Saturday, July 5, 2008

Oh, say can you see....


On the Fourth of July, I played a round of golf with the Colonel at a golf and hunt club amongst pastoral surroundings which overlook the Catoctin Mountains . On each hole, the flag at the end of the flagstick had been changed to an American flag for the occasion, a tribute to the United States on the anniversary of its independence. Once golfers approach the green, the flag is removed and dropped on the ground until all have "holed out "or finished putting. To avoid dropping the American flag to the ground, some creative person constructed 18 flag holders from old sawed off golf clubs and inverted horseshoes which were soldered to the side. Wedged in the ground on the side of the green, each served to elevate the the flag while players putted. A wonderful acknowledgement to the Star Spangled Banner on this day.

Happy Fourth of July to you all.

6 comments:

littlebyRD said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and saying hello. I am really enjoying scrolling through your posts and am looking forward to more. Hope it was a wonderful weekend for you!

teaorwine said...

Many thanks, robin! It was a great weekend for me.

Rue said...

Hi :)

Thank you so much for coming by!

It sounds like a wonderful time. I'm awful at golf, but I try ;)

Take care,
rue

teaorwine said...

Hi Rue,
Stop by again sometime, please.

Pigtown-Design said...

Tea... have you been to Fort McHenry in Baltimore? It's where the national anthem was written and is where the flag you have pictured was flown. It's a great place!

teaorwine said...

Hi p-d,

I have been to Baltimore many times but seem to always remain in the Harbor area and as well as the Hippodrome, which is gorgeous, btw.

I must be sure to head to Ft. McHenry next opportunity.

Thank you!