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