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Entry for November 17, 2006

This day in history 1970-- My Lai trial begins. 1st Lt. William Calley was accused of leading his men in a massacre of Vietnamese civilians at the hamlet of My Lai 4 on March 16, 1968. Lt. Calley was the only person convicted for this massacre. He has displayed no remorse for his part. Captain Medina, Lt. Calley's commanding officer, was charged in connection with the crimes, but was ultimately found not guilty of all charges relating to the massacre. A memorial at the site of the massacre lists the names of 504 victims, with ages ranging from one to eighty-two years. If you go to google images and type in My Lai Memorial you will be able to view numerous images of the memorial.
CNN stories
Memories of My Lai
Crime Library

(Originally posted in my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for November 16, 2006

mom in wedding finery

On this day in my family history 1936-- My mom JoAnn Frances (nee Jungles) French was born in Joliet, IL. Go Here.
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360)

Entry for November 15, 2006

Sorry I haven't been very faithful about updating my blog. I've been substitute teaching and the kids wear me out! Also, I've been going to the VA Hospital for some appointments. Yesterday I went to audiology and the VA is giving me hearing aids for both ears. That's great news! Today I'm going to another clinic for my chronic depression. That is one thing I really hope they can help me with. Take care and enjoy today's bit of history trivia.--Sharon

On this day in history 1777--the Articles of Confederation are adopted by the Continental Congress although the articles weren't ratified by the states until 1781. To read them go here . The Articles of Confederation called for a weak national government. The national government was hampered by its inability to levy taxes. Imagine trying to provide a mutual defense for the states but not having the money to do it! On February 21, 1787, Congress called for a Constitutional Convention to be held to revise the articles. Between May and September, the convention wrote the present Constitution, which gave considerably more power to the federal government. The new Constitution provided for executive and judicial branches of government, lacking in the Articles, and allowed the government to tax its citizens.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for November 13, 2006

On this day in my family history 1954--My dad and mom tied the knot at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Joliet, IL.

(Originally posted in my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for November 10, 2006

On this day in history 1982--The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall opened. This memorial honors the servicemembers who so unselfishly gave their lives during the Vietnam War. See the following sites for more information:
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for November 09, 2006

I received the following in an email. Turns out that Bill didn't write these rules but the author of Dumbing Down Our Kids , Charles J. Sykes, did. I haven't read this book, I just know that these rules make a lot of sense. Go here to read more.

Bill Gates' Rules for Life
Rule 1: Life is not fair. Get used to it.
Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will NOT make $40,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone, until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault. Don't whine about your mistakes -- learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how "cool" you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try "delousing" the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

I'm a substitute teacher. It is usually obvious whether or not a teacher has control of her class when I substitute there. When I substitute for a teacher with little control, students won't be in their assigned seats, aren't afraid of the consequences from work not completed, sleep in class and throw things (paper, books, pencils and whatever else is handy). I just had 2 days in such a class and have one more to go. One young lady actually told me that I was making her do too much work. Hmm, class is almost 1 1/2 hours long, and when I did the work myself during my planning period (to see how hard and long it was) and it took barely over 1/2 hour to look up the answers and fill in the blanks and do 2 other short writing assignments I was wondering what ideas our teens have about the reasons they attend school. Then I wondered about the teacher when several of the students told me that she didn't give them tests. Do any of you remember the days that if you got in trouble at school you'd be in more trouble at home? I believe that we really need to adhere to a strict code of conduct in our schools and enforce it by establishing consequences and seeing that they are uniformly applied to all students such as if you're not doing your work then you don't pass and the teacher will talk to your parents. Work with parents as a team, not against each other. Let's get communication going and work as a team to educate our kids and prepare them for the "real world."

