Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Leap Day!!!

That's all I have to say about the day sorry I don't have more. 
But I did put all my favorite flags on the side of my blog! How do you like them?
I've been reading a very good book about the Civil War and it made me want to put the confederate flag on there along with the other two.

Well Bye, 

Now what Liberty can there be...

Day 60

“Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; second, to liberty; third, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of… the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature. All men have a right to remain in a state of nature as long as they please; and in case of intolerable oppression, civil of religious, to leave the society they belong to, and enter into another… Now what liberty can there be where property is taken away without consent?”
~Samuel Adams~

Well Bye,

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I liked this!

I was reading Erin's blog, and she had this on there. I really liked it, so I thought I would put it on my blog; plus it's a little break from quotes.

Well hope you like it to

You Name It

Day 59

“No Freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” 
~Thomas Jefferson~

Well Bye,

Monday, February 27, 2012

Praise For Mr. Henry

Day 58

“Mr. Henry is also a Lawyer, and the conpletest speaker I ever heard. If his future speeches, are equal to the small samples he had hitherto given Us, they will be worth preserving, but in a litter I can give You no Idea of the Music of his Voice, of the high wrought, Yet Natural elegance of his style, and manner.”

~Silas Deane~
To Elizabeth Deane

Well Bye, 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Young Lafayette

Day 57

 “I am deeply surprised at the mature Judgment and solid Understanding of this Young Man for such he certainly is.”

~ Governor Morris to Henry Laurens ~
About Marquis de Lafayette

Lafayette was 19 when he arrived at Valley Forge

Well Bye,

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Just as cute as always!

Michael so badly wants to be a boy scout, but as you can see he's just a bit to young. That however has not discourage him in the lest. He is constantly wanting to help and saying "A boy scout is helpful".

I like to tell him at lest once ever other hour that I love him because I always get a "Me love you to" - or most of the time anyway.

This is Michael at A boy scout thing we went to. As you can see he was dressed for the occasion and just as cute as always.

  Well Bye,

Properly armed...

Day 56

“The Best we can hope for, concerning the people at large, is that they be properly armed.”  
~Alexander Hamilton~

Well Bye,

Friday, February 24, 2012

Random thing!

Day 55

A farmer in our country, sent two of his servants to borrow [a harrow] of his neighbour, ordering them to bring it between them on their shoulders. When they came to look at it, one of them, who had much wit and cunning, said, “What could our master mean by sending only two men to bring this harrow? No two men upon earth are strong enough to carry it.” “Poh!” said the other, who was vain of his strenght, “what do you talk of two men? one may carry it. Help it upon my shoulders and see.” As he proceeded with it, the may kept esclaiming, “Zounds, how strong you are! I could not have though it, Why, you are a Samson! There is not such an other man in America. What amazing strangth God gas given you! But you will kill yourself! Pray put it down and rest a little of let me bear part of th weight.” “No, no,” said he, being more encouraged by the compliments, than oppressed by the burden; “you shall see I can carry it quite home.” And so he did.
~Benjamin Franklin~

 I don't know what good reading this will do you, but I am digging deep to find things to post, and in doing so I came up with this.

Well Bye, 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Jamie!!!

Jamie is now in the double digits!
Happy Birthday Jamie!!!

Sorry this is late, I should have done it yesterday but... well I just didn't.


We Have An Old Mother

Day 54

We Have An Old Mother
       Written by: Benjamin Franklin

We have an old mother that peevish is grown
She snubs us like children that scarce walk alone
She forgets we’re grown up and have sense of our own

*Refrain: Which nobody con deny, deny which nobody can deny.

If we don’t obey orders, whatever the case,
She frowns, and she chides and she loses all patience
and sometimes she hits us a slap in the face,

Her orders so odd are, we often suspect
That age has impaired her sound intellect
But still an old mother should have some respect.

We’ll join in her lawsuits to baffle all those
Who, to get what she has, will be often her foes;
But we know it must all be our own, when she goes.

Well Bye, 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It is impossible...

Day 53

“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the bible.”
~George Washington~

Well Bye, 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

not that contemptible enemy...

