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Old 07-01-2013, 06:19 AM   #11791
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I am sitting here watching the Memorial Ceremonies at the Gettysburg Memorial Park. It has been 150 years since that battle was fought during this first week of July 1-3.

I don't understand folks who live within at least an hours drive of a major historical site fail to visit it or even take their kids to understand what happened there. Specially a battlefield. I have a girlfriend that lives down the street, walking distance from the grounds of the Battle of Bull Run and the second one called the Battle of Manassas. And she has never been there. Driven by it, with no thought of its importance. We can't afford to forget our history.

I have been on the Freedom Trail more times than I can remember. Starting with Junior High School field trips to taking Girl Scouts and out of town visitors, I am only too happy to repeat our history to anyone who will listen.

If you are planning a vacation with the family, try to get some history into it. Don't leave it up to your children's textbooks at school to do all the teaching. No vacation this year? Buy a coffee table book on the battles of the Civil War. Let the kids browse through it. Or the Revolutionary War. Let them know that our history is important.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:10 AM   #11792
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Kicking my self in the rear for not going to do laundry last week when the weather was better.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:31 AM   #11793
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Kicking my self in the rear for not going to do laundry last week when the weather was better.
Good excersize since it is a near impossible feat. Keep it up. Consider it part of your weight loss program.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:35 AM   #11794
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Not in this heat...
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:45 AM   #11795
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DH and I are enjoying a cocktail while watching the news ( we always watch the Canadian news at six and the US news at 11:00 ( or at least I watch at eleven, DH has usually gone to bed by then. Whew! Just watching about the heat wave here in the west OMG!

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Is that a Margarita? That's "our cocktail". We drink them in glasses that look almost exactly like that one.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:37 AM   #11796
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I spent half the night with Violet. We are not sure if she is sick, in pain or still stressed out by all our moving things around. She hates change more than I do and is very sensitive. She was panting, and it wasn't the heat because we keep our bedroom cool, and when she was sleeping her breathing was very laboured. I was hoping she would sleep in but her bed is on my side of the room now and I have to cross beside it when I get up so she followed me out. She is sleeping behind me right now and seems to be breathing normally but I will watch her.

I am sitting in my new studio trying to figure out where to put everything. In the old room it was a problem of too much stuff, too little space. Now I have the space and just have to figure out the best way to use it!

I don't think we will make it into Vancouver for the Canada Day festivities but after the busy week, a nice relaxing day sounds great!
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:23 PM   #11797
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Crying...but happy tears.

I just came inside from doing my morning plant watering. At the same time I was watering, Glenn was riding around the acreage on the 4-wheeler giving Harley a good run and overseeing the property.

When I stepped into the kitchen, here's what greeted me on the kitchen table:
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:31 PM   #11798
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Crying...but happy tears.

I just came inside from doing my morning plant watering. At the same time I was watering, Glenn was riding around the acreage on the 4-wheeler giving Harley a good run and overseeing the property.

When I stepped into the kitchen, here's what greeted me on the kitchen table:
He's a real sweetheart, Katie. So happy for you
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Crying...but happy tears.

I just came inside from doing my morning plant watering. At the same time I was watering, Glenn was riding around the acreage on the 4-wheeler giving Harley a good run and overseeing the property.

When I stepped into the kitchen, here's what greeted me on the kitchen table:
Gorgeous, you lucky duck.

What kind of flowers are those? They look like some I remember from my childhood, that grew on a tall spike of a plant.
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Gorgeous, you lucky duck.

What kind of flowers are those? They look like some I remember from my childhood, that grew on a tall spike of a plant.
Rose of Sharon. We have one in the backyard. It's actually a tall shrub or small tree, depending on how you prune it.
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