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Friday, August 27, 2010

Flat Stanley finds Fleur-de-lis

old buildingHello, time for more Friday Fun with Me, Flat Stanley. I'm not in this picture because I wasn't tall enough to climb up here. But, I am here just the same. I was walking down the main street in Worthington in search of cool stuff to show you; when I stopped at this empty building. There used to be a wonderful florist in this building. They moved to some new shopping center...phooey. I like old buildings. Look at this one.
family crestPLEASE remember you can click to make this picture even bigger. Look at the neat design above the window way up there. On the red ribbon it says Flores Boni. I quess that means flowers in some other language. The two big dancing horses look like they're kissing the crown. And on the crown is a cross. Above the crown is a Fleur-de-lis. The circle divided into 4 parts between the horses has what looks like a snake, a heart, a cross, and flower.

Words and pictures can tell a story. I looked up each of these items when connected to a family crest and found the following interesting information:
Cross means Christianity
Snake means wisdom
Heart means charity and sincerity
Crown means royalty
Horses mean readiness for all employment for King and Country
Fleur-de-lis, is the floral badge of France

So I might be able to say the story behind this building has to do with a French Florist who was a Christian, who was smart and served his fellow man with sincerity?

Since we do know that a long standing floral business was in this building my story might not be too far off. I did a little more digging and found the original owner of the business was named Charles Lee. When I first knew of this business it was named Maple Lee, then it was purchased by others ad the name changed but always had as part of it's name Maple Lee.

Do you have any neat old buildings around you? Look up, see if they have any neat designs like this might tell you a story.

Could you pick some words that describe you and your family and draw your own family crest?

I made you a word puzzle with words from the story about my interesting empty building. Have fun!

Word Search Puzzle

X T S E C G E G T D D D D V R A R W
A E H I L F L O W E R O Y A L T Y F
F E E Q F F W U T M M C P R E T E L
E S A W C S N S A T S N R F I H O E
T T T O E R H O K V W U C N P Q K U
O L S I D S O A K O E S A H S A I R
E A T P T T N S R E E I L E N N N D
H O A O T A F C S E T A F S Q R G E
C D T S G F N I H S C H L C S E S L
E F U Z Z S A B I R L E O R E E D I
D I G S J I L R P C H A R I T Y M S
D J H H O N H H I J N R E X A E I X
W E W R J C G G S O T T S F Z Z H A
N I W F E E A O T D T E B T P O J S
A D Q Y O R D S I A S N O U E N U V
U E P O H I C A J R I Q N E D H T F
F N D F D T N J O O L D I W Q D N F
A Y A M F Y C H V P Q L W E S E R S
There are 13 words hidden above, see if you can find them:
Horses
Crown
King
Cross
Flower
Royalty
Christianity
Snake
Charity
Heart
Sincerity
FloresBoni (normally written Flores Boni with space)
FleurDeLis (normally written Fleur-de-lis)
spaces and hyphens weren't allowed in the puzzle making.

Until next time, Flat Stanley out. See you again on Friday Oct 3rd.

Did you miss some of my other adventures? If so, click here.

Odd folks I see the word puzzle when looking at this in edit mode; but seeing it now after it's published it isn't showing up for me. I'm not sure if it's showing up for you? If not, I've not clue why. This has worked in the past. I'll have to try a different method next time. Sorry

JAN UPDATE
Spoke with Jan yesterday am and she had had a tough day, pain wise the day before. She said she had tried to do the day without pain meds and decided that wasn't a good idea. Am hopeful yesterday went better. She planned to take it a bit easier. Please keep checking back.

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9 comments:

  1. I never knew the meanings behind the imagery in crests until now! Good looking building too

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  2. Hi Sandy.
    I'm stopping by to thank you for taking on the August Comment Challenge. I especially want to thank you for all of your help. A few links did get posted that needed to be removed.
    There is a special button located on my sidebar for everyone who signed up.
    Thanks again
    http://harrietandfriends.com

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  3. Sandy, this says it's a dofollow blog, but Foxfire shows links as it does in a nofollow. Have you changed that recently?

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  4. Darlene this has been a do follow blog for over a year. I manually removed the no follow codes; not sure why your widget shows it differently; but I've had the blog checked by several people and have been assured it is a do follow.

    Thanks Harriett, I'll swing by to check it out.

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  5. Looking a 2nd time, I know see the puzzle, do you?

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  6. Such a creative architectural design. Every logo has a meaning and a good story behind it.

    Thanks again for taking us to a wonderful trip Flat Stanley! ;D


    P.S.
    Sandy, I created a new post "Blogs that inspire me". This is in connection to the nice award you have given me recently. Again, a huge thanks to you! :D

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  7. I LOVE that crest and the window railings.

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  8. I am always fascinated in that kind of very creative designs. It is such a very amazing architectural creation. I never thought that I will find this kind of post in this blog.

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  9. Thanks for sharing and interacting with your readers means of publishing word puzzling.
    this is really very cool for online blogs visitors.
    thanks

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