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The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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This week's theme - SALTY



Me, being a wife of a navy man/turned government worker, now retired-when I saw this week's theme being 'salty'...the thought immediately came to 'old salties'....Sailors!! Salty, because of the seven seas I guess...So, I'm using the derivative of salty this week, and using 'salt'!!

From WorldWebOnline.....

Noun:
old salt [pronounced: ówld solt]
  • A man who serves as a sailor
    - mariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, Jack, seafarer, gob [US], sea dog

  • Derived forms: old salts Type of: crewman, sailor

    This photo is some of our 'old salts' carvings and figurines.
    Happy sailing!!!




    From the Ballad of John Silver



    "......We chased the goodly merchantmen and laid their ships aboard.

    Then the dead men fouled the scuppers and the wounded filled the chains
    And the paintwork was all splatterdashed with other people's brains.

    She was boarded, she was looted, she was scuttled till she sank
    And the pale survivors left us by the medium of the plank.

    Oh then it was how saddening by the aft rail on the poop
    You could hear the drowning folk lament the absent chicken coop.

    And having washed the blood away we had little else to do
    Than dance a quiet hornpipe as the old salts taught us to."

    68 comments :

    1. Very good!!! love your take on the theme because mine is a bit similar *wink*
      Happy weekend!

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    2. Great take on the theme!!! It was a toughy this week.

      Have a good weekend.

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    3. Hootin-Anni, You always have a cool site!!How do you find all of your information?Mine will be up in the morning for Salty. My feast is up.
      Baba

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    4. Salty sailors, Great take! That was a pretty cool poem to go along with it too :) Happy Hunting!

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    5. I really like your "salty" statues. Have a great weekend!

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    6. Aaaahhhhh! I almost did the same thing! We are a Navy family and my oldest son is a graduate of Kings Point - a Merchant Mariner. I did stick with the salty sea, though and mine is up, too. Blessings~

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    7. When I first saw the theme for this week I immediately thought of sailors too! lol I just love those carvings!! xoxo

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    8. Loved your choice for the theme, as usual sweetie! Youre always so creative! Come visit me...see where my mind went with the theme...lol...by the way, my quote for this week is (such as it's been)...Of all the things I miss, its my mind the most

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    9. That's a really neat take on the theme!

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    10. I considered something like that for the theme, too. I was hampered by not having any sailors of any sort to take a photo of, though.
      ;-)

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    11. Great statues. Salty sailors. Great take. Happy weekend.

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    12. I thought a picture of an old fisherman with his boat would have been great for this theme... couldn't find one as good as these.

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    13. I love your "Old Salts" carvings. Great idea for the salty theme. Have a great weekend.

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    14. I had similar thoughts but went a different road. I really like yours!
      I can't believe how much time has passed since I've been here! Shame on me...Love your poem, your flowers, your leaf was gorgeous. You've been a very busy lady!!!

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    15. wonderful idea for the theme! :)

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    16. Yar, them be mighty fine salty sailors for sure, eh? Thanks for stopping by.

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    17. Well, aren't you clever. GREAT picture for the theme. Have a great weekend. Mine is up at My Photo Blog

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    18. I love them. So much character and color.
      Great idea for today's theme. Thanks for sharing.

      Take care,
      Connie
      Thanks for visiting.

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    19. cool take on this!

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    20. How cute they are these old sea bears ! Would just fit in my cat collection, lol !
      Very nice interpretation, changes a little of all the seas I have seen (mine included)

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    21. Hehe, I had the same idea - but duh me - I should have made a dog out of salt! *S* Love those figurines!
      Hugs
      LL

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    22. I thought of a salty dog too, but didn't have a photo. :-)

      Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my place.

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    23. the figurines/carvings are adorable :) :) what an interesting take on the theme too! something I would never have thought of! well done :) :)

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    24. Shiver me timbers, those are some great old salts!