Day 52

“We now become fully convinced they are not that contemptible enemy we had hitherto imagined them."
~British Lieutenant Thomas Anburey~
1777 after the Americans had defeated the British in the battle at Saratoga.
(The turning point of the war)

Well Bye,

Monday, February 20, 2012

Independence and Freedom

Day 51

“I have from my youth, head, heart, and hand been devoted to American independence and freedom.”
~Marquis de Lafayette to George Washington~

Well Bye, 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I don't have a good title☹

 Day 50

 “Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, not despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties:”
 ~Benjamin Banneker~

Well Bye,

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Idleness and pride...

Day 49

“Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings ad parliaments, If we can get rid of the former, we may easily bear the latter,”
~Benjamin Franklin~

Well Bye,

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Spy Among Them

 Day 48

Rachel Revere
~Rachel Revere to Paul Revere~

My Dear,
by Dr. Church I send a hundred and twenty five pounds and beg you will take the best care of yourself and not attempt coning into this town again and if I have an opportunity of coming or sending out anything of any of the children I shall do it.
Love from your affectionate 
R. Revere


Paul Revere was made of leave Boston after the war began. His wife and eight kids joined him soon afterwords. This letter was written while his family was still in Boston and Paul was out.
Dr. Church was a member of the Sons of Liberty and was right up with the most well know men such as Samuel Adams, Dr. James Warren and Paul Revere. He was latter found to be a spy (had been from the very beginning).   He latter left in a boat and the boat was never seen again.

Well Bye,

Thursday, February 16, 2012

fighting for the rights of man...

Day 47

"I thank you sir for your generous sympathy, but I die the death I always prayed for: the death of a soldier fighting for the rights of man."
~Baron de Kalb~

 A little bit more sober one today, sorry about that.
Baron de Kalb died after the Battle of Camden, his first and last battle, after his horse was shot out from under him and he was then shot three more times. 

Well Bye,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

About Abigail

Day 46

~In a letter from James Warren to John Adams~
   “After all our study, I don’t know but Mrs. Adam’s Native Genius will Excel us all in Husbandry. She was Engaged when I came, along, and the Farm at Braintree Appeared to be under Excellent Management.”

~In a letter from John Adams to Abigail~

         “Gen. Warren writes me, that my Farm never looked better, than when he last saw it, and that Mrs.- was like to outshine all the Farmers.- I wish I could see it.- But I can make Allowances. He knows the Weakness of his Friends Heart and that nothing flaters it more than praises bestowed upon a certain Lady.”

James Warren was the husband to one Abigail's best friends and the two families were very good friends. These letters where written while John was in Boston and Abigail was in Braintree. She went and joined him in Boston soon afterwords.

Well Bye,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

♥This is the best I can do for Valentine's Day♥

 Day 45

I dare not express to you at three hundred miles distance, how ardently I long for your return… An whether the end will be tragical, Heaven only knows. You cannot be, I Know, nor do I wish to see your, an inactive spectator; but if the sword be drawn, I bid adieu to all domestic felicity, and look forward to that country where there are neither wars nor rumors of war, in a firm belief that through the mercy of it’s king we shall both rejoice there together…

Your most affectionate,
Abigail Adams  
~In a letter to John Adams~

If you are so inclined I would suggest looking up the legend of St Valentine. It was kind of interesting to know where we got the holiday, for a long time I had know idea why we made such a big deal about the holiday (and still don't) but now, at least, I know where it came from, and you should too.☺"

Well Bye,

Monday, February 13, 2012

War is Better than...

Day 44

“It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war war is better than tribute.”
 ~James Madison~

Well Bye,

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Higher Duties

Day 43

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion.”
~George Washington~

Well Bye,

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I don't know what to title this.

 Day 42 

“A slip of the foot you may soon recover! But a slip of the Tongue you may never get over.”  
~Benjamin Franklin~

Well Bye,

Friday, February 10, 2012

A little about Lafayette

Day 41

“The friendship with which he has honored me since I made his acquaintance, and that which I have vowed to him because of his personal qualities, oblige me to have that deference he enjoys here. He is a prodigy for his age; he is the model of valor, intelligence, judgment, good conduct, generosity, and zeal of the cause of Liberty for the continent. His wound is healing very well. He has just rejoined the army, so as not to miss any chances for glory and danger.”

