THE WHITE FLAG MAN

Photo from the Sacred Sandwich

“The White Flag Man was a fellow by the name of Peter “Petey” Hopkins who every morning at sunrise would go out and hoist up a white flag on a flagpole in his front yard and then take it down at sunset. He started doing it around fifty years ago, not long after his wife and three-year old daughter died in a tragic car accident, and as far as anyone could tell, he never missed a day.”

You really should read the rest of this story as found in the Sacred Sandwich, a blog that uses humor to make a point.

You will find the rest of Petey’s story by clicking here, or here, or here, or here.

You can always see the latest edition of the Sacred Sandwich by clicking on it in the blogroll at the right.

-CR

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8 Responses to THE WHITE FLAG MAN

  1. Pearl says:

    Every neighborhood should have a Petey.

    • Chris says:

      Hi Pearl,

      Growing up as a child, my mom was a female version of Petey in my neighborhood. How blessed I was (and still am)!!!

      I’m always glad to see that you’ve stopped by.

      God’s blessings…

      • Pearl says:

        You must write about her then!

        • Chris says:

          As my mom reads this blog, I don’t want to embarrass her with personal stories. However, you may want to check this out:

          https://chrisreimersblog.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/muumuus-hoagies-and-jigglin-jives-jelly-beans/

          It tells a little of her personality. I don’t think she knows how to check out comments, so this reference is O.K.

          She got her first computer this past Christmas.

          Actually, come to think of it, she never complained about the “muumuu” story. I may have to do something else about her in the near future.

          Your joke was quite funny. I’m a bit slow and didn’t get it until you explained it. I should have left it in, but I was at work, had to get to a client, and was “working” fast.

  2. Kari says:

    What a wonderful story, Chris! Thanks for sharing. Boy, this one had me in tears, which is unusual when I visit the sacred sandwich. What an absolute encouragement and stark reminder.

    The engraving on the stone was the perfect end to Petey’s story.

    🙂

    • Chris says:

      Hi Kari,

      I’m so glad that you were encouraged! The Sacred Sandwich has some very unusual and creative stuff. This was my favorite of the posts there thus far.

      I’m glad you mentioned the engraving. What a witness it was.

      I’m always happy when you stop by. May the Lord bless and keep you.

  3. Kari says:

    Thanks for the warm welcome Chris! I found your post from a while back the other day on that sand painting. Wow, I was blown away and deeply moved. I could not believe my eyes, clouded with tears as they were! Your blog is a great wealth of encouragement and inpiration to me. I am sure to many others, too. Thank you for a blog that constantly points the readers toward Jesus 🙂

    • Chris says:

      You’re welcome, Kari. You are always welcome here. I am blessed that you stop by. I can see why the sand painting (“TRUE ART”) had that effect on you. God-given talent + practice = THAT!!!

      I am humbled that anyone would view this blog as you have described. The goal here is to point folks to God’s Word. If the Holy Spirit uses anything here to do that, I am truly thankful.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      God’s blessings…

      Anyone wishing to see Kari’s fine blog, “Let Him Hear,” need only click here:
      http://lethimhear.wordpress.com/

      For anyone wanting to see “TRUE ART,” click here:
      https://chrisreimersblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/true-art/

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