Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Memorial Day

Years ago, when we first moved to AZ, Paul and I purchased a home on the far east side of the Phoenix Valley; in a town called Gold Canyon. It was a beautiful part of the Valley. However, where we lived had a very strong and ridiculous Homeowners Association.
Our good friend and neighbor had one of these flag poles in his back yard and flew the flag daily. He got sighted 
by the Homeowners association for having too large a flag pole... in his back yard..
Every, Vetrans Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day Paul hangs two flags. The American Flag and the MIA/POW Flag. That first year in Gold Canyon, we were sighted for hanging two flags as only one flag was allowed. So, Paul went out and purchased this flag pole, same size as our neighbor's, and flew both flags on this one flag pole. His letter to the homeowners association basically dared them to come and sight us... Have I mentioned Paul's temper? Well we never heard another word from those clowns and now on the West side, where there isn't such foolishness, we proudly hang our flags whenever we want. ...  
We had a lovely barbecue today, with Spare Ribs, chicken, corn on the cob and wedged potatoes. VERY GOOD. Ricky came for Dinner with a good friend and Katie had a friend over. I missed Lyndsey and Rob today and know that Lyndsey was homesick.  Still trying to get her out here to live in AZ.
Hope you all had/have a wonderful Memorial Day.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog today.


Lyndsey/Anne said...

I miss hanging our flag, aaawww to have the stars and strips hang again. To hear the flap of the flag outside my windo after 9/11 is something i miss. I miss you mom

Sandy said...

Love the story about Paul flying the two flags. Doncha just love it when "associations" like these try to rule with their sense of power.

cute pic of Sabby.. Glad you had a nice day.

Jim said...

Sounds like good food.

HOAs Ick.

mig bardsley said...

they have rules about how many flags they can hang????
Well done Paul!

Betty Flocken said...

Yes Mig, Some of the homeowners Associations are even worse than ours was. Glad to be here in Buckeye now.

Mima said...

Sounds as if you had a wonderful day, the homeowners associations sound like real dragons!