Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
First of all, "Flower Child" is not an employee of the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival or acting as an Agent in any capacity. I publish this Blog simply to let everyone know that the "First Ever Cherry Blossom Festival Think Pink Wreath Contest" will allow anyone who is over eighteen years of age to become a dynamic part of and a proud participant this Annual Event.
You can be sure that "Flower Child" will participate. For additional information please visit this link:
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Helleborus More Helleborus
Today you can view a few of the flowers that are in bloom as of January 23, 2007 here in Middle Georgia. In addition to these beautiful flowers the following are currently in full bloom here:
"Queen's Tears" or Friendship Plant
As I enjoy this beauty here in Middle Georgia I often think of those who reside in the Northern portions of our Great U. S. A. Of course they are looking forward to Spring when they can enjoy Peonies and Liliac Flowers while we here in Middle Georgia can not even grow these lovely flowers.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
The school house shown above was the very school that My Father and his Siblings attended on Clayton Ridge, near Clayton in Clayton County in the Northeast corner of Iowa in the 1910s and 1920s. It has been restored and stands today as a memory of how it used to be. I recently obtained a copy of the "History of Clayton County, Iowa Schools" produced by the Clayton County Genealogical Society. This book is a complete History of the one room school by townships. I would like to share some of the questions that eighth grade students had to answer in order to graduate:
- Name 5 of the most important commercial products of Asia
- Why has Australia been slow to develop?
- What and where are the following: Paris/Rhine/Amazon/Siberia/Caspian/Newfoundland/Himalaya/Greece/Etna/Nome
- Give geographic reasons for the growth of the following cities
- What is Climate?
- Write a short business letter.
- Illustrate a compound sentence
- Illustrate a complex sentence
- Name three good school songs and tell why you would use them in your school.
- Give the meaning of the following terms:
Alto, fortissimo, pianissimo, tenor, soprano, bass
- A, B, and C form a partnership. A invest $5,000; B invests $6,000: C invests $7,000. What would be each man's share of a profit of $7,200?
- The distance between two towns is 800 miles. Railroad fare is 3.6 cents a mile. How much cheaper would it be for one person to ride on the train than to drive a car if it takes 40 gallons of gas at 19.9 cents a gallon, 10 quarts of oil at 30 cents a quart, and you allow 3.9 cents a mile for wear on your car? Which way would be cheaper for two people traveling together? For three people?
- Define: interest, commission, per annum, promissory note, indorsement.
- What is a direct tax? An indirect tax? A poll tax? What officer list your property for taxation?
- To what officer does a farmer pay his taxes? To what officer would you apply for a marriage license? A hunting license? What officer has charge of the county jail?
- In what years does the General Assembly of Iowa meet? Of how many members is each house of the General Assembly composed?
Of course this was not the whole test. These are but a few of the question that scholars had to answer. Additionally, it should be noted that there were no multiple choice questions.
- Anyone living in this County who is not a citizen may be fearful of discovery!
- This is a National Problem and our U. S. A. Government must develop a scheme to resolve this problem!!
- All of us, including our duly elected leaders, the President, our Senators and our Representatives must work together to clarify and resolve this National problem!!!
- We all can become involved by demanding that our duly elected leaders do what is right and proper!!!!
- All of us can do this by starting today. When will you send your message to your Senators and your Representative?
I know that I will, as soon as I publish this Blog!!! Please remember that through the concern of one teenage boy in Missouri the case of two missing boys was resolved. I would urge you to do your part today by becoming involved!!!! Each of us can do no less!!!!
Thursday, January 18, 2007
This is a view of the Mississippi River Valley within one-half mile of Breitbach' Country Dining. You can see the rolling hills, the blue Mississippi River and in the back ground the limestone bluffs of Wisconsin. This image was taken from the Great River Road which is 3000 miles long. This view is believed to offer one of the most scenic, far-reaching outlooks along the entire route of the Great River Road.
Breitbach's is a full service Dining Facility with a full service bar to serve you your choice of beer, wine and cocktails. This 240 seat facility serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. A delightful escape from the fast food world we have all grown to rely on. Enjoy a 50 mile panoramic view of the Mississippi River Valley, the second highest point in Iowa, located just 1 block from Breitbach's.
It was "Flower Child's" pleasure to dine at this fine establishment in the company of his Brother during a recent trip to the "Holy Land" on January 10th, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
This Welcome sign is on U. S. Highway 52 on the South side of Monona, Iowa. It is clerly visible to the travelers who pass by this sign. Although Monona is much smaller than Macon, Georgia they can proudly boast that they have a complete Water Park and a new manufacturing industry.
Almost every town and city in Iowa has a nice looking Welcome sign that certainly promotes a positive attitude about their area.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
We concluded the First Night Macon Fun by being on Coleman Hill to watch the gala display of Fireworks.