Tuesday, October 20, 2009

On Eagle's Wings

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Imagine a gathering
Imagine...

...digging post holes in rock
in 105 degree heat.

Middle brother taking a breather
while oldest brother arrives with BBQ.
A dad gassed and seeking shade.
Weekend #2 mixing in 11 bags of cement.




Weekend #3 and #4 building benches
and an altar

while corralling more workers,



to create a visionand complete
an Eagle Scout journey.

Congratulations Ian. Most proud.

34 comments:

  1. Awesome! I know that you are so proud of him!

    BTW, I enjoyed your comment on my flashback 1988 post, about moving to Texas and leaving fingernail marks in the pavement along the way. :) You are too funny!

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  2. Congratulations to Ian! We attended an Eagle Scout ceremony this past weekend for the son of our friends. What an accomplishment. A real honor. You have every reason to be proud. And I love the outdoor chapel. Just breaktaking.

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  3. Congrats to your talented Eagle Scout! That outdoor chapel is amazing. wow

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  4. That was great! Congrats to the Eagle! It brought back memories of our old time Brush Arbor meetings!

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  5. Simply awesome! That FDR quote was great, the picture were great. The final product was a treat. Thanks for sharing and congratulations to Ian and to you! :)

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  6. My, what a precious achievement. Congratulations to Ian.

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  7. I agree with Missy...awesome! Quite a vision and accomplishment! I am so hoping that my grandsons go this direction.

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  8. Wonderful project. Congratulations to Ian! (and a mighty fine photo documentary by proud mom, as well)Both outdoor chapel and making Eagle Scout are tremendous accomplishments. Well done!

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  9. What a great project! To be an Eagle Scout is such an accomplishment. Such a positive thing for the young men, too. You have every reason to be proud! Congrats to Ian!

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  10. Oh you should be proud, of Ian and all your family....what hard work they did to accompolish something amazing...congratulations Ian on becoming an Eagle Scout, well done!
    Great post my friend...:-) Hugs

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  11. That is all kinds of awesome. I am very impressed.

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  12. Love it!!He has accomplished a very cool thing that will remain with him for many years. Good job to his mama too :).

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  13. Wow, great pics, and what a lovely outdoor theatre/chapel area. I can hear the rustle of leaves with squirrels meandering about, and birds taking flight, right now.

    Beautiful!

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  14. What a lovely tribute. I love seeing Eagle Scout projects, and this one is amazing. You should be busting buttons!

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  15. This made my heart do a swoop, once the benches started to emerge, and I could see what was happening. I adore spots of spirituality with trees around them, I guess. So I'm a sap for this project and those photos. Excellent job, Ian!

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  16. Oh, terrific!!! Congratulations to Ian!!! Wonderful!! You must be so very proud of him!!! ~Janine XO

    P.S. You've woven this post so beautifully...with your photo story, the FDR quote...simply superb! ~J.

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  17. Oh, wonderful! I love this story through pictures! Amazing!

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  18. I got chills when I read it was for the Eagle Scout! Congratulations to you and Ian. The chapel is a wonderful idea and very nicely done!

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  19. and thank you for the Rose & Thorn mention below! *smiling*

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  20. Congratulations to you, Ian, and Family. What a project! I have been to a three ceremonies over the last couple years and have seen video of what the kids have done. My hat's off to all, but your Ian's project is most impressive.

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  21. Lovely! Congratulations to you all.
    Can we have a book club meeting there when you host?

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  22. A noble accomplishment. 105 degrees? Yikes!

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  23. What a wonderful feat of construction in such a hot climate! No wonder you are so proud.

    Nuts in May

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  24. Congrats, Ian. And Mom and Dad for helping him through all these years of Boy Scouts.

    So who's going to be standing at the altar?

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  25. Congratulations, Ian and all the boys including Dad who put his old bod through a lot to help. This is truly a lovely accomplishment. You have left something behind, Ian and your brothers before you for breaking trails etc. You all make this grandmother proud too.

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  26. Impressive...very, Very Impressive! Dave's cousins' boy is a Scout and I'm just proud to know there are such Fine Young Men still doing good.

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  27. Very impressive! I love it. You have a wonderful son and family.

    Many blessings!!

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  28. An Eagle Scout. You should be very proud. Congratulations.

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  29. Better Living through chemistryNovember 4, 2009 at 9:03 PM

    What a fine job they all did! It was quite a project and in such heat. Good for Ian and I enjoyed the pictures.

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