(Originally posted in my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for November 08, 2006

On this day in history 1979-- My son Justin David Morgan was born in Baytown, TX at San Jacinto Hospital. Love you Kiddo! Justin didn't want his picture taken because he just got off work but I told him no one would mind.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for November 07, 2006

On this day in history 1942--Franklin Roosevelt became the 1st US President to broadcast in a foreign language (French). Here is the text of this address in English--
Washington, D. C., November 7, 1942
White House news release.
In connection with current military operations in French North Africa, the President has broadcasted by radio to the French people, the following message in French:

My friends, who suffer day and night, under the crushing yoke of the Nazis, I speak to you as one who was with your Army and Navy in France in 1918. I have held all my life the deepest friendship for the French people-for the entire French people. I retain and cherish the friendship of hundreds of French people in France and outside of France. I know your farms, your villages, and your cities. I know your soldiers, professors, and workmen. I know what a precious heritage of the French people are your homes, your culture, and the principles of democracy in France. I salute again and reiterate my faith in Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. No two Nations exist which are more united by historic and mutually friendly ties than the people of France and the United States.
Americans, with the assistance of the United Nations, are striving for their own safe future as well as the restoration of the ideals, the liberties, and the democracy of all those who have lived under the Tricolor.
We come among you to repulse the cruel invaders who would remove forever your rights of self-government, your rights to religious freedom, and your rights to live your own lives in peace and security.
We come among you solely to defeat and rout your enemies. Have faith in our words. We do not want to cause you any harm.
We assure you that once the menace of Germany and Italy is removed from you, we shall quit your territory at once.
I am appealing to your realism, to your self-interest and national ideals.
Do not obstruct, I beg of you, this great purpose.
Help us where you are able, my friends, and we shall see again the glorious day when liberty and peace shall reign again on earth.
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for November 04, 2006

On this day in history 1922-- In Egypt, the entrance to King Tutankhamen's (aka King Tut) tomb was discovered by archeologist, Howard Carter. The Egyptian child-king became pharaoh at age nine and died when he was 19. Visit National Geographic to read an account of this discovery.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for November 04, 2006

On this day in history 1922-- In Egypt, the entrance to King Tutankhamen's (aka King Tut) tomb was discovered by archeologist, Howard Carter. The Egyptian child-king became pharaoh at age nine and died when he was 19. Visit National Geographic to read an account of this discovery.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for November 03, 2006

Photo courtesy of http://www.trumanlibrary.org/photographs/displayimage.php?pointer=422&people=...
On this day in history 1948--Chicago Tribunes front page declares Thomas Dewey winner of the Presidential race over Harry Truman. They were a bit premature however since Truman was the actual winner. To read more about this election, go to The Truman Presidential Library online and read an article by Irwin Ross.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for November 01, 2006

Graphic from http://www.accessv.com/~email/tshirts/clipart.html
On this day in history 1765--The Stamp Act went into effect. This was the first direct tax on the American colonies. This act was to generate income to maintain the military presence in the colonies. Maybe we should consider this in Iraq to defray the cost of their defense and rebuilding??? Just an idea for my readers to ponder. The colonists were literally up in arms about this tax. It was the first time they were taxed to raise money. Previously colonists had been taxed to regulate trade. The colonists were taxed on anything that was paper and this even included playing cards. To read this act go here . An interesting article may be found here .
Here are some links for patterns (FREE) to crochet or sew for your dog

I've made a few of these for Opi and Nellie. They "tolerate" me dressing them up because they know that when Ray sees them he will strip them down. Guy just doesn't have any class allowing our "kids" to run around naked!

