Thursday, August 9, 2012


“Tradition does not mean a dead town.  
It does not mean that the living are dead, 
but that the dead are alive."
- G.K. Chesterton

"Traditions thrive in this small town. 
Thank goodness."


Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I love that. You and G.K. Chesterton, both!

Anonymous said...

LOL fun photos and now I have that "Traditions" song from Fiddler in the Roof running through my head. :)


Daryl said...

I'm humming Tradition from Fiddler on the Roof .. oh wait, that wasnt what this post was about ... ;)

deborah said...

thank goodness tradition does thrive in your town...our little town is changing so much and the traditions are being lost through the change

Dghawk said...

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.

Waterman JP said...

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.

growing wild on waverly lane said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Waterman JP said...

Thanks,Anonymous/LLC for liking my comment.

Mental P Mama said...

Tradition. Love it.

Maria_NJ said...

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