The News from

Volume 3 Number 9




How 'bout those Olympics?

The Olympics 2004 official logo. The Athens Games are history now, but their images will likely be in our minds for years to come. We hope you enjoyed these inspirational Games as much as we did. Here at smALL FLAGs we salute all of the athletes and organizers of this truly great example of international competition through cooperation. (Way to go, Greece, for showing the world you could actually pull this off!)

The smALL FLAGs Global CapAfter playing our little monthly quizzes, we trust you had no difficulties recognizing all those international flags! By the way, did you notice how many athletes from different countries were wearing our Global Caps? And did you ever see so many flags?

World Champions
in our own Backyard

40-44 Class Champion Mark MacDonald (Scotland) and Runner-up Brett Milton (Oregon) Not all recent world records were set in Athens. This year's Scottish Masters Athletics International (SMAI) competitions were held here in Oregon at the Douglas County Highland Games, August 21-22.

Amazing as it seems, athletes at these small Games broke no less than six World Records! It was a great weekend; we were there. (You knew from our Exhibit Schedule right?)


No, it's not a real flag.

We almost got lost down the old rabbit hole on this subject: Coming upon an article in a quilting magazine about the use of Fibonacci Numbers in designing quilts led to our questioning the use of Φ (Phi = 1.61803...) in the design of flags (of course).

After a lot of time spent mining the internet (here's a good link), we discovered more about the "Divine Ratio", the "Golden Rectangle" and so much more that we pretty much overloaded. Suffice it to say that many flags are based fairly closely to the Fibonacci ratio. Which explains why our more popular sizes of flags are 3x5 and 2x3. Pretty clever stuff, this mathematics. It/they just might catch on.

The Personal Corner


Now this is just too funny. Names are important to us. (If we ever misspell your name please let us know about it right away!) So you can imagine our response when we found our name listed in a recent program:

List of participating vendors - sort of.

Yep, that's us: smALL FROGs? We weren't the only vendors whose name was slightly misspelled, but we think we were the funniest. Gotta just keep smilin'

Back to School


'nuff said.

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