  ~Baron de Kalb to Pierre de Saint-Paul~
About Marquis De Lafayette

 Lafayette was shot in the leg in the first battle he fought in in the American army (the battle of Brandywine) in September 1777 and rejoined the army in November of that same year. In December 1777 he went, with the rest of the Continental Army, to stay the winter in Valley Forge.

Well Bye,

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I love living in the South!

The last like three weeks have been so awesome! that it makes me think it is spring, and I know the flowers think it's spring because they are all blooming.
I took this picture three days ago and there are at lest twenty others flowers just like it. 
I've been playing soccer bar-foot, we've been playing out after dark again and not felt like we where going to freeze, the mosquitoes are thriving in all the puddles and I know from personal experience (a very bad experience) that the poison-ivy is still growing very well. 
It is so beautiful around hear I thought I would tell y'all! 

I feel like I need to put quotation marks at the beginning and end of this, it's been to long sense I have just posted for fun. I will try to do more 'fun' posts soon.

Well Bye,

Happy Birthday Mr.Paine!

Day 40

Thomas Paine

“Died at New York Thomas Paine, author of “Common Sense,” “Rights of Man,” “Age of Reason,” and many other political and deistical publications. I knew him well soon after his arrival in America in 1773, at which time he was unfriendly to the claims of America. He wrote “Common Sense” at my request. I gave it its name. He possessed a wonderful talent of writing to the tempers and feelings of the public. His compositions, though full of splendid and original imagery, were always adapted to the common capacities. He was intemperate and otherwise debauched in private life. His vanity appeared in everything he did or said. He once said he was at a loss to know whether he was made for the times or the times made for him. His “Age of Reason” probably perverted more persons from the Christian faith than any book that ever was written for the same purpose. Its extensive mischief was owing to the popular, perspicuous, and witty style in which it was written, and to its constant appeals to the feelings and tempers of his readers.”

~Form Benjamin Rush’s Sketches~
About Thomas Paine
Well Bye,

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Independence was inevitable

 Day 39

 "I have never met with a man, either in England of America, who hath not confessed his opinion, that a separation between the countries, would take place one time of other: And there is no instance, in which we have shown less judgment, than in endeavouring to describe, shat we call, the ripeness of fitness of the continent for independence. "
~From Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”~

Well Bye,

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Hearts of The People

Day 38

   “The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations… This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution,”

~John Adams~ 

Well Bye,

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Christocrat

Day 37

“I am neither an Aristocrat nor a Democrat I am a Christocrat.”
~ Benjamin Rush~

Well Bye,


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Just in time!

Day 36
“Taxation without Representation is Tyranny!”
~James Otis~

 I almost didn't do one on time to day but I did!
Well Bye,

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Just Craziness

I could not image life without brothers and sisters and every day I am glad I have so many.

Especially on days like this when we are all just eating our lunch and Ryan and Michael walk in like this.

And we have to run around trying to find the cammra because it is NEVER in the same place.

And we have take lots of pictures of them and tell them they are so cute so than will be sure and do it again soon and make us all laugh.

Well Bye, 

Behave your self

Day 35
Wow! That is a lot to read! If I were you I would just skip this post and come back tomorrow, but that's just me.  

The Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation
Written by: George Washington

