Signs of Sadness

DSCN1121There are signs all around us each and every day. The signs that I have posted on this “Sign, Sign …Everywhere a Sign” blog have been mostly signs about the history of our community. The sign that I am posting today is a little different. The signs of US flags flown at half-mast are everywhere around the city of Columbus. The one pictured here is at the Chick-fil-A on highway US 80.  I was struck by a feeling of sadness on Saturday when I was out and about running errands and saw this flag as well as others around town flown at half mast. I looked up the meaning of half-mast. “the position of a flag that is being flown some way below the top of its staff as a mark of respect for a person who has died.”

In this case, the respect is for the five brave policemen who were murdered in Dallas on Thursday night by a loan sniper.  What a tragic day for our country and each and every citizen therein when someone loses his life by simply going to work and doing his job. Certainly, America has lost five of its finest and best. These flags also remind us of someone who was a husband, father, son, brother, friend. I support and appreciate the hard work that our local policemen do for us as well as those all around our country. This blog post will have to suffice as my own “flag” flown at half-mast to show my respect for the five Dallas policemen who we lost last week as well as law enforcement everywhere. Signs are all around us, and unfortunately, they are not always the ones that we want to see.



About Ruthie Curtis

About Ruthie I am a real estate agent in Columbus, GA and love my “job.” I enjoy being associated with the professionals at Bickerstaff Parham Real Estate and the folks that I come in contact with each and every day. I basically just love houses and all that is associated with them. It is so rewarding to help buyers and sellers reach their goals and to be a part of the process that makes it happen. I especially love gardens and how they can work to improve a property both in aesthetics and function. As a Master Gardener, I feel that I can add another dimension to the home buying and selling process. Partnered with my love of creatively doing the “what if we” changes to houses and my attention to detail, I can offer my clients a well-rounded approach to meeting their real estate needs while having some fun along the way. I have lived in Columbus for the past 25 years and have been actively involved in the community. My involvements include being the 1996 Race Director for the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens; a past board member of Girls,Inc and the Columbus Regional Tennis Association (CORTA); a board member of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Columbus Botanical Garden, the Chattahoochee Valley Camellia Society, and is a member of the Women’s Reading Club of Columbus and the Overdue Book Club. I am a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church where I serve on the Altar (10) I am a UGA Bulldawg – having grown up in Athens and attended the University of Georgia where I received a BA degree in Advertising. I have two daughters, two great son-in-laws, five grandchildren and a Jack Russell Terrier named Jasper. I live in the historic Overlook area in Columbus where I recently purchased an older home and enjoyed the experience of putting my creative knowledge and skills to work!
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