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Friday, May 28th, 2010
11:57 pm
Just Me!
It's just me! I'm finally able to get into all my accounts on different sites! The reason why is I bought me a new HP computer and I no longer have to fight anything to get where I want to go! Getting in and out of sites is a breeze! I should have gotten a new PC a long time ago! I don't know how often I'll be here but i will drop in from time to time so watch for me! See Ya! Gma
Monday, November 2nd, 2009
11:02 am
Hi!
I haven't been spending much time here as what little spare time I have, I have been spending with my family on Face-book. You are welcome to join us....... I still love you all. Susie, there is a new Wal-green's just down the road a few blocks from me. I like it!!!!!! The Jazz have started up again this last week. With Larry gone it's a different team with Greg in charge. He was interviewed on Sports Beat last night and they have good hopes for the team this year. The good core players from last year are all still there......we'll see, huh? See ya all soon. Granny

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, August 13th, 2009
7:58 pm
Hello!
Did I tell you all the reason I hadn't been on LJ for sooooooo long, was my computer blew up? Well it's fixed and I'm back online but it still has some problems. I'll be back here as often as I can find the time. I'm back today to check on things and see if everything here is still OK. It's also my 66Th Birthday! I've been goofin off all day so I came by to say HI!!!!!!! I'll come back soon. Love Ya All Granny

Current Mood: cheerful
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
12:46 pm
I'm Baaaaack!!!!!
Hi everybody! You haven't seen me around for quite a while.......my computer blew up!!! It took me awhile to get it back on track.....so glad everything is still here! Especially glad all my friends are still here, gosh I missed you!!! Don't know how often I'll be able to post but I'll be around to say Hi to you all as soon as I can. Love you all, Granny

Current Mood: bouncy
Sunday, June 29th, 2008
7:58 am
Writer's Block: Where your memories began.
Laying in my baby buggy screaming my lungs out because I had been pinned with one of the diaper pins. This was when i was about 6 mos old.

Current Mood: angry
Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
1:17 pm
Writer's Block: Warning:
Handle lovingly with care, fragile.

Current Mood: busy
Friday, November 23rd, 2007
1:32 am
Pilgrims Quiz
Nov 23, 2007 1:10 AM
Subject: Pilgrims Quiz (ENCARTA QUIZZES)
Body: November 22, 2007
Quiz
Pilgrims Quiz
By Myriam Gabriel-Pollock

Pilgrims are known for their rigid lives of religious devotion. But underneath the austerity, lay intrepid explorers with a knack for rugged living and a determination to survive on alien soil. Learn more about the hardships these English colonists endured for religious freedom and a new cultural identity, in our Pilgrims Quiz.

1
About how long did it take for the Pilgrims -- early English settlers who founded the first settlement in New England -- to sail from Plymouth, England, to where they dropped anchor near Provincetown, Massachusetts?
a) Three weeks
b) Over two months
c) About four months
d) Almost seven months


2
The Mayflower -- which, at about 27 m (90 ft), was just a bit longer than a standard tennis court -- had 102 passengers, plus a crew of 30. There were far too many people on board; why was the ship so overloaded?

a) There were more than 20 stowaways who were not discovered until the ship was out at sea.
b) The Pilgrims did not give the ship's captain a correct account of its passengers.
c) The Pilgrims forgot to add the 37 children to the ship's passenger roster.
d) The other ship on the journey, the Speedwell, was leaking; all but 20 passengers on this ship were moved to the Mayflower.


