Thursday, October 19, 2017

Brave ~ 31 Days of Adirondack Memories <#write31days >

Welcome to day 19 of my
"31 Days of Adirondack Memories" series
for the #write31days challenge!

Today's theme~~ 
Brave



These mountains that call us perennially? 
They sit in quiet guard always. 
 Their very name resounds with distinction, vastness. 
And for us, familiarity, a coming -  home. 
Of privileged return.


     This rich fabric of history?
 Our collective history. 
These mountains echo with battle cries of the brave and the mighty. 
Those with strong belief in their cause.  
Wars that pitted God’s sons against each other over borders. 
And principles. 
 And pride
. It is the story of us all, fought for them and fought for us.  
For we are their future.



My 31 Days of Adirondack Memories
for the  #write31days challenge:
Five Minute Friday challenges, writing for 5 off each day's prompt

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12 comments:

  1. Love the poem and the costumes! My daughers loved dressin gup in period costumes (ok, we all do ;) ).

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    1. Thank you so much my friend!
      Yes, they joined "the King's army" at Ft William Henry for many of our summers in the Adks!

      TY for stopping by!

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  2. I liked this, glad I stopped by.
    These lines : This rich fabric of history?
    Our collective history.
    These mountains echo with battle cries of the brave and the mighty.
    Those with strong belief in their cause.
    Wars that pitted God’s sons against each other over borders.
    And principles.
    And pride
    . It is the story of us all, fought for them and fought for us.
    For we are their future.

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  3. What a wonderful poem! Thank you for this gift of a mini-vacation.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    https://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/10/your-dying-spouse-388-caregiver-so-far.html

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    1. Thank you so much Annette and Andrew for visiting and for your kind words!

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  4. I love your poetic expression with photos of your kids interspersed. Nice!

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  5. It looks like you guys create amazing memories as a family in those mountains, Annette. We don't have that kind of a tradition, but we do often find ourselves heading somewhere in our mountains, often to Estes Park when the the boys have a break.

    I loved this:

    They sit in quiet guard always.
    Their very name resounds with distinction, vastness.
    And for us, familiarity, a coming - home.
    Of privileged return.

    So beautiful!

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    1. Susan and Jeannette
      Thank you for visiting and for your wonderful words..... And Jeannette...we SO love Colorado!!! One of our favorite places!

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  6. I was wondering if that was Fort William Henry! How this brings back memories from when we lived in that area.

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    1. YES~ The fort is just an amazing place to get lost in history! The boys loved it there as little ones and still enjoy visiting

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  7. We never got to that fort, but I know my son would have loved it. He always seemed to get involved with the docents. He wanted to stay and play cards with one of the jail guards at Ft. Bridger while the rest of us went to lunch, and he was thrilled to pose with one of the "soldiers" encamped at Valley Forge. He really knew how to get the most out of all the historic sites we visited. Those family trips add so much to the homeschooling experience, or to any child's education.

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    1. Oh, I so agree, Barbara!! The history come to life is just unmatched in terms of what the kids learn!!
      Your story is wonderful--your son staying behind to play cards with the soldier!!
      Thanks for stopping by and sharing a memory!!

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