Friday, February 26, 2010
Ok, tomorrow, Air Tran is going to take me away from this to sunny (I hope) Florida. After a trial of getting a compression sleeve to wear on the flight to keep my arm from getting swelled with Lymphoma from my surgery. They said I might (didn't like the word might) be okay just going to Florida, but not on long flights.
Well, if I need it later, I thought just get it now and be safe. I also was going to run
out of the pill I take for five years so had to wait for a vacation override. Long story short, I booked yesterday to go tomorrow. I have no trouble packing fast.
I will be in St Petersburg, Florida with my cousin again. She just had to put her doggie down and is sad and said she needs company. We have fun together, so I just put it together and off I go. I asked George to go, but he didn't want to.
I will not be blogging for a couple weeks. Everyone stay well and happy.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
When I was talking to her on the phone on the weekend, she mentioned that she wanted this Barbie doll. She told me she wanted it for her birthday, but of course I went out to buy it. It was on clearance, so probably a good thing I didn't wait. I will be mailing it on Thursday probably. Her birthday is not until August. Now on to the next project.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States, serving from 1921 until his death from a heart attack in 1923. A Republican from Ohio, Harding was an influential newspaper publisher. He served in the Ohio Senate (1899–1903) and later as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1903–1905) and as a U.S. Senator (1915–1921).
His conservative stance on issues such as taxes, affable manner, and campaign manager Harry Daugherty's 'make no enemies' strategy enabled Harding to become the compromise choice at the 1920 Republican National Convention. During his presidential campaign, in the aftermath of World War I, he promised a return to "normalcy". In the 1920 election, he and his running-mate, Calvin Coolidge, defeated Democrat and fellow Ohioan James M. Cox, in what was then the largest presidential popular vote landslide in American history since the popular vote tally began to be recorded in 1824: 60.36% to 34.19%.
Harding headed a cabinet of notable men such as Charles Evans Hughes, Andrew Mellon, future president Herbert Hoover and Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, who was jailed for his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal. In foreign affairs, Harding signed peace treaties that built on the Treaty of Versailles (which formally ended World War I). He also led the way to world Naval disarmament at the Washington Naval Conference of 1921–22.
Because of the Teapot Dome scandal and other scandals in his administration, polls of historians and scholars consistently rank Harding as one of the worst Presidents.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
On the weekend, I went to the near by flea market with Eric and Becky. I found a book stall there. The books are new and boy are they good prices. There is a series of these books. I read one that I bought before and when I saw these, I had to buy them. I read Maryland before.
I bought the top five books all for $10.00. What a deal.
Now here is a real deal. These were only $4.00 each. I would say I will be reading for a long time. Of course, I HAVE to find time to stitch of Heidi is going to come through the computer after me.
Monday, February 15, 2010
The salt trucks are out, but it is coming down very fast. We are supposed to get about eight inches overnight. Holy cow, is it ever going to end?????
I am so ready for spring. It is also very cold here in Ohio. In the teens most of the time right now. Hope you are all having better luck.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Unless I am with her holding a camera, it is very hard to get a picture of this girl. She agreed to take this one so we could see her in the scarf made for her.
Today, she got her hair cut and I was bugging her to take a picture so I could see it. Okay Miss Pickles, I see the hair do and it is very cute. What a nut. I hope you have a great birthday and that the package I mailed early might get there. I know as of today it didn't come. Ahhhhhhhhh.
Okay, here is another person who had a birthday also. Happy Birthday Abe.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Kristen, my Granddaughter, held a craft auction and crock pot cook off today at her church. I packed a suitcase with crafts and also one with clothes of course and got on the train. The proceeds will all go to Haiti. New Hope Baptist Church is located in Watertown, New York. She put this together in only a week. The missionary group will be leaving soon for Haiti.
$1200.00 was raised. It was a big success.
One of our blogging friends, My Hidden Stash, lives across the border in Canada. I told her I would be here for this event and said it would be fun if she could come.