3
Once the Pilgrims had decided to settle in an abandoned Wampanoag village near the harbor, they began building homes. What were the Pilgrim houses modeled after?
a) The wooden, thatch-roofed English cottage
b) The river rock and mud homes found in rural parts of England
c) The circular, grass- or bark-roofed homes of the Wampanoag Indians who lived nearby
d) The finely crafted and spacious dwellings of the Dutch Colonial style


4
When the Pilgrims first began exploring the Cape Cod area, they found and stole large baskets of food that the Wampanoag Indians had buried on a big hill. What was in the baskets?
a) Dried fish
b) Barley and wheat seeds
c) Sweet potatoes
d) Corn kernels


5
Early life in Plymouth Colony was quite hard, with more than half the Pilgrims dying by the end of their first winter. What caused this to happen?
a) Inadequate housing
b) Poor nutrition
c) Diseases such as scurvy and pneumonia
d) All of the above


6
Squanto (or Tisquantum) was a Native American who became associated with the Wampanoag tribe after his own Patuxet tribe was decimated by a plague. He helped the Pilgrims immeasurably. What did Squanto not do for the Pilgrims?

a) Teach them how to plant corn
b) Teach them how to build an indoor cooking pit
c) Act as a guide and interpreter
d) Teach them how to fish and hunt in the area


7
Home building was a long and arduous task for the Pilgrims; after a year in Plymouth, only seven homes had been completed. Where did the Pilgrims live while building more homes?
a) In makeshift tents or shacks in the colony
b) Aboard the Mayflower
c) Several families crammed into each of the available homes.
d) In the caves they found on the hills above Plymouth


8
Life in the colony included a lot of physical labor for all the Pilgrims, including the children. What was a daily chore for all households in the colony?
a) Cutting and fetching wood; tending the fire
b) Hunting, gathering and preparing food
c) Fetching water in wooden buckets
d) All of the above


9
Which statement regarding the "First Thanksgiving," during the autumn of 1621, is true?

a) The Wampanoag Indians brought 14 wild turkeys as a gift to the Pilgrims.
b) Between meals, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag played games.
c) It was a large sit-down feast with the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians all together.
d) The Pilgrims still had very little food to eat, so the Wampanoag brought most of it.


10
What eventually happened to the Plymouth Colony?
a) The Pilgrims left and moved to larger outlying colonies.
b) The colony was annexed to Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 1702.
c) England united it with the Maine and Massachusetts Bay colonies in 1691.
d) A smallpox epidemic in 1635 wiped out most of the Pilgrims.
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1
Correct!
The correct answer: B Over two months
Your answer: B Over two months

It took the Pilgrims over two months to reach America after leaving England. On September 16, 1620, these early English settlers left Plymouth, England, for America on the Mayflower. On November 21, the Mayflower dropped anchor in the sheltered harbor of present-day Provincetown, Massachusetts. On December 21, after exploring along Cape Cod, the Pilgrims landed and disembarked from the Mayflower near the head of the cape and founded Plymouth Colony. Today, people in New England celebrate December 21 as Forefathers' Day.
2
Correct!
The correct answer: D The other ship on the journey, the Speedwell, was leaking; all but 20 passengers on this ship were moved to the Mayflower.
Your answer: D The other ship on the journey, the Speedwell, was leaking; all but 20 passengers on this ship were moved to the Mayflower.

There were originally two ships, the Mayflower and the Speedwell, that were to take the Pilgrims to America. The Speedwell kept leaking, and was declared unfit for the long journey. All but 20 passengers on the Speedwell were then crammed into the Mayflower -- which, at about 27 m (90 ft), was just a bit longer than a standard tennis court -- bringing the load to 102 passengers, plus a crew of 30. The Mayflower was a cargo ship, not a passenger ship, and therefore not well-equipped to handle so many people on a long trip. They lacked fresh water, bathrooms and proper sleeping spaces. It is a miracle that only one passenger, a young boy named William Butten, died during the voyage.
3
Correct!
The correct answer: A The wooden, thatch-roofed English cottage
Your answer: A The wooden, thatch-roofed English cottage

Once the Pilgrims had decided to settle in an abandoned Wampanoag village near the harbor, they began building homes in the English cottage style. These wood-framed houses had a high, sloping roof covered in thatch or straw, dirt floors, and wooden boards for walls. The houses generally had a main room, a fireplace and an attic for storage or sleeping, and were usually about 800 sq ft (about 74 sq meters) in size.
4
Incorrect
The correct answer: D Corn kernels
Your answer: A Dried fish

