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Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Autumnal Equinox

The picture above is not quite how the southern part of Illinois looks like today. In a few months though it will look like this picture in many beautiful ways. While today is the first day of fall we experienced temperatures that were 90 degrees and above. My grand-daughter stated she did not know what to wear today on the first day of fall blue jeans or shorts. I suggested shorts as it was going to be very hot yet she had a point should these high temps not be gone.

Today, September 22nd the Autumnal Equinox took place. The Northern Hemisphere happens on the day in which the sun crosses the celestial equator. The equinox happens every year and takes place between September 22nd to September 24th. Those living in the Southern Hemisphere know this day as their spring equinox.

Here in the northern hemisphere the autumnal equinox marks the end of summer and beginning of fall. It was important day to many mostly for the agriculturally based communities like the one I live in. There are many festivals that continue today that took place in the past to celebrate the fall harvest season

On the day of the Autumnal Equinox the sun can be seen directly overhead along the equator. The equinox takes place on one of two days when all points on Earth except the polar region sees the sun rise and set at due east and due west. There are few exceptions to this. There are exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.

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Spanish Potatoes

2 tbsp oil
3 tbsp tomato purée
1 tsp smoked paprika
800g potato, cut into small chunks
4 garlic cloves
juice ½ lemon
handful flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Mix the oil, tomato purée and paprika together, then coat the potatoes thoroughly in it. Squash the garlic in its skin with the flat of a knife and place on a baking tray with the potatoes.
Season well with salt and pepper, then roast for 40 mins, turning halfway through, until the potatoes have crisped up and are fluffy inside. Five mins before the end of cooking, sprinkle over the lemon juice and return to the oven. Serve with the parsley scattered over.

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National White Chocolate Day::: Recipe for Candy Corn Halloween Bark

Just a bit over 5 weeks and it will be Halloween. So happy that today also happens to be white chocolate day. So with the two things in mind I set out to find a delicious Halloween treat with white chocolate as its base. This Candy Corn Halloween Bark works perfectly. Best of all this recipe can easily be turned into a family event as it is easy to make and kids will love it.

16 oz white chocolate chips
½ cup candy corn
¼ pretzel sticks, broken up
⅛ cup chocolate chip

Melt the chocolate using double boiler or the microwave; melt until completely smooth.
Pour the melted chocolate onto the a non-stick surface (such as a Silpat mat) and use a spatula to spread into a square shape in an even layer (9 to 10-inch square, approximately).
Drop the pretzels, candy corn and mini chocolate chips evenly onto the chocolate and press down gently after all are sprinkled on.
Let sit until set, about a half hour or 45 minutes for chocolate to harden. You can speed this up by sticking it in the fridge or freezer for 15 minutes or so.
Using a sharp knife, cut or break the bark into pieces (even squares or asymmetrically). The bark can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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National Ice Cream Day

Celebrate the first day of fall with an ice cream cone. After all, it is national Ice Cream Day. Here where we are it was in the 90s did not feel to fall like but was a great time for some ice cream. It is not ice cream day, that is celebrated in July. This is the day to celebrate the cone. It helps make ice cream portable without any trash.

The ice cream cone spun off of the Europeans using waffles to hold their ice cream. In 1825 Julien Archambault shared the custom of using "little waffles" as ice cream cones. This was published in a French cookbook and the idea was born. This has met disagreement as in the 1700s "wafers" were used to eat ice cream and the dish was known as "iced puddings" These wafers or cones were also found in English cookbooks from 1769 and 1770. So know  their were 2 claims as to where the cone had originated. There were more claims to come and it is not known exactly how or who created the ice cream cone.

