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Our Favorite flags and why we like them

This is a listing of our favorite flags.                                

We like these flags for various reasons.  They are:              

Our ethnicities                                                                     

We have relatives living there                                               

We have pen pals living there                                               

We just have an interest in the country                                  

Of course I have written more about each flag below.  These flags should be moving.  If they are not moving, I won't know how to fix the problem. 

Click on this logo3 D Flags .com logoto find out how I got the flags. It is very simple or I would not have done it. Don't ask me how it works though. This is a very good web site. At least there was this neat website that had these neat animated flags for free.  It was at the site above.  They aren't there now.  (March 03, 2004)

United States FlagHowdy from the "good ol' U.S. of A."!


flag of TexasRobyn is originally from Texas.

flag of ScotlandRobyn and Douglas trace their ancestry to Scotland. They would like to visit there some day.


flag of SwitzerlandRobyn thinks that one of her grandfathers was Swiss. Robyn would enjoy visiting Switzerland. She wants to hear live Landler music!

Canadian flagDouglas' grandmother Weber, and his grandfather Somerville, both came from Canada. His grandmother came from Nova Scotia. His grandfather came from Ontario. We are able to visit Canada once in a while. If the Red Wings don't make it to the Stanley Cup, we root for a Canadian team to win. (We start with Toronto.)

Flag of EnglandDouglas is the Admiral of the "Grand Fleet" or W.W. I British Navy in a naval miniatures game he plays with friends. [1/1200 scale] (The English Flag is here.)

flag for the People's Republic of ChinaRobyn writes a gentleman in Shanghai, China. He wrote her an E-mail dealing with their mutual radio hobby. He asked if she was interested in China. Robyn said, "A little. Are you interested in The Bible?". He said, "Yes", and they write once in a while. Robyn has learned a great deal about China that she did not know. It has been an eye opening experience.

Flag of MichiganRobyn and Douglas currently live in Michigan. Douglas is originally from Michigan.

flag of OklahomaWe have both had many a wonderful hour driving through, and visiting Oklahoma! Robyn has family who live there.

flag of GermanyThey also trace their ancestry to Germany. Douglas has been to Germany. Robyn would like to visit there.

flag of AustriaRobyn thinks one of her grandmothers came from either Austria or Germany. It would be nice to find out for sure where she came from!!

flag of Ukogbani (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)If you haven't guessed, Robyn is something of an "Anglophile". Watching British mysteries is a pastime of Robyn and Douglas. They both would like to visit England some day. Robyn has become sort of an "addict" of "Coronation Street" the English soap. Now, she has Douglas watching it as well. (This is the flag for the United Kingdom by the way.)

Latvian flagRobyn has been writing Maruta a Latvian, English teacher, since the summer of 1990. Maruta has the most beautiful handwriting! And her English is better than ours at times.

Russian flagSound: Organ comes up slowly behind. Announcer: Now, we have the latest from our story, "Robyn Writes to Russia"... One thing seems to lead to another for Robyn when she is online. She forgets how it happened, but she started writing to Sasha (Alexander) in Moscow. Then she started writing to Vladimir in Kaliningrad. Sasha was studying law. Vladimir was getting a PHD in NMR (MRI) technology. Sasha went into the militia for a year. Then Vladimir moved to England in order to continue his schooling. When Sasha came out of the militia, Robyn ended up getting ICQ messages from his sister, Anuta. Anuta got married, so Robyn writes to Anuta and Eugene (Evgeny?) now. (But not very often.)