Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-17Wk37-1009

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Odd Ball

Week 37, 2017

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This may appear to be an advertisement for

Purina and Total Care…Let me assure you it is not!

I walked into to the kitchen this morning in time to get

an earful, about the packaging, from MGW.

MGW was struggling to open the clear packaging.

Further questioning revealed that item she was after

was contained in this blue plastic bubble.

Note the raised area in this shot.

Flip blue over it becomes white and

an even smaller outline appears.

 

All this packaging  for such a small product.

Shame on you Purina.

This was something Father-in-law had leftover

after his dog passed away recently.

It is and will be the only time we use the product.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-Week-37

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Week-35

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Authuille, France

 The Thiepval Memorial is dedicated to the

Missing of the Somme Battles.

It is an Anglo-French Memorial

dedicated to a total between 72,000 and 73,000

missing servicemen.

 

The number varies as some remains are identified.

The Thiepval Memorial is an Anglo-French battle memorial

to commemorate the joint 1916 offensive.

The British flag flies on the north side of the monument

while the French flag flies on the south side.

Although I confess that the flags could be

on the opposite sides to those stated.

I have read which sides the flags fly.

Naturally cannot find my source today.

In Australia the south side of anything is nearly always shaded,

logic tells me this should be reversed for the northern hemisphere.

This was our first encounter with tributes…

 such as these.

Whether students of  history…

or the mouths of babes,

the sentiments are the same.

 

Some of the 72,000 plus names listed on the  memorial.

I think I was in awe of this memorial and I/we

did not venture into the cemetery.

However, on the left are 300 French Graves,

 with all but 47 of them containing unknown solders.

While on the right are 300 British Empire graves.

Only 61 of these graves are named.

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