Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Who Knew...

To coincide with St Patrick's Day this Saturday, it has been revealed that Barack Obama's maternal great great great Grandfather arrived on a ship to America from Liverpool, England.

And, yes, his birthplace was listed as Ireland.

Falmouth Kearney arrived in New York on March 20, 1850, settled originally in Ohio, then Indiana. He had 8 children, one of whom is Obama's great great grandmother.

This information comes just after it was revealed that Obama's ancestors once owned slaves, and obviously shows the diversity that makes up modern America.

No comment yet from Obama on this latest revelation - perhaps he is saving something for St Patrick's Day?

Monday, March 2, 2009

Lent...Day #5

Our first Sunday of Lent was celebrated by going to dinner with Joe and Debbie and cheating by having apple crisp. Im not sure why you can cheat on sunday's but hey, im not gunna argue. The first couple of days havn't been that bad, however it doesnt exactly help that every time i open up the freezer door i have fudge pops staring me down. But i savored every bite of my apple crisp last night. I dont think i have ever eaten that slow. So if anything maybe i am learning to eat slower through lent! Hope everyone is having a Happy Monday!


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