In honor of the Day, I introduced Allie and Luke to proper Flag etiquette. We respectfully retired their old flag while I added a few words about the meaning of our flag, including the virtues represented by the colors.
With solemn respect the kids hung the new flag.
Whose broad stripes and bright stars…were so gallantly streaming.
After carefully folding the retired flag properly with the stars on top, I explained that we would take it to the local VA for proper disposal. The kids asked about the VA and learned something else new.
After our ceremony it was time for some action. Jeremy’s friend Terry brought him this set of bocce balls and helped him to make the court. Official courts are concrete or dirt, 8 to 13 feet wide and up to 90 feet long. This one is 15 feet wide and 45 feet long. Halfway down the length is a mark.
The first player throws a little white ball somewhere on the other side of the halfway mark. Players use an underhand throw to try to get their color of balls the closest to the white ball.
In this round black scores 2 points and red 1. The game is usually played to 13. This game is an easy and fun game for people of all ages. The only drawback is the size of the court.
After a couple of hot games, we retired to the air conditioning for a cool drink and a game of Yahtzee.
This morning Duane managed to walk 2 miles for the first time since his surgery. To celebrate this milestone and the Day, we treated ourselves to three cookies each!
Dentist for Duane tomorrow.
Louise and Duane