Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mortar Firing



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

While visiting Fort Erie in Ontario, Canada, we saw a demonstration of the firing of this 1812-era mortar. It was a small piece, but it sure made a big noise.

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On a sad note we learned that Betsy's brother, Ray, died yesterday (Friday) afternoon. Please keep Betsy and Ray's family in your prayers. Our posting and visiting your blogs are likely going to be hit and miss for the next few days.

16 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Sorry to hear that.
I'll sure keep Betsy and Ray's family in my prayers.

♥Kathy♥ said...

What a neat photo George.
I am sorry to hear about Betsy's brother. =(

Queenmothermamaw said...

Prayers start now with Betty and Ray's family on the list.So sorry for the sad news.Do enjoy your site.
QMM

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for the variety of pictures on this blog.Even on days when I don't leave a comment I do enjoy the sights.
My sympathy goes out to you all.
Blessings,Ruth

SandyCarlson said...

I am sorry about your loss. You are in my prayers.

Beautiful post.

Cheryl said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Will be keeping you all in my thoughts. Take care.

LV said...

WE understand and sorry for the loss. Take care.

Janie said...

That sure is a tiny cannon, butI notice the man is holding his ears, so must be quite noisy.
I just read Betsy's blog and heard about Ray. I'm so sorry to hear that news. You and Betsy will be in our prayers during this sad time.

Sharon said...

So sorry for your loss.

Tes said...

Hello George!

Yes, I have been to Betsy's and learned about Ray. May he rest in peace.

The photo effect matched the scene. Turned out real nice!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is something else I've never seen or heard, George. You've definitely seen more of Fort Erie than I have!

I'm very sorry to hear about Betsy's brother. (Actually I read about it on Betsy's post.) She seems to be very close to her family so I'm sure this has been a terrible loss for her.

Small City Scenes said...

Sorry to hear of Ray's passing. I left Betsy a note.

21 gun salute for Ray. MB

Kirigalpoththa said...

Sorry to hear the demise of Betsy's big brother!

Take care

Darla said...

I'm sure it made a big bang!! Oh George, please give Betsy a hug from Florida!!

Unstoppable Spirit said...

Sorry for your loss.

Carrizo said...

I am sorry too about your loss.

I like this "historical" photo in sepia color very much.