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40 Percent of the Boots on the Ground, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Our National Guard, as I think everyone knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground…” ~ Kit Bond ~ Since today is the 237th birthday of the USA, I couldn’t think of any more fitting picture for today than the picture above. I happened to shoot this picture over Memorial Day… Continue reading 40 Percent of the Boots on the Ground, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Still in the Air While the Earth Flies Past Underneath, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“The balloon seems to stand still in the air while the earth flies past underneath.” ~ Alberto Santos-Dumont ~ Many of you may not know hot air balloons are part of the BamaSteelMagnolia and Tall & Handsome lore. It’s like Bev and T & H: The Early Years… I think I’ve divulged a time or… Continue reading Still in the Air While the Earth Flies Past Underneath, by Beverly Hicks Burch