I am an aspiring amatuer still photographer, and I carry my camera wherever I go. This weekend, I thought that I'd get some good pictures of "Americana" as I drove around the area. I thought I'd spot some nice patriotic displays on old houses, etc....
....But nothing. I was hard pressed to find even one flag displayed outside a house. Maybe tomorrow there'll be more. Personally, I just repaired the flagpole holder attached to my house so I could display my flag.
posted on 07/03/2005 8:37:59 PM PDT
Then it's not my imagination. One excuse I got was.."well has been a slow start to the summer blah blah blah..." then she preceded to tell me how many of our troops had died in the Middle East and I responded more the reason for the flags, don't ya think?
Just I was surprised the towns had not put up their displays. Did see some early homes with the old early flags. There is one early period cape (early 1800's I would guess) with set of old buildings out in the country that has had an early flag (big) over their entire front door since 2001 (Sheepscot, ME). That is a great picture.
In another hamlet was this small home where you knew living day to day was probably a struggle; and they had up a new flag, so colorful, it contrasted with the disrepair of their small home. I thought those with so little can raise the flag and those with so much decide it distracts from the grandeur of their home.
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