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I was supposed to go to Sterling Heights yesterday to march with the Moslem Shriners Highland Pipes and Drums but due to a lack of participation we werent marching in the Parade.  Instead we headed out to the Waterford Memorial Day Parade.  I had to originally decline taking part in the Honor Guard activities in Waterford but as soon as I found out I didnt have to go to Sterling Heights I jumped back in with the WTFD Honor Guard.

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Recently I have been passing the time at work by tying knots.  I have found a few practical and decorative uses for them.  Most of the knots I found in an old book called “The Arts of the Sailor”  which is actually a really cool book.  It was written at a time when “Riggers” and “Sail-Tenders” had to climb up the Jury Masts and Yard Arms to tend to the thousands of feet of line and cordage that held the sails in position.  A lot of the knots are only decorative these days but back then they were a daily chore and responsiblitly of Sailors.

This is a 5 lead 3 bight Turks Head knot followed by a French Sprial and another Turks head. I wrapped this around a Zebra Compact pen and put it on my keychain.

This is a 5 lead 3 bight Turks Head knot followed by a French Sprial and another Turks head. I wrapped this around a Zebra Compact pen and put it on my keychain. The black part of the pen detaches from the silver part where I tied the knots. It makes it a handy item to keep on your keychain that way I always have a pen on me.

 

A braclet I made using Military Paracord.  The knot is called a "King Cobra Stitch"  I stole the buckle off of my CamelBack.

A braclet I made using Military Paracord. The knot is called a "King Cobra Stitch" I stole the buckle off of my CamelBack.

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Connor’s Graduation at O.C.S. (photo quality is horrible because we have the most amazingly crap-tastic digital camera on the planet)

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I am speechless!

Seriously….this is an actual product.  Click the bottle for the link to the site.

monkey

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Catching Up

I have not been very good updating this site so I am posting a bunch of pictures from the past few weeks.

Gene

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Both Caitlin and Connor are playing soccer with the Waterford Parks and Rec.  Here are a few pics from this past weekend.

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