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Mac Davis said it best. You gotta stop. And smell the roses. This week has been wild for me. I’ve been sick from a flu bug for the past two weeks so it was nice hearing from the girls that I was to receive some sort of surprise this week from both of them. Thursday I received first a card and two dozen beautiful (really beautiful) roses in assorted colors. I stopped at the post office on the way home from work that day, and I also got a package with bath salts and an iTunes gift card. Wow! Unfortunately, I no more than got home and put the flowers in their vase than I got a call from Mom that said that Dad needed to have another heart surgery. How can that be when he has been doing so well? So I go to the doctor on Friday because I want to make sure that I can head to Florida to be with Mom. I had 102 degree fever (no idea, hope I didn’t infect any school kids on Thursday) but no pneumonia. I got my medicine and went home to bed. By Friday evening my fever was gone. Carrie was worried the flowers wouldn’t be pretty because they were delayed two days due to the heavy snow we had here in southern Indiana. I sent the girls some pictures on my iPhone, but they didn’t do them justice, and Sarah couldn’t download them on her phone. There was nothing else to do but to pull out my DSL and take some more. Hey! It’s not often I get photo subjects that don’t yell at me, “Mom, put the camera down!” I decided to take pictures of them all over the house–in the living room, by the window, on the table, etc. When I put them on the hearth, a funny thing happened. My silly cat started smelling them, walking around the vase to smell all the different colored roses. So I put them on the floor and snapped away quite happily until I started losing my good daylight. I may not have been able to smell the roses, but somebody else sure did!
“We the People” is my newest Veterans Day video. I made it using Digital Juice clips. The song is from Plank Road Publishing, and it features the entire text of the Preamble to the Constitution. All my students, grade 2 to 6, can now recite it from memory. The younger kids have trouble with the meaning of the large words, so I’m hoping the video will help with that!
This is an update of an older PowerPoint that I did of “You Are Our Heroes” several years ago. It’s a great song and is also from the magazine Music K-8 by Plank Road Publishing. The full performance recordings of this music selection is copyrighted material belonging to the Plank Road Publishing, Inc. Music by Teresa Jennings.
I attended the Vincennes Rendezvous in May and loved it, although it was very hot that day. Here’s what Wikipedia says about the Spirit of Vincennes: The Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous is an annual reenactment held on Memorial Day weekend at the French Commons, adjacent to the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Vincennes. It is also hosted by the Northwest Territory Alliance (NWTA), and the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. The event was started in the 1970s, and is intended to introduce visitors to life along the frontier in late 18th and early 19th century Vincennes, particularly during the American Revolution. According to the it’s webpage, the rendezvous may attract 400 to 500 reenactors and 35,000 visitors.
I cannot believe that I had never gone to it before as I love that kind of stuff. These are a few of the hundreds of pictures that I took. It might take a while loading. The tune played is a fife and drum song called “Standing With Roy.”
Click the photo below to watch the video. I moved it to its own page so it didn’t start every time the blog was opened.