Tetchy Tuesday

07/25/2017 by syrbal-labrys

We have an American flag; it has been down for a while because it is a bit of a tattered mess.  I know what one is supposed to do with a flag unfit to fly: burn it or bury it.

Yeah.  About that…I won’t burn this flag.  It is what I thought was “coated” with plastic.  Simply cannot burn plastic.  Thought about burying it, but it will not rot of course.  Looked up the Army Heraldry “etiquette” site — says to “shred” it by cutting stripes apart and leaving starry bit whole.

So there it is.  NOW I am supposed to bury it inside a container.  Note to self — find a cloth flag next time.  It was hard to find a flag at ALL when I bought this, back in 2001.  It was NOT American made.  I don’t want it made of nylon or “poly” (plastic?) thank you very much.  Thus far, most cotton ones I find are made in fucking China.  Fuck that.  Except these, perhaps?

I think it should be illegal to have the nation’s flag made outside your own country.  And nope, not stepping away from that bit of tetchiness at all.



The name of this blog, and my Dreamwidth blog, Herlander Refugee, is taken from a 1915 feminist novel "Herland". It makes my heart sing that modern women are experimenting with creation of a new "Herland"! Yes, comments are closed. Anyone who just MUST reach me can do so at syrbal6 at gmail dot com.

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