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Don’t you love this country?

In 2000 on November 8th, Florida began the statewide recount of the 2000 presidential election. We learned ‘chad’ wasn’t just a guy’s name. And we waited patiently for a month to learn who would be our next president. It was all so, well, civilized.

 

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What a great day in history for women! Nov 9, 2011

 1893  Passage of a referendum made Colorado the first state to grant women the right to vote. 

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The first transcontinental telegraph

On October 24, 1861 the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent from California to President Abraham Lincoln. 

 

And yet, greater things are still to be done. 

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President Kennedy announced on October 22, 1962 an air and naval blockade of Cuba.

I  was in fifth grade, not quite 11. My brother was a first grader. It was a time when I knew all the words the adults were saying, yet sensed I was missing something. 

 

 

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Light changes everything

AP Highlight in History: 

On Oct. 21, 1879, Thomas Edison invented a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.

 

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What will you stand for today?

History shows on October 16th wars have started and ended in dramatic ways, 

  • Marie Antoinette lost her head
  • John Brow raided Harper’s Ferry
  • The Cubian Crises began
  • The ‘hapless expansion team the New York Mets beat the powerhouse Baltimore Orioles 4 games to one to win the World Series
  • Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho negotiated a cease fire in Vietnam
  • Desmond Tuti won the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Louis Farrakhan led the Million Man March
  • David Trimble and John Hume won the Nobel Peace Prize for brokering the peace accord in Northern Ireland
  • President George W. Bush sign the congressional resolution authorizing the war in Iraq
 

I’m listening to Casting Crowns sing Courageous. Fitting isn’t it on a day when men have stood in courage for things they believed would make the world a better place. 

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What do you plan to do today?

What a remarkable day in history! - October 14 

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How Sep. 14 in history has helped defined America

Sep 14 -1814 -  Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812. 

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I am woman - and I can vote

From the AP Highlight in History: 

 

1587

Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born on American soil, on what is now Roanoke Island, N.C.

 

 

 

 

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Where were you - A Tribute to Elvis

 

AP Highlight in History: On Aug. 16, 1977, singer Elvis Presley died at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tenn., at age 42.

 

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Loaded for bear - 8-1-1966 The Tower - Whitman

Littlefield Fountain and UT Tower8-1-1966 Charles Joseph Whitman shot and killed 14 people at the University of Texas before he was gunned down by police.

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Where I belong...

The goal is not to bend or change ourselves so we fit the norm; the goal is to find the group in which we are the norm.  SImon Sinek

 

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Where I'm from

In one of my loops we were challenged to work the Where I'm from template, by George Ella Lyon. You can find a link to the poem, and a template here: http://www.swva.net/fred1st/wif.htm 

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Vincent van Gogh and Don McLean

Today in History 29, July 1890, Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France, at age 37 

 

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I'm all 'Book'ed Out'

I never thought I would say this, but I am ‘book’ed out. 

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My Dad’s hospital cup collection

My Dad grew up in the 30’s during the depression. He is somewhat a hoarder.

 

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Today in 1969, was an exciting day for me

July 19, 1969  Apollo 11, with Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins on board, went into orbit around the moon.Then on July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.

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Circle of friends

The hospital has a huge aquarium in the surgery waiting room.

 

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The spinning effect of multitasking

Whenever I think I have fully recovered from chemo, something happens to remind of how devastating the effects were on me.

 

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My review of The Muir House, by Mary DeMuth

The Muir House, Mary DeMuth, Zondervan, pages 322

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