Today we are going to Muse about a reunion.  If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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It’s Just a Matter of Time

This week was pretty fun.  I got to spend time with William Hughes, who I know as “Tex”

This is Tex when I first knew him.  We are both a bit more wizened and gray today.

Tex Hughes

Tex outside of Toledo Spain

We went to high school together and after graduation we hitch hiked through Spain and France for three weeks.  I wrote about it earlier. To read what I wrote click on this;


Tex and his wife had been in Charleston at the Citadel for a class reunion.  We took the opportunity to get together.    Over the years we have only seen each other five or six times since high school.  So, we met at St Augustine, Florida about half way between Charleston and my home in West Palm Beach.

We did the usual things one does when in a tourist area: walked around shops, drove around the area, ate in restaurants, visited the hotel bar, etc.

One of the more interesting sites was Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the United States.  It is now run by the National Park Service.



aerial view

aerial view

One interesting feature of the fort is the dry moat.  I had  thought moats were always filled with water.  Not so.  This moat was used to shelter livestock during a time of siege,  The land around the fort slopes up and the moat (and livestock) is hidden from view.

School Tours

School Tours

We were there on a Tuesday and it was host to fourth graders on school tours.  There must have been eight groups from around the area while we were there.  Happens every Tuesday I understand.



This is a view of the entrance taken from the top wall.  That is a draw bridge that could be raised in the event of an attack.

Displayed around the upper level are cannons and mortars taken in various conflicts.  This was taken in the war with Mexico in 1847, if I remember correctly.



Jeanette and Cannons

Jeanette and Cannons

The four of us had a good time.  We enjoyed the reminiscing and time together.  We also enjoyed seeing St Augustine.  That’s the week that was.

 On the subject of enjoyment,

 a good friend sent me a little video.  You might enjoy it. It shows a water-bed in a German furniture store. The sign says NOT to get on the bed, but oh well..the best way to motivate people to do something is to put up a sign saying  “Don’t……..!”
It’s in German, but it is still funny.  Watch for the last two women !

Click here to watch

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About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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