32 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 9-24-19

  1. I have often wondered how the “anti-racist” will tear down that carving. It has to go, you know.
    Good evening Jo. Good morning everyone else.
    Six months to springtime.
    Three months ’till Christmas.
    Ten minutes ’till breakfast.
    Have a nice day.

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  2. Hi, Chas. Hi, Jo. Hi, everyone else.

    I’m making good progress on my five books. Nearly finished with the second one, and hope to finish it today. (The first one, I planned to edit one more round, but the editors decided to take what I’d done and wrap it up in-house. Which was fine for me, since the authors had taken so long looking at it I was going to miss my deadline–yesterday–and I have several books behind it that I didn’t want derailed.)

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  3. Always nice to make progress!

    Nice photo of that mountain carving. I would like to see it with my own eyes some day. Only God knows if that will happen.

    A beautiful day here today.


  4. Good morning! It was another early day at the grocery store, and while I did that, Art went and picked up senior breakfasts for us. It was a win/win start to the day.

    I had not seen the Stone Mountain carving for a number of years and felt pretty shocked to see how much it has weathered. At first I thought it was just my poor vision but when I saw the photos I realized it is not what it use to be. Maybe God is reconciling differences in His own way. We watched some historical films while at Stone Mountain and I always feel sad when I watch anything related to the Civil War. It is like my heart feels ripped out and torn into. War in general makes me sad, but the Civil War would have been what my ancestors would have had their lives devastated by in one way or another so it makes me doubly sad. I have always thought my ancestors were Confederates, but some could have even been on the other side. Either way, it was a horrific tragedy for all. Even the horses.

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  5. Mumsee gets vacations?

    I didn’t notice the carvings until Chas said something. Yes, those really must be sanded out or covered up.

    Nancyjill? How are you, I was so so sorry and stunned to see your late post last night. 😦


  6. Morning. There have been many tears and sleepless hours and there is a void in this house this morning. We are numb. We have been so blessed to have been in the company of Miss Fly for the past 10 years and getting used to her not being around is going to be difficult.
    Floor guys will be here in a moment making a racket and I have a call into my Vet to see if he has a guess as to what happened. She is resting alongside her buddy Babe under the pines. Thank you for your prayers…so many of us have felt the loss and pain. 😢

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  7. I didn’t see the carvings in the photo either, until Chas pointed them out. Janice, is it possible that it’s just that more detail shows in photos taken straight on than in those from the side? I’ve never seen it or Rushmore.


  8. Which Confederate Generals are carved in the rock? And why do they have to be removed? Like it or not, the War Between the States is a major part of our history. Both sides had their problems had committed atrocities. Men like Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee were godly men in spite of their misguided views on slavery. They were far more honorable than some of the Union generals like Sherman.

    Just my 2¢.

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  9. From this angle, it does look like the carving doesn’t show nearly as much detail as some photos I’ve seen of it–and also that perhaps the water runs down over it, which would explain “why.” Like perhaps “preservation” was never built into the plans?


  10. What an interesting photo. It is almost like seeing the hands that carved it. After a brief study, I have decided that it was taken through a car window and we are seeing the reflection of the camera and the hands holding the camera.


  11. I have the same photo. I was standing next to her. 🙂

    Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis–a more controversial choice.

    One of the reasons we went to the top of the granite mountain was to get a better look at the carving. It really doesn’t look as imposing as I anticipated. That’s why learning it’s twice the size of Mount Rushmore–which I’ve also visited–was so surprising.

    It was a lovely afternoon on a terrific trip.

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  12. From Janice’s first link:

    The largest high relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, depicts three Confederate figures of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The entire carved surface measures three-acres, larger than a football field and Mount Rushmore. The carving of the three men towers 400 feet above the ground, measures 90 by 190 feet, and is recessed 42 feet into the mountain. The deepest point of the carving is at Lee’s elbow, which is 12 feet to the mountain’s surface. . . .

    The carving is actually much larger than it appears from Stone Mountain Park’s attractions. Workers could easily stand on a horse’s ear or inside a horse’s mouth to escape a sudden rain shower.

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  13. In other words, that man on the scaffolding in front of the image does some serious injustice to our understanding of how large it is.


  14. The scaffolding was a distance from the mountain. So that may give a deceptive perspective.

    History lovers appreciate that aspect of Stone Mountain, but now it has a great variety of attractions, such as a lake with a beach, camping, riverboat type ride, laser light show projected on the mountain, miniature golf, canoes, a train ride around the mountain, not sure if they still have the wildlife section where I loved the river otters, the mountain walkup trail, the skylift, a carolon, and other seasonal attractions. People could easily spend a week there.

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  15. Janice, yeah, I know the scaffolding has to be a long way away. But the camera doesn’t tell us that, so it’s an optical illusion. We often put people or objects in photos on purpose, for perspective, like putting a dime next to an insect to illustrate its size, or having a person stand next to a building or a tall tree. But in that case, the “perspective” is misleading!


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