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Heart Rate This app does what the name implies. It takes your pulse and stores it to compare with other times that you decide that you want to find out your heart rate. One could also get reminders to check your heart rate.

iCaduceus This is a great app. I would give it a 5 out of 5 stars. It has aliments from a-z. It gives the etymology, symptoms, physical exam, differential diagnosis, treatment overview, nutrition, homeopathy, supplements, and botanicals.

medicinal plants Plants are listed from a-z and information is given about the plant, where it is grown and what it has been used throughout the years.

The Human Body Anatomy of the human body. All aspect of the body, and what they do for us.

Home Natural Remedies Another a-z list of aliments with remedies that we all have at home.

Espresso Art

Before my husband and I got married we were looking in the China shops all over for a pattern that we liked. We could not find the pattern we liked anywhere. One day we went antiquing and both of us saw a table set with the pattern that both of us wanted. It wasn’t anything current, it was an antique pattern.

The table was setting was perfect, so we bought it. KPM, Normandie, Royal Ivory The whole set is really a work of art, but both us especially loved that the set came with Espresso cups.

I absolutely loved the colors in the pattern. We bought the set the day we saw it. My husbands’ mother wanted us to register for a pattern, but we had to have this one. I just love that both of us wanted something so unique. Just like us!

Sunday School 6

Greeting: Greet each child as they come in the door. Make sure they have nametags, and the parent ahs signed them on the sheet.

 

 

Opening:   Sign of the Cross, Our Father,

 

 

 

 

Development: ART 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Ask the children what they see, there are no wrong answers)

Scripture: Sing happy songs of joy to God. Give thanks and praise to God. God has made us, and we belong to him. We are his people. (Cf. Ps 100: 1-3)

Saint: St Paulinus of Nola was part of a rich and powerful Roman family. He was a part of the intellectual circles in his day. He married a Christian woman from a noble family in Spain.  The two of them moved to Spain, and soon had a child. Their only child died, so they dedicated their lives to the church. The sold all their belongs, and property and gave it to the poor and to the church. So many people respected Paulinus that he was ordained a priest. Paulius won great respect for his writings and poetry, and hospitality and care of the poor, and his holy life.

Story: Creation Story (Beginner Bible of Stories)

 

 

 

Activity: Making homemade instruments…

Oatmeal containers, paper plates, adding dried beans, or old beads or buttons,

Decorate the outside of the paper plates before closing the paper plates. Decorate with child appropriate magazines or newspapers.

 

 

Song:

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

3 Verse Short Version – 3 Verse Long Version

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands,

|: He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands,

|: He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

4. He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands,

|: He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

5. He’s got everybody here in His hands.

|: He’s got everybody here in His hands. :|

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the earth and sky in his hands;

He’s got the night and day in his hands;

He’s got the sun and moon in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the land and sea in his hands;

He’s got the wind and rain in his hands;

He’s got the spring and fall in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the young and old in his hands;

He’s got the rich and poor in his hands;

Yes, he’s got ev’ry one in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

If I Had A Hammer

Words and music by L. Hays and P. Seeger

If I had a hammer

I’d hammer in the morning

I’d hammer in the evening … all over this land,

I’d hammer out danger

I’d hammer out a warning

I’d hammer out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a bell

I’d ring it in the morning

I’d ring it in the evening … all over this land,

I’d ring out danger

I’d ring out a warning

I’d ring out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a song

I’d sing it in the morning

I’d sing it in the evening … all over this world,

I’d sing out danger

I’d sing out a warning

I’d sing out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I’ve got a hammer

And I’ve got a bell

And I’ve got a song to sing … all over this land,

It’s a hammer of justice

It’s a bell of freedom

It’s a song about love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

Its a Small World

Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

It’s a world of laughter

A world of tears

It’s a world of hopes

And a world of fears

There’s so much that we share

That it’s time we’re aware

It’s a small world after all

There is just one moon

And one golden sun

And a smile means

Friendship to ev’ryone

Though the mountains divide

And the oceans are wide

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small, small world

Head Shoulders knees and toes knees and toes. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (we sang it in Italian)

 

Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi, piedi.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi piedi.
Occhi, orecchia, bocca, nasino.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi. piedi.

Hokey Pokey  (In Italian)

Metti il piede destro indentro

Metti il piede destro in fuori
Metti il piede destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il piede sinistro indentro
Metti il piede sinistro in fuori
Metti il piede sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano destra indentro
Metti la mano destra in fuori
Metti la mano destra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano sinistra indentro
Metti la mano sinistra in fuori
Metti la mano sinistra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco destro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il naso indentro
Metti il naso in fuori
Metti il naso indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il sedere indentro
Metti il sedere in fuori
Metti il sedere indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la testa indentro
Metti la testa in fuori
Metti la testa indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Ti metti tutto indentro
Ti metti tutto in fuori
Ti metti tutto indentro
E ti agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

 

Jesus Loves Me (Sign Language)

 

He’s got the whole world in his hands.(Sign language optional.)