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 31, 2006

Graphic from http://autumnweb.com/Roxys/Holidays/Halloween.htm
Today in history--Today is Halloween. Halloween is a holiday that has pagan and Christian significance and intertwined traditions. It is a time for partying and religious observances. The first celebrations of Halloween are believed to date back to the ancient Druids dating to before the birth of Christ. An interesting article to read is on History.com . Another interesting website is Halloween Magazine. Go there to read more about the history of Halloween and follow the links to learn about costumes, traditional foods, haunts and other miscellaneous information.
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 30, 2006

On this day in history 1929--The stock market crashed. An era of prosperity ended and ushered in the Great Depression. To read more go here.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 29, 2006

On this day in history 1969--The US Supreme Court orders an immediate end to school segregation. Desegregation of public schools had been a long, hard road. In 1954, the landmark case Brown vs. Board of Education Topeka Kansas forbid segregation of school children solely on the basis of race because it had a detrimental effect on African American students. Years of resistance resulted from the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. In 1969, the Supreme Court decision was unanimous in favor of desegregation of schools. To read more about civil rights visit this page at the Library of Congress.
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 28, 2006

On this day in history 1886--the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Cleveland. This statue was a gift from the French people. Funds for the pedestal were to be contributed by the American people but enough weren’t collected by the time the statue was completed. Newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer used his newspapers to generate interest in raising funds for the pedestal by promising to publish the names of those who contributed. Other newspapers joined his efforts and the goal was actually exceeded! To read about the history of this monument, please visit this page .
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 27th, 2006

On this date in history 1795—The Treaty of San Lorenzo, also known as Pinckney’s Treaty or the Treaty of Madrid was signed. This treaty defined the boundaries of the United States and the Spanish colonies. It also established friendly relations between Spain and the United States and established navigation rights on the Mississippi River. Go to http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/milestones/sanlorenzo/text.html to read the text of this document.

You can probably tell by this blog that I have a "thing" for history. I have a BA in history from the University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL. class of 2002. I really wanted to be a genealogist when I "grew up" but the VA's VocRehab program, payers of my tuition, said "no way." I decided to become a librarian then. There isn't a undergraduate degree for librarians so I majored in history and minored in library science. Then, when my husband retired from the navy, also in 2002, I came to KY with him. Once more or less settled in down in the "Blue Grass State," I participated in the"Troops-to-Teachers Program" and received Kentucky certification as a social studies teacher for middle school and high schools. I also became certified as a professional librarian in KY. Jobs are scarce though. I worked as a substitute teacher for a little over a year. Then I was able to obtain a half-time position at the local library--take home pay less than $500/mo. So, I am now back to substitute teaching. Monday I have an appointment with a counsellor from Western Kentucky University. I'm thinking about going after my masters in history. Maybe with a graduate degree I'll be more marketable. I just hate the thought of taking out loans at my age (I'm knocking on the 1/2 century door) but we definitely don't have the funding. If I become more marketable, then my earnings will make it more worthwhile. It's a gamble no matter how I look at it. That's it for now folks!

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 26, 2006

On this day in history 1916--Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity because she advocated birth control. Many of her papers are online at the Margaret Sangers Papers Project . To view these pages, you'll need to sign the guest book. Ms. Sanger felt that women, especially poorer women, had their health jeopardized by frequent pregnancies. During the time when she was promoting birth control, disseminating such information was illegal. Nine days after she opened a birth control clinic on Oct. 16th, 1916, the clinic was raided and on the 26th of October, Ms. Sanger was arrested.

I've been a little derelict about posting crochet information. Today, I want to give you a link for free video crochet instructions. Go to http://www.nexstitch.com/v_chain_stitch.html and you will find some fantastic videos on how to do a starting chain and how to do various stitches. Great for beginners and also for those who are a little more advanced. The videos I previewed are great and should be beneficial. Check ‘em out!

