Friday, August 13, 2010

Pictures from the Great Depression Era

I thought this was pretty interesting. The Library of Congress has recently released about 1600 pictures from the early 1940's. I thought they were really interesting to look at since these were in color - I don't know if I've ever seen a color picture from that time. Take a look.

One more time

I know I posted this in text format a few weeks ago. I just think it's interesting to watch the video and see the people in the audience, the administrators and her fellow grad's  turning to each other and whispering or snickering. I can only imagine what they are saying to each other: "can she say that?" "are they just going to sit there and let her say those things?" It just makes me happy that there are people out there who share these feelings with me. This is one brave chica and my hat's off to her for having the courage to challenge the system, especially in this setting. Bravo!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


This weekend was the Evanston Rounhouse Festival. It's a huge model train show that train enthusiasts come all over the western states to attend and to raise money for the renovations that are left to do there. We have always liked the old train buildings and now that they are being restored they are pretty impressive. Also we do have some familial ties as well with my great grandfather having worked at the roundhouse back in its hay day. Needless to say Jackson was beside himself with excitement to get there and we spent the vast majority of Saturday checking out all of the model trains and enjoying all of the train stuff to do.

...And an Addie picture for fun.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


With 92% of the precincts reporting Basil Marceaux received .5% of the vote for Governor of Tennessee. That may not seem like much but that means that at least 3,339 people cast their vote for this man. I'm still trying to figure out if these people really wanted their state governed by Mr. Marceaux or if it's one of those cruel vote-for-the-crazy-person-for-homecoming-king things.

For your viewing pleasure there is a really funny Colbert Report bit linked here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

You gotta love the United States...

Where yahoo's like this guy can run for public office.