Category Archives: u.s.a.

americans kick off the week with a day off. some of us.

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here’s the most amazing thing you’ll ever read about our 10th president:

john tyler was born in 1790.

he took office in 1841, after william henry harrison died.

and he has two living grandchildren.

not great-great-great-grandchildren.

their dad was tyler’s son.

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?

the tyler men have a habit of having kids very late in life.

lyon gardiner tyler, one of president tyler’s 15 kids, was born in 1853.

he fathered lyon gardiner tyler jr. in 1924, and harrison ruffin tyler in 1928.

harrison tyler has been interviewed in the last few years for new york magazine.

lyon tyler spoke to the daughters of the american revolution a while back.

it’s all in the math.

his living legacy continues.

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credits: j.english, mentalflossmagazine, google images

love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself. – andre breton

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all of the

grand babies

cousins

from

 near

and

so far

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meet in one box.

all on one continent together

for the very first time.

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and it is a summit meeting

of the highest order

where they

talk about

important things

like

should we go climb in something else?

do you have squirrels or kangaroos where you live?

can you read?

how old will you be when it’s your birthday?

 can you ride a  bike?

does anyone know where my sippy cup is?

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in an instant

they know

they are

all

one family.

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I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. E. M. Forster

 

if i could be doing anything, i’d be laying on the floor in my birthday suit eating junk food and watching something dumb on tv. – anita baker

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IMG_0113 waking up on their first morning here,

the aussie  joeys begin their day,

amidst

junk food,

stuffed animals,

blankets

and

cartoons.

and

in the cottage

of their grandmother,

peaches

who loves them.

 life would be perfect if:

Mondays were fun, junk food was healthy, drama didn’t exist,

and goodbyes were only until tomorrow.

– author unknown

never go on trips with anyone you do not love. – ernest hemingway

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the aussies have finally landed on the continent

and the little joeys have been like this since their arrival in nyc.

can’t wait until they hit ann arbor on sunday night.

jet lag is your soul trying to catch up after flying.

ryan ross

 

balls: world cup day one.

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10462432_648248928577162_1859792449697730735_o-2it’s world cup time and team oz is ready.

these guys seem pretty unruffled.

and who needs shorts down under?

best of luck to team u.s.a.

let the games begin!

I say if you’re going to take a chance on something, you just go full balls to the wall.
Toby Keith

image credit: the kangaroo sanctuary Alice Springs