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 25, 2006

On this day in history 1760-- George III ascends the British throne. He was the king who lost the American colonies. To read a short biography visit here. Don't forget to check out the links on this page too. Also visit this page.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 22, 2006

This day in history 1962-- JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis. US surveillance planes had taken photos of Cuba and identified missles that the Soviet Union was installing. These missiles could take out cities in the United States. Kennedy decided that a blockade, or as he called it a quarantine, was the best way to handle this situation. On 22 Oct. 1962, he addressed the nation:

"To halt this offensive buildup, a strict quarantine on all offensive military equipment under shipment to Cuba is being initiated. All ships of any kind bound for Cuba, from whatever nation or port, will, if found to contain cargoes of offensive weapons, be turned back. . . .It shall be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack by the Soviet Union on the United States requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union. . . .I call upon Chairman Khrushchev to halt and eliminate this clandestine, reckless and provocative threat to world peace and to stable relations between our two nations. . . . He has an opportunity now to move the world back from the abyss of destruction. . . .My fellow citizens: let no one doubt that this is a difficult and dangerous effort on which we have set out. No one can foresee precisely what course it will take or what costs or casualties will be incurred. Many months of sacrifice and self-discipline lie ahead— months in which both our will and our patience will be tested— months in which many threats and denunciations will keep us aware of our danger. But the greatest danger of all would be to do nothing."

To read about this visit the National Archives .

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 21, 2006

Today is another family history day--On this day in 1961--My husband Raymond "Ray" Gardner was born at Ireland Army Hospital at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

I had to add this link to today's entry. Go to http://usaattacked.com/100_years_of_pictures.htm to see 100 years of history in pictures with music. Really great!
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 20, 2006

On this day in 1942 --US forces under Gen Douglas MacArthur return to the Philippines. In December 1941, MacArthur's ill-prepared troops--Filipino and American were attacked by the Japanese. For my friend in Cavite, much of the fighting occured there as well as in Manila. In March 1943, MacArthur was ordered, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to leave the Philippines and go to Australia. When in Australia, MacArthur gave his famous quote to reporters: "I shall return." MacArthur had to wait almost 2 years before returning. Read about plans to return there here. Then go here to read about the battle that has gone down in history known as the Battle of Leyte Gulf. An interesting article about events leading up to MacArthur's departure from the Philippines can be found at the World War II database online . His return can be seen on a news reel available here for online viewing .

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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)

Entry for October 17, 2006

On this day in history 1933 -- Albert Einstein arrives in the US, a refugee from Nazi Germany. At the Nobel prize web pageyou can find additional information about Einstein. If you really want "the dirt" on Einstein, the FBI has over 1,400 pages of information on Einstein because he was affiliated with Communist organizations. See http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/einstein.htm . A plethora of links is available at this location . Einstein's archives are available online. There is quite a bit of information concerning his personal life and correspondence located there. A quick-to-read biography of his life is available at this page .

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 16, 2006

John Brown
On this day in history 1859-- John Brown leads 20 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va. Mr. Brown was a white man who was a fanatical abolitionist. Visit the following pages for more information on him.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1550.html follow the links on this page for more information including his address to the court.

I'm still working on sewing the squares together for the afghan I'm making my son and his wife for Christmas. I really have a hard time sticking with it and sometimes I take time away from it and work on an afghan for my brother's Christmas present. Hey Lil' Brother don't read this! Anyway, while lurking in my yahoo groups one member posted this link to youtube. I think for those of you who crochet or knit this will hit home! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6ZjMWLqJvM . Have a good one!
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 15, 2006

On this day in history 1917-- Mata Hari is executed by the French. It is uncertain if she actually was a double agent during WWI. A good article is at http://www.firstworldwar.com/bio/matahari.htm --a page of First War . com. Another article may be found at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/venona/dece_hari.html a PBS webpage.

Today I took advantage of a great yarn sale at Michaels and also attended a demonstration of the Knifty Knitter while there. There I learned how to use the long purple knitting board. I have one but haven't been able to successfully cast on with it. Now I think I have it figured out. Knifty Knitters are really great. Within a short period of time the knitter can turn out a hat probably in less than an hour if I remember correctly. Knifty Knitters are looms that are sold in kits. If you enjoy working with yarn and want a project to finish quickly then this could be the way to go. There are some free patterns available on the Internet and several groups on Yahoo. Give it a try! Here are a few links--

Go to your favorite search engine and search for knifty knitter patterns and you should be able to come up with more. Good luck!

