Skip to comments.WE WERE THERE IN SPIRIT - Part II: Week 213, Olney, 02-06-2010
Posted on 02/09/2010 3:05:33 PM PST by trooprally
Patriots physically in Olney this Saturday: NONE
Patriots there in spirit: TOO MANY TO MENTION
After braving the weather to be a Walter Reed this past Friday the snow continued to fall through Saturday. At 10AM Saturday we had around 20" on the ground.
BELOW LEFT: Our driveway. Vehicle on right is not as covered as the left because we used it for Walter Reed. BELOW RIGHT: Progress!!
BUT WE WERE ON THE CORNER IN SPIRIT!!!
Whats that red thing up there?
And there is a flag with it
All right!! The Olney Patriots are here without really being there. NOTE: Picture taken on Monday afternoon after our street was finally plowed.
Yep, just like Week 206 when we got up to Olney before the December 18/19 big storm hit, we set up the red banner on Friday. And just like December, the banner took some hits because of the freezing, windy weather. I had to trudge thru the deep snow to duct tape one support that snapped.
I believe that well be out this Saturday coming up. We may have to work around the plowed mounds, but it will be sunny and in the upper 30s.
WARNING TO FREEPERS ATTENDING OLNEY
Some new money making have been installed on north bound Georgia Avenue right before you enter the main business district. Slow your speed after the light at King William Drive.
And a new one has been placed just south of Brookeville, between Brookeville and the Longwood Community Center.
Next Saturday, same place, Georgia Avenue, MD Rte. 97 and MD Rte. 108 in Olney
NEW TIME - 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
As always, the D.C. Chapter's rules for protesting will be in effect. Briefly, they are: No violence, no profanity, no racism, no provocations, obey the law and treat all law enforcement officers with respect.
But a lot of verbal engagement in Olney is always welcome.
If you live in northern VA and want a short cut to Olney See Post 39 Here. It's an easy 20 minute drive from the American Legion Bridge.
A special Thanks to a FReeper FRiend for enhancing the original plain type directions.
The Archive of Olney FReeps is here or in the LINKS section of Trooprally's ABOUT Page.
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Shoveled off my deck yesterday afternoon, so that it would not collapse from the combined weight of Snowmageddon and Son.
I know what your talking about. I double checked our architectural plans for the flat section of our roof over the dinning room table. And with some repairs this past summer I’m not concerned.
I believe that is the first time you guys have been physically absent from that corner. Isn’t it? Love the banner being there. Thank you. Stay safe.
Actually around the 3rd time. First was the big Gathering of Eagles Rally in March, 2007, 2nd was this past December.
For other rallies in DC when the FReepers go, the Legionnaires have held down the corner.
When we get plowed out of this recent storm, we’ll have to check out the banner. With 40MPH+ wind gusts I’m sure it is taking a beating. The pvc supports are getting old now (Albion Wilde made the banner about 3 years ago) and it is also used at Walter Reed.
how’s the snow in your part of the woods?
Love seeing the pictures!
For once, I can not say, “Wish I was there!”
Yep, but be sure to bring up some warm weather when you do come. The snow mounds should be around for a while.
But [Mrs] T and I sure are enjoying a cozy fire.
PS: Fingers crossed that electricity stays on. It flicked several times around 11AM.
You know, troop, I’ve been a little bit jealous of you guys getting all that beautiful snow. We only get these piddling little “dustings” spread out over weeks. It has not been more than 3 inches combined since the end of Dec. Of course it’s enough for parishioners to call off church. LOL. Wimpy Christians. I’ve had more free time this winter than I’ve ever had. But snow? Not so much. We are on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. I think that moderates our weather. Some of the local folk say it’s due to the power plants. LOL.
That’s a lot of snow! Good to see the banner survived.
I’m sure if you decided to take up a collection for a new banner there would be a few folks around here willing to contribute.
The weather people say the same things about the “official” weather being at Reagan National. Being adjacent to the Potomac waters distorts the readings.
When all around DC got 24 inches, Reagan reported 15 inches. But even with the lower amount, DC still surpassed the record 1890s snow fall record.
Hope your spring now comes early since you’ve lack some good snow falls.
The banner is holding up, thank God for red duct tape. It’s the pvc supports that are the main problem.
Waiting for our street to be plowed to see how the banner held up to 50MPH gusts.
And YES, FReepers are very supportive with donations and time. Thank You to all FReepers’ support.
Yep, hoping for early spring, but not optimistic. I hope the flag is still there. That was some snow you guys got.
Plows came down our road about 7. We live at the very end of a dead end street as you can see from the pics. I’ll check on how much I need to dig out tomorrow.
We have so much snow that it will be around till April, long after the early spring bulbs would pop.
Go easy on the shoveling. It can be dangerous if you are not used to heavy lifting.