 

 

Exercise: Head, shoulders, knees, and toes (see other languages)

 

Prayer:  Have the children repeat after you…

Do all the good that you can (r.)

In all the ways that you can (r.)

In all the places that you can (r.)

At all the times that you can (r.)

To all the people that you can (r.)

As long as ever that you can (r.) Amen

  

 

Bible Verse: Give us this day our daily bread (sign language)

 

Blessing:  God made you, God loves you, and God knows you by name. May you grow up to be the very special person God wants you to be. Amen

Dismissal:   Help the children with personal belongings, projects, and make sure the parent signs them out.

Girls

My baby went to her first dance. It was something that she had been looking forward to for weeks. She had her clothes picked out and marked with a little yellow post it note. Finally the day gets here, and she left the house a happy girl. Filled with so much confidence, hope, and spirit.

I went to pick her up, and thought I would see a super happy girl. She had a look of pure disappointment. Her fellow classmates left her out of getting photos taken. She still had her ticket with her when she cam home. She asked other girls to go into the Photo Booth, and none of the girls went in with her. No boys asked her to dance. She told me that she and another girl were the only ones in her grade that did not dance with a boy.

She cried and cried. I have got to tell you that seeing your baby with her heart broken in really devastating. I have told her that being a part of a clique in not the way to go. She is polite and friendly. I just feel bad for her. I don’t want to take her out shopping to have her buy her way out of her sadness or buy her some food snack that she would want.

I am a bit at a loss. I had hope that her last year at this school would be a great one. A year that she would fondly remember.

I just want to hold her, and kiss her little forehead.

Richard Warren

One of my first known relatives that came to the “New World” was Richard Warren. He came over to America on the Mayflower. He was born in 1580 in London, England. He was married to Elizabeth Walker on 14 April 1610 at Great Amwell, Hertford, and the two of them had 5 daughters. He made his way to America when he was 40 years old.

Clearly a man of rank, he was accorded by Governor William Bradford the prefix “Mr.”, pronounced Master, used in those times to distinguish someone because of birth or achievement. From his widow’s subsequent land transactions, we can assume that he was among the wealthier of the original Plymouth Settlers.” And yet, Wm Bradford did not mention him in his “History of the Plimouth Plantation” except in the List of Passengers.

In ‘Mort’s Relation’, published in 1622, we learn that Warren was chosen, when the Mayflower stopped at Cape Cod before reaching Plymouth, to be a member of a ten-man exploring party, and he was described as being ‘of London.’ Charles Edward Banks, in ‘Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers’ tells us: ‘Richard Warren came from London and was called a merchand of that city (by Mourt)

Elizabeth and the girls came over on the ship “Anne” in 1623. The couple would have two boys later…Nathaniel and Joseph.

 

He received his acres in the Division of Land in 1623, and his family shared in the 1627 Division of Cattle.  But he died a year later in 1628, the only record of his death being found in Nathaniel Morton’s 1669 bookNew England’s Memorial, in which he writes: “This year [1628] died Mr. Richard Warren, who was an useful instrument and during his life bare a deep share in the difficulties and troubles of the first settlement of the Plantation of New Plymouth.”

Richard was also one of the men that signed the “Mayflower Compact”.

All of Richard Warren’s children survived to adulthood, married, and had large families: making Richard Warren one of the most common Mayflower passengers to be descend.

Home Made Dough

Every week while my children were younger we used to make our very own dough. It is a substance like play dough. My kids loved this project. Cooking and doing fun crafts should be a part of every childhood.

Here is the recipe…

1 cup of all purpose flour

2 teaspoons of cream of tartar (find it in the spice section of a local grocery store)

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of water

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 teaspoon of vanilla, lavender, peppermint, or any essence oil you like

Add about 20 drops of food color. Count out loud as adding. We used to do one color a week. We would do one week red, next week blue, then the next week make purple.

Cook all the ingredients in a 2 quart pot. Stir over the heat until it becomes a ball.

Remove from the heat, and cut in half…let it sit because it is very hot!!!  It will keep for more than a week in a freezer bag.

Make sure the kids don’t eat it!

Anniversary Today

Today 15 years ago I said “I do”. I can’t believe all we have been through, we are still going strong. We went through a major remodel of our house. Ten months to complete. Our house had to be jacked up so they could excavate under the house to make it bigger. We heard over and over, nothing tries a marriage more than renovating a house. That happened over 12 years ago.

We looked for our country home for a couple of years in Napa, Sonoma area, but we really fell in love with San Luis Obispo. We looked for a place for 5 years, and went through 3 escrows. The first two were GREATLY disappointing! Things worked out for the best! We found the most beautiful area, and we have businesses to support our family. YEAH!

Both of us are a little OCD about things. My husband can not stand to have the fringes of the carpet out of order. He likes the strings straight. LOL Believe me, I am not without my own character flaws. We won’t go into those though.

