Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sepia Saturday 376 - Building
Crowds, festivities, events, flags. . . and the list goes on.
And as with most Sepia Saturday's I can not find the picture I had planned on using and must go with a back up plan.
(I do have one question of Alan before I go further; Is the builder of this pavilion the same Norwood builder that appeared in the Sherlock Holmes story?)
From the picture above I decided to go with the theme; Building something and Flags flying.
Probably built in the late 60's, early 70's we were understandably proud that it stood up well in what appears to be a pretty good wind.
Flags proudly flying.
The USA flag and Troop 763's flag.
Back when I was in Scouts, pre-cell phone days, we still learned how to signal from signal towers with semaphore flags.
Knots and how to use them was very important to our Scouting education.
And at least once a year we would build a signal tower . . . .
. . . or a Monkey Bridge.
Those days of building big things out of logs and rope are few and far between now I would imagine in Scouts. Signal towers were things left over from Baden-Powell's days.
But thankfully, at least so far, my daughter still loves to hear the stories.