Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Go Horatio

I would not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a serving sense of humor.

Horatio Nelson
Hello Ally
I live in Trafalgar Square
with four lions to guard me.
Fountains and statues all over the place,
And the metropol' staring me right in the face.
I'll admit it's a trifle drafty,
But I look at it this way, you see:
If it's good enough for Nelson,
It's quite good enough for me.
(Richard Thompson)

Viscount Horatio Lord Nelson, (1758 - 1805) was one of Great Britain's greatest naval heroes. He was Vice Admiral of the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. His most famous and last battle was off the coast of Spain, near Cape Trafalgar against the combined French and Spanish fleet. The British fleet was outnumbered by ships, men and cannons.

Nelson did something only a person of humor, adventure and daring would do. Instead of lining up his ship in a row against the allied ships, like two football teams at the scrimmage line, he separated his ships into two lines perpendicular to the allied ships and when he attacked he split the enemy fleet into sections, one at the end of their line and the other in the center where their flagship was.

The battle was won by the British without losing a single ship. Unfortunately Nelson himself was killed in the battle. His body was returned to England and now he sits atop a tall monument in the square named for the famous battle, with lions, statues and fountains.

DB - Vagabond Journeys
Never give up.
May you stumble and fall into a great warm pile of happiness.
You have THREE days.

The end of Summer is fast approaching, people.

It's a long, hot, sticky summer, so here's a hot, sticky question for you.

Same sex marriage. Should it be legal or not? If so, why? If not, why not?


21 interesting answers so far.

You have until the last day of summer, but don't dally.
I eagerly await your answer.


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