When the Pilgrims first began exploring the Cape Cod area, they found and stole large baskets of corn kernels that the Wampanoag Indians had buried on a big hill, which the Pilgrims then named Corn Hill.
5
Correct!
The correct answer: D All of the above
Your answer: D All of the above

Early life in Plymouth Colony was quite hard, with more than half the Pilgrims dying by the end of their first winter because of several reasons -- from inadequate housing, to poor nutrition, to diseases such as scurvy and pneumonia. Among the casualties was John Carver, the Pilgrims' leader and the first governor of the Plymouth Colony; he was succeeded by William Bradford. Bradford documented colony life, saying that almost every Pilgrim family lost a loved one during that first hard winter.
6
Incorrect
The correct answer: B Teach them how to build an indoor cooking pit
Your answer: C Act as a guide and interpreter

Squanto (or Tisquantum) -- a Native American who became associated with the Wampanoag tribe after his own Patuxet tribe was decimated by a plague -- helped the Pilgrims in many ways; however, he did not teach them how to build an indoor cooking pit. He first aided the starving Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony in 1621, teaching them how to fish and hunt in the area, as well as how to plant corn. He developed a friendship with the Pilgrims and acted as interpreter at the Treaty of Plymouth, signed in 1621 between the Wampanoag chief Massasoit and Governor William Bradford. While guiding a party under Bradford around Cape Cod the following year, Squanto became ill and died.
7
Correct!
The correct answer: B Aboard the Mayflower
Your answer: B Aboard the Mayflower

While construction on their homes proceeded slowly, many of the Pilgrims continued to live aboard the Mayflower. Home building was a long and arduous task for the Pilgrims; after a year in Plymouth, only seven homes had been built. Each family had been assigned a piece of land about 2500 sq ft (about 232 sq meters), and was responsible for building their own house and tending their own garden. In the following years, more ships arrived, increasing the colony's available labor. By 1624, there were about 25 homes in the colony.
8
Correct!
The correct answer: D All of the above
Your answer: D All of the above

Cutting and fetching wood; tending the fire; hunting, gathering and preparing food; fetching water in wooden buckets -- these were just a few of the countless chores that the Pilgrims did on a daily basis. There was grinding the corn, washing the laundry, sewing to do, cleaning the house, tending the garden and the livestock, caring for the young children and babies -- the work was endless!
9
Incorrect
The correct answer: B Between meals, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag played games.
Your answer: D The Pilgrims still had very little food to eat, so the Wampanoag brought most of it.

The feast held in the autumn of 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians was to celebrate the Pilgrims' first bountiful harvest; the colony had much to be thankful for after their terrible first winter. The celebration lasted for several days. Between the many meals they shared, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag played games they had taught one another; there was also target shooting, singing and dancing. The feast included venison, duck, cornmeal porridge, seafood, dried berries and squash.
10
Correct!
The correct answer: C England united it with the Maine and Massachusetts Bay colonies in 1691.
Your answer: C England united it with the Maine and Massachusetts Bay colonies in 1691.

In 1691 the Plymouth Colony -- by now with a population over 7,000 -- was united by England to the Maine and Massachusetts Bay colonies to form the royal province of Massachusetts, which eventually became the state of the same name.


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Current Mood: contemplative
Wednesday, November 21st, 2007
9:29 am
I'm Back!!!
Finally! I'm back after being locked out cause I couldn't remember my password or find it, or get a reset link! BUT success happened last night after I got back from Lyda's Wedding up North. A function that I thoroughly enjoyed myself at, which I haven't really been able to say for some time. My only regret is the pic's I took on my camera did not turn out so good. But my very talented daughter Jesser is putting her majic to work and recovering as much as possible, plus sending me copies of her older sisters pic's that they were able to recover from that camera in spite of some corrupt files!!! Aren't some people talented!!!!!. My, My, I'm sooooo glad! Love Ya Jesser & Ed! Well, I'm short on time so I'll have to leave now but I'll be back soon. For Sure! Love Gma