1 Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present.
2 When in company, put not your hands to any part of the body not usually discovered.
3 Show nothing to your friend that may affright him.
4 In the presence of others, sing not to yourself with a humming voice, or drum with your fingers or feet.
5 If you cough, sneeze, sigh, or yawn, do it not loud but privately, and speak not in your yawning, but put your handkerchief or hand before your face and turn aside.
6 Sleep not when others speak; sit not when others stand; speak not when you should hold your peace; walk not on when others stop.
7 Put not off your clothes in the presence of others, nor go out your chamber half dressed.
8 At play and attire, it's good manners to give place to the last comer, and affect not to speak louder than ordinary.
9 Spit not into the fire, nor stoop low before it; neither put your hands into the flames to warm them, nor set your feet upon the fire, especially if there be meat before it.
10 When you sit down, keep your feet firm and even; without putting one on the other or crossing them.
11 Shift not yourself in the sight of others, nor gnaw your nails.
12 Shake not the head, feet, or legs; roll not the eyes; lift not one eyebrow higher than the other, wry not the mouth, and bedew no man's face with your spittle by [approaching too near] him [when] you speak.
13 Kill no vermin, or fleas, lice, ticks, etc. in the sight of others; if you see any filth or thick spittle put your foot dexterously upon it; if it be upon the clothes of your companions, put it off privately, and if it be upon your own clothes, return thanks to him who puts it off behavior or saluting, ought also to be observed in taking of place and sitting down for ceremonies without bounds are troublesome.
14 Turn not your back to others, especially in speaking; jog not the table or desk on which another reads or writes; lean not upon anyone.
15 Keep your nails clean and short, also your hands and teeth clean, yet without showing any great concern for them.
16 Do not puff up the cheeks, loll not out the tongue with the hands, or beard, thrust out the lips, or bite them, or keep the lips too open or too close.
17 Be no flatterer, neither play with any that delight not to be played withal.
18 Read no letter, books, or papers in company, but when there is a necessity for the doing of it, you must ask leave; come not near the books or writtings of another so as to read them unless desired, or give your opinion of them unasked,- also look not nigh when another is writing a letter.
19 Let your countenance be pleasant but in serious matters somewhat grave.
20 The gestures of the body must be suited to the discourse you are upon.
21 Reproach none for the infirmities of nature, nor delight to put them that have in mind of thereof.
22 Show not yourself glad at the misfortune of another though he were your enemy.
23 When you see a crime punished, you may be inwardly pleased; but [damaged manuscript] show pity to the suffering offender.
24 [damaged manuscript]
25 Superfluous compliments and all affectation of ceremonies are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be neglected.
26 In putting off your hat to persons of distinction, as noblemen, justices, churchmen, etc., make a reverence, bowing more or less according to the custom of the better bred, and quality of the persons; among your equals expect not always that they should begin with you first; but to pull off the hat when there is no need is affectation, in the manner of saluting and resaluting in word keep to the most usual custom.
27 'Tis ill manners to bed one more eminent than yourself be covered, as well as not to do it to whom it is due. Likewise he that makes too much haste to put on his hat does not well, yet he ought to put it on at the first, or at most the second time of being asked; now what is herein spoken, of qualification in behavior or saluting ought to be taking place and sitting down for ceremonies without bounds are troublesome.
28 If any one come to speak to you while you are [are] sitting, stand up, though he be your inferior, and when you present seats, let it be to everyone according to his degree.
29 When youmeet with one of greater quality than yourself, stop, and retire, especially if it be at a door or any straight place, to give way for him to pass.
30 In walking the highest place in most countries hand; therefore place yourself on the left of him whom you desire to honor: but if three walk together the middle place is the most honorable; the wall is usally given to the most worthy if two walk together.
31 If anyone far surpasses others, either in age, estate, or merits [and] would give place to a meaner than himself, the same ought not to accept it, s[ave he offer] it above once or twice.
32 To one that is your equal, or not much inferior, you are to give the chief place in your lodging, and he to whom it is offered ought at the first to refuse it, but at the second to accept though not without acknowledging his own unworthiness.
33 They that are in dignity or in office have in all places precedency, but whilst they are young, they ought to respect those that are their equals in birth or other qualities, though they have no public charge.
34 It is good manners to prefer them to whom we speak before ourselves, especially if they be above us, with whom in no sort we ought to begin.
35 Let your discours with men of business be short and comprehensive.
36 Artificers and persons of low degree ought not to use many ceremonies to lords or others of high degree, but respect and highly honor then, and those of high degree ought to treat them with affability and courtesy, without arrogance.
