May 5th 2008 5:27 pm
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Today is Flag Day again. This morning my mom took a big basket of clothes into the garage (where I am not allowed to go anymore). About half an hour later she appeared outside my window with the basket. As I sat on top of my cat tree, I watched her take things from the basket and peg them methodically one by one to the clothesline in the back yard.
First came the jeans, hung upside-down, their upraised legs striding between the rows of cotton rope. Then came the towels, large panels of rippling terrycloth. Then came the shirts, swinging on hangers as the breeze ran through. At last came the flags, the little colorful soft silky things waving and fluttering in the sunshine. Turquoise, lavender, blue, burgundy and black, they were a row of merry pennants flying gaily in the wind. They were fun to watch from my tall perch inside the window.
Every Monday is Flag Day in the back yard. It is very festive.
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