Cee’s-FOTD-19-1009-Cosmos

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White Cosmos...

…in

Melbourne,

Victoria, Australia.

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RyanPhotography-WeeklyPC-41-Books

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When MGW’s cousin asked me to look up

her fallen relatives in their Western Front Cemeteries…

well I can’t print my initial reaction.

At the time I was crossing the English Channel

in the Eurostar Tunnel.

Not to be put off I asked for and received almost immediately

their names and the cemeteries in which

these men were interred.

This was forwarded to my guide while still underwater.

Thank goodness for Facebook Messenger!

Serre Road Cemetery No. 2 was our first stop

where 7,127 fallen soldiers are buried.

And I had to find one grave!!

As we walked through the gate’s arch

I noticed this in one wall.

Our guide pulled the knob

and the door opened.

Reaching in he withdrew a book in which was listed

every soldier buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2.

The row in which they were buried and their grave number.

That book, which was at each cemetery we visited,

made grave hunting on

The Western Front

so much easier.

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Ryan-Weekly-PC-41-Books

FOWChallenge-Cast

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cast

throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction.

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Apart from a fishing rod, the first thing I remember

learning to cast was a sheep dog.

One would point an arm in the desired direction,

telling the dog to ‘way back‘ and all being well

the dog would charge off to the right or left,

depending on which way the mob was to be taken,

rounding up all the sheep in the paddock as it did so.

If the mob was to go to one’s left,

you would cast the pooch to your right and vice versa.

Twice in a dog’s life things did not always turn out just so.

First was when they were learning and

the second time was when they knew it all

and they thought you had made an error

because for 999 time we had gone left and

this time you wanted them to go right.

In their mind it just had to be the incorrect command.

Those were the times I inserted a few unprintable

additions into my vocabulary.   🙂

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Qualm

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qualm

an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear,
especially about one’s own conduct; a misgiving.

 

The one member of our family who…

…has no qualms about ANYTHING she does.

I don’t think I have ever seen a dog

as happy, or innocent looking,

when she is as guilty as sin!

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Qualm

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