17 May 2008

Entry for October 18, 2006

On this day in history 1867--The United States acquires Alaska from Russia. The National Archives web site has pictures of the documents involved in this purchase. You can even see a digital copy of the cancelled check! The United States paid $7.2 million for Alaska which works out to be about 2 cents an acre. That's a pretty good deal when you consider the natural resources we have been able to acquire as result of this purchase.

Today I've been working on the granny square afghan I'm making for my son and daughter-in-law for Christmas. I don't think I'll make one of these again. It is so tedious sewing the squares together and then there are all the little ends to weave in. It IS so cozy looking and has a sense of hominess about it. I think they'll like it and get a lot of use out of it this winter.
Take care everyone...Sharon

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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