Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Sepia Saturday 309 : 12 December 2015



As Sepia Saturday moves relentlessly towards the end of another year, we pause before the final push to seek a little rest and relaxation. A cup of coffee perhaps, a glass of beer maybe; and why not, it's nearly the holidays after all, a tasty donut. Let all thoughts of that final round of Christmas shopping be abandoned for the moment, and as we pause at the doors of yet another Shopping Mall - legs all weary and wallets all empty - let us recall the words of the September 1919 issue of The Mess Kit - "A Man May Be Down But He's Never Out". The image comes from the National Library of Medicine Flickr stream and may suggest any manner of things to the imaginative Sepian. All you have to do is to post your post on or around Saturday 12 December 2015, add a link to the list below, and reward yourself with a donut.

Whilst you are eating it you may want to ponder on our Christmas theme for this year. And if you want to think further ahead, you can find a list of all our themes for the first quarter of 2016 HERE.



I go into hospital tomorrow for my hand operation so I probably won't be able to post this week, but my eyes should be OK so I will relax and enjoy myself by reading all your posts whilst enjoying a jam donut.


13 comments:

ScotSue said...

Quick off the mark this week with tales of food on the move consumed by my military ancestress.

La Nightingail said...

There are a zillion choices (or so it seems) of donuts out there. Which do I prefer? You might be surprised!

Jo Featherston said...

My blog this week has practically 0 to do with the prompt, but it is all I can offer. Best wishes Alan! Don't eat too many doughnuts while you're recovering, as they probably won't help.

Lorraine Phelan said...

I managed to match church, food, WW1 and army this week.

Wendy said...

I have a cake-eating soldier.

kathy said...

Photo of Great Uncle John with his Mess Kit

Mike Brubaker said...

The perspective is from the other side of the frontlines and a few years before, but I think I have this one. No doughnuts but musical of course.

Kristin said...

No soldier, my uncle Henry Cleage with an expression matching the prompt and a bit about his early life.

Little Nell said...

Happy Christmas memories of my lovely sister-in-law.

Kristin said...

please ignore the false link I posted first.

Postcardy said...

I have a postcard of a WWI era Army kitchen.

Tattered and Lost said...

Someone in this Scottish photo may or may not be related to me.

Doug Peabody said...

I've got some World War I in my post. But then again I went off "track." lol