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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Do I need to say MORE

TO MUCH RAIN,RAIN,RAIN,RAIN

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I HAD AN OPINION AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS

Rose Is Rose 

TRY TO STAY POSITIVE

Nancy

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY EVEN IF IT IS RAINING

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Monday, April 25, 2011

MIND TRAVEL

TRAVEL TRAVEL TRAVEL TRAVEL TRAVEL TRAVEL WE WILL SOON BE LEAVING LANCASTER,OHIO AND HEADING SOUTH

Linda and I weren't invited to the Royal Wedding so we have been trying to come up with some other ideas. LOL

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100_2726 I know “April Showers bring May Flowers” but I’m ready for a break.

“April showers bring May flowers.” We’ve all heard this rhyme at some point, usually having been taught it at an early age by our parents or teachers. It’s a popular thing to say and hear around the springtime, but one thing you might not know is where the rhyme originated from. It can be traced back to the mid 1500s, although earlier use of “April showers bring May flowers” may have existed.

Get The Whole Story

beamup2 That’s all for now. Linda and I are getting ready for our next adventure. Have a great Day,Month,Year and Life.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Birthday John Muir

THANKS WIKIPEDIA/WIKIMEDIA/YouTube

John Muir (1838-1914) was America's most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist, and founder of the Sierra Club. This website, known as the "John Muir Exhibit" features his life and contributions.

  In his life, Muir published six volumes of writings, all describing explorations of natural settings. Four additional books were published posthumously. Several books were subsequently published that collected essays and articles from various sources.

Ted R & In Have a great day

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Paul Revere Day April 18th 2011

PAUL REVERE DAY,PATRIOTS DAY,NATIONAL LANCERS,OLD NORTH CHURCH,REVERE COPPER PRODUCTS INC.,MY QUALITY TIME

   This morning I was checking out my Earth Calendar and discovered that April 18th is Paul Revere Day and I thought “Blog Post.” For me 1/2 the fun of a blog post is the research I do in putting one together and the “new” thoughts and ideas that come to mind. First, I checked for “my” photos from that era and guess what, I didn’t have any. So right now I’ll say thanks Wikipedia/Wikimedia.

Next, I read the poem “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Starts:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

“Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.”   Well,I read the whole poem for probably the first time. (kinda long I thought and not necessarily historically accurate)

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I discovered; Every year on Patriot's Day, the National Lancers reenact the rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes. If you have the inclination check out their great website. (with photos) The reenactments begin Sunday night before Patriot's day with a service at the Old North Church.

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“Christ Church in the City of Boston, also known as Old North Church, is the oldest standing church building in Boston, having first opened its doors to worshippers on December 29, 1723.”

Who was Paul Revere???

220px-J_S_Copley_-_Paul_Revere CLICK and read all about Paul Revere at Wikipedia. THE NEXT SECTION  I found to be contemporary and interesting::::

Paul Revere became an ardent Federalist committed to building a robust economy and a powerful nation. His copper and brass works eventually grew, through sale and corporate merger, into a large national corporation, Revere Copper and Brass, Inc. Today the company is

“Revere Copper Products, Inc  one of the oldest, if not the oldest, manufacturing company in the United States. Founded in 1801 by Paul Revere, a prominent silversmith and maker of cast bronze bells and marine hardware, the new company met the young nation's need to establish a strong manufacturing base to preserve and protect its independence. Revere built the first copper rolling mill in the United States in Canton Massachusetts and our first products sheathed our ocean going Naval fleet (Old Ironsides), and covered the roofs of government buildings including the Massachusetts Statehouse.Today Revere Copper Products, Inc. is a privately owned corporation whose only shareholders are its employees. Its business operates in a collegial, team-based structure with a manufacturing center in Rome New York.” (from their website)

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To my surprise and delight I found Revere Copper Products, Inc has a “political ideology.” From their website:::

