Monday, March 06, 2006

Lime of Scrimmage

The structure in the background is the unmistakable form of Williams Bryce Stadium, home of the " Fighting Gamecocks ". It rises up between Shop and Bluff Roads in Columbia, SC, like a giant aluminum crab. Obviously, there is no game in progress or those items in the foreground would be somewhere around Olympia Mills. Getting this close to the Gamecock's home pit unimpeded is like having the run of the White House while the President's away.

Windveil is, as always, an observer of the scene and not a participant. This scrimmage was held in secret to guard yet another of Carolina's shrewd game plans. We slipped past the security folks to tap into the huddle.

It seems that Carolina is scheduled to play Alabama next football season. Being always ahead of the curve, they decided that if they are to face the Crimson Tide they would probably need at least two good boats. We think it's fine idea and so did the traveling boat salesman who left shortly the sale.

Go Gamecocks !


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The boat doesn't quite match the Windveil blue!

6:04 PM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Nope, the boat doesn't quite match the Windveil Blue, but it sure catches the wind. Many thanks for the comment.

10:20 PM  
Anonymous Ellen said...

This comment is about your previous post. Sorry, I couldn't find a comment link there.

Once again the GT visits Magnolia Cemetery, one of my very favorite places. She (such a vessel IS female, right?) is not far from one of the funniest epitaphs I have ever read.

It's a modern marker. The honored's name was Owen I think, died in 1985.

It reads, simply:

"Be careful."

5:24 PM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Ellen, many thanks for that supplement to the Magnolia inventory. The late Owen serves us yet with sage advice, words to the wise for one who faces the public on any road. As to GT gender it may as well be female since we don't call this " Broke Back Rolling ".

Your comments are always welcome. I had to enable " Comment Moderation ", a filter necessary to maintain the self imposed "G" rating. It is our version of " Adopt A Highway " so that we can keep litter out of the ditches.

Thanks again.

2:27 AM  

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