37 In speaking to men of quality do not lean nor look them full in the face, nor approach too near them at left. Keep a full pace from them.
38 In visiting the sick, do not presently play the physician if you be not knowing therein.
39 In writing or speaking, give to every person his due title according to his degree and the custom of the place.
40 Strive not with your superior in argument, but always submit your argument to others with modesty.
41 Undertake not to teach your equal in the art himself professes; it (manuscript damaged ) of arrogance.
42 [damaged manuscript]; and same with a clown and a prince,
43 Do not express joy before one sick in pain, for that contrary passion will aggravate his misery.
44 When a man does all he can, though it succeed not well, blame not him that did it.
45 Being to advise or reprehend any one, consider whether it ought to be in public or in private, and presently or at some other time; in what terms to do it; and in reproving show no signs of cholor but do it with all sweetness and mildness.
46 Take all admonitions thankfully in what time or place soever given, but afterwards not being culpable take a time and place convenient to let him know it that gave them.
47 Mock not nor jest at any thing of importance. Break no jests that are sharp, biting,- and if you deliver any thing witty and pleasant, abstain from laughing thereat yourself.
48 Where in [wherein] you reprove another be unblameable yourself, -for example is more prevalent than precepts,
49 Use no reproachful language against any one; neither curse nor revile.
50 Be not hasty to believe flying reports to the disparagement of any.
51 Wear not your clothes foul, or ripped, or dusty, but see they be brushed
once every day at least and take heed that you approach not to any uncleanness.
52 In your apparel be modest and endeavor to accommodate nature, rather than to procure admiration; keep to the fashion of your equals, such as are civil and orderly with respect to time and places.
53 Run not in the streets, neither go too slowly, nor with mouth open; go not shaking of arms, nor upon the toes, nor in a dancing [damaged manuscript].
54 Play not the peacock, looking every where about you, to see if you be well decked, if your shoes fit well, if your stockings sit neatly and clothes handsomely.
55 Eat not in the streets, nor in your house, out of season.
56 Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
57 In walking up and down in a house, only with one in company if he be greater than yourself, at the first give him the right hand and stop not till he does and be not the first that turns, and when you do turn let it be with your face towards him; if he be a man of great quality walk not with him cheek by jowl but somewhat behind him but yet in such a manner that he may easily speak to you.
58 Let your conversation be without malice or envy, for 'tis a sign of a tractable and commendable nature, and in all causes of passion permit reason to govern.
59 Never express anything unbecoming, nor act against the rules before your inferiors.
60 Be not immodest in urging your friends to discover a secret.
61 Utter not base and frivolous things among grave and learned men, nor very difficult questions or subjects among the ignorant, or things hard to be believed; stuff not your discourse with sentences among your betters nor equals.
62 Speak not of doleful things in a time of mirth or at the table; speak not of melancholy things or death and wounds, and if others mention them, change if you can the discourse; tell not your dream, but to your intimate.
63 A man ought not to value himself of his achievements or rare qualities [damaged manuscript] virtue or kindred.
64 Break not a jest where none take pleasure in mirth; laugh not alone, nor at all without occasion; deride no man's misfortune though there seem to be some cause.
65 Speak not injurious words neither in jest nor earnest; scoff at none although they give occasion.
66 Be not froward but friendly and courteous, the first to salute, hear, and answer; and be not pensive when it's a time to converse.
67 Detract not from others, neither be excessive in commanding.
68 Go not thither, where you know not whether you shall be welcome or not; give not advice [without] being asked, and when desired do it briefly.
69 If two contend together take not the part of either unconstrained, and be not obstinate in your own opinion; in things indifferent be of the major side.
70 Reprehend not the imperfections of others,for that belongs to parents, masters, and superiors.
71 Gaze not on the marks or blemishes of others and ask not how they came. What you may speak in secret to your friend, deliver not before others.
72 Speak not in an unknown tongue in company but in your own language and that as those of quality do and not as the vulgar; sublime matters treat seriously-
73 Think before you speak; pronounce not imperfectly, nor bring out your words too hastily, but orderly and distinctly.
74 When another speaks, be attentive yourself; and disturb not the audience. If any hesitate in his words, help him not nor prompt him without desired; interrupt him not, nor answer him till his speech has ended.
75 In the midst of discourse [damaged manuscript] but if you perceive any stop because of [damaged manuscript]; to proceed: If a person of quality comes in while you're conversing, it's handsome to repeat what was said before.
76 While you are talking, point not with your finger at him of whom you discourse, nor approach too near him to whom you talk especially to his face.