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    25. Those are great wood carvings, which I've always loved since finding some in the Maritimes. Oh that poem! They were a bloody bunch!

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    26. Great take on the theme and what a cute collection!

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    27. Great photos, lovely old salts!

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    28. It sure was a good idea. I too thought of the sea. Great photo for the theme!

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    29. Clever take on the word....sailors are definitely "salty."

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    30. Hahaha!!! I LOVE IT!!! Love your main graphic too I'm still giggling .. :)

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    31. A great take on this week's theme. Salty sailors with salty language. Great posting to accompany photo.

      Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.

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    32. Great idea!

      Slainte bheath

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    33. Very creative!! Way to think outside the box :)

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    34. Excellent take on the theme! Cute collection :-)

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    35. Having known a few myself.. I am very fond of "old salts". Love your take on the theme.

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    36. LOVE THOSE! probably my favorite photo so far! Great job and I read through the poem as well.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      Amy

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    37. That was a great choice for the theme. Old salts! I haven't heard that ballad in ages. Thanks for sharing.

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    38. how cute! Now you are making me want to move... I love warm climates but don't know where that could be for us now...

      Love your theme, reminds me of hubby who is Irish and was born this month...

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    39. This is great! What a fun way to represent the theme.

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    40. I love your very original entry. That's a nice collection of sailor figurines. Thanks for sharing.

      I appreciate your visit earlier. Take care!

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    41. Love the figurines! Especially the tall one!

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    42. Wow! What a great take on the theme! I love the sailors!

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    43. Great idea for the theme!! I like the little guys!

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    44. Love it! You gotta love a sailor! For that matter a Marine too! My son is a former Marine. Hat's off to your creativity on the theme! :) Have a nice weekend!

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    45. Those are the coolest figures I've seen in a while. Awesome.

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    46. I love these.

      Guess what I can dance the horn pipe, we used to have to wear straw hats, half of the boys uniforms including the white tops and colars with hideous white plimsolls. I so didn't like that part of Sea Cadets, the embarrassment they caused at times.

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    47. Great variation on the theme. Very original.
      Mine's up.

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    48. That's a good one! I did think of salty old men when I first thought about the theme, but I didn't have anything picture wise.

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    49. Excellent - thanks for stopping by!

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    50. Very cute post. Good use of the theme!

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    51. Great take on this week's theme - I love it! :D

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    52. That's an excellent take on the salty theme, and very unique.

      Hope you're having a lovely weekend (don't miss the lunar eclipse)

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    53. Great take, those are neat statues. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    54. I would have never thought of that for this week's theme.
      Creative!

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    55. I think of Popeye when I think of sailors...
      "I fights to the finish...cause I eats me spinach...I'm Popeye the saylor man!"
      :-D

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    56. Excellent post for this week's theme!

      Thanks for visiting me as well.

      http://photogfrog.livejournal.com/

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    57. Now - this is thinking outside the box. I didn't know that sailors were call "old salt". Thank you for the information--I always like to learn :)...

      Have a wonderful Sunday :)

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    58. Your "old salt" reminded me of Mom's grandad who used to collect wooden sailors until he started carvin' his own. He's been gone over eleven years now ...
      DMM

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    59. Very creative! Nice entry for this week's photo hunters. Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a great weekend.

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    60. lovely little sailors - thanks for visiting us :)

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    61. Those are great figurines! :) Terrific take on the theme. :)

      Thanks for visiting!

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    62. Hi Anni
      like your old salt figurines

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    63. GREAT idea!! Hm..never would have thought of that but you did so that is all that matters...Mine is up!! Hope you are having a great Sunday..
      Sandy

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    64. Great take on the theme salty..I was wondering what I would find!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    65. Nice twist on the theme!

      Thanks for stopping by mine :)

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    66. I like where you went with this one. Very creative and your little statues are cute. Great choice for The Hunt! Always a pleasure dropping by your place.

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    67. Oh that was a cute idea for the theme! I wouldn't have thought of that! ;)

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