No matter who invented the ice cream cone take a moment today to eat some ice cream in the cone with someone you love. After all, every day needs to be celebrated

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Guess How Much I Love You

Do you not simply love all the great new adult coloring books on the market?? When I was a child I loved to color and so did my daughter. Now grown with a  30 year old daughter we both love to color. She is always looking for the best books on the market. That is why I love the giveaway over at the blog Heck of a Bunch because up for grabs on a giveaway that ends September 27 is a great coloring book and a swell way to tell someone you love them as well. If I win someone very special will get this book, that's right my daughter

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

21 Ways to Show You are Thankful

Many of us if not all of us have showed someone in our lives gratitude. This can easily be done in person and in my opinion if possible should be. Today, September 21st is World Gratitude Day and I thought I would share 21 great ways of showing gratitude

1. If a friend, colleague, or client goes above and beyond then a bit of gratitude should be shown
2. Another great way is to simply show our gratitude by treating others how we want treated
3. Find out where you can do some volunteer work
4. Donate, when you have to much or items you can not use
5. Recycle it will help keep the world clean and you may even make a bit of $$ to donate or keep
6. call someone that loves to talk to you that you may not have talked to for a bit
7. Did someone do something nice for you?? Send a thank-you card
8. Send someone that would appreciate it a card simply saying hi and how you love them
9. have a family conversation about what you are thankful for
10. take someone you care about to lunch
11. honor the success of others
12. always say thankful
13. let co-workers know you are thankful for them
14. give someone a hug
15. spend time to listen to others
16. start a tradition to show you are thankful
17. offer to help before asked
18. keep a gratitude journal and count your daily blessings
19. use your talents to help others
20 show your partner you not only love them but are thankful for them as well
21. best of all say the words Thank-You

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Fall Farm Safety

Farm families have forever worked together to get the work done. Every member of the family has forever had their own job to do. The problem of children being hurt while living, working or visiting ag work environments was something that had been observed for decades. With no national coordinated effort to do something about the issue the Surgeon General's Conference on Ag Safety and Health hosted in Des Moines, Iowa in 1991 highlighted the risk of individuals that were involved in agriculture. 
The following year a Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention conference was hosted in Wisconsin. The National Farm Medicine Center wanted to bring together research, education, policy and other interventions to help reduce ag injuries among children. A committee known as Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention of the NCCAIP was created and a national action plan came from it. 

Since many of us will be traveling to farms during the fall season. Some may even live on a farm like I did as a child. By the way we worked hard sometimes right by side our parents grand-parents when I was a kid. The one thing you need to watch out for is farm traffic. It is harvest season and just like many have jobs to do so do farmers. So take your time and watch out for farm traffic
Be aware of any signs that alert guest to areas to avoid. Also in case of emergency be aware of the fastest route back to town as well as to the Emergency Room.

Does the farm you visit have a petting farm?? Is there a way to properly wash your hands after you are done?? Be aware of where the safety lines are and do not cross. 

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Feast of St. Matthew

September 21: Feast of St. Matthew

This day celebrates the life Jesus disciple Matthew. He is responsible for writing the gospel of Matthew in the New Testament. One of four gospels the books tell the stories of Jesus Christ.

Matthew, was one of Jesus' 12 apostles. Levi was Mathew's real name until Jesus changed his name to Matthew. Matthew was a tax collector. In those days and times tax collectors were called publicans and were not widely admired. In fact, the job was one that was hated by many as they worked for Rome. Jews had to pay Roman taxes and the collectors kept a percentage for their own profit. Publicans did not have many friends.

Matthew would begin to follow Jesus and host a dinner for tax collectors and sinners alike. (Matthew 9:10) Jesus came to the dinner to eat as well. This the Pharisees had to object to as no teacher should be eating with sinners. Jesus announced he had came for all alike (Matthew 9:13)

Eventually for following, teaching and preaching Matthew would be put to death. This was not easy though as he refused to die. They had placed him upside down and lit him on fire but this did not kill him. After that they placed him in a coffin and tried to sink him in the sea one night. In the end the ruler of Ethiopia trying to kill Matthew apologized and was converted to Christianity.

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Light A Candle for World Peace

September 21st is International Day of Peace in 2017. This day was created to help promote peace among nations and individuals. Peace is both the state of being peaceful as well as building towards peace so future generations may gain hope for a better world. The United Nations created this day in 1981 and in 2002 was declared a holiday for all. The UN uses education and public awareness to help build the ideal of peace.