77 Treat with men at fit times about business and whisper not in the company of others.
78 Make no comparisons and if any of the company be commended for any brave act of virtue, commend not another for the same.
79 Be not apt to relate news if you know not the truth thereof. In discoursing of things you have heard, name not your author always; a secret discover not. I
80 Be not tedious indiscourse or in reading unless you find the company pleased therewith.
81 Be not curious to know the affairs of others, neither approach those that speak in private.
82 Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
83 When you deliver a matter do it without passion and with discretion, however mean the person be you do it to.
84 When your superiors talk to anybody neither speak nor laugh.
85 In company of those of higher quality than yourself, speak not 'til you are asked a question, then stand upright, put off your hat and answer in few words.
86 In disputes, be not so desirous to overcome as not to give liberty to one to deliver his opinion and submit to the judgment of the major part, specially if they are judges of the dispute.
87 [damaged manuscript] as becomes a man grave, settled, and attentive [damaged manuscript] [predict not at every turn what others say.
88 Be not diverse in discourse; make not many digressions; nor repeat often the same manner of discourse.
89 Speak not evil of the absent, for it is unjust.
90 Being set at meat scratch not, neither spit, cough, or blow your nose except there's a necessity for it.
91 Make no show of taking great delight in your the table; neither find great delight in your victuals; feed not with greediness; eat your bread with a knife; lean not on the table; neither find fault with what you eat.
92 Take no salt or cut bread with your knife greasy.
93 Entertaining a anyone at table it is decent to present him with meat; undertake not to help others desired by the master.
94 If you soak bread in the sauce, let it be no more than what you put in your mouth at a time and blow not your broth at table; let it stay till it cools of itself.
95 Put not your meat to your mouth with your knife in your hand; neither spit forth the stones of any fruit pie upon a dish nor cast anything under the table.
96 It's unbecoming to heap much to one's meat keep your fingers clean; when foul wipe them on a corner of your table napkin.
97 Put not another bite into your mouth till the former be swallow; let not your morsels be too big.
98 Drink not nor talk with your mouth full; neither gaze about you while you are a drinking.
99 Drink not too leisurely nor yet too hastily. Before and after drinking wipe your lips; breathe not then or ever with too great a noise, for it is an evil.
100 Cleanse not your teeth with the tablecloth, napkin, fork, or knife; but if others do it, let it be done without a peep to them.
101 Rinse not your mouth in the presence of others.
102 It is out of use to call upon the company often to eat; nor need you drink to others every time you drink.
103 In company of your betters be not [damaged manuscript] than they are; lay not your arm but [damaged manuscript].
104 It belongs to the chiefest in company to unfold his napkin and fall to meat first; but he ought then to begin in time and to dispatch with dexterity that the slowest may have time allowed him.
105 Be not angry at table whatever happens and if you have reason to be so, show it not but on a cheerful countenance especially if there be strangers, for good humor makes one dish of meat and whey.
106 Set not yourself at the upper of the table but if it be your due, or that the master of the house will have it so, contend not, lest you should trouble the company.
107 If others talk at table be attentive but talk not with meat in your mouth.
108 When you speak of God or his Attributes, let it be seriously; reverence, honor and obey your natural parents although they be poor.
109 Let your recreations be manful not sinful.
110 Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.

Well Bye,

I also need to give credit to where I got this because I didn't have to type it. I found this Hear

Friday, February 3, 2012

I’d be a shoemaker

Day 34


“If I were to go over my life again, I would be a shoemaker rather than an American statesman.”

~John Adams~

Well Bye,

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Why the Bald Eagle?

Day 33

In January 1784 Ben Franklin wrote a letter to his daughter in which he complained about the using of the bald eagle to symbolize America and the image of the eagle he used looked more like a turkey. here is what he wrote.

“For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.
With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by sharping and Robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank Coward: The little “King Bird” not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who hare driven all the king birds from our Country…
I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a bald Eagle but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America… He is besides, though a little vain and silly a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.”  

Well Bye,

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Sarah!!

This is a little late but I thought 'better late than never' right!

Sarah is my little princess, she always has been. For as long as I can remember I have called her 'Princess cutie-pie'. 
Even though she is know eight I will always think of her as Princess cutie pie.
 Happy Birthday, Sarah!


Death and Taxas

Day 32

“In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”
~Benjamin Franklin~

Well Bye,