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What are you thankful for?

That is the question being asked everywhere I’ve turned this week. And it leaves me cold. I know, I have many things to be grateful for. I have had a good life, but it is not quite the life I wanted.

 

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JFK memories

So many memories are tied into the weekend JFK died and was buried. 

 

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There was always next year...

‘All those times we sang ‘and its goodbye to A&M’

                    we really didn’t mean it. At least, I don’t think we did...

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Give the ball to Lyndie

Cowboys RB 'controversy' has simple solution: give DeMarco the ball

http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/dallas-cowboys/headlines/20111116-george-cowboys-rb-controversy-has-simple-solution-give-demarco-the-ball.ece

 

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West Texas Sunset - November 1, 2011 11:42 PM

Driving towards Amarillo this afternoon, I watched the most amazing sunset. The wide Texas a panorama view. The sunlight was fading into a soft palette of color. Where the sun couldn't reach on the horizon was dark blue, not black. The day's sky was a crystal blue. High in they daylight sky, juxtaposed to the flocks of birds flying low, were several jet streams streaking across the sky. Just as darkness covered my journey deer were grazing on the side of the highway.

I can't recall ever being so aware of twilight. In my hotel room I looked up the dictionary definition of twilight. What I experienced was straight off the page, (screen in this instance,) these beautiful colors at the end of a successful day.

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Dee Neathery Corkins- A special friend I lost this weekend

I lost my closest college friend, Dee, this weekend to cancer. Her passing has left me forlorn. We had one of those wonderful friendships that regardless of the time we were away from each other, we were able to connect as if no time had passed. 

 

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The Power of Words

November 9, 1989 the gates to East Germany were opened allowing free travel and commerce between East and West Germany. 

 

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Don’t you love this country?

In 2000 on November 8th, Florida began the statewide recount of the 2000 presidential election. We learned ‘chad’ wasn’t just a guy’s name. And we waited patiently for a month to learn who would be our next president. It was all so, well, civilized.

 

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What a great day in history for women! Nov 9, 2011

 1893  Passage of a referendum made Colorado the first state to grant women the right to vote. 

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The first transcontinental telegraph

On October 24, 1861 the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent from California to President Abraham Lincoln. 

 

And yet, greater things are still to be done. 

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President Kennedy announced on October 22, 1962 an air and naval blockade of Cuba.

I  was in fifth grade, not quite 11. My brother was a first grader. It was a time when I knew all the words the adults were saying, yet sensed I was missing something. 

 

 

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Light changes everything

AP Highlight in History: 

On Oct. 21, 1879, Thomas Edison invented a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.

 

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What will you stand for today?

History shows on October 16th wars have started and ended in dramatic ways, 

  • Marie Antoinette lost her head
  • John Brow raided Harper’s Ferry
  • The Cubian Crises began
  • The ‘hapless expansion team the New York Mets beat the powerhouse Baltimore Orioles 4 games to one to win the World Series
  • Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho negotiated a cease fire in Vietnam
  • Desmond Tuti won the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Louis Farrakhan led the Million Man March
  • David Trimble and John Hume won the Nobel Peace Prize for brokering the peace accord in Northern Ireland
  • President George W. Bush sign the congressional resolution authorizing the war in Iraq
 

I’m listening to Casting Crowns sing Courageous. Fitting isn’t it on a day when men have stood in courage for things they believed would make the world a better place. 

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What do you plan to do today?

What a remarkable day in history! - October 14 

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How Sep. 14 in history has helped defined America

Sep 14 -1814 -  Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812. 

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I am woman - and I can vote

From the AP Highlight in History: 

 

1587

Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born on American soil, on what is now Roanoke Island, N.C.

 

 

 

 

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Where were you - A Tribute to Elvis

 

AP Highlight in History: On Aug. 16, 1977, singer Elvis Presley died at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tenn., at age 42.

 

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Loaded for bear - 8-1-1966 The Tower - Whitman

Littlefield Fountain and UT Tower8-1-1966 Charles Joseph Whitman shot and killed 14 people at the University of Texas before he was gunned down by police.

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Where I belong...

The goal is not to bend or change ourselves so we fit the norm; the goal is to find the group in which we are the norm.  SImon Sinek

 

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Where I'm from

In one of my loops we were challenged to work the Where I'm from template, by George Ella Lyon. You can find a link to the poem, and a template here: http://www.swva.net/fred1st/wif.htm 

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Lyndie Blevins

P.O. Box 381029
Duncanville, Tx 75138
LyndieBlevins@guidingwind.com

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