Just One Person From Around the World: Fred

Welcome to Just One Person From Around the World!

I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are trying to make a living…….keep their kids educated and basically just take care of their families, without an agenda.  Me too. I think there is more of us…. Just trying to live our lives….. So, I would like to take the time to focus on one person a week to bring us together, to celebrate ordinary folks.

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Let’s meet Fred! One year, when we traveled through France my hubby decided to paraglide off Mt Blanc with the paraglider Fred…. If you are not familiar with paragliding, you attach a wide canopy, resembling a parachute, to your body by a harness. You then jump off the mountain and glide through the air to the bottom. I do not do heights…….so hubby and Fred were left to it! When hubby asked what their target was down below, Fred stated, “the cemetery or the field next to it!” The weather was awful that day, off and on, so they had to get the canopy spread out and then wait for the clouds to clear…….Upon landing in the field, hubby twisted his ankle badly and hobbled the rest of the way around France. That evening at dinner we overheard our table mates in the restaurant, saying, “Did you see those nuts up on the mountain paragliding today?”  I nodded yes……….and did not say another word!

Paragliding Fred
Paragliding Fred

Just One Person

I am enjoying pouring over my photos to find us everyday folks! Won’t you join in? To see how all this started look at Just One Person From Around the World!

Here are the Contributors from last week! If I missed anyone, please let me know! These were awesome and you won’t want to miss a one! The stories along with the photos are priceless!

Get ready to get with the BEAT with WG……….wRritingMyLife

Spam or no Spam?…….. FromPyreneestoPennines

Do you know what manjok is? From Trix………Geriatrixfotogallerie

From Margaret; some red hats!………From PyreneestoPennines

Can you skate like this? From Sue…….WordsVisual

Let’s go shopping with Lolawi!……..SimplyBeautiful

Sarah is taking us to the Lao Highlands ……..TravelWithMe

Anita is taking us to just one country today, Tanzania……..100CountryTrek

XingfuMama is in Kenya this week…………..XingfuMama

Ju-Lyn shows us her neighborhood…..TouringMyBackYard

River Crossing…….Would you follow him? ……………Lightwords

Flying high!………..BeautifulPhotographs

Cee is taking us to the water too! ………….Ceenphotography

Let Sandy show you how to do it in Saigon! ……..   TheSandyChronicles

Dr B is taking us to Nepal……..BuddhaWalksIntoaWineBar

Philo is showing a side we all have……..PhilosophyThroughPhotography

What is this guy doing on the Beach? ……..TravelWithIntent

We’re seeing Pink with Lisa! LisaBradshawBlog

IJK, front and back, all in one photo! Fabulous! BlackBody

29 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    A lucky guy? You’d think you’d have to be to do that daily 🙂 🙂


    1. Lucky or a bit crazed, I think! Both he and my husband were ex-military! Takes a lot to scare off my hubby, he likes adventure ……….


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  2. Sue says:

    Wow, a small adventure for your husband! Did he think it was worth it? Here’s my ordinary person: https://suejudd.com/2021/03/17/just-one-person-from-around-the-world-cuba-2/


    1. Oh Sue, he would still do this everyday, if he could! Yesterday, he told me he had signed up for fencing lessons! He’ll be 70! Probably come home stabbed somewhere!

      Was that picture painted or in some other medium? Be a tad hard to get in your suitcase! Cady

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      1. Sue says:

        Goodness, he’s an adrenaline junkie, like me! Textile, not suitcase friendly


  3. margaret21 says:

    Oh dear! Mind you, I wouldn’t have been joining them whatever the weather. Here’s mine this week: https://margaret21.com/2021/03/17/how-to-be-a-korean-woman-revisited/


    1. No way, would I even go up the mountain in the lift and in this case there were two to reach the tippy top! I am not that adventurous!

