Friday, December 29, 2006

A unique car ride .......

I live in Augusta, Georgia and tonight my Mom and Dad took me on a car ride downtown to see the statue of James Brown. He is from Augusta and as you probably know, he died on Christmas Day. There is a statue of him on Broad Street, one of the main streets downtown, not far from a street named after him. There were perhaps 40 people of every race around the statue, taking pictures and leaving flowers and candles. Someone had draped an American flag around the statue. Everyone was very polite and quiet and somber. There is a public funeral tomorrow at the Civic Center which was recently re-named the James Brown Arena.


Here I am on my car ride. I love care rides!


See there were a lot of people around the statue.


People have left a lot of things at the base of the statue. This lady was writing on the flag.


The statue.


This is the Imperial Theatre, an old theatre down the street.
They had posted this as a tribute.

These picture was taken at the Civic Center.








7 comments:

Elizabeth K said...

Homegoing.

I like that word.

Chicote said...

Just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year.

Chicote

Hammer said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR COPPER !!!

My mum has a very special spot in her heart for longhaired dachshunds. A very special dachshund whose name was Benmore was my mum's best friend for almost 18 years. He is shown on my brother's website www.findingbeau.com.

MY MUM AND MY FAMILY AND I HOPE ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE IN 2007.

Thank you again for your beautiful Christmas card.

Love from your friend, Hammer

hana said...

Hi Copper, that's interesting you got to see the statue and things going on around Broad Street. Lots of things to sniff! You look very cute in the car.

There have been too many peepol passing away lately. Hopefully we will have a break from it this new year.

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Happy New Year Copper, lets hope that 2007 is a great year for all doggies and humans too :-)

Love
Opy

Isabella said...

Gee, there is lots of stuff about dead men on the TV lately- a guy named Ford, this James guy and a bad man named Saddam.


Those enagagement collars are gorgeous! think Zach will get the hint?

Happy New Year!
Big Wags,
Isabella

Ivy said...

very cool copper. thank you for sharing picktures. my peepol think it is very nice wen other peepol honor the ones who haf gone home. i just wish we cud do that for all the brave peepol who are not so famous too.