So, Since this is a special Anniversary I got a Wedding Box. This little chest was given to Brides with a special gift. This one came with the key. The inside of the crystal box with gold over bronze French Ormolu accents. These boxes were very popular during the early 1800’s through the 1920’s. More for the aristocratic families, since they were very expensive to make. They were made by hand, and this one is made of rock crystal. It takes a lot of time to carve and then polish the crystal into the shape, and then casting the bronze pieces add on the crystal.

It is a special box for a special time! La Bella Vita!

Wearing Art

As much as I love art for my walls, I also love art to wear.  I have purchased all of these bracelets and three necklaces from Rutha Aaronson. Honestly, Temple St. Clair has nothing on her. The necklace is Pink Peruvian Opals and 18Kt gold. I really enjoy quality gemstones, and real gold instead of plated pieces.  The 18Kt gold beads between each one of the gemstones allows me to add an enhancer. Since I usually have any of my pendants modified to enhancers the necklaces look different each time I wear one.

The bracelets are Pink Peruvian Opals, Gray Agate, White Agate, and Turquoise. Rutha added a beautiful little charm on each one. I wish I would have taken a photo of the tiny charm. Take my word for it, they are just so beautiful! One would almost expect a little ring from the charm because they look like tiny bells that were used in the Roman Empire. Much of the designs that Rutha makes have an old world ancient quality to them. I just love the ancient look of jewelry from Egypt, Greece, Etruscans, and Romans.

I recently bought one of my favorite gemstones Rutilated Quartz, and just the other day I purchase yet another necklace of Citrine. I have not got my Citrine necklace, but Rutha gets the packages out quick and to my door in no time. In fact she is one of the fastest shippers I have ever bought items from as of yet. The Rutilated Quartz is very unusual stone. It has little “Golden Angel Hairs” trapped inside the gemstone.  Here is  what the necklace looks like with an enhancer. I just got out of the shower, so give me a break. The enhancer is a Venetian piece by Taglimonte.

Go check out the other pieces that Rutha makes, I can almost guarantee there are going to be pieces in her Etsy store that you are going to love.

You will have to let me know what you think?

Sunday Blessings

Blessings to your and your family. 

Howard Asa Gray

Howard Asa Gray was the son of Osburn W. Gray. He was the husband of Alda. As I said last week, I found Asa by utilizing information that my family gave me. They told me that his name was Ace, but they did not know that Ace was only his nickname. They did tell me the Funeral Home they used. It is worth while to investigate any information that you have been given. I called the Funeral Home, and they not only told me that Howard was shown there also his daughter, Hazel.

The Funeral Home sent me a copy of the death certificate.I needed to know more about Hazel. Alda died after giving birth to Hazel. She lasted for 3 days after Hazel was born. Hazel was 4 years old and her and a little friend were playing with matches. Hazel was called into the house, and her friend put a lit match inside the box. As Hazel ran to the house the matches caught on fire, and then her apron. As Hazel ran the fire got worse, and she was burned throughout most of her body. A doctor came to the house for the next few days. Hazel died after enduring so much pain.

Aunt Nellie took care of the family. Howard went to work in the coal mines of West Virgina. His father Osburrn worked at any job he could get. He was a day laborer. He worked in the field, and so did the children. What ever work they could get and when they could get it, so this is probably why Howard wanted to be stable somewhere. His 2 other brothers Byron, Augustus, and Herbert all worked in the coal mines too. Herbert would go on to commit murder. I will have to share that information with you some time soon. I have the newspaper pieces I got from the archives, and I wrote to the prison he stayed.

Howard had a hard life, and I can see where he thought he had bad luck, but I think it started with Osburn. Osburn decided to leave without conforming to the year of morning…married another woman, and she was pregnant in no time. His family never had anything to do with him. His eldest daughter stayed with the family in Graysville. Unknown to the rest of the people Osburn took his family back to the place where he grew up swimming in the river. Howard grew up taking his kids to the same place, and my grandfather took his kids to the exact same place. We put this all together from a distant cousin. I met him on rootsweb. He told me about the swimming, and told me how he visited the place when he was young. My Aunts told me about how they would go, so we looked it up…it was the same place. It makes my heart heavy thinking that Osburn wanted to be a part of his family again. Maybe he told them stories  about how they grew up in Graysville.

Tips

Always Goggle your family person. You never know what you will come up with. There are so many people that have already done vast amounts of research. You may get lucky! Sometimes there are people that you will find with the same first middle and last name as YOUR person…these are usaully clues!!!! This may not be your person, but the names usually give great clues.

Many times you can find the maiden name of the female embedded in the name of one of the children. Usually it is a male, but sometimes it can be a female. Names often repeat from one generation to another. You can also find out much about the people…a common name can indicated that the person just went with what everyone else was doing like Eliza…very common in the 1800′s. There are many Spanish names in the line of Phoebe Grant (Alda’s mother), so I am wondering if there was Spanish in the line of Christopher Monroe Smith, or was she an avid reader of a book or two that was Spanish, or did she know some Spanish people?