21 thoughts on “THE WONDERFUL, VERY SPECIAL WORDS OF THURSDAY

  1. slmret October 12, 2017 / 12:16 am

    Wonderful shots! Where is that bridge?

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 12, 2017 / 12:18 am

      That’s the bridge between Arizona and Utah. I forget which road it is on, but it’s a famous bridge. It’s an amazing structure.

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      • Garry Armstrong October 12, 2017 / 1:46 pm

        A Bridge Too Far….

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  2. slmret October 12, 2017 / 12:21 am

    Thanks! There are several in the West that are similar — one on Hwy 1 near Big Sur and one near Santa Barbara come to mind immediately, and I believe there are others on the Coast in Northern California and Oreton. They are beautiful structures!

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      • slmret October 12, 2017 / 12:30 am

        I wouldn’t be at all surprised! They were probably all built in the 1920’s (although the one near Santa Barbara may be newer than that), and were part of some Federal (CCC, or WPA) project, or something similar.Amazing structures!

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        • Marilyn Armstrong October 12, 2017 / 12:45 pm

          That make sense, actually. That was an amazing program and we sure could use a newer version of it. Maybe then we could fix the roads and the rails and the bridges!

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          • slmret October 12, 2017 / 12:54 pm

            And it would put people to work! Funding? Perhaps use taxes, tolls, payroll taxes for those extra workers, etc.

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            • Marilyn Armstrong October 12, 2017 / 12:58 pm

              We waste all that money on beefing up the military which doesn’t need it, let’s beef these guys up too. Maybe we can call them military. That might work.

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  3. lwbut October 12, 2017 / 3:17 am

    Beautiful Mountain shot!

    But my favourite is ‘Immaculate’. ‘Pristine’ would also suit. πŸ™‚

    love

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  4. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist October 12, 2017 / 3:33 am

    Great photos Marilyn. He looks like a beautiful cat. I love old bridges although they make me a bit nervous going over them. I have a similar bridge only it is from New Zealand. You have to marvel at our forebears. The country in yours looks as tough as the country in mine and they managed to get the equipment there and build it. A feat in my eyes.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 12, 2017 / 12:48 pm

      He was my best friend’s cat. I believe he is still around, though he is old and not doing well anymore. The pity of our pets. They never live long enough.

      I have not been able to prove who built these beauties. I’m betting there was one designer and probably, the first group that went up in the 1930 under FDR were all very similar — and all quite extraordinary! I still can’t figure out how they did it. Cranes, I suppose? And REALLY BIG DRILLS!

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      • Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist October 13, 2017 / 8:48 pm

        Yes it is the problem with our furry friends. We grieve for so many of them but I know I wouldn’t want to be without them.
        Would they have been able to get cranes to those locations. Yes I wonder how they did it also.

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        • Marilyn Armstrong October 13, 2017 / 10:14 pm

          We are both still grieving for dogs who died more than a decade ago.

          And those bridge are simply amazing … and all dug into the stones of the cliffs.

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  5. Paula October 12, 2017 / 6:24 am

    Marilyn, thank you so much for this warm welcome, and for reacting so immaculately to my proposed words. I love it, and I so feel at home here. Thanks honey.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 12, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      If you ever get a travel itch, you are ABSOLUTELY ALWAYS WELCOME HERE. Just saying. But I also mean it.

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  6. swo8 October 12, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Lovely photos, Marilyn, I’m sitting here smiling about them.
    Leslie

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    • Marilyn Armstrong October 12, 2017 / 12:50 pm

      The crumbly one was a stretch, but then I remembered the floor of the desert. A lot of it was crumbly rocks, some of it from old lava flows. I actually used Garry’s picture. His was more crumbly than mine πŸ™‚

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