Current Mood: happy
Saturday, February 17th, 2007
11:23 am
I've Been Busy.....
I have been chided by some for not posting for a long while on LJ. I got upset when I tried to post and the site just kept losing my post and as no one else was posting anymore I stopped for awhile. I've been real busy lately and I'm trying to get things back in order... If you will be patient a little while longer, I will post as soon as I have the time... Granny

Current Mood: blah
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
3:58 pm
!8@&?!!! Aughhh!!!!!!!
I had a real good entry all about Halloween and the stupid site just lost it!!!!!! I'll come back to post when I'm not sooooo MADDDD!!!!!! But it won't be the same! Granny

Current Mood: angry
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
10:47 am
Hello!
My, where has the Summer gone!!!!! It seems that we just had Spring and the leaves are changing color and falling already!! Time goes so fast I wonder what has happened? Is it just that I have gotten older that it is slipping away so? Life never ceases to amaze me..... This isn't much but I will be back to post again soon, I'll make a point to do so. Luv Granny

Current Mood: confused
Saturday, August 26th, 2006
1:28 pm
Hi People!!!
I'm not ignoring everybody, I'm just going through a period of depression. I have sooooo much I must do I don't know where to start! When I get a dent in it and can see some progress, then I'll feel more like I can take the time to talk..... It doesn't make me feel very good that another Birthday just passed and I'm getting older than dirt! Oh well.....why complain about something you can't change...... I Love You All Granny

Current Mood: crappy
Saturday, July 8th, 2006
10:08 am
???????
I'm back and finally settling down a bit and not sooooo busy. Maybe I will be able to post more often now!!! I have a friend I haven't seen much coming to pick me up in about an hour and a half, we're going for a sandwich to catch up on things, then I can come home and get back to more of a normal swing of things. Hope all is well with everyone. Be posting again soon. Love Granny

Current Mood: (I'm in Utah's Dixie!)
Sunday, June 18th, 2006
9:41 pm
I've been bad!
Hi Folks! I'm not dead, I've just been busy! Wanted you to know I'm still around. I've got some things coming up in the next few days so I won't be posting til I get them done. Love Ya all! Talk to you soon. Granny

Current Mood: indescribable
Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
8:50 pm
All American Kid

Popular but not plastic. Athletic but not a jock. Smart but not a brain.

You were well rounded and well liked in high school.


Current Mood: contemplative
8:43 pm
Your Ideal Pet is a Big Dog

You're both energetic, affectionate, and a bit goofy.
And neither of you seem to mind very slobbery kisses!


Current Mood: blah
Sunday, April 23rd, 2006
3:06 pm
A Prayer For My Friends
My oldest Daughter gave me a card for my dayplanner a few years ago and I wanted to share this with my friends..........

I SAID A PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY

I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart
Although He spoke not a word.
I didn't ask for wealth or fame
(I knew you wouldn't mind).
I asked for priceless treasures rare
Of a more lasting kind.
I prayed that He'd be near you
At the start of each new day
To grant you health and blessings fair,
And friends to share your way.
I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small
But that you'd know his loving care
I prayed the most of all.

-Russ Berrie & Co.-

Remember God loves you, and so do I!

Love Granny

Current Mood: creative
Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
8:13 pm
I'm Bad!!!
I haven't posted for a while and I left you in the middle of my story of my trip! Shame on me! I haven't been feeling well, but am better now. Will post in the next couple of days. Love to All Granny