The United Nations Secretary General rings a bell made from coins from the countries that are represented and a special ceremony for the awareness of peace is held.

Peace cannot be kept by force: it can only be achieved by understanding
Albert Einstein

Teaching our children how to read, write and count is not enough. Education must include teaching mutual respect for each other and the world that we live in. This is the only way that the future will include peaceful societies.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PaperMate giveaway

You will not want to miss the giveaway over at Heck of a Bunch. The paper-mate giveaway includes gel pens, mechanical pens and candy flare pens. If you want to enter the giveaway head over there before October 3

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Halloween Fun from Colortime

Do you have a birthday coming soon or all ready started planning that Halloween or holiday party?? Then you will want to know this information.

Colortime has a great deal for you. They offer reasonable prices for birthday parties and sleepovers with Colortime Crafts and markers. From coloring pillowcases, t-shirts, backpacks, permanent fabric markers and more. Special glow in the dark ink items are available as well. Clean, easy and best of all affordable craft activities that double as unique keepsakes. To get savings I mention join the "Birthday Club". You will get 20% off and a free backpack just by ordering from 

I love the glow in the dark Halloween T-shirt

The Glow In The Dark Halloween Tote Bag would be perfect for gathering halloween loot:

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Hodgepodge Wednesday : More about me

1. What's something you'd rate a 10/10? Tell us why.

I am with the author of this Hodgepodge. Being a grandparent is one of the most amazing feelings.

2. . What job would you be terrible at? What makes you think so? 

being an educator, there is so much more to it than knowing what you are teaching. The struggle to recall the students names was an issue for me when I volunteered 

3. When did you last take a fall? What's something you're falling for (in a good way) these days?

Gosh it was a few weeks ago in the front yard it was raining and I slipped in the mud These days I am falling for the grand-kids as they grow. 

4. I have never been to any of the festivals listed. Here in our area it seems each town has something going on during the year This weekend we will be going to fall fest that includes a car show, bounce houses and lots of chances to shop

 5 What is your goodbye message to summer?

time went so fast, it seems as if you just arrived the other day. We did not take the time this season to bask in your wonderful sunlight and warm days. I do have to say that the solar eclipse was very well done. Summer, I will be waiting for you to come again next year

6. My random thought:
I must say that the good Lord above watched over us today as we experienced a bit of bad luck. Have you ever had an experience a higher power was present?? 

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Apple Spice Cake

Allison and I both share a love for this apple spice cake, and it's perfect for fall. But John's mom is vegan, and so am I (well... I'm trying. Parmesan cheese and I got back together for a while, and I'm trying to break it off). So the recipe needed a bit of tweaking. And I thought this might be a good thing to share with y'all, in case you ever have a house guest who has dietary restrictions. If you think you can't bake without sugar and eggs, you'd be surprised at how a few simple changes can make just about any recipe vegan-friendly.

So just to recap, vegan means no animal products. So no eggs, butter, milk, buttermilk, and for the most hardcore, no white sugar. It turns out that a lot of granulated white sugar is bleached in a process that uses cow bones. Ew. But fear not! There are some easy substitutions that won't compromise your flavor or texture. 

Meet flaxseed! These little seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, and when they're whipped up with water, they take on the sticky consistency of eggs. They also have a nice nutty flavor, so they pair perfectly with this recipe. Just buzz them in a coffee grinder...

And mix with water in a blender (or use an immersion blender).

The flaxseed gets mixed in with sugar and oil. For vegans, use organic cane sugar. It's unbleached, so it doesn't use any animal products in its processing.

And in a separate bowl, mix together your dry ingredients.

Mix the wet and dry, and then add in chopped apples and pecans.

I made the mistake of letting my cake cool in the bundt pan for too long, so it stuck quite a bit. So mine looks... rustic. But with a tasty caramel drizzle, I promise your guests won't mind.

