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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Learn To Love The Pricks In Your Life

 

Fable Of The Porky

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joetoddsays Special thanks to Charlie for sending me the above Email. Hope everyone has a great day.

Monday, February 21, 2011

WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY OR PRESIDENTS DAY A VISIT TO MONTICELLO

 

Quick tour of Monticello for Presidents Day

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“Situated on a mountaintop outside Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello, a 5,000-acre plantation, was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia. Monticello is the only historic house in the U.S. on the United Nations' World Heritage List.” CLICK to start planning your visit

The following is a series of photos from our 2010 visit to Charlottesville Virginia and Monticello. Linda and I really enjoyed our visit and |I in particular enjoyed the gardens

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Thomas Jefferson

“In the thick of party conflict in 1800, Thomas Jefferson wrote in a private letter, "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."This powerful advocate of liberty was born in 1743 in Albemarle County, Virginia, inheriting from his father, a planter and surveyor, some 5,000 acres of land, and from his mother, a Randolph, high social standing. He studied at the College of William and Mary, then read law. In 1772 he married Martha Wayles Skelton, a widow, and took her to live in his partly constructed mountaintop home, Monticello.” CLICK to read more

DSC_0164 MULBERRY ROW is a 1000 foot road which was the center of plantation activity from 1770’s til 1826 and was lined with the dependencies necessary to supply the plantation.

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A few more photos of the main building:

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And the inside (from postcards) NO photos allowed inside

DSC_0196  Getting ready to take the tour. We had a very knowledgeable docent

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Next, we will head back outside,kitchen,cellars,ice storage,and wine.

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The kitchen was among the best equipped in Virginia. While serving as U.S. Minister to France, Jefferson purchased a large number of cooking utensils for his residence in Paris. CLICK to read more

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I’ll end this post with a beautiful outside view

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Tom&JoeTodd Appreciate you stopping by. If you are interested in history and like to travel a visit to MONTICELLO IS A MUST

A THAT’S MY WORLD POST

my world Tuesday

 

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Walk In The Woods For SkyWatch Friday

 

MURPHY’S LESS KNOW LAWS FOR SKYWATCH FRIDAY

1.  Light travels faster than sound, which is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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2.  He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

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3.  Change is inevitable…except from a vending machine.

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4.  Those who live by the sword, get shot by those who don’t.

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5.  Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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6.  The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it  wrong.

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7.  If you lined up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try to pass them, 5-6 at a time, on a hill, in the fog.

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8. If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.

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9.  The things that come to those who wait will be the things left by those who got there first.

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