Lost Lake Tishomingo Wildlife Reserve
Also linking to Wednesday Hodgepodge
1. The popular saying, 'All is fair in love and war' is originally credited to English writer John Lyly. Is he right? No! I am not sure John Lily, (1554 - 1606) was absolutely positive as revealed in this quote from him: "I thank you for nothing, because I understand nothing".Mother Bombie (1594) Source luminarian.org
2. Are you a cereal eater? What's your favorite kind? Not very often. I like oatmeal for breakfast and some times a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios with soy milk makes a great late night snack.
3. A five year old in Pennsylvania was recently given a ten day school suspension for talking with a friend about shooting one another with a Hello Kitty Bubble gun (the gun blows bubbles). She did not have the gun with her at school. - Does a five year old truly grasp what being suspending from school means? This is a reflection on America's cultural and historical development. Guns have always played a huge part in the development of our country. I can remember playing war and having play guns when I was a child and I was born January 23, 1957. However, our Barbie dolls didn't have guns. Why on earth do we as a society purchase and promote such things as 'Hello Kitty Guns?' Stop buying this type merchandise and the companies will stop making it.
A psychological evaluation was also ordered and the incident was recorded on her permanent record. The suspension was later reduced to two days and her parents are suing to have the incident removed from her file. Your thoughts? (If you missed the story click here for details). I think the parents need a psychological evaluation and parenting classes. After all, a five year old cannot drive. Who bought her the gun? Perhaps they should have been suspended from work for a week...problem solved!
I do think the incident should be removed from her official records. But, only after a while. Studies of serial killers and people who have committed some sort of mass killing are revealing very early signs of violence. I think it should stay on her record but, remain private and, be completely expunged if she doesn't make any other type threats say in a year or so.
4. Whatever happened to_______________________?
5. January 23rd is National Handwriting Day, billed as a day to reacquaint yourself with a pen and pencil. Do you like your handwriting? Do you prefer to print or write in cursive? This date was chosen because its the birth date of John Hancock. What's the last thing you signed your name to? No I do not like my handwriting. I prefer cursive. A check for tithes.
6. Speaking of John Hancock...ever been to Philadelphia? Do you have any desire to visit the city of Brotherly Love? I have been through there once in the big truck with my husband but never have had the privilege of a real visit. My husband is a direct descendant of William Hooper who signed 'The Declaration Of Independence.' William Hooper's mother's name was Clark. My husband's mother was a Clark and so forth. We have everything documented and, for four thousand dollars a year, (their yearly dues the last time I checked), I could be a member of 'The Daughters Of The American Revolution'.
7. Share something funny you've heard a child say. I'm stumped on this one. My apologies but I can't think of a thing. REVISED: I just remember one. Our youngest daughter, now 37, a nurse and mother to five came to us when she was about 10 years old to ask for help with her homework.
Her question was in regards to a word she could not figure out how to pronounce. We asked her what the word was. She asked, "What is a cath-a-dril?" That is how she pronounced the word. We told her to spell it for us. The word was cathedral. It was funny then and it is odd also because as a nurse she works with catheters all the time. So it was funny and also prophetic!
8. Insert your own random thought here. I've really gotten into bird hunting and in turn I have become so very aware of nature and our environment. Now I am looking for all sorts of things. I think it must be wonderful to be photographer for a magazine such as National Geographic. If I could go back and change one decision I made in life it would be to choose to be a conservationist photographer.