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 14, 2006

This day in history 1944--German Gen. Erwin Rommel, nicknamed "the Desert Fox," committed suicide. Hitler discovered that Rommel was in on plans to head the German government in the event of Hitler's overthrow. It was also believed that Rommel was in on a plot to assassinate Hitler but this was NOT true. While recovering from wounds, Rommel was given the choice of a trial or suicide. Rommel chose suicide and ingested cyanide. At Eyewitnesstohistory.com's page http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/rommel.htm is an account of the suicide by Rommel's son Manfred.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 13, 2006

Today's bit of history trivia has to do with the superstition surrounding Friday the 13th--uh, yeah, I'm afraid today is one of those days! People who are phobic about Friday the 13th are known as triskaidekaphobes. Across time and place, the number 13 and Friday have been associated with bad luck and when Friday and 13 come together on the same day, superstition says very, very bad luck so beware! National Geographic has an online article that takes a look at this superstition so please visit http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/02/0212_040212_friday13.html .

Entry for October 12, 2006

On this date in history 1609 - The nursery rhyme "Three Blind Mice," published in London. This nursery rhyme isn't just a "cutsie" bit of verse but also a bit of political history largely referring to Queen Mary I of England. To read a bit about this please go to the page for it on "Nursery Rhymes - Lyrics and Origins!" at

For some long overdue crochet news--I finished crocheting a baby blanket for the baby girl my cousin is expecting. Within the next couple of days I hope to get a picture of it and post the link for the pattern. WHEW! What a relief to get it done. Now I can continue working on a few of the other projects I have in the works. Take care everyone.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 11, 2006

On this day in history in 1492-- Columbus's ships sight land--Bahamas. I really would like for my readers to stop when they hear that Columbus "discovered" America. In fact, there were actually people living here so it had already been "discovered." We celebrate Columbus date in the States but I would really ask my readers to stop and think about what Columbus actually accomplished. He had the 3 "Gs" he struggled to accomplish and that was God, Gold and Glory. In fact, he had offered a reward to the 1st person on one of his ships to see land. One of the crewmembers saw it first but Columbus cheated him out of the reward by saying that he had already seen land before the crewmember brought it to Columbus's attention. Nice fellow wasn't he. Another nice accomplishment that has been credited to Columbus was slavery. He utilized natives as slaves to mine for gold and whatever else was needed to be done. Nice guy and we honor him with a holiday. Geez, do I sound like I have a degree in history or something???

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 08, 2006

On this day in 1871--The "Great Chicago Fire" was sparked. Was Mrs. O'Leary's cow really to blame for this catastrophe???? Check out the website sponsored by the Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University at http://www.chicagohistory.org/fire/index.html .

I have found some interesting crochet patterns while surfing the web. These patterns use plastic shopping bags as yarn! A few patterns even use dry cleaning bags. That's really a unique way to recycle plastic. The following are links to a few of these kinds of patterns:
There are plenty more patterns available. Go to your favorite search engine to hunt them up.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 7th, 2006

I've been slacking a bit. Totally spaced out putting a blog entry in for yesterday. Soooo, here's today's entry...

On this day in history 1949, Iva Toguri D'Aquino was sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason. Who, you may be asking yourself is this Iva person???? She is more commonly known as Tokyo Rose. A story written about her before her death may be read here http://weeklywire.com/ww/01-20-98/chicago_cover.html at the Weeklywire website. Another interesting article is found at the about.com website http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blbio_toguri_iva.htm .
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 05, 2006

On this day in history 1892--The Dalton gang attempts their last robbery. The members of the gang included Grat Dalton, Emmett Dalton, Bob Dalton, Bill Power and Dick Broadwell. They attempted to rob 2 banks at once! Emmett Dalton was the only member of the gang to survive this robbery attempt. To read a local newspaper account visit Eyewitness to History.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 04, 2006

On this date in 1821 - LT Robert F. Stockton sails from Boston for Africa to carry out his orders to help stop the international slave trade. To read more about this please visit the Naval Historical Center page at http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/a7/alligator-iii.htm .
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 03, 2006

This day in history 1862 - Here's an interesting historical tidbit for my fellow Kentuckians. Confederate forces invade Kentucky. There is a skirmish at Bardstown, Kentucky. To read more about this time, please go to UK page at http://www.uky.edu/AS/Geology/webdogs/civilwar/invasion.htm .

