Views of the Neighborhood – Folds of Honor Fundraiser

An event was held last week in support of Folds of Honor. Due to the magic of time travel, we can go back and check it out. We will be having lunch at Cross Water Yacht Club, the event’s sponsor. Folds of Honor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Our entertainment will be Toby Keith.

Menu

Fish & Chips, cole slaw, beans, and a drink.

Picture of an old time school bus

So jump on the old bus, and let’s get going.

Here we are, and it is a beautiful day. Here is the logo for the organization. The folded flag is the symbol of the sacrifice of those men and women in the military.

A dry-erase board lets us know we are in the right place.

Here is the central cook spot for fries and fish.

The serving tent. So, help yourself when you are ready.

A shot of the Yacht club over a photo of those free to celebrate.

Another photo of the club.

One shot of the venue, which was on a hill overlooking the club.

I hope you enjoyed our trip today. Now sit back and relax and enjoy Toby Keith.

 

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    1. Thank you for sharing the post, Michael. ๐Ÿ˜

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  1. A great event. Enjoy a beautiful weekend, John! I think the fries are for you, and some steaks for Twiggy and Lucy, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Or they are vegetarian? xx Michael

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    1. They are carnivores so steaks would be high on their list of good things to eat. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. An excellent event, John ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  3. That video is so moving. A great idea for a fundraiser and a worthy cause.

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    1. I thought so too, Darlene. ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you.

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  4. What a wonderful event to celebrate our freedom. The video always brings tears to my eyes. Loved this, John. Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday. xo

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I wish you all the same. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. I loved seeing Good News Friday extended into Sunday!

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    1. Thanks, Liz. I felt the same way. I guess I’m trying to push out all the nastiness I read these days. Call me Pollyanna John. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. Much appreciated, Pollyanna John!

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  6. A very worthwhile charity and this was the 9th annual – excellent!!
    (I love Liz’s comment!)

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    1. I loved Liz’s comment too. I’ll tell ya GP I find it very hard to read the crap out there. I think a focus on positives is the only way to go. Thanks and have a super Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜

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  7. Wonderful cause, and it looks like it was a great event. And fish & chips, you had me right there. Actually, the logo caught my attention first. All around a good day.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. I agree with you. The fish and fries looked pretty good too.

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  8. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Wonderful post, John. I hadn’t heard of the Folds of Honor organization before your post. We’ve many vets in our area and a large VA hospital, so there are multiple times of honor throughout the year. Always, I’m moved to tears. Closing with Toby Keith was perfect! โœจโœจโœจ

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    1. I think Toby has a way of saying what needs to be said. Thank you, Gwen. Wishing you a peaceful Sunday.

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  9. My goodness, what a wonderful, worthy cause. Thank you for sharing this, John.

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    1. I thought it was worth seeing. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. Definitely!

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  10. A very worthwhile event. Thanks for sharing, Pollyanna John. It’s good that someone helps out the families of those who have sacrificed for this country.

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    1. I think so too.

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  11. Really cool looking event.

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    1. Thanks, Charles.

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  12. What a wonderful event! I’m all behind supporting our military and our wounded warriors. (Now, I’m hungry for fried fish!)

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    1. Yes. I can still smell it.

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  13. Couldn’t have a better event! Looks wonderful with good food – I love fried fish!

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    1. Yes this looked pretty good too.

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  14. We take our freedom for granted, and it’s great to see folks giving thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Thank you for taking us along on such a great event, John:)

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    1. Thanks you for coming along, Denise.

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  16. Gorgeous views! Did they have a good turnout, John? Such a worthwhile cause โค

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    1. I was there before it really got started. There were people arriving as I left so I think they did. Besides I think some of the members kick in donations.

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  17. That was lovely, John. And who can resist fish and chips and Toby Keith?
    Hope your Sunday is fine. We’ve hit the “feels like” temp of 102ยบF. We call it the humidex because its the humidity that so affects the base temp. Which is why I don’t bother with the supposed base temp of 88. The feels like is what it feels like so…I cut out the middle man!

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    1. I don’t blame you. We are at 100 F now and don’t know what the “feels like” temp is. Humidity is low so it is probably about 101. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Yeah, for you guys the two usually match.
        It was rather nice, believe it or not. There was a nice breeze.

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      2. That is always good. G’night Dale

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      3. G’night, John!
        Woot! The Avalanche beat the Bolts!

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      4. Good for the Avalanche. ๐Ÿ˜

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      5. Very happy for them. I can hate them again next year when the Habs play ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      6. Yup. Store up the hate for that time.

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      7. Wait. Hate is too big a word. Especially nowadays. How about we change that to cheering for our guys ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      8. There you go. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      9. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. A great way to honor those who’ve sacrificed their lives, and their families, John. Thanks for sharing these pictures – that water looks nice ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Barbara.

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  19. A worthy event, John. Thanks for showcasing and sharing.
    And now for the fish fry. Yum!

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Mae.

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  20. petespringerauthor · ·

    Super cause! I love events that support the families of the military.

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    1. I do too, Pete. Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  21. What a terrific event. I had never seen the video before. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. It is a movig video for sure.

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  22. What a wonderful event. You forgot to show us your yacht.

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    1. Oh. Silly me. It’s that 100 Meter number in the back.

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  23. Nice outing, John, and what a beautiful, sunny day for it! Thanks for letting me tag along (even if I’m late to the party!)

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  24. That’s a wonderful event! It looks like you had a gorgeous day for it too. I hope not too hot anyway.

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    1. It was a super day.

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  25. What a wonderful cause – and that view is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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  26. Wonderful event, John, delicious food and perfect music. Love Toby!

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    1. I’m glad you came along, Lauren. I love him too.

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  27. Fish, fries and flags. Sounds like a plan to me.

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    1. Yup. Boats and water too.

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  28. Wonderful event, dear John! I hope the fish & chips were delicious.

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    1. I think they were. I was a reporter not an eater. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Is it possible to see so delicious things without sampling? Oh, boy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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