“From China's Mercantilism
to the
U.S. Credit Meltdown

Take an inside look at how currency manipulation, tax systems, health care policies and other burdens make US jobs in manufacturing, farming & service sectors so uncompetitive that they are moving offshore. The links below explain how the mercantilism of China and other countries have contributed to the U.S. credit meltdown. Follow the links below for more information. Managers of manufacturing facilities and service companies as well as farmers and ranchers are downloading these presentations and showing it to workers, friends and politicians.”
PowerPoint required to view file From China's mercantilism to the U.S. Credit Meltdown
PowerPoint required to view file RCALF USA Presentation
PowerPoint required to view file Myths vs. Reality of Free Trade
Acrobat Reader required to view file Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA)- Colorado Speech
Acrobat Reader required to view file Poignant Response to Colorado Speech
Acrobat Reader required to view file 5/22/08 Testimony summary at House S & T Sub. Com.
Buffalo News Op Ed
Acrobat Reader required to view file My Company or My Country?
Acrobat Reader required to view file VAT/$ in PDF w/ notes
Acrobat Reader required to view file Why the USA is getting its ASS kicked in International Trade
U.S. House Testimony
Acrobat Reader required to view file Oral Summary Acrobat Reader required to view file Written

  I didn’t check out all the above links but I did enjoy “Myths vs. Reality of Free Trade” and “My Company or My Country.” What I don’t have figured out is how a FEDERALIST of that era relates to The Republicans and Democrats of today. ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT DEAR READERS?

Frank & Ernest

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Civil War Anniversary,Fort Sumter,Charleston S.C. A My Quality Time Post

U.S.CIVIL WAR,FORT SUMTER,Sesquicentennial,CHARLESTON S.C. LANCASTER,OHIO,GENERAL SHERMAN, A MY QUALITY TIME POST,CONFEDERATE FORCES.

Tuesday, April 12 marks the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War, the nation’s deadliest war to date. Where it all started::::

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The war began on April 12, 1861, when troops attacked Fort Sumter

Civil War Sesquicentennial calendar of events - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC “Sesquicentennial is not a celebration but an observance of an event that changed the course of our nation's history.

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April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. READ MORE

FR3 What did the  Morrill Tariff have to do with the Civil War? “And so with the Southern States, towards the Northern States, in the vital matter of taxation. They are in a minority in Congress. Their representation in Congress, is useless to protect them against unjust taxation; and they are taxed by the people of the North for their benefit, exactly as the people of Great Britain taxed our ancestors in the British parliament for their benefit.” READ MORE

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Flags of the Confederate States of America READ MORE

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Confederate States of America - Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union READ MORE

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Statement to his cabinet ( President Davis ) “ The order for the sending of the fleet was a declaration of war. The responsibility is on their shoulders,not ours. The juggle for position as to who shall fire the first shot in such an hour is unworthy of a great people and their cause. A deadly weapon has been aimed at our heart. Only a fool would wait until the first shot has been fired.”

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JOETODDSAYS210 On our recent trip to Charleston S.C. we were graciously treated by all. I must say we were a little hesitant to mention we were from Lancaster,Ohio the home town of General Sherman so when asked where we were from we just said Central Ohio. We toured Historic Downtown Charleston by carriage::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

DSC_0221  The coachman happened to have an uncle from Lancaster and the subject of General Sherman came up (neither positive or negative).

For some interesting (different perspective) one could read “THE UN-CIVIL WAR ( TRUTHS YOUR TEACHER NEVER TOLD YOU ) BY MIKE SCRUGGS

Take the time to visit Motts Military Museum in Groveport,Ohio.. You will find an excellent section on the Civil War. Stop by on a Friday afternoon and you might even find me there. SEE POST

If you are planning a trip to Charleston CLICK

Big Nate

Monday, April 11, 2011

Questions For You A That’s My World Post

ONE TANK TRIP FROM LANCASTER OHIO

JOETODDSAYS210 For That’s My World I’ve got a couple questions for you. First: Identify the photo below

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HINT: NOT IN WASHINGTO D.C.

Second: What is this?

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Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit:

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BONUS PHOTO::

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One Final Hint Quote:: “I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies in a fight. But my friends, my goddamned friends, they're the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights!”

Monday, April 04, 2011

Just For Fun Monday

APRIL 4, 2011… A LOT OF RAIN TODAY IN LANCASTER,OHIO

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maxine Joe Todd is still in bed so I thought I’d have some fun (I almost never have the computer to myself) Well have a great day and thanks for stopping by. Linda The Teddy Bear Maker

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