Here I have a link that is is for those of you who are interested in not only crochet but other patterns for traditional "ladies" crafts. These are all OLD patterns that are free for you to download and use. Sooooo, go to Antique Pattern Library at http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/booklist.htm . Have fun!

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for October 01, 2006

WOW!!! It's October already--where has this year gone???? Christmas is just around the corner and I'm in a dither trying to think about what to get everyone on my gift list. This year I am going to be more organized--write a list and stick to it. I will eliminate impulse buying! Since my younger son was married and I became an instant grandma and great grandma, I've gone crazy buying for the little one. Like all kids, she plays with the toys for a little while and then they end up hidden in a closet or under the bed. I really need to think long and hard when I make a decision about what Santa will bring her. Any suggestions for an 8 year old girl???

Ok, on with my more usual blogging info...

On this day in history 1908--Henery Ford introduces the Model T, the first mass-produced car. It cost $825. These cars were built between 1908 to 1927. Go to The Henry Ford page at http://www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/showroom/1908/model.t.html to see pictures and read a little more about this classic car.

Crochet--At http://www.anniesattic.com/ Annies Attic has a pattern of the day. This pattern is posted for one day only. Today's pattern is for a precious baby sweater with hat and booties. If you crochet, this site is well worth your time to check out.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for September 30, 2006

On this day in history, 1630-- John Billington, one of the original pilgrims who sailed to the New World on the Mayflower, becomes the first man executed in the English colonies. He is hanged for having shot another man during a quarrel. For more information see The Colonial Gazette page at http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/enquirer/billington.htm .

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for September 29, 2006

For those of you who are interested in granny squares, the following site offers squares representing each of the states and Washington, D.C. http://www.online-angels.org/statesquares.html . Sewn together, these squares would make an interesting afghan.
On this day in history 1399-- Richard II of England is deposed. His cousin, Henry of Lancaster (Henry IV), declares himself. To read a short biography of Richard II please visit Britania page http://britannia.com/history/monarchs/mon33.html .

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for September 28, 2006

On this day in my family's history 1978--My son Matthew Robert Morgan was born! I love you Matt!

On this day in history 1542--The first European arrived in California. The Portugeuse explorerer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo arrived at San Diego Bay. He was exploring the northwest shorese of Mexico for Spain. The San Diego Historical Society has an interesting article about Cabrillo at http://www.sandiegohistory.org/bio/cabrillo/cabrillo.htm . The National Parks Service also has a good article at http://www.nps.gov/archive/cabr/juan.html .

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for September 27, 2006

On this day in history, 1540-- The Society of Jesus (aka Jesuits) was officially approved by Pope Paul III. The Jesuits did much work with the Indians and settling in the Americas. The Society of Jesus USA webpages has an extensive collection of resources available to the public. Go to http://www.jesuit.org/sections/default.asp?SECTION_ID=192&SUBSECTION_ID=252 to investigate these resources.
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

Entry for September 26, 2006

On this date in 1960--The first televised presidential debate occurred between presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. To read transcripts of this debate or to listen to it, go to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum page at http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Reference+Desk/Speeches/JFK/JFK+Pre-Pres/Senator+John+F.+Kennedy+and+Vice+President+Richard+M.+Nixon+First+Joint+Radio-Television+Broadcast.htm .
To read a historian's perspective on the debates go to--
The following links are for Thanksgiving related crochet patterns
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)