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When You See a Flagpole

Did you ever see a flagpole being erected? Me either.

The other day, I saw this truck at the red light-Herron Hill aand Bigelow Boulevard intersection in Pittsburgh. Got thinking what would flagpole services entail?

Installation for one. Make sure it’s stable and straight. And then there’s maintenance. I’ve seen some tall ones. Pretty much ignore that they are there.

Can’t be easy to secure a tall flagpole.  I can tell you I’ve never given flagpoles or how they came to be there,  much thought –

Until I saw the truck.  Got me thinking about flagpoles.

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Flag Spinning Skills Take Practice

Here we are in Aunt Linda and Uncle Frank’s front yard.  Murphy resting in the grass.

Abigail was a flower girl in Mark and Erika’s wedding almost exactly ten years ago and now she is going into high school.  Here she is demonstrating how to spin a flag- there are butterflies and figure eights and she has to do it left handed and right handed and toss it in the air and catch it. Anna and Maura were watching and I know I couldn’t do it.  Even with practice.  Her silk flag flowing in synchronized motion will add a lot to the half time show come fall.