23 July 2006

The Dead Kennedys

A little history lesson.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really wierd.
Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who suceeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

Have a history teacher explain this--- if they can.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.
Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called 'Lincoln' made by 'Ford.'

Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here is the kicker...
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

Not my research so feel free to dig through history and see if this matches out. I found this article in a weekly ad magazine... my like of JFK helped it catch my attention. I am not sure that in the grand scheme of life's things that it really matters, but I can see how this might be able to add more fuel to the conspired theories which if you add Lincoln to the picture really expands the possibility of such a thing.

Wasn't that Lincoln hiding in the smoking bush???

17 July 2006

All In The Ground

It is done. All of the plants have made it into the ground without completly dying on me! I was a little worried though that I wouldn't make it in time. The asianic lillies purchased were nearing their last legs. Almost all without petals and starting to fade. I have to thank my wife for helping with the planting of these final plants. It would have not been completed otherwise. She was even willing to delay our camp memories trip by one day which is very nice of her. Poor kids... are we going yet? No? Why does daddy need to plant things? When are we going to go?

Tomorrow morning.

16 July 2006

Hitting Me Here

The attacks in Isreal and Lebenon are starting to hit close to home. Wars and fighting across the ocean usually have little effect on what I think about and done on this side of the world. But the recent fighting has started to change all of that. There is very little that I will do about this latest conflict. I won't fly to Isreal to try and stop the fighting. I won't join in the scurmish. I will watch half closely and pray. I don't know exactly what to pray for though. Beside God's will, which is what He is going to do anyway. Praying for peace is the logical thing, but the conflict is biblically needed for things to work a certain way.

More to this post later. As I think about it some more... which I will.

08 July 2006

So It Might Be A Gardening Blog

Do you like butter?

Extra points if you spot the cricket

I think it is only going to be a seasonal thing, but it seems that this blog has turned its thoughts towards flower gardening for now. I like photography and the easy thing to take pictures of right now is all of the flowers around in full bloom. I still have about twenty-two plants to get in the ground before they die on me. I've done quite good this year at getting most of them in, but the trouble now is keeping whatever animal it is from eating the leaves off of my Blackeyed Susans! I cannot think of which animal it would be... deer, groundhog, racoon, squirrel, dog, cats, fox, chipmunk- all these animals that have access to the plants right now. Makes it hard for the plants to survive for next year.
Not much else going on in the brain right now, although I am reading a book with writings from Thomas about Jesus that was discovered about sixty years ago.

01 July 2006

Might Be Sunshine Might Be Purple Rain

Mystery color number one

Well, I made it back to the garden centre that had the mystery colored coneflowers and was able to get a picture of the white flower. It's not that I find it to be an ugly color. It is just that I don't have a spot I want white coneflowers to be.

They package the flower as Sunshine with a yellowish hue to the petals. But that doesn't make it any more purple in any way... hope it rains.

Without this blog turning out to be a garden blog (not what I have in mind, just on it), I purchased 16 asianic lily flowers from HD yesterday for $2.88 a pot (8 yellow and 8 pink). The store had geraniums for that same price but I find them to be a bit messy and they have a smell that gets on your hands which I am not a big fan of. But they have this small tree ($29) which flowers pink in the spring and it's leaves turn purplish. I sort of want to get two of these for the front porch area and plant the 16 lilies around the two trees.