This site is about my life growing up and growing older in Mathews County, a rural, water-bound community on the way to nowhere in particular.
Oh, I love that. You and G.K. Chesterton, both!K
LOL fun photos and now I have that "Traditions" song from Fiddler in the Roof running through my head. :) Betsy
I'm humming Tradition from Fiddler on the Roof .. oh wait, that wasnt what this post was about ... ;)
thank goodness tradition does thrive in your town...our little town is changing so much and the traditions are being lost through the change
I think traditions are what make the world go round. At least they do for me. Be it an annual picnic, a reunion, or even the Crab Carnival for Pete's sake. Now THAT'S a tradition! Just having something to look forward to the same time every year with close friends and family.
Those are truly wonderful pictures of a beautiful boat. That boat may have been built by Mr.Edward Diggs a Mathews native. He has been a master boat builder all of his life. Or maybe it was Mr.Francis Smith of Guinea or Grover Lee Owens of Deltaville. Who knows,either way,she is a thing of beauty on the water. A classic Chesapeake Bay deadrise at her best. The tradition of boating building is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Also note the "Guinea Stick"(tiller)located in this boat. In time both the "Guinea Stick and the Chesapeake Bay deadrise will join these boat builders as a tradition. CBW,these beautiful pictures you have captured in today's post and the many others you have photographed in previous post are at the heart of my tradition.
Since I am from a broken home, I make my own traditions. My favorite one is not doing the dishes. While a brass band plays the Washington Post March.
I love Waterman JP's comment, (and if I could win a lottery, I would become a patron of seafarers to boost that tradition.)Honoring my great grandpa fisherman in Norway, who was lost at sea.Dghawk--I miss you on the other blogs, but glad you stay in touch here-I agree w/ the crab hat tradition !!I also heard the song from Fiddler on the Roof the moment I saw the boat's name.W.O. Waverley-- I have the same dish washing (avoidance) tradition, too.LLC
Thanks,Anonymous/LLC for liking my comment.
Tradition. Love it.
Being Italian there are many Traditions that we observe. They are mainly done around a particular Holiday, but a Tradition none the less, its nice, I just hope the next generation (my kids) keeps them alive.I have been meaning to ask you how is your camera doing? Did the change of batteries help any...nice boat pics!!...m
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