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The Linwood Lady

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***** Lottie Autry (1/9/36 - 6/10/97) - The Linwood Lady Author and historian. She was a noted genealogist and author of "Linwood Cemetery" and several other books of Georgia and Alabama local histories. She was the first uniformed female law enforcement officer in Columbus,Ga and served in all three branches: Marshals Office, Sheriffs Office, and the Police Department. The Historic Linwood Foundation presents their annual award, the "Dolores Autry Award",  to the person who has contributed most each year to the Linwood Cemetery's benefit and legacy . ***** ***** This is my contribution for Taphophile Tragics. I selected this plot because it was unique.

Funky Lighting

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***** Creative use for and old lamp shade from and mismatched silverware.  At Hell's Kitchen in Mpls, MN.  ***** I am not going to get around to visit over the next few days. See you soon.  *****

The Work Continues ...

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***** ... on the 14th Street Bridge. Although, not on Saturday. It was an incredibly beautiful day yesterday and it was great to get outside and get some fresh air and some exercise and take some photos.  *****

The Alabama Channel

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***** They have completed the Alabama and have begun working on the Georgia side.  *****

Over-Arching

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***** For more monchromatic shots head over to The Weekend in Black and White. *****

One From the Archives

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***** Bibb City Water Tower. It has been gloomy and wet around there the last few days with the rain and storms, so had to dig back through the archives to find a post worthy shot.  *****

Rosie Does Laundry ...

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***** at the Central Laundry. And while you are waiting, you can shop for affordable furniture. Rosie the Riveter represents the American women who went to work in the factories when the men went off to fight in WWII. She is commonly used to symbolize economic power for women. Click here if you want to read more from Wikipedia. ***** I like the iconography of this sign, but does that mean that laundry is women's work? ***** This is my contribution to this weeks signs, signs. *****

Fan Loyalty

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***** Roll Tide. ***** My contribution for this week's Taphophile Tragics.

This is Gypsy

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Heritage Park

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***** Near the space and science center in the Columbus Historic district. ***** Other views are here and here. *****

After the Fire

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***** I had to dig back thru the archives for a shot today. We have severe weather here today. I shot the Swift Denim the day after the fire here, this was taken about a week later (when the police line came down). It might be considered 'safe', but it was still smoking with several hot spots. *****

Trees Reflected in Monochrome

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***** My contribution for this weeks 'The Weekend in Black and White'.  TGIF. *****

Making Progress

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***** At City Mills looking west toward Phenix City and Alabama. They are making progress on the new portion of the riverwalk. The have the pillars for the rail in place. I will have to go over for a better look this weekend. Previous posts of City Mills are here and here. *****

Untitled

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***** In my neck of the woods, pine straw is plentiful and used in every yard as mulch. I guess this cemetery has had a problem with pine straw thieves ... ***** This is my contribution to Signs, Signs. Happy reading everyone. *****

A Bench for Visitors

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***** Evan's Cemetery In Ladonia, AL.  This is my contribution for Taphophile Tragics. *****

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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***** In Ladonia, AL. It was cloudy and overcast today with the sun peeking out on occasion.  *****

Mark's City Grill

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***** When your sons work in the restaurant industry, you tend to try out the restaurants where they work. My oldest son started working at City Grill right before the holidays, but to tell you the truth I had never heard of it till he got the job. Then I started asking around and no one had anything bad to say about the food. They serve food made using family recipes, but on this day I was interested in the Pimento Cheese Burger with Jalapeno Jelly and Bacon. I know, it sounds like a heart attack on a plate, but I asked for a kiddie portion and had grilled squash as my side. Both were delicious. Oh, and the cornbread was pretty damn good too (my son brought me a sample, one of the perks). I took a shot of my food, but I don't like to use flash in restaurants and it didn't turn our to well. Just an FYI, the place looks pretty empty right now (we arrived early for dinner) but all the tables were full by the time we left. If I were into ratings, I would have to give this restau…

An American Tradition

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***** Garage Sales! Thanks to CB and Tom, we had a great turnout and made enough money to buy one and a half plane tickets to Italy. ***** Do you have Garage Sales where you live? ***** ***** The following excerpt comes from wikipedia ***** A garage sale, also known as a yard sale, rummage sale, tag sale, lawn sale, attic sale, moving sale, or junk sale, is an informal, irregularly scheduled event for the sale of used goods by private individuals, in which "block sales" are allowed, so that sellers are not required to obtain business licenses or collect sales tax. Typically the goods in a garage sale are unwanted items from the household with the home owners conducting the sale. The goods are sometimes new, like-new, or just usable, offered for sale because the owner does not want or need the item, to minimize their possessions, or to raise funds. 
Popular motivations for a garage sale are "Spring cleaning" or the owner's move to a new residence, to even getti…

