The view from my perch on the mountain

The Things You See On A Trip to Town

Today’s post from my Blogger page. Some days I just don’t have enough to post different blogs but I thought my readers here might enjoy seeing what a slow “news” day is like around here.


The weather guessers are promising heavy rain this afternoon and tonight. I believe them. For those who don’t know that is the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia flying below the National Colors.


One would think that with cell and radio towers way up there reception would be great.


One would be wrong. There are higher ridges and deeper valleys all around, making cell reception spotty unless you’re near one of the Interstates where the terrain is fairly level …… or on top of one of those higher peaks.


At a traffic light Buddy started whining and barking. Two lanes over I saw what he was on about.


“Buddy, tell them to let  you drive, too. You’ve got a license. So what if it’s a dog license? You’re a dog!”


We like to fly the Stars and Stripes everywhere! You also see the Stars and Bars flying a lot in our neck of the woods, a reminder that West Virginia is only a couple of ridge lines away. They broke away from the Confederacy and joined up with the damned Yankees when Virginia seceded from the Union at the start of the War of Northern Aggression.

Frankie remembers her grand daddy telling her about seeing Union occupation troops patrolling the streets of Wytheville when he was a boy. That didn’t stop him from answering the nation’s call during the Spanish American War. As our nation celebrates Memorial Day on Monday Grandpa Hodge will be one of the many veterans we’ll be saluting in our family.


3 responses

  1. Thank you for your service, Chip!

    What ever happened to those signs on barns that read “See Rock City?”

    That’s one scary looking little dog.

    May 28, 2011 at 12:48 AM

  2. Cute little dog, must have made Buddy’s day. looks like a Mittel Spitz

    May 28, 2011 at 10:05 AM

  3. Aww! Love that little dog – cute and wild all at the same time 🙂

    May 29, 2011 at 6:30 PM

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