Vegan Apple Spice Cake

Adapted from this recipe by Martha Stewart

1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups organic cane sugar
3 tablespoons flaxseed, ground in a spice grinder
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon water
4 Gala apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Caramel Sauce (recipe follows)
Nonstick cooking spray with flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cup Bundt pan with cooking spray; set aside.

Combine ground flaxseed and water in a blender, and blend until thick. Set aside.

Working over a large sheet of parchment or wax paper, sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; gather sifted ingredients into center of sheet; set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine vegetable oil, sugar, and flaxseed mixture; mix on high speed until well combined.

Fold reserved parchment in half lengthwise; with mixer on medium speed, gradually shake in dry ingredients until just incorporated.

Add apples and nuts, to batter; mix to combine. Add vanilla, mixing until incorporated.

Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 70 - 75 minutes (I started checking mine at 1 hour, but ultimately it needed about 70 minutes)

Remove from oven, and cool slightly on a wire rack.

Invert cake onto rack; turn cake right-side up to cool completely on rack, and serve drizzled with caramel sauce.

Dairy-Free Caramel SauceFrom

1 cup cane sugar
1/4 cup water, optional
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
3 tablespoons margarine (I use Earth Balance)
3 to 4 tablespoons almond milk (another non-dairy milk is fine too)

Heat a 1 1/2 quart to 2 quart pot or large frying pan with a thick, heavy base over medium-high heat. Add sugar. Stir with a whisk or wooden spoon every 10-15 seconds, for about a minute, until sugar starts to melt. Stir, nonstop, for about 2-3 minutes.

Add vanilla. When the sugar starts to turn just a little darker, or as dark as you want it and the water is almost gone, add margarine and stir nonstop until it melts. Let boil on medium heat for 2 to3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.

Add non-dairy milk, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue to boil it about 4 minutes, stirring every 20-30 seconds.

Turn the heat off on your stove, and let the caramel cool for about 20 minutes.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

candied pecans

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
16 ounces (about 4 cups) unsalted pecans halves
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon water

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl, add sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg white, vanilla, and water together until frothy. Add the pecans and gently toss until the pecans are well coated. Add the sugar and cinnamon mixture and toss until pecans are covered.
Spread the pecans out in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. The sugar mixture will harden on the pecans.
Remove from the oven and let the pecans cool on the baking sheet. When completely cool, store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

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Autumn Rice Krispy Treats

  • 6 cups Cocoa Krispies
  • 1 10 ounce package mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • Wilton Sparkle Gels in red, orange, yellow and green
  1. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Mine was a jellyroll pan and measures 10x15x1. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine marshmallows and butter.
  3. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, check and microwave for another 30 seconds. You're looking for semi melted butter and puffy marshmallows. Continue to microwave in 20 second increments until ready.
  4. Stir to completely melt butter and combine with marshmallows.
  5. Pour in Cocoa Krispies and stir to evenly coat.
  6. Press into prepared pan. Let set to harden.
  7. Use leaf cookie cutters to cut out shapes and decorate with color gels.
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

6 chicken breast halves
2 medium Yukon gold potatoes
2 cups whole baby carrots
1 cup celery
2 cans Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
1/8 cup water
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 cups all-purpose baking mix
2/3 cup milk

Place the chicken, potatoes, carrots and celery into a 6-quart slow cooker.
Stir the soup, water, thyme and black pepper in a small bowl. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken and vegetables.
Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours* or until the chicken is cooked through.
Stir the baking mix and milk in a medium bowl. Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto the chicken mixture. Increase the heat to HIGH. Tilt the lid to vent and cook for 30 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked in the center.
*Or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with spinach salad; baby spinach leaves topped with orange sections, dried cranberries and raspberry-pecan vinaigrette. For dessert serve wedges of mixed berry pie with whipped topping.

recipe source : Albertsons

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Sad Day September 18, 1970 in the World of Rock n Roll

The Rock world would never be the same after September 18 1970 This was the day that the music would die for Jimi Hendrix. As many rock stars of that era did Jimi had a drug problem and the 18th of September would find Jimi overdosing on sleeping pills and then choking in his own vomit. The guitar legend would die at the age of 27.


