Saturday, June 14, 2008

Flag Day

Our Boy Scout troop has an agreement with the city to put out flags on holidays. So every Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and one other day I can't remember, we put out several hundred flags all over town. Some are along main streets, but most are in neighborhoods. D and I have a double route, about 75 flags in all, so he can earn $720 per year in camping credits. This helps offset most of the camping costs, including the $300 camp we plan to attend in eight days.

Last night we took all the seats out of the minivan and loaded the flags at the scout hut. This morning we got up at 6:30 and began our route, stopping first at Shipley's to get some coffee and ham-and-cheese kolaches. Kolaches are popular here, and originate from the large group of Czech immigrants from many years ago.

Some of the houses are very pretty on our route. This one, in particular, has a cliff-side view. If you look carefully, you will see the sprinkler squirting the flag pole. One minute earlier and it was squirting yours truly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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The M