 2-day get-away; future posts will highlight a few places visited.

Enjoy YOUR weekend. 

This is a holiday weekend in the U.S. which on Monday observes Memorial Day, a federal holiday. This weekend is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.

Formerly called Decoration Day, Memorial Day commemorates men and women, who have died in military service for the U.S. It originally started as an event to honor Union soldiers killed during the Civil War. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action.

It is traditional to fly the U.S. flag at half mast from dawn until noon. Many volunteers place an American flag on graves in national cemeteries.

18 comments:

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hey Dorothy, I didn't know about the half mast dawn till noon tradition.
The whole falling bales thing reminds me of a friend who, unfortunately, was right behind a paint contractor's truck when all the all the paint cans fell out. It was colorful to say the least!

Out on the prairie said...

A nice weekend here I hope, been decorating all week.

Anvilcloud said...

Not everyone gets to photograph hay on the road.

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful post, poor chap in the first and hope it was cleared up before night time! Enjoy your weekend. We will be spending time with old friends on Sunday who moved out of town several years ago and are now up here for a wedding. We are looking forward to seeing them, it's been about three years since their last visit.

gigihawaii said...

I loved the photos in the previous post. So, it was Alexandria, VA. Interesting. My sister lives in Virginia, also, but I can't remember which town.

William Kendall said...

That's definitely a day off to a bad start.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I laughed out loud when I saw that first photo :-) They tend to drop them here to but not that many at the same time :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

A Quiet Corner said...

Did you two stop to give the guy a hand with all those bales? We would have...:)JP

Rebecca said...

That first picture was a bad day for someone.

Country Gal said...

First photo , OOPS ! Second photo , take advantage of it lol and last but not least we all remember those who fought and are still fighting for us all ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Montanagirl said...

Great photos, especially that last one: it says it all.

Catherine said...

Oh my... I hope the trailer was able to retrieve all that fallen hay! Have a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend :)

Emma Springfield said...


Many members of my family served in the military. My brother was not as fortunate as most of them. He died in Viet Nam. For all military personnel past and present, THANK YOU for protecting our freedoms.

Ginnie said...

I was thinking the same thing as your other commentor ... did you stop and help them get the bails back on the truck?????

Debbie said...

Poor truck driver, I hate when that happens ;)

possum said...

Did you help? I would have, if only to slow down traffic until the poor guy got his load back on his truck. Or at least call 911 since the road was blocked.
What a shame.

Gail Dixon said...

I would love to help place the flags some day. Honored, really. God bless them for their sacrifice.

Daisy said...

I love that picture of the robin. Looks like great fun! :)

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