Current Mood: groggy
Friday, March 31st, 2006
11:51 pm
Pinch me, I must be dreaming..........
JB finished registering for the classes which did not start until early the next morning. The Seminar JB was attending was the American Audiology Society's annual Convention. I was saying to myself as I looked around, no wonder this place was so posh. Audiologists wouldn't think of staying at anything that was less ritzy and high class as this! But of course they could afford it for the fees THEY charge.
We started walking back toward the main lobby where we had registered at the front desk on the way in the night before. We walked along enjoying the courtyard. There was a small building to the one side which turned out to be a steam Sauna, and next to that was another building where you obtained towels and ordered drinks and snacks to be served at one of the many tables or chaise loungers grouped around the courtyard and the 2 pools, one for each of the 2 sections of the courtyard. There were also 2 wading pools and 2 hot tubs.
We passed by a large section of tennis courts that was bordered by tall palm trees as well as beautiful flowering bushes, trees and gardens. These were everywhere we looked in the courtyard as we walked along. There was also a huge sculptured fountain at each end of the entrance to the courtyard.
At the furthest end of the inner courtyard, opposite of the main entrance lobby were 3 or 4 large ballrooms with outside terraces where I'm sure Society Balls were held several times a year. At this side of the Motel were large divisible meeting rooms on the three different levels so several conventions or other functions could be held at the same time.
As we came back across the "Bridge" between the two different sections we came across an elevator that went to the 3rd floor. Upon going up in the elevator we found ourselves let out by a reservation desk. One side lead to a very expensive Restaurant where after you confirmed your reservation you were taken by a Maitre'd and seated at your table. The other side was a Lounge and Sports Bar where you could order drinks and sandwiches, chips or pizza of your choice. There were also several TV's and about 4 Large screen Sets hooked up to several Satellite feeds so you could watch just about any sport you wanted to. There was also a Happy Hour held every day between 4 and 6 P.M. where drinks and chips were served free. Of course you were limited as to how many free drinks you could have but you could still have fun! I felt I was walking along in some strange dream through all of this.... I was afraid I was going to wake up any minute and find this was all in my head! But it was not.
JB said they still felt tired from all the previous days driving and wanted to go back to the rooms to rest, watch some TV and possibly take a nap. I agreed, but said I wanted to explore the lobby and gift shop I had noticed the night before, so I left JB by the rooms and went there. While in the lobby I found a hallway that lead to the guest laundry and dry-cleaning room and an exercise room. I asked myself what I was going to come across next! I soon found out. As I went through the glass door that lead out into the courtyard I discovered two large bird cages in which I saw 2 colorful large Parrots. One from South America(red) and the other from Africa(grey). There were big signs on each cage that said "Do not feed me, I bite!" I stood there for a few minutes to see if I could get one of them to talk. They listened to me intently with their heads moving around and cocked, but didn't say anything. Then I decided after getting some cold drinks for the fridge in my room to go wait for JB to finish napping by reading a book I had brought along.(contd')

Current Mood: pleased
3:21 pm
Back From Meme Land........
The only thing I have to say about the Suite I was in is the furniture was all dark wood against neutral colored walls with a dark and somber bed spread, carpet and matching curtains. There were beautiful pictures on the walls but if it were my motel, I would have had these things in bright and sunny colors and it would have looked just as elegant!
JB was at the door and in a hurry. As we walked along the walkways and looked for an elevator to take us to ground level, I asked if we should be staying there as it was evident we were in a place that was at least $100. to $200. a night per room.(Which was way beyond my means to pay, I was still in shock!) JB just laughed and said "Marlene, just relax and enjoy this, I can afford it! You deserve to stay in a place like this." I about died in my tracks!!!
We found the building in the middle of the courtyard which was quite large and obviously was used to take care of large private Banquets. We only had to ask for what we wanted as it was all served cafeteria style and received a meal fit for Royalty.
After we finished, JB went to find the place to register for classes. I walked along enjoying the view. The motel was huge and big enough to fill one full side of a city block! It was built in 2 large sections with parking galore. The courtyard was divided into 2 large sections with the building we had just come from as the dividing line. We found the place where JB had to register for the classes, which was next to an outdoor piazza where open air luncheons were catered.
As JB registered I took the time to enjoy the view and the beauty of it all! It was all so incredibly amazing it just took my breath away!(I'm posting again so I don't loose this, I'll finish later...)

Current Mood: giddy
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