Sunday, December 21, 2008
So here goes.
1) The materials for the raft were scanty and weak, and when Captain Francis with three companions got fairly out of the bay the raft sank so deeply in the water that they were completely standing in the sea.
2) Their dress was very smart, their manners very civil, they were delighted with the house and in raptures with the furniture, and they happened to be so dotingly fond of children that Lady Middleton's good opinion was engaged before they had an been hour at the park.
3) He ate in silence, busily filling the big emptiness inside him, while Father and Mother talked.
4) Most of the time I spend on my knees I am either stupid; feeling nothing at all, or else my head is full of what I was doing before I began to pray, or what I am going to do as soon as I get through.
5) "I am Queen, 'tis true but I begin to be tired of it, I think I would like to be pope next."
6)"I suppose so," Mrs. Paget went on with her bread cutting.
7) Here and there, on elevated platforms, or even on the top of a pile of tubs, were friars occupied in haranguing the soldiers, and in inspiring them with enthusiasm for the cause upon which they were embarked.
8) For truth is in this proverb, and no lie, men say well thus: it's always he that's well nigh.
9) Yet if he could have helped, he would not have done it; but he had not the discretion either to stop his ears nor to know from whence those blasphemies came.
10) Yatsar describes the action of a potter forming a vessel for a particular purpose.
1) All those who participated in the commands study should reconize one of these!
2) The acronym of our beloved state should give you a hint of one of the authors.
3) Think 'Austen' girls!
4) Dig into your libraries. A few of these books were written quite a while ago.
5) Famous pioneers!
Well that's all folks!! Now here's who I'm tagging:
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 8, 2008
So here goes:
1) Everyday speech around the Hagen house includes alliterations, TLA’s (three-letter-acronyms), and rhymes. We are always immensely amused at ourselves, often laughing so hard that we start choking. T.J., the only serious person in our family, tries to hide the fact that he is amused by pulling at his mustache so as to hide his mouth. Unfortunately, this only makes us all laugh harder. –BTW using TLA’s is a hereditary condition passed down from my grandfather, so we do have some excuse for our sometimes undignified hilarity. LOL.
2) Mumsie’s family, that is, the Beville family, can trace their family line all the way back to the time of William the conqueror, approx. 1066 A.D. The Beville family came to Virginia in the early 1670’s and settled near Jamestown. Their descendents still own the original land granted to them at that time. Essex, Virginia is named after Essex Beville.
3) Our family is descended on Daddy’s side from the Norwegian Vikings, hence the preposterous height and size of almost every male member of our family. To state it more plainly: don’t mess with us!! :)
4) We REALLY do say ‘Woohoo’ everyday before family worship.
For those of ya’ll that have never been to church at our house this statement would obviously leave you in the dark. I will enlighten you.
Every morning Daddy says:
“This is the day that the LORD has made”
and the proper response is:
“Let us rejoice and be glad in it, WOOHOO!! (really, really, REALLY loud)
5) We love chocolate!! (Woohoo!)
6) As a family we have traveled to several states like Oregon, Nevada, Texas, and Arizona. We had a lot of fun traveling together. And trust me, there is nothing like tent camping in the snow with your family in the middle of nowhere. Nothing.
7) We are probably the only people who ever answered the phone to hear: “Oh, ya’ll weren’t supposed to be home!"
For those of ya’ll who has never heard (or heard of) one of our answering machine messages, I’ll have to explain. Usually, Daddy will take a song and, keeping the tune, change all the words to fit our family, and then records it on the phone. Complete strangers have called us because somebody we know told them about it!!
Here’s an old one:
Properly sung in a very low, bluesy voice.
The phone, the phone,
can’t come to the phone.
Can’t take your call ‘cause there’s nobody home.
There’s nobody here to talk to you now,
so leave us a message, make it silly somehow!
Just leave us your message when you hear the beep,
we’ll call you right back, and that’s a promise we’ll keep.
The phone, the phone,
can’t come to the phone.
Can’t take your callallallalll…’cause theirs nobody hooooooommmee.
Well that’s all for now folks. Sorry Adeline, I couldn’t come up with 7 other people to tag. But here’s a few.
And anyone else who wants to join in the fun!! :)
Rules are as follows:
1) Link the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2) List 7 interesting facts about you/your family.
3) Tag 7 other people and include links to their blogs.
4) Let each person know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Ya’ll come back now.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
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This Thanksgiving, be blessed and be a blessing!
