Thursday, September 24, 2015

Do you feel as if life is traveling way too fast?
Does it feel like everything is going to hell in a hand basket?
Me too.

But I have some other things going on in my life.

We put my dad into a nursing home. My mom lives over an hour away. She is 90 years old. She still drives. (yea, I know)

My youngest is getting married-evil Pintrest!

My husband just had eye surgery. Home bound for 3 weeks. Need I say more?

My middle child just informed the family they are moving to another state with my newest grandson. Insensitive!

Gak, Gak, Gak.

Although I am somewhat tired, I feel energized by the future but there is this:

We have idiots in DC running the country.

We are watching all of our Christian values in the public square be squashed.

We are being yelled at from the right and the right. Americans are stupid. Americans don't care about the crisis in the Middle East. Americans are just trying to live their pretty little lives.


Does my life look easy? Does my life look so comfy that I am uncaring? Does my life look like yours?

If you are on the critical side of Americans.


Why should I listen to anyone who isn't fighting the good fight? Why should I appreciate anyone who thinks Americans are stupid? I have lived from coast to coast and tip to tip of America. I have found one common thread. Educated or not, Americans are not fools. They may be fooled, but sooner or later, after work, after cooking, after taking care of children, after cleaning yards, houses, pets, carpooling, watching ball games, coaching games; after all we do to keep our lives going in an orderly process they get it. You don't like us cause you don't have to. Too bad for you.

Goodnight America
I love you

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Clearing the Forest. Photo Credit: A drawing by Rowland Robinson...

More info from my research about William Dunbar the Scot who went on the expedition to discover what the Ouachita River was all about.

It isn't really exciting unless you know these people really existed. They really worried about how they were ruled. Not much different than today. We tend to think it was all settled and no one has ever had the struggle with government like we have. Not true. Our lives are always on the balance as to how to live as free men in territories-physical and mental- that are hostile to reason.
You gotta love it.

Copyright (c) 2009 Tulane University School of Law
The Tulane European and Civil Law Forum

The Bicentennial of the Digest of 1808 - Collected Papers: The de la Vergne Volume and the Digest of 1808


24 Tul. Eur. & Civ. L.F. 31


John W. Cairns*


I. Introduction

A. The de la Vergne Volume

It has long been recognised that a version of the law applied in the Spanish overseas colonies was in force in Louisiana at the time of its cession to the U.S.A. in 1803. 1 As one correspondent told Thomas Jefferson in 1803, "the province is governed entirely by the laws of Spain, and ordinances formed expressly for the colony". 2 This has led some students of Louisiana's legal history to see the Digest of the Civil Laws Now in Force in the Territory of Orleans of 1808, understood as based on the French Code civil, as marking a puzzling change in the law, even if it did contain some Spanish material. 3

In 1938, Pierre de la Vergne informed Professor Ferdinand F. Stone of the Tulane Law School that his family possessed a volume of the Digest with manuscript notes associated with Louis Casimir Elisabeth Moreau Lislet (1766-1832). This had been passed down through the de la Vergne family from Hugues de la Vergne (1785-1843), an associate of Moreau Lislet. 4 A refugee from St. Domingue, Moreau had been appointed in 1806 with James Brown, a Virginia-born Kentucky lawyer, "to compile and prepare ... a Civil Code for the use of this territory". 5 Next, in 1941, Professor Mitchell Franklin, also of the Tulane Law School, made the scholarly world aware that the de la Vergne family possessed what he described as "an unpublished manuscript in which Moreau Lislet gave, in ...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Camp Meme 2011 from Scotland to the Wachita

Mémoire sur le district du Ouachita dans la province de la Louisianne, [1803]
Circa 1803
1.0 Volume(s), 1 volume, 43 p.

Ok, you might be wondering what on earth I have done now.
I am gathering information for Camp Meme 2011.
I am gathering info on George Hunter and William Dunbar who made journals of their journey up the 'Washita River' towards Hot Springs.
File:William Dunbar portrait.jpg

I can't wait to have copies of their real journals. Of course it will be great learning how they wrote on the boat etc.
I am so excited I can hardly wait.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 3 Camp Meme 2010

Day 3 has been a hard day for camp Meme.
Laundry had to be done, (Boys seem to attract dirt and stains.) I had to go into the office to work on immediate insurance issues and Obi had to go to a funeral.
But today we had a Mexican dinner with all kinds of great food.
When kids tell you they looooove a certain food, maybe you should check with their parent.
Pesto and Guacamole are both green, but totally different foods!

We went to the OBU library to get our books. They love the drawing books.
Our choice of a reading book is
"Yankee Batboy."

It looks like "Cousin It!"

Ah, it is Mi.

Reading time before bed.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Camp Meme Day 1 by Official Counting

Day 1 - official counting
Wy at the Ganster Museum in Hot Springs.

Mi and Judea in the lobby of the Fordyce Bath House

Taking a break at the Arlington Hotel

Climbling the rocks at the park.

I see rock climbing in someones future.

Wy and Obi look at the Baseball pictures at the Convention Center

A picnic and a concert at Wetherington Park

Maw & Paw enjoy the music.

Working on the pupet theatre.

Eating at the caf. One of their greatest treats!



Sunday, June 13, 2010

Camp Meme 2010 begins

Camp Meme 2010 begins.

1st things 1st.
We must have Meme's scrumptious Mac & Cheese
Plus Miss Tanya's Blue Ribbon Sweet Ice Tea.
I do love how those boys can enjoy food.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Eve Day

Very pretty day. It was actually cloudy yesterday, but today is a bright and glorious day. So I used a happy picture.

I tooled around the house doing odds and ends, like fixing one of the many 'guns' in our house. This was after I cleaned out the closet. Threw away a lot of stuff. I know, I know it is the Christmas Miracle my family has been waiting for.

Got a call from Sharon Cosh about my immediate boss, Tricia Wempe giving birth the night before to a little girl, 13 days ahead of schedule. Ran right over to the hospital and took these pictures. 30 minutes, yes 30 minutes was how long her labor lasted. That is just so unfair.

Here is big sister Angelma holding baby sister Michaella. They are sticking with the Angel theme. Aren't they just adorable.
Went to the office to download these pictures so I could send them to the school staff, faculty, and students where we work. I especially wanted the internationals who we work with to know where their erstwhile leader will be for the next 3 months! Yikes. I gotta lotta work ahead of me.
Went grocery shopping- afraid it was going to snow, you know how us Southerners are about snow. We love it we just can't drive in it.
Fixed dinner of Chicken Fried Steak, Green Bean Casserole, Rice, Biscuits, & a fresh salad.
What was I thinking? I have enough food in my fridge, as my Granny Mary used to say, "for a log rolling." Just had to cook! didn't get a picture though!

Finished the Hoops & Yoyo paper Christmas Toy I started 2 weeks ago. It is all made of Card stock and glue. The instructions would blow most engineers minds. I lost the stockings that are supposed to go on the fireplace, because someone who was helping me cut them out lost them. You know who you are!

Finished the curtain I wanted to make for the kitchen door. Always felt a little odd, with that not covered.
Put the black eyed peas on to soak over night.
Watched TV and participated in New Years Eve


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