On top of Grandfather Mountain is a long metal swinging bridge. The winds coming across the ridge create extreme stress on the bridge. In order to keep the bridge stable, there are several heavy cables anchoring the bridge to the solid granite rock below. As a result, there is little chance of damage to the bridge. As we come to the last day of 2019, it is important to remember to stay anchored in 2020! What are your anchors?
New year has arrived
Every year has challenges
Stay anchored in truth
Remember what’s important…
Family // Faith in God // and Friends
Photos: Dwight L. Roth
During the cold winter encampment at Valley Forge, Washington rallied the troops. A big Christmas surprise was about to take place. While the British partied in Trenton, Washington loaded his men in boats and crossed the icy Delaware River in the dead of night for a surprise attack. The victory that took place would continue to be remembered in American History. I can imagine the letters sent home told exciting stories as the New Year came rolling in.
Brought troops hope for the New Year
Winter snow still falls
Stamp Art: Dwight L. Roth
Frank Tassone asked us to write a Haikai poem related to New Years. As I thought about those freezing cold soldiers camped at Valley Forge, I wondered what they must be thinking as Washington laid out his plan to attack the British in Trenton, NJ. This is my Haibun about that time.
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