Saturday, September 19, 2009

Interesting Stories

Hello All!

One of these days I will shock you all and actually get my blog typed before 10:00pm, but unfortunately, it's not going to be tonight! I had a "fairly uneventful" day, you know the type, washing dishes, washing clothes, dusting and so on. I did however later in the afternoon, have a visit from an honored guest, Lynette. She is one awesome lady. I have bugged her to death about my blog. She has bent over backwards to help me, on the phone, at Curves, and now she came all the way out to my house to show me some things.

Thank you for the "award nomination" Lynette! Now as soon as I can figure out how to get it to my blog, or see you at Curves, I'll follow the rules. I don't want to bother you tomorrow. Besides, I probably be in church until 12:30 or 1:00pm. If you get "froggy" you can give me a call, (better time after 1:00), if not, spend a leisurely day with hubby. I understand.

I have been getting some very interesting e-mails today, specifically, two. One is about a man named Alec Garrard who is constructing or should I say "reconstructing a scale model of Solomon's Temple. He has been working on it for decades and says it will not be finished in his lifetime. The size of the Temple is 20 feet by 12 feet. He is doing it all by hand, even down to making the bricks ! It said he had been working on it for 33,000 hours. If anyone is interested in me forwarding these e-mails to them, let me know and I will gladly do so. I just didn't know what the rules were about this subject on Blogs. Just leave me a comment about it (as well as your prayer request) if you like. The picture Alec Garrard and the Temple was taken by Geoff Robinson Photography. Alec is a 78 year old farmer. What will you be doing when you are 78? I probably won't be doing much!

Another neat e-mail I got was about a woman by the name of Irena Sendler. She got a job as a

Irena Sendler (1910-2008), Polish social worke...Image via Wikipedia

plumber and sewer specialist in the Ghettos of Nazi Germany, and smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of her toolbox, and older children in burlap sacks in the back of her truck was eventually caught and beaten severely, and had both legs broken, but not before she had buried a record of all of the names of the children which she had saved. She ended up saving 2500 children. After the war, she retrieved it and tried to help the children find their parents, most of whom were killed, but then help them to get foster families or adopted.It was a fantastic story. Irena passed away in 2008.The little blurb about her picture says there's more to read about her on Wikipedia. Last year, she was nominated for the Nobel Prize, but was not selected. Al Gore won it for a slide show on Global Warming. There is definitely something WRONG with this picture. I'm sorry, but it just sticks in my craw for someone to risk their life as she did and get overlooked for a documentary or slide show, whatever. Oops! There goes my soapbox again! I wonder if Al Gore would do what she did?


Hope you enjoyed this post! Y'all come back now ya hear?

God Bless You,


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Lynette said...

what interesting letters you get
how cool
thanks for the heads up
on the award you can copy the pic of the award to your files
download it to your blog post and then follow directions in my post.
need help holler
sure not much happening here today

hey you did great on the link

Lynette said...

lol sorry i have to correct
you did the link but....
it is all one word no spaces
otherwise will not take the people there
i fixed it ok?????

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