Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good.
Psalm 136: 1
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
Psalm 100:4

Wishing you and yours a beautiful day of giving thanks.

The harvest is in. 
We finished the grapes last weekend.
All the canning and the garden hustle and bustle is done for the season. 
It started snowing here yesterday and snowed all through the night.  We have a beautiful blanket of snow everywhere.  The earth has been set to rest for the winter.
God is so good - all the time.
May you be blessed fully this day and year.

We are having family and friends in for dinner.
I am doing the easy stuff.
The guests are bringing the 'sides' and desserts.

Blessings to you.
a little bird

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day - History of the Holiday

Thank you to all that have served.

November 10th, 1975

40 years ago...  I was a young girl.

SS Edmund Fitzgerald

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"Edmund Fitzgerald" redirects here. For other uses, see Edmund Fitzgerald (disambiguation).

For seventeen years 
Fitzgerald carried taconite iron ore from mines near Duluth, Minnesota, to iron works inDetroitToledo, and other Great Lakes ports. As a "workhorse", she set seasonal haul records six times, often breaking her own previous record.[5][6] Captain Peter Pulcer was known for piping music day or night over the ship's intercom while passing through the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers (between Lakes Huron and Erie), and entertaining spectators at the Soo Locks (between Lakes Superior and Huron) with a running commentary about the ship.[5] Her size, record-breaking performance, and "DJ captain" endeared Fitzgerald to boat watchers.[7]SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29. When launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America's Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to have sunk there.
Carrying a full cargo of ore pellets with Captain Ernest M. McSorley in command, she embarked on her ill-fated voyage from Superior, Wisconsin, near Duluth, on the afternoon of November 9, 1975. En route to a steel mill near Detroit, Fitzgerald joined a second freighter, SS Arthur M. Anderson. By the next day, the two ships were caught in a severe storm on Lake Superior, with near hurricane-force winds and waves up to 35 feet (11 m) high. Shortly after 7:10 p.m., Fitzgerald suddenly sank in Canadian (Ontario) waters 530 feet (160 m) deep, about 17 miles (15 nautical miles; 27 kilometers) from Whitefish Bay near the twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario—a distance Fitzgerald could have covered in just over an hour at her top speed. Although Fitzgerald had reported being in difficulty earlier, no distress signals were sent before she sank; Captain McSorley's last message to Anderson said, "We are holding our own." Her crew of 29 perished, and no bodies were recovered.


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