Posted in Lydia's Posts, pictures

Independence Day!

Here is what we did on Independence day.

This is Elisabeth making home made ice cream.
This is Elisabeth making home made ice cream.
And licking the bowl.
And licking the bowl.

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Preparing the ice cream maker.
Preparing the ice cream maker.
We used the wrong kind of salt, but it tasted good anyway.
We used the wrong kind of salt, but it tasted good anyway.

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Watermelon.
Watermelon.
Chips.
Chips.
French fries.
French fries.
Hamburgers.
Hamburgers.
Hamburger buns.
Hamburger buns.
Beans.
Beans.
Funny decorations.
Funny decorations.
Elisabeth's food.
Elisabeth’s food.
The ice cream.
The ice cream.

 

 

 

Posted in Bethany's Posts, Poetry

The Respectable Burgher

“Since Reverend Doctors now declare

That clerks and people must prepare

To doubt if Adam ever were;

To hold the flood a local scare;

To argue, though the stolid stare,

That everything had happened ere

The prophets to its happenings sware;

That David was no giant-slayer,

Nor one to call a God-obeyer

In certain details we could spare

But rather was a debonair

Shrewd bandit, skilled as banjo-player;

That Solomon sang the fleshly Fair,

And gave the Church no thought whate’er;

That Esther with her royal wear,

And Mordecai, the son of Jair,

And Joshua’s triumphs, Job’s despair,

And Balaam’s ass’s bitter blare;

Nebuchadnezzar’s furnace-flare,

And Daniel and the den affair,

And other stories rich and rare,

Were writ to make old doctrine wear

Something of a romantic air;

That the Nain widow’s only heir’

And Lazarus with cadaverous glare

(As done in oils by Piombo’s care)

Did not return from Sheol’s lair,

That Jael set a fiendish snare,

That Pontius Pilate acted square,

That never a sword cut Malchus’ ear;

And (but for shame I must forbear)

That _ _ did not reappear!…

-Since thus they hint, nor turn a hair,

All churchgoing will I forswear,

And sit on Sundays in my chair,

And read that moderate man Voltaire.”

-Thomas Hardy

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in pictures

German Meal

P1260542Yesterday (July 2) Me and my mom made a yummy German meal.

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Me making the dessert.
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The stuff we put on our chicken.
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Putting the icing on the dessert.
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The finished dessert: Zwieback.
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I tried to dress up as a German.
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This is called “Sorrel soup”. It was amazing!
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Us.
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We went all out and even used my Great-grandma’s china and crystal. We had green beans, chicken and soup.
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German children.
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Me.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Lydia