Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Firefighters Memorial

I, Sweet William The Scot, live in the city proper but two streets over is Anderson Township.
Firefighters Memorial in Anderson Township.
The Memorial is a seven foot tall bronze statue of a firefighter in full gear cradling a child, standing tall in front of three flagpoles
The Memorial was dedicated on June 11, 2005 and was funded entirely through donations.
The names of those that served.
Daisy has a memorial.  She served the township fire and rescue department by teaching the importance of fire and life safety messages to the community.
You know the stop, drop and roll rule right.
Lee has great respect for those that do this job.  Lee's cousin, Eddie, died in a fire at the age of eleven when Lee was eighteen.  The fire happened in her grandfathers house where he lived.  Eddie was cleaning his boy scout badge when the hot water heater kicked on high and ignited the cleaner and torched Eddie.
Lee was one of the first family members on the scene.  Lee was close to Eddie they were like brother and sister everyone said they were so much alike.
Next to the memorial sits a place that the kids love.
Seldom do we see it empty.
It is the skateboard rinks.  Boy do those kids fly up and down the edges and ramps.

Now here is, pardon me, someone who skipped the class in fire safety.
Yep he is smoking a cigarette and using an aerosol can of either sunscreen or bug spray right to the face.  If that ignites he will need a fireman for sure!  And he is here in the Memorial parking lot.
I am staying apolitical as Kismet said and I quote "I have strong feelings about the upcoming US Presidential race. I think it’s time for a black female to hold the job so I’m writing in Minnie Mouse".
The idiot's car had been hodgepodged (probably to hide rust holes) and on the back was a bumper sticker saying "Vote for Trump Restore America's Greatness".
Lee and I we just scratched our heads and rolled on.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine

Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

We have a lot of pretty street corners in Nati City so Lee took this picture out the car window at the stop light.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Kentucky Derby and a Louisville Favorite

I, Sweet William The Scot, am going to tell you about a tradition around my part of the country.
It is a special sandwich!
A Hot Brown Sandwich, sometimes known as a Kentucky Hot Brown, is an American hot sandwich originally created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, by Fred K. Schmidt in 1926.
The dish is a local specialty and favorite of the Louisville area particularly on Kentucky Derby Day.
You can look up the original authentic recipe here
For your Derby Day Party here's an appetizer version of Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich that we love to serve.  Lee is cooking!
1/4 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup half & half
1 cup cheddar or Swiss or combo of both
18 slices snack rye bread or baguette slices
8 ounces sliced deli turkey
Thinly sliced sweet onion, separated into rings
6 strips cooked and crumbled bacon
Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter over medium heat and stir in flour until smooth. Stir in cream and broth. Bring to boil and cook for a couple minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Put bread on baking sheets. Layer each piece with turkey, onion and cheese sauce. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake 10 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley.
Yum Yum  serve with a Mint Julep and bon appetite.
Yes Lee has been to The Brown Hotel and had the sandwich.
The Kentucky Derby is regarded as the greatest two minutes in sports.
Will undefeated Nyquist, steal the show?
Three horses running were sired by Uncle Mo.
A little sibling rivalry.
Lee loves horses and she is kind of favoring Creator.
Creator breaking in the 3rd spot to close to the inside can get the horse in trouble.
Wasn't American Pharoah just a beautiful horse last year.
Hope your horse wins!

Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

The sign in front of a church this week was TGIF.  Well after eating those appetizers and drinking a Julep Lee says your waistline might not forgive you.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Art Works

Well Lee and I, Sweet William The Scot, were driving along and we noticed the light came on indicating a train was coming overhead.  We looked up and saw Art Works had used the train trestle bridge as a frame for paintings.
Why they painted the top of a painted lady house, a couple, the corner street sign, then a picture of three painted ladies and more community people.  They used the trestle to frame each picture.
How neat is that?

I got this Valentine from my gal Bella.
Yep love is all you need.
Bella sent me a magnet.
The post office must have sent it through a machine and  broke the magnets head off.
The card was all wet, you can see the scottie imprint on the card.
I told Bella Lee could fix the problem and look she glued it back together and gave it a pretty collar.  Now it is on our refrigerator.
We have been busy planting Phlox along our wall that had to be rebuilt then mulching.
Twelve plants in all, in three different colors.
The wall had to be sealed ~ so now one wall has two coats of sealer and the other wall has one coat and needs its gloss coat and the job will be done.
Lee just moves slow these days.

And finally I am sending this out there in hopes one person sees the quote.
It is called  On Thinking Independently.
You're neither right nor wrong because people agree with you.
You're right because your facts and your reasoning are right.

Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Monday, April 4, 2016

Tragedy On The Bridge

Well I, Sweet William The Scot, travel the Combs-Hehl  Interstate 275  Bridge over the Ohio River often.  It is just three miles from my home and gives me easy access into Kentucky.
So I am going to report to you from the scene along the Mary Ingles Highway. 
I am standing right behind the news stations from Nati City.
I am here to report on recovery efforts to bring a car back to the surface.
During the time it has been in the murky strong current of the Ohio River it was tagged so that when divers and a crane could be brought in it would be easy to find.
It was tagged with metal dog crates ~ yes you heard that right metal dog crates because they are easy to pick up on sonar.
They are beginning to lower the crane.
Many people were involved but only one diver went down.
On March 15 there was an accident right before rush hour involving twelve cars, a chain-reaction crash that somehow propelled one car high over the cement barrier edge and through the steel structure bridge at just the wrong spot to cause it to plunge head first straight down to the bottom of the Ohio River where it landed on its hood. 
For eleven days, the vehicle sat 27 feet underwater. Strong currents and murky waters made the recovery of the car nearly impossible until Saturday March 26th.
No one reported anyone missing till the 18th.
Finally free of the river.
The river can't be flowing more than 1.5 miles an hour to safely dive.
Finally a sunny day and the river is smooth like glass.
All river traffic was halted.
When everything was in place it took 90 minutes before the car was brought to the surface by the huge crane.
The car was 90 percent full of silt and sand. 
The body of one victim was inside the vehicle his death has been ruled accidental.
The body was identified by dental records on Easter Day.
Finally almost resting on the barge.
This is a terribly sad story but we wanted to show you the great recovery work that is done on the Ohio River when accidents of all types occur.
And I, Sweet William The Scot, wanted to tell you they used dog crates to keep track of where things move on the bottom of the Ohio.
We were thankful for the beauty of the hillside driving home.

 Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine

Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Monday, March 28, 2016

Catalogue Shopping

Well I, Sweet William The Scot, read that some of you do Catalogue Shopping.
I think every dog in the States knows about Sears and Roebuck catalogues.
Why Lee remembers as a child the one that came at holiday time filled to the brim with dreams.
Well darn would you ever buy a house from a catalogue.  I mean a real house.
Yep in their catalogue they use to sell houses.  You would see their picture floor plan and description.
Pay your money and shipped by railroad boxcar and then usually trucked to a home site.
Sears Home kit had approximately 25 tons of materials, with over 30,000 parts.
Why Easy folks could do that!  Easy Peasy like a puzzle.

From 1908–1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold about 70,000 - 75,000 homes through their mail-order program.   Sears designed 447 different housing styles from elegant big homes to cottages. You could get indoor plumbing or an outhouse.   A house to suit individual tastes and budgets.
Well here is the house from the design above.
Cincinnati has around four hundred Sears homes of all different styles.  More than most cities
Sears helped popularize the latest technology available to modern home buyers in the early part of the twentieth century.
We found two Crescent homes in Nati City.
These home garner more money because of their history.
This home was built in 1922.
This is an eight room house with a solarium.
Why this Crescent Home now serves as the home of the Madeira Historical Society Museum.
This sunken garden in the back was once a pond where the owners kept an alligator.
Sears sold everything!
And do you know what Lee says she got her training bra from Sears to train her puppies.
What the devil!

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine

Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

I mailed out a few Easter Boxes.  Hope my friends got them for Easter.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Greetings

Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine

Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Monday, March 21, 2016

Did I Feel The Earth Move

Did I feel the earth move under my feet
Did I feel the sky tumbling down
Did I feel my heart start to trembling 
Darn tootin I, Sweet William The Scot, did!
It Rained!  It Rained!
I was making short trips out to do my business, just on the hill by my door.
I was peeing ~ THEN ~ the hill started to move!
The earth move under my paws!
Then my wall came tumbling down!
A'tumbling down, a'tumbling down, a'tumbling down, a'tumbling down, tumbling down!
I was in a landside with rocks and mud!
I went down!
Darn did I get muddy just because I had to pee!
Lee had to pull me out of the mess.
See all those stones, I was in amongst them going off the hill.
Oh Well!
I'm a little shaken up and with a few scrapes and bruises.
At least my ball did not wash away.
I, Sweet William The Scot, am holding onto my ball tight.
There has to be a moral to this story but darn if I know!
~~~~We want to move badly.~~~~
I got a small house to sell you that has a brand new wall!

Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Pssssssss ~ Then the very next day I was taking care of my business under the giant old oak tree before the rains came again and ~ " Did I feel the sky tumbling down"?  Dag Gone It sticks started falling on me!  That plane came in way to low!
Lee I think I have a buyer for the roof, the plane wants to buy our roof!
Lee always tells me to "mind my own business"!  Well I'm thinking someone elses business has to be better than mine.
And buy my neighbors roof across the street also!