I've written before that sketch challenges are hard for me as it somewhat requires staying within the lines. Being an outside of the line, over the line kinda of girl, well you can see my challenge! However after I saw Jami Bova's wonderful example of the OCC call this week, I knew I had to give it a run. I used Tin Can Mail's vintage scripture stamp. You can read the details, if you would like.
Last night was Family Thanksgiving with our Boy Scout troop at Camp Alton Baker. The scouts left early yesterday morning to begin preparing the feast, working all day. There was oven roast turkey, smoked turkey (my favorite), and deep fried turkey. Tables laden with side dishes...all you could want or need.
The highlight of the evening, after we'd been entertained with skits, songs and walk-on improv, was a flag burning. Proper disposal of our flag is handled by only two groups, the first being the Boy Scouts and the American Legion. We watch in solemn respect as the flag was held by two of the older scouts and the stripes were cut apart and each placed separately into the fire. There was a script read about the history of our flag. And then when only the stars remained the field of blue was laid on the top of the flames. I share a picture I took as the boys were moving to the fire. I can't really explain the feeling in the room as we watched the last of that flag send it's ashes up the chimney. I know I was honored to be there with that group of friends and family, watching the reverence the boys gave to the symbol of our country. And for America, God bless you and long may your freedoms wave...I know your stars also shouted out last night!