It was great to meet and spend some time with her. It is nice to put a face to a person we blog with. Thanks for coming today Janet. I also got to hold your traveling sock.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
NAME: Phoebe Ann Oakley Mozee. She was named Phoebe Ann by her mother, but called Annie by her sisters. Annie promoted the Mozee spelling of the family name. While it has been variously recorded as Mauzy and Moses, Mosey is the version most commonly found in family sources. She took the stage name Oakley, reportedly after Oakley, Ohio.
BIRTH DATE: Aug. 13, 1860.
BIRTHPLACE: Patterson Township, Darke County, Ohio.
EDUCATION: Annie did not attend school.
FAMILY BACKGROUND: Quaker parents Jacob and Susan were originally from Pennsylvania. After a tavern fire ended their livelihood as innkeepers, they moved to a rented farm in Ohio. Father, who had fought in the War of 1812, died in 1866 from pneumonia and overexposure in freezing weather. Annie was the fifth of seven children. Her mother remarried, had another child and was widowed a second time. During this time Annie was put in the care of the superintendent of the county poor farm, where she learned to embroider and sew. She spent some time in near servitude for a local family where she met with mental and physical abuse. When she reunited with her family, her mother had married a third time.
DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Whether it be a pistol, rifle, or shotgun, the legendary markswoman Annie Oakley was masterful with them all. Dubbed "Little Sure Shot" by Chief Sitting Bull (she was 5 feet tall), her sharp shooting in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show won her many awards and captivated audiences far and wide. Her name remains synonymous with firearms and entertainment.
Born in a log cabin on the Ohio frontier, Annie Oakley began shooting game at age nine to support her widowed mother and siblings. She quickly proved to be a dead shot and word spread so much that at age sixteen, Annie went to Cincinnati to enter a shooting contest with Frank E. Butler (1850-1926), an accomplished marksman who performed in vaudeville. Annie won the match by one point and she won Frank Butler's heart as well. Some time later they were married and she became his assistant in his traveling shooting act. Frank recognized that Annie was far more talented and relinquished the limelight to her, becoming her assistant and personal manager. In 1885 they joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, run by the legendary frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody.
For seventeen years Annie Oakley was the Wild West Show's star attraction with her marvelous shooting feats. At 90 feet Annie could shoot a dime tossed in midair. In one day with a .22 rifle she shot 4,472 of 5,000 glass balls tossed in midair. With the thin edge of a playing card facing her at 90 feet, Annie could hit the card and puncture it with with five or six more shots as it settled to the ground. It was from this that free tickets with holes punched in them came to be called "Annie Oakleys." Shooting the ashes off a cigarette held in Frank's mouth was part of the Butler and Oakley act. In a celebrated event while touring in Europe, Wilhelm, Crown Prince of Germany, invited Annie to shoot a cigarette held in his own lips. Annie had Wilhelm hold the cigarette in his hand and not his mouth; she accomplished this challenge, as always effortlessly. In this period Annie Oakley was easily recognizable by the numerous shooting medals that adorned her chest.
In a train wreck in 1901, Annie suffered a spinal injury that required five operations and even left her partially paralyzed for a while. Although she recovered very well, Annie toured less frequently during the latter part of her career. Nonetheless, her shooting expertise did not wane and she continued to set records. In a shooting contest in Pinehurst, N.C. in 1922, sixty-two-year-old Annie hit 100 clay targets straight from the 16 yard mark.
Annie Oakley died of pernicious anemia on Nov. 3, 1926, in Greenville, Ohio, at the age of sixty-six. A legend in her own time, the remarkable life of Annie Oakley would be celebrated in the 1946 Herbert and Dorothy Fields musical Annie Get Your Gun.
In her life, Annie overcame poverty, mistreatment and physical injury with her determination and strength of character. She played a role in breaking barriers for women with her talent and accomplishments in her sport. She showed great compassion and generosity to orphans, widows and other young women.
DATE OF DEATH: Nov. 3, 1926, age 66.
PLACE OF DEATH: Greenville, Ohio.