Rails to Trails

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***** This sign popped up near the 14th Street bridge last fall. I took a shot of it then, but never got back to it. Yesterday there was a bike chained to it so I figured I better capture another shot. Apparently, this is the beginning (or the end depending on your perspective) of the Fall Line Trace trail in Columbus. The trail follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way of the Norfolk and Southern. The trail runs for 11 miles to Midland, GA. The trail is asphalt and concrete and is approved for skates, skateboards, bikes, pedestrians, and wheelchairs. I may have to 'take an urban hike'. *****

Cold Day in the Valley

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Ain't that the Truth?

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***** This is my contribution for this weeks signs, signs meme. I know some people who talk so much you wonder how they can breathe...or think. ***** *****

Infantry Chapel

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***** Yesterday I explained the tradition of the arch of swords. Today I show you the Infantry Chapel on the main post of Fort Benning. The chapel was dedicated to four chaplains who, during WWII, gave their life preservers to others while their ship sank. The chapel is still decorated for the holidays, but the red and green are quite striking. As you can see, they did not waste any time cleaning up after us. Must have been another wedding that day.  ***** I posted the exterior of the chapel here. ***** 

Military Wedding Tradition

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***** The arch of swords takes place immediately following the ceremony, preferably when the couple leaves the chapel or church, on the steps or walk. Since a church is a sanctuary, in case of bad weather, and with permission, the arch may be formed inside the chapel or church. Also, with permission, you may be allowed to have two arch of sabers, one in the church and one outside. ***** If an arch is held inside and the ushers are commissioned officers, they line up with the bridal party at the altar. After the blessing, the bride and groom turn, face the guests and remain there while the saber bearers get into position. ***** The senior saber bearer issues a quiet cue, and all saber bearers turn, proceed to the center aisle in pairs, facing the guests, and stop at a point just forward from the first pew line. With the command "Center Face" they pivot so that the officers are in two lines facing each other. At the "Arch Sabers" command, the saber is raised with th…

On the Roof

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***** We went up to the roof on Friday to watch the demolition team blast some rock below the P&E dam for the river restoration project. We were warned that the 'explosion' might rattle the windows of the building and we would hear the 'boom'. Being a block away, the top level of our parking deck would a prime viewing location. The 'blast' was scheduled for 2:30.  ***** At 2:45 we were still waiting. During the wait, I shot a few snaps of Columbus' skyline. ***** At 2:50, the police finally stopped traffic on the 13th Street bridge and we prepared for the 'boom'.  ***** ***** No BOOM, no BLAST,  JUST A SMALL poof of smoke ... disappointing : ( *****

LeMo's Grill

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***** in Ladonia, AL We have a new sandwich shop in town. LeMo's Grill. A friend from work and I went and checked them out  for lunch and found it to be a friendly little place. Lee, our proprietor, specials in Chicago-style sandwiches and pizzas. However, I was in the mood for some Turkey Chili (with cheese and raw onions). Prices are reasonable and the food was good. You can't ask for much more than that. We didn't have any dessert, but that gives us a good excuse for back for another visit.  *****  *****

Through the Fog

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***** When I went to work the skies were clear. After about an hour the fog started rolling in. I really like the way the sun was hitting the trees of Bird Island. You can see the clumps of Heron nests in the upper branches.  *****

Shadow Tile

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***** I went out for some fresh air at lunch today and found these interesting shadows on the sidewalk and into the grass. I at first I thought that someone had spray-painted the lines, but it was not paint. The sun must have been hitting the building just right to 'paint the lines'. It was a beautiful day in the valley. Not like winter at all. *****

Now Open on Sundays ...

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***** ... Cash Only.  Tom and son getting a flat tire fixed. Do you think Tom looks angry? As you can see, I am very interested in the discussion. NOT! Anyway, this is my contribution to signs, signs. ***** *****

Phenix Food Service

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***** Phenix Food Service. Wholesale prices and bulk purchasing power for local consumers. Tom was looking for a beef roast that he could use to make some beef jerkey. He ended up at wally world. You can see Columbus in the background. *****

New Studio

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***** For a new year. My son had to move home unexpectedly so I have had to give up my 'studio' space. I have moved to the sitting room. It does have better light.  *****