Monday, October 1, 2007

October Theme Day

Does this grave stone in the Indian section of the Bitapaka War Cemetery have a familiar "ring" to it??

I hope you all enjoy October Theme Day - I'm sorry I am missing it. Will catch up on all your blogs when I get back.

Denton at Greenville Daily Photo is kindly posting for me while I am in Vietnam - thanks for feeding the cat!!


Following are links to theme day participants:
St. Louis (MO), USA ~~~ San Diego (CA), USA ~~~ Cleveland (OH), USA ~~~ New York City (NY), USA ~~~ Boston (MA), USA ~~~ Mainz, Germany ~~~ Hyde, UK ~~~ Arlington (VA), USA ~~~ Cape Town, South Africa ~~~ Saint Paul (MN), USA ~~~ Toulouse, France ~~~ Arradon, France ~~~ Menton, France ~~~ Monte Carlo, Monaco ~~~ Montego Bay, Jamaica ~~~ Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia ~~~ Joplin (MO), USA ~~~ Cottage Grove (MN), USA ~~~ Bellefonte (PA), USA ~~~ Mexico (DF), Mexico ~~~ Seattle (WA), USA ~~~ Baziège, France ~~~ Baltimore (MD), USA ~~~ Chandler (AZ), USA ~~~ Sequim (WA), USA ~~~ Stayton (OR), USA ~~~ Stockholm, Sweden ~~~ Austin (TX), USA ~~~ Singapore, Singapore ~~~ Anderson (SC), USA ~~~ Orlando (FL), USA ~~~ Greenville (SC), USA ~~~ Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands ~~~ Nashville (TN), USA ~~~ Tenerife, Spain ~~~ Manila, Philippines ~~~ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ~~~ Jacksonville (FL), USA ~~~ River Falls (WI), USA ~~~ Chateaubriant, France ~~~ Quincy (MA), USA ~~~ Rabaul, Papua New Guinea ~~~ Buenos Aires, Argentina ~~~ Crystal Lake (IL), USA ~~~ Inverness (IL), usa ~~~ Lubbock (TX), USA ~~~ Phoenix (AZ), USA ~~~ Moscow, Russia ~~~ Norwich (Norfolk), UK ~~~ Crepy-en-Valois, France ~~~ Minneapolis (MN), USA ~~~ New Orleans (LA), USA ~~~ Montréal (QC), Canada ~~~ West Sacramento (CA), USA ~~~ Toruń, Poland ~~~ Philadelphia (PA), USA ~~~ Christchurch, New Zealand ~~~ London, England ~~~ Paderborn, Germany ~~~ The Hague, Netherlands ~~~ Selma (AL), USA ~~~ Sunderland, UK ~~~ Kyoto, Japan ~~~ Tokyo, Japan ~~~ Stavanger, Norway ~~~ Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA ~~~ Weston (FL), USA ~~~ Portland (OR), USA ~~~ Forks (WA), USA ~~~ Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation ~~~ Maple Ridge (BC), Canada ~~~ Boston (MA), USA ~~~ Sydney, Australia ~~~ Wellington, New Zealand ~~~ Montpellier, France ~~~ Jackson (MS), USA ~~~ Wailea (HI), USA ~~~ Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia ~~~ Evry, France ~~~ Saarbrücken, Germany ~~~ New York City (NY), USA ~~~ Santa Fe (NM), USA ~~~ North Bay (ON), Canada ~~~ Melbourne, Australia ~~~ Port Vila, Vanuatu ~~~ Cypress (TX), USA ~~~ Saint Louis (MO), USA ~~~ Paris, France ~~~ San Diego (CA), USA ~~~ Wichita (Ks), USA ~~~ Haninge, Sweden ~~~ Prague, Czech Republic ~~~ Zurich, Switzerland ~~~ Budapest, Hungary ~~~ Paris, France ~~~ Saigon, Vietnam

20 comments:

Kate said...

Well, the name definitely is familiar!!

Marie said...

Oh Muhammad Ali. I liked it better when he was called Cassius Clay. I lived for a while in Louisville, KY, where he was born.
Have a nice week, dear Jules.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Your posts always move me like a butterfly, then sting me like a bee...

Denton said...

Good find. I would say the post was funny but that would not be appropriate for a post of a tombstone.

ASH said...

Nice photo, Jules - a name that is sure to catch attention wherever it is seen!

Sally said...

One of about 60 million Muhammad Alis in the world! I believe 2 or 3 live in my street :-)

Sydney Daily Photo

slinger said...

That's great! You put a smile on my face with this one.

Pia said...

Hi Benson,
I reckon you are very lucky to have Benaut and Denton as your good friends and protectors. Luiza only has me in her retinue poor girl. as for your sense of smell, hopefully you don't have to live with anyone smoking tabac and paper as that could be the reason for its loss and not the pulpuls.
Cats in Rabaul have to contend with the whiffy sulphurous fumes so I guess you're lucky living on the beach
Look after the guys well Cheers Pia

Zsolt said...

Denton is supernice:) he helps everyone...and it was worth to post it..thank you!

Jilly said...

Now that's something different! I wonder who this Muhammad Ali was?

Quintarantino said...

Now don't you tell me Cassius Clay died and nobody knows about it? ::)))).

M.Benaut said...

While we could be just "mad about the boy", that could be trite.
He has obviously paid the supreme sacrifice. That's more than we're asked to do. Nevertheless, this is fascinating, albeit there are several living in Sally's street.
Benson is having a day off today, He is just sick of all this talk behind his back. He knows that he is just a pussy-cat, and says that he's catching rats 'till further notice.
He knows, that I know, that this is simply false bravado. But he's catching them to show off when Jules and HWDB return. He would like folk to know that he has been running things smoothly in the interim. I reckon he's done a great job.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

I too wanted to say "too funny" but it feels odd...particularly for a soldier.

Olivier said...

surprenant cette similitude de nom.
bon choix pour ce theme

surprising this similarity of name.
good choice for this topic

Jules said...

Hello from Thailand I am in Hoi today - a wonderous ancient city with amazing history - the Citadel is simply stunning!!! weather has not been great and we got back today sopping wet but hey - what's a bit a water when you are having fun!!!

I have enjoyed reading all your comments - benson has become quite famous!!! it has given me such a giggle reading about his antics!!!

See ya soon dear friends - Jules in Vietnam!!!

Rich said...

25 years old... So young.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great photo for theme day.

Kim said...

A beautiful memorial for a veteran with a familiar name! A great post for our theme day. Hope your travels to VN are going well and you are home again with fun tales to tell and that view to enjoy (drool! LUCKY!!!)!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Lynette said...

Neat. It's great to see these posts from all over the world.

Susan said...

A very common name actually. Your play on words packed a punch!