Monday, September 19, 2005

Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th !!

Aye, mateys!

Shiver me timbers. I, Cap'n Geek, spent a wee minutes on Instant Messenger
wi' a swabbie Geek exchangin' technical questions wi' each other in Shipmate

He knew today be Speak Like a Seafarin' hearty tide, so we had a lot o' fun.

Avast, the day be over. Ah Well! I set me sails lookin' fer next year!


Useful English t' Seafarin' hearty Translator (that be more scurvy than th' one on th' official site)

Saturday, September 17, 2005

FCC - Atlanta - Autumn Moon Festival celebration

Sep 17, 2005 at the Gwinnett University Center in Lawrenceville GA
The crew getting ready to go to the Autumn Moon Festival Posted by Picasa

Louisa, Julia and Mary are joined by best buds Joylyn (Louisa orphanage mate) and Joylyn's sister Alana.

Mary and Alana in front. Joylyn in the middle of the pack. Louisa and Julia bringing up the rear.

Remember you can get a larger view of the pics by clicking on them.

Mary, Louisa, JoyLyn, Alana, Julia Posted by Picasa

Mary and Alana Posted by Picasa

Alana and Mary making lanterns Posted by Picasa

Box assembly (Joylyn and Julia) Posted by Picasa

Alana and Mary show that here in Atlanta we have Moon Pies at the Moon Festival instead of Moon Cakes! Posted by Picasa

Bowl of Moon Pies Posted by Picasa

Joylyn and Julia looking through their loot Posted by Picasa

The Garden Spider that everyone enjoyed looking at. Posted by Picasa

Julia, Joylyn and Louisa at the snack table Posted by Picasa

The Moon finally made an appearance Posted by Picasa

The Moon Posted by Picasa

Joylyn at home with her glow bracelets Posted by Picasa

Louisa in front of buddies Mary and Alana Posted by Picasa

Joylyn with Mary doing the bunny ears Posted by Picasa

A final shot of the kids in front of the moon. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Patriot Day Celebration - America Remembers - Flags of Honor

Julia and I drove up to Franklin, TN to visit my Parents, sister, and niece and nephew.

On short notice I could only take one of the girls. On Saturday evening I was watching the local news and heard about this Patriot Day Celebration and Flag Display that was being held on the campus of Battle Ground Academy, a private school that has been in Franklin since 1889.

According to the America Remembers Website

The Second Annual America Remembers -- Flags of Honor - A Patriot Day Celebration
Franklin, Tennessee
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Tennessee became known as "The Volunteer State" during the War of 1812. Since then, many thousands have answered the call during times of war and peace. On Saturday, September 10, 2005, hundreds of Volunteers will honor our Armed Forces personnel by displaying an American flag for each U.S. serviceman or woman who has died in the war against terrorism since 9/11.

The flags will be flown in a field called AMERICA REMEMBERS - FLAGS OF HONOR. Additional flags will be displayed for active or retired military personnel who are being honored by family or friends. The flags will fly from 9/10 until 9/17 on the large lawn in front of Battle Ground Academy
The PATRIOT DAY CELEBRATION activities will feature a roll call of Tennesseans killed in action and recognition of the families in attendance. There will also be local patriotic entertainment, a military color guard, 21-gun salute, military, and many other activities. An evening fund-raising concert with nationally known talent and fireworks is also being planned, as is a Sunday morning service.
The presentation of over 1,900 flags will be an overwhelming and emotional display of patriotism, unity and remembrance of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Entertainment will begin at 4 p.m., with the flag ceremony program from approximately 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The concert will start shortly thereafter. After the ceremony, attendees may visit and walk through the Flags of Honor field any time day or night for the following week.
As we were leaving Franklin on Sunday, I decided to stop by BGA to see the display, as it was only a couple of miles from my sister's house.
It was quite a moving display, as you can see.

Panorama of all the Flags Posted by Picasa

Battle Ground Academy - Flags Posted by Picasa

Flags of Honor Posted by Picasa

More flags Posted by Picasa