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Pitt Hopkins Awareness Day

Pitt Hopkins Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affect chromosome 18. The syndrome is characterized by developmental delays, possible breathing problems that lead to hyperventilation , recurrent seizures or epilepsy, gastrointestinal issues, lack of speech and distinctive facial features. More is being learned about Pitt Hopkins Syndrome.

Severe cognitive impairment has often been present but since true intelligence is hard to measure as motor and speech difficulties are often also present. Pitt Hopkins Syndrome is considered an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children with Pitt Hopkins Syndrome appear happy, excitable and frequently smiling and laughing. D. Pitt and I. Hopkins first diagnosed the syndrome and wrote about it in the Australian Pediatric Journal in 1978

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Happy Birthday United States Air Force

The United States Air Force was established on September 18, 1947.

The military was not far behind the Wright brothers who would be the first to soar with the birds. In the early days the the air force was part of the Armed Forces in the United States. The earliest military use of air was during the civil war where communication was hosted via flags and torch light from balloons. This group was known as the signal corps. It was not until `1863 when they would be added to the Army roster which would open the door to aeronautical training and study.

In 1947 President Truman would sign the National Security Act establishing the United States Air Force. This would create their own branch of military.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Reye Syndrome Awareness

Reye's Syndrome is a deadly disease that can strike quickly and attack any child, teen or adult without warning. Body organs including the liver and brain can be seriously affected. The cause and cure of Reye's Syndrome is not known but researchers have been able to find a link between Reye's Syndrome and the use of aspirin.

Reye's Syndrome occurs in two phases. A previous viral infection such as the flu, cold or chicken pox normally has just occured. Aspirin is often given to help with pain and fever and the result may be Reye's Syndrome. Reye's Syndrome is not contagious and is often misdiagnosed in the beginning. Reye's Syndrome tends to appear with greater frequency during January, February and March when the flu is most common. Reye's Syndrome is reported every month of the year.

Reye's Syndrome is first recognized when abnormal amounts of fat begin to develop in the liver and other body organs. A severe increase of pressure in the brain is often present as well. Death often occurs if the syndrome is not diagnosed or treated this is why early diagnosis is important. When Reye's syndrome is diagnosed and treated in its earliest stage recovery is an excellent chance. When diagnosis is not early and treatment is not started Reye's Syndrome chances of recovery and survival decrease.

Reye's Syndrome was first discovered in 1963 by Australia pathologist R. Reye and again a bit later by GM Johnson in the United States. It would be 10 years later before the disease was recognized. This disease often leads to brain and liver failure but all body organs are normally affected. In 2002 only one case occured and in 2009 there were 3

Dutch Apple Dumplings

Dutch Apple Dumplings
makes 4 dumplings

1/2 c firmly packed dark brown sugar
3/4 c water
1 Tbsp butter, plus 4 more tsp
4 apples, peeled and cored
2 Tbsp raisins
4 tsp light brown sugar
your favorite pie dough, enough for a single crust pie

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make syrup: Place dark brown sugar, water and 1 tablespoon of butter in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a minute or two, to thicken up. Set aside.

2. Evenly divide raisins, light brown sugar and butter among the 4 apple core holes. Sprinkle all 4 apples with cinnamon.

3. Divide your chilled pie dough into 4 equal parts. Roll or hand flatten each into a “pancake” large enough to cover a whole apple. Place each apple in the center of its own round of dough. For each one, bring up the sides of the dough to cover and close in the apple. Place apples on a rimmed baking sheet, baste with syrup and bake for 20-25 minutes, basting 2-3 more times, until golden brown.

*Note: This can be safely shared with children younger than 12 months though, I’d recommend saving it for kids over a year old because of the relatively high sugar content.

