Monday, September 7, 2015

Up To The Mountain

 Everything I, Sweet William The Scot, have shown you so far on my blog has been within thirteen  miles of my home.
Well now I have driven across my city to the West side thirty six miles.  I am an Eastsider.  We went out River Road to find a mountain.
Can you guess what that mountain is behind me?
Look there is a bulldozer and a truck on top of that steep straight up mountain.
It's a salt mountain.
For more than 160 years, Morton Salt has served as a symbol of excellence and a trusted authority on salt.
Culinary Salts, Water Softening Salts, Clear The Way Salts, Rejuvenating Salts.
Morton Salt's hand-drawn logo features the "Morton Salt Girl" a young girl walking in the rain with an opened umbrella and scattering salt behind her from a cylindrical container of table salt, and is one of the ten best-known symbols in the United States.  It has gone through seven different iterations, including the latest update in 2014 for its hundredth birthday.  
Their motto "When it rains it pours" started in 1911.
The slogan is adapted from an old proverb, “It never rains but it pours.”
 They have a terminal in my Nati City.
 1954 Morton acquires the Canadian Salt Co. Ltd. in Canada.
    2010 Morton extends its premium line of ice melts with the introduction of Morton® Safe-T-Pet®, a pet friendly ice melt.  
Yep just for those snowfreaks that are coming sooner than you think!  We loaded up.              
2011 FORTUNE magazine recognizes Morton Salt by naming the company to its list of “100 Great Things About America”
In 1922 Joy Morton dedicates his farm in Lisle, Illinois, as the Morton Arboretum in memory of his father, J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day. The renowned Morton Arboretum has grown to over 1,700 acres of trees, flowers, shrubs and vines from all over the world.

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

Ohio River
  I am leaving now for Whitley's Birthday Party!             
I figure I should arrive by Saturday, September 12th. 
Yep got my cooler, drink cup, beach ball, swim trunks, towel, pool chair, map and her present.
So I am casting off from Nati City.
Got to watch out for river traffic, particularly those barges.
Hope my battery and fuel hold out.
See you all at the party!

Our flower picking garden is coming to an end for the season.
We did not do much work in it this year with Lee having vertigo so bad.
She is back in rehab three days a week.


  1. That salt mountain is so cool! Thanks for sharing.

  2. OMD.... dat is one biggy mountain of salt.
    I like da Morton Salt label but I think it is missing something. It needs a little scottie dog leading da way for da little girl. Just saying.

  3. that is one gigantic pile of salt, We use to visit Mortons home is a small town close by to us in nebraska

  4. William that was interesting to visit the blue Mounains of your town :o) You're right we should buy our salt early to chase that snow freaks away :o) You have a super ship to cruise to Whitleys Pawty, it's the same like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn used once, right?

  5. Hari OM
    Well that was quite the informational outing! I like such history... travel safe on your boat SW... don't want to hear of any major affrays upon the waters!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. It's like rubbing salt in my wounds-hearing that Lee isn't doing well. Get better, Lee. We need you.

    1. Thanks Kismet ~ the ear and eye nerve run through the brain stem laying together. Lee's right eye cannot follow a moving object. They though she would lose hearing but her auditory perception is so high she no longer enjoys playing guitar.
      Rehab is working on trying to retrain the eye for they feel that is where her balance is being disturbed now. It has definitely been almost a year of struggle.

  7. What keeps the rain from washing all that salt away?
    Sending healing prayers to Lee with hugs. I was praying for your ducky to win on Sunday.
    Your friend,

    1. I think my Ducky is like me Bentley ~ he was just treading water. Happy Labor Day my friend

  8. As usual, a very lovely photo set! Can I live at your place please?

  9. Have fun at the party Sweet William,xx Speedy

  10. Well Sweet William, we here are impressed by the Salt Mountain for sure, but even more impressed by your intrepid nature and your plan to travel down the Mississippi and onwards to Texas. We are greatly relieved to see that you are well prepared and have thought to take along some refreshments and a map, as well as your swimwear. What could possibly go wrong?
    Toodle pip!

    1. PS So sorry to hear Lee is continuing to have a bad time with her vertigo and wish her all the best. At least her sense of humour is intact!
      Hugs from Gail and Bertie.

  11. SHE remembers Morton salt....the little girl with the umbrella...

    Bon Voyage, SW!

  12. That was an interesting trip to the Morton Salt factory. We are worried about your big adventure down the river. Please stay safe.

  13. That looks great. Do you live anywhere near Sugar Mountain?

  14. What an interesting mountain of salt. Be safe on your way to Whitley's pawty, we will see you there!
    sending some pug hugs for your Lee
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  15. Gulp did u say snowfreak. See u at Whitleys pawty.

  16. Hey! That was an furry intriguing idea...the Morton Salt Co, bought the Canadian Salt Co. Um...that must be why, after that growlmy was born in that year In Canada and after these events it was was nevfur the same worth of salt...

    Did you know that in the ancient world, salt was a coveted commodity and highly prized and priced?!

    Love your doggy sized raft!
    I hope to see you at Whitley's pawrty too. Tonight the first time in ages, I jumped on the couch, into one of my nests...that took a few attempts, but I did it!
    I know your Lee can do it too, get on the good side of her vertigo, I am cheering her on and growlmy is pawyering that she will too. (( Hugs!))

  17. Why Sweet Will - we have an historical geographical connection! Just 45 minutes from my house is Nebraska City - Home of the J. Sterling Morton mansion and rose garden! He started Arbor Day and the Arbor Day Farm and Arbor Lodge are located in Nebraska City as well. It is one of my mum's favorite places to visit! Coming right up in a few weekends is their Apple Jack festival to celebrate the apple harvest.

    Edgar and his mum

  18. How does that mountain of salt hold that bulldozer? Good luck on your journey down all those rivers on your boat. Watch out for those speed boats and barges with the waves.

  19. OH pug we have never seen a mountain of salt before now if we just had those margaritas we keep reading about on be careful on that river raft sweet William, we hear there are rats in the river.....stella rose

  20. Oh SW!! I didn't knows that your Lee wasn't doin' too good..I am sendin' her lots of healin' vibes and slobbery kisses!!!
    Wowsa! That is a lot of salt indeed! I thinks Ma can feel her legs swelling right nows! BOL
    Thanks for the tour, and I'll see you in Texas!!!
    Ruby ♥

  21. I am sorry Lee is not doing better. I will cross paws for her and Mommy said a prayer. Mommy loves salt, so this was an especially wonderful post for her. I always learn things from you Sweet William.

    Ziggy Out!!

  22. I have never in my life seen a mountain of salt! Oh my goodness - thanks for sharing, sweet William!