      Oh, Margaret you’ve done it again! Quite the observation……I.m going to pay attention to the women and see if this is true here as well! I’m with you, I would not wear that hat and I’m a bit surprised she’s not wearing white gloves as well! When we travel we see a lot of the women in hats, gloves and long sleeved shirts! Cady

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      1. margaret21 says:

        White gloves wasn’t a thing as far as I remember. And not necessarily long sleeved shirts either.


      2. I’ll have to see if I have any photos of the covered ladies! I think I do! Cady

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  4. tgeriatrix says:

    I did it once with a friend and it was great!
    I am taking you to Finland today:https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2021/03/17/just-one-person-from-finland/


    1. You brave soul!
      Is he drinking a beer? Yes? Then we are very much connected in this small world! You can’t fish without the cold beer! Cady

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  5. lolaWi says:

    i’m not for heights but it must be cool gliding from up there. here is mine for this week: https://lolawi.blog/2021/03/17/on-guard/


    1. I didn’t know what the “official” stance was for these guards! I’ll have to ask my hubby if our military has a similar stance! Quite the outfit! Thanks for joining us again this week! Cady


  6. Toonsarah says:

    I’d love to do that but I’m not sure I have the nerve. I feel the same way about parachuting – I would probably get up there and then refuse to jump out of the plane! And maybe your husband’s sprained ankle is a message to me, that I’m right to avoid such activities 😉

    Here’s my person for this week, with a happy smile for you: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/meeting-the-locals-in-narlai-rajasthan/


    1. I am not the daredevil either…..I get enough excitement through my husband’s antics!

      Wow, all the color! Reading about these folks is very interesting! I am glad you learned about and named the clothing, the jewelry and the different colors worn in different villages! The Goat girl looked young to me! Is the temple similar to a church or is it a burial ground of some sort? I know nothing about these places and their culture as you can tell by my questions, but I look forward to your posts every week and it makes me want to travel there! Thanks for joining in again this week! Cady


  7. SandyL says:

    In my younger days I might have tired tried this. Nowadays my Cloak of Indestructability is threadworn and not reliable.

    Here’s my post for the week https://thesandychronicles.blog/2021/03/17/cheroot-smoker/

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    1. I lost that Cloak of Indestructibility long, long ago! Ha Ha!

      That face says it all! A great piece of photography there! Is that a regular tobacco cigarette? What is thanaka wood used for? And what is it? I very much liked the haiku…..I’ll have to read more about that and maybe give it a try! Thanks for joining in again this week! Always a great post from you! Cady

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  8. Cee Neuner says:

    Hi Cady, What a marvelous post for this week.
    I decided to go with three photos, one person per photo for this week. Enjoy.


    1. I would like to visit a Tulip Farm….the last time I did so was over 30 years ago in Michigan! I wonder if it is still there? Thanks for joining in this week! Cady


  9. Ju-Lyn says:

    Woohoo! That is very adventurous of him!

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  10. My theory on this (daredevil stuff) is: Someone must be on the ground to take all the photo’s from beneath or keep everyone’s stuff together (that’s now the stuff of those mad ones in the air) or what ever … yes, as you can see, I’m the one on the ground.
    But hats off to Fred and your husband – they probably had an amazing view!


    1. I am glad you brought this up, because it was a part of the story I did not tell. Fred and my hubby took all their cameras. wallets and everything else important, off them and put them in a separate bag before they jumped, so they would not lose their stuff! Or, if they did, they would just be looking for one bag. The day after the jump we were due to leave Mt Blanc and were up before 4 am because we had a long drive that day……well hubby could not find his wallet and thought he must have left it in Fred’s bag! So we called Fred and woke him up and had him looking for the wallet as well! After everyone was well bushy tailed by this point, we located the wallet! Fred was probably cussing us long and hard! Cady PS Thanks for following me!

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  11. Haha, that’s funny 😅 … you see, they should have left it with you (the responsible one on the ground!)
    Thanks for following us as well – we are looking forward enjoying more of your posts and amazing photo’s 🌸.

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