-by Mr. Larry
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
"No one except a natural born Citizen, ...shall be eligible for President;"
This hasn't been reported by the media because the media is pulling for Obama for one thing. The Democrat Party, especially Hillary Clinton, has been silent on this issue for another.
If the Court decides that Obama is not qualified and wins the election, this could lead to an ugly situation that may affect every U.S. Citizen.
- by T.J.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
- by Mr. Larry
Monday, October 20, 2008
Uncle Mickey was one of those World War II veterans who landed on Omaha Beach and marched across Europe to liberate it from the Nazis. When he published his memoirs in 1999, he held a small party at his house for us in his family. He showed some of the artifacts and memorabilia he has from his tours of Europe and Korea. One of my favorite was a Nazi flag that they took down from Beethoven's house as they marched across Europe.
A few years ago, they had to amputate one of his legs. When they did, they found that there was shrapnel in his leg from WWII. All of these years, he had been carrying around with him shrapnel from the war. There were some that told him he should make a fuss about it and he could be greatly compensated by the government. He didn't want any part of that. He was a career Army man and a proud patriot. He was a Purple Heart recipient, and had many other combat decorations and awards including the Silver Star and the Bronze Star. Like most of the veterans of his generation, he was a humble man who saw it simply as doing his duty. This nation needs more men like Uncle Mickey.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Here is my beautiful bride (a.k.a. Gorgeous) on the train.
Here is another picture of some gorgeous scenery with a gorgeous lady:
The trees are in the early stages of changing into their fall colors. It is something that we don't get too much of in South Georgia.
Here is a picture of Gorgeous in the gorge (Tallulah Gorge in Northern Georgia):
And speaking of beautiful...here's Gorgeous:
Here is a picture of the full moon coming up over the mountains. I did the best that I could with the photo, you really had to be there to see how beautiful it was. One of the most striking things was all of the beauty and diversity of God's wonderful creation. God surely put on an awesome display of His handiwork for us!
- Mr. Larry
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Be blessed and be a blessing! - Larry
Thursday, July 31, 2008
"The LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes."
Angela is showing me (Larry) the perfect picture that she wants to take, with the wet sand, the dry sand, and the water foreground and background:
And here is Angela's perfect picture:
Ahh...Ya'll I had the sheer delight of riding my Grandma's bike down the beach on this trip. Oh girls, if you've never done this...well, lets just say 'next time' and leave it at that. Just imagine for a moment: the waves splashing up under the wheels, the wind wipping through your hair, and ruffleing your white skirt (well, formerly white, now rather brown with sand), and...well you get the point.
It was just after T.J. 18th Birthday when we went, so it really was almost a late birthday trip. Happy Birthday dear Brother, we love you!
The Man himself I presume.
We also had a wonderful visit from my Dad's Aunt Dot, during which she gave me some lessons in swing danceing! Bring on the Glen Miller!!
I then also read and played an audio of blessings from other men that have had a significant impact on T.J.'s life as he was growing from a boy into a man.
Here is Dad speaking a blessing over his son:
Then the dear brothers of our fellowship all added their own blessings and words of encouragement for T.J.:
Here, T.J.'s grandfather (from CountryMama's side of the family) blesses T.J.:
After the blessings and communion, we had a great time of feasting and fellowship:
Thursday, July 3, 2008
We were watching a Moody Science video last night entitled "Empty Cities." The video highlighted several ancient civilizations that collapsed on themselves once they turned from moral living and embraced pagan things like child sacrifice and the pursuit of immoral self-pleasures. Surely, in this land where we now sacrifice children on the altar of "choice" and where we are told we have to be tolerant of "alternative lifestyles," we are not too far behind. Hopefully, as a nation, we will turn our hearts back to the God of the Bible, and repent of our sinfulness.
A good friend forwarded me this video that I have posted for your enjoyment. Yes, there still is hope for our nation. As a nation, we do tend to turn back to God in times of need. With cities now underwater as a result of flooding, and fires consuming large chunks of land out west, hopefully we will heed the wake-up call.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
where often is heard, an encouraging word,
and the skies are not cloudy all day
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Dancing to Glen Miller music
More dancing . (I don't know how Dorothy does it, I'm sweating, and my face looks like a very ripe tomato, but as usual, she looks lovely.)
Dorthy was so fasinated and excited to discover that our feet look very similar. Can you guess who's is whose?
1 2 3 BYE!! To which we of course responded with 1 2 3 WHOO HOO!! (which they thought was hilarious)
Well that's all for now, tune in next time to see the International Tornament for Corn Holers, have you got the ITCH? (just kidding, I don't have pictures)
So blessings to all, and to all a good night,