Monte Cristo

The Monte Cristo is a sandwich that many seem to adore. The sandwich is made with french toast, and it is filled with ham or turkey or even a bit of both. Top the sandwich with swiss cheese. The bread is dipped in egg batter sprinkled with cinnamon.

The Monte Cristo is a eat any time, breakfast, lunch or supper Enjoy eating it with your hands or use a knife and fork to cut it all up.

  • 2 eggs
  • pinches of salt and pepper
  • 4 slices sturdy white bread (or white bread of preference)
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 pound thick sliced baked ham
  • 1/2 ounce, weight shredded gruyere cheese
  • additional salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • optional garnish/toppings: powdered sugar, honey, preserves
Beat eggs in a shallow dish (large enough to fit a sandwich) along with a few pinches of salt and pepper. Set aside.
Assemble sandwiches, with mustard, mayonnaise, ham, cheese, salt and pepper to personal preference. Slightly compress sandwich.
Heat skillet over medium heat. Add butter; allow to melt.
Dip and coat each sandwich in beaten egg, and place in skillet. Cook sandwiches 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned to liking and cheese has melted.

Nothing Taste Sweeter Than Freedom

Historians suggest that it was September 17 1849 that Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in Maryland. Along side her was 2 of her brothers. She would head north in but this would not be her last time in the south. Over the next 8 years she would return via use of the secret Underground Railroad helping 300 slaves to escape.

Harriet Tubman was also employed by the Union army in the US civil war. She would lead a raid helping to free hundreds of slaves during the Combahee River Raid. In the summer of 1869 Harriet would marry a civil war veteran Nelson Davis in Auburn NY. Tubman would live her life strongly supporting women's suffrage. She would pass during the winter of 1913 due to pnemonia. Her life would be recognized with a postage stamp in 1978.

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Get To know Me A Bit Better and What I have or have not done

1. Have you ever had chicken pox?

I had chicken pox when I was around the age of 5 I have no scars left

2. Have you ever shopped in Home Depot?

yes, one of my favorite places to go to shop and get great ideas

3. Have you ever spied on your neighbors?

I would have to say yes, many times our neighbors are very odd and I am always wondering what they are up to

4. Have you ever ridden in a limo?

something I may want to do but have not done as of yet

5. Have you ever had a pet fish?

yes, they were more of a family pet than just mine and everyone helped take care of it

6. Have you ever lied about your age?

a few times, not for reasons that would get me into trouble but rather save me a bit of money

7. Have you ever fired a gun?

no and have only held toy games

8. Have you ever been ice skating?

no afraid that if I did I would fall down

9. Have you ever played golf?

yes, not a real golf game but more like mini golf 

10. Have you ever hidden on Halloween because you had no candy for trick or treaters?

I believe the first year of my marriage when we had little to no money we may have 

11. Have you ever made a prank call?

no I think that is one of the rudest jokes 

12. Have you ever gotten a tattoo?

no a few of my children (all adults) have them but me nor my husband have any

13. Have you ever had a massage?

only non professional

14. Have you ever locked your keys in the car?

I do not think I have but have had to call the locksmith because I was with someone that did

15. Have you ever ridden a horse?

yes, a few different occasions and ofcours those ones that run on coins

16. Have you ever been to the circus?

yes, many different times and types 

17. Have you ever been to Europe?

no I have never been outside of the United States

Have you ever built a fire?

no, have helped gather to build fires but normally this is a husband job here

19. Have you ever been skydiving?

no do not think this is something on the bucket list either, love to watch skydivers never want to do it

20. Have you ever bought something at a garage sale?

always and often, round here I am known as the Garage Sale Queen

21. Have you ever walked in on someone having sex?

yes, and have been severly embarrased 

22. Have you ever faked an injury to get out of something?

I can recall doing this in highschool to get out of running at times

23. Have you ever been to a nude beach?

nope, again not on the bucket list nothing against those that visit these beaches I will just choose to go to another

24. Have you ever received a speeding ticket?

I do not drive and therefore should never get one

25. Have you ever run a marathon? 


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