Went to South Carolina this weekend for a hunt with Chartres, the Boykin Spaniel. She did super at retrieving pheasants and wowed all with her obedience and super personality. I think I have all in her first litter spoken for and she has not even gotten married!
On the trip we stopped at Beech Island, SC to get fuel; this was the home of James Brown
( "I feel good... etc").
While there, this little 3 year old Roger Isaac, was with his grandmother getting an after pre-school snack. They had made hats that day and decorated with crayon colored leaves. He was so cute and wanted his picture taken. All chuckled when the clerk said, "I like your feather hat"; he shyly retorted that they were leaves, not feathers, couldn't he tell the difference? Of course. How could adults be so mistaken? Was quite obvious. This is the hat of the week.
My husband was stationed at Ft. Hood in the 50's. His heart is heavy for the loved ones who are left.
I am getting recordings of his recollections of those times in the U.S. Army as a young Captain, his days at Clemson as a member of the Cadet Corps, and his days as a youngster in the early 40's in South Carolina. The stories are hilarious. I share this with you for there are ones in your midst that you would be remiss if you did not record their stories. Take the time and do it. It is priceless!
This is Chartres. Great dog!