Monday, May 18, 2009

Letter S Monday

We are already at Letter S, and Grandma J is so tired of rusty animals and overcooked vegetables that she decided to go with an honored profession. Not that she knows anything about the profession itself, but she knows a whole lot about the professionals.

Do you now what profession Grandma J is talking about?



All four of these great men were Presidents of the United States. Three of them were Surveyors. You guessed it, didn't you? I knew you would.

I worked with surveyors for several years. They climbed mountains, swam oceans and flew into the heavens. Then they woke up and went to work. Actually, they did all of that...well I'm not sure they considered it work, maybe more like a passion.

Any pictures I might have of surveyors, would be more fun and less work, except for one hard worker.......





This is a picture of a picture emailed to me. The original is framed behind glass...too bad it's not clearer...never the less, you can see the dedication in his eye. Here is another view......





Unfortunately, no one could find this one to take a picture for me. I found this picture of a picture that I took in 2001 of the same hard working surveyor .

I do know a surveyor clear across the country in the state of Virginia.






Here is Cool Breeze Musings with his crew, Big Hair Envy.
I can't wait to meet them at the Virginia Blogfest in July. Will you be there?



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26 comments:

mdvelazquez said...

Those are nice shots. My "S" for today is a four letter word. :-) "S**t! It's Monday!"

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Ha!!! As soon as I realized you weren't talking about sculptors, I said, "Hmm. Wonder if she knows BHE's husband is a surveyor."

I said that because I have been up since 4:30, have to work today and have not had my caffeine yet. Of course you knew that!

Hilarious picture, that last one.

Oh, and I'll be at Blog Fest. I think.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Jefferson was a surveyor.

Those pictures give new meaning to the phrase "work horse".

Colin

Mental P Mama said...

I love that last one;)

Karen said...

I would love to have a job that I am passionate about. It would be more like fun than work and we could all use a little more of that huh!! I'm loving the horse pic. Also congrats on your new "long horned" friends at the spa. I'm so envious of you. ;)

Margaret said...

Now that's an original S post! At first, I thought that was a picture of Rachel Alexandra checking out the track before the race.

Travel Girl said...

I love your CB/BHE picture. Are you going to give a blogger photo-art seminar at the blogger fest? You always have such clever pictures on your blog. I would love to be there to meet everyone, but not sure I can work it out.

big hair envy said...

Yeah, those surveyors are a special breed!!! They don't last long if they're not passionate about it....the field work can be grueling.

CB was featured in Professional Surveyor Magazine this month. Check it out!

Thanks for the shout out!! LOVE the photo;)

Dawn said...

another original a to z word :)
and fun, as usual!

Jen said...

South Dakota is what I thought you were going for.
I learned something new, did not know this.

Why do surveyors always stand in the middle of the road?

M said...

That horse picture is the coolest!! Grandma J you are so clever!! I never would have come up with surveyor...not in a million years! Great "S" post!!
Happy Monday!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Very cute. Great S word...and yet again, I have learned something. Do horses recieve health benefits in that profession???

Pat Jenkins said...

boy you and jen gave us quite the educational letter monday today grandma j!! good we ain't never too old to learn somethin'...

Keeper Of All Things said...

I'm jealous
I sooo want to go to the blogfest!!!!!!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

So Sweet Sugar! Love those those Surveyors! I hope to make the blogfest.

LauraB said...

I love your blog Sweetie.

The Incredible Woody said...

There were surveyors hard at work in the Grand Canyon last week. Wonder what they were measuring?

Chris said...

Happy Monday!

loxandlo said...

Surveyor was the only "S" word I could think of. I really miss those guys!!

Cool Breeze said...

I must say that I'm really flattered. We surveyor's are a special breed if I do say so myself. I'd like to think I fit into the same category as those special men. They have certainly influenced my life in more ways than one.

Hey Jen ... so we don't have to look through the trees.

Woody ... that sounds intense. I've never surveyed anywhere like that. I'm somewhat envious.

GJ ... here is the link to the article.

http://www.profsurv.com/magazine/currentedition.aspx

Grandma J said...

Cool Breeze, the article is quite impressive, and being first in a series in a national publication is even more so.

I always thought cute surveyors stood in the middle of the road so us women could gawk at them. :)

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Now THAT is an 'S' word I did not see coming. Great choice! Your post and Jen's post about seahorses are so educational. I love them!

By the way, I'm so sorry about my mix-up on the town of Addison. Why in the world I thought it meant Addison, IL??? I don't know. Thanks for clearing it up! ;-)

Life with Kaishon said...

I would like to be there. I would be SO happy to meet you in real life. You know how much I adore you now, I can not even imagine how much more I would love you if I met you in person! Lots of times at night when I am going to sleep I will tell Gary about something you wrote about that day. I think he thinks I have a problem. Whatever... : )

And PS Brilliant S. I would expect nothing less!

Ben said...

Nice, unusual S word choice! I think surveyors have to work with the center lines of roads to be accurate. A hazard of the job...

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check it out, I bet you'll LOVE it (it has Kahlua, and I know how you and Kahlua are old friends.)

Cassie said...

Gee Grama thanks for the history lesson. I never knew those 3 POTUS were surveyors! My Dad (RIP) loved to get out his equipment and survey his properties. A passion---YES!! Thanks for the terrific S!