Friday, May 26, 2006
My mother told me a story today and I am proud it is my heritage. She said,
"When I was little Memorial Day was know as Decoration day. Every decoration day we would get up early and pick all the flowers in our yard. (just as an aside, my grandmother was a master gardener, so you can imagine) Then we would go to Aunt Effie's house and pick all the flowers in her yard. Then we would go to Aunt Ethel's house and pick all the flowers in her yard. By then it was all that we could haul and we would spend the day decorating graves."
When flow'ry Summer is at hand,
And Spring has gemm'd the earth with bloom,
We hither bring, with loving hand,
Bright flow'rs to deck our soldier's tomb.
Gentle birds above are sweetly singing
O'er the graves of heroes brave and true;
While the sweetest flow'rs we are bringing,
Wreath'd in garlands of red, white and blue.
With snowy hawthorn, clusters white,
Fair violets of heav'nly blue,
And early roses, fresh and bright,
We wreathe the red, and white, and blue.
"Soldier's Memorial Day," words by Mary B.C. Slade
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Mixed marriages (v. 2): The sons of God (that is, the professors of religion, who were called by the name of the Lord, and called upon that name), married the daughters of men, that is, those that were profane, and strangers to God and godliness. The posterity of Seth did not keep by themselves, as they ought to have done, both for the preservation of their own purity and in detestation of the apostasy. They intermingled themselves with the excommunicated race of Cain: They took them wives of all that they chose. But what was amiss in these marriages? (1.) They chose only by the eye: They saw that they were fair, which was all they looked at. (2.) They followed the choice which their own corrupt affections made: they took all that they chose, without advice and consideration. But, (3.) That which proved of such bad consequence to them was that they married strange wives, were unequally yoked with unbelievers, 2 Co. 6:14. This was forbidden to Israel, Deu. 7:3, 4. It was the unhappy occasion of Solomon’s apostasy (1 Ki. 11:1-4), and was of bad consequence to the Jews after their return out of Babylon, Ezra 9:1, 2. Note, Professors of religion, in marrying both themselves and their children, should make conscience of keeping within the bounds of profession. The bad will sooner debauch the good than the good reform the bad. Those that profess themselves the children of God must not marry without his consent, which they have not if they join in affinity with his enemies.
Monday, May 22, 2006
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
I promise I'll clean my room!
Whoops! What happened?
Little ninja throws big karate master over head
the victory roll!
just a nice game of "kung fu" catch
we've got him on the run now
Kung fu duo to the rescue
tied in knots
Friday, May 05, 2006
With a very interesting pasttime...