Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The MansionOnce there I was able to cook my pies in a old fashioned gas stove. It was so much fun to cook in!
We had lunch in this elegant dining room. I wonder if tacos had ever been served in this room before? Probably not. Can you imagine eating in this room everyday? It's just SO much!
The only issue was probably the 36 steps from the main level to the attic. Yeah...you read correctly....36 steps! Doesn't sound all that bad but I think I ran them 3600 times that weekend. My knees wanted to know what mountain they had climbed by Friday night.
Everyone worked and ate.....
Problem was we got her so excited about using the Cricut and the sticker maker that she wouldn't go to sleep...or was that me? I completed 168 pages. All together we completed 488 pages. Very productive weekend!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
I know with this economy I should be happy he has a job with money coming in but I can't help feeling sorry for myself. Yesterday I was a mess....today I just want to say.....
The next day it turned off really cold and snowed like crazy. It was blowing so much it was hard to get a picture.
Monday, November 10, 2008
This past Saturday she swam all the way across the 9 foot section by herself!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
All I can say is thank God for TiVo!!
Surely it's not pronounced the way I am pronouncing it....is it??
It was absolutely the perfect weekend for the trees. They could not have been prettier.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Spectators assaulted the picketers, both verbally and physically while the police did nothing to protect the women. The women were arrested and jailed for speaking out.
The picketers were placed in solitary confinement. They were given nothing to eat except bread and water. Using the only power they had the suffragist went on a hunger strike. Afraid the women might die, doctors force fed them. Three times a day for three weeks, they forced a tube down their throats and poured liquids into their stomach. Despite the pain and illness the force feeding caused, Alice Paul and many others refused to end the hunger strike--or their fight for the vote.
After 5 weeks in prison, Alice Paul was set free. The attempts to stop the picketers had backfired. Newspapers carried stories about the jail terms and forced feedings of the suffragists. The stories angered many Americans and created more support than ever for the suffrage amendment.
Finally, on January 9, 1918, Wilson announced his support for suffrage. The next day, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the Susan. B. Anthony Amendment, which would give suffrage to all women citizens. On June 4, 1919, the Senate passed the Amendment by one vote. And a little more than a year later, on August 26, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment. That made it officially the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
We owe it to our great-grandmothers who did not have the right to vote, own land, or express their opinion. We owe it to our daughters who DO have these rights.
We owe them!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Halloween really is such a fun night. I mean who doesn't like to dress up and ask for free candy??? What a great holiday!