22 October

This is Great Grandma’s first birthday in heaven. She’s probably up in heaven running around picking golden flowers. Last year Great Grandma blew out the candle. The candle sang Happy Birthday.

Now it is Opa’s turn. He is my daddy’s daddy. Great Grandma and Opa were birthday twins. They were born on the same day but different years.
Opa means Grandpa in the Afrikaans (and German) language. We call him that so we wouldn’t get confused with my Grandpa Pesola and him. We were in Africa when I was born (and Daddy was born there too), and Mommy and Daddy just liked the word.
He and Daddy work in the same building, but not the same company. I think Opa is special because he is my Opa. He hugs and kisses us. He loves on us. He likes to go out to eat at McDonalds.

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Opa, Happy birthday to you!

I love you Opa!

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Answers to Jokes

Here are the answers to the questions from the other day.
Joke number one:

What do you call a skeleton in the closet?

Last years hide and seek winner.

Joke number two:

Why did the beekeeper itch all over?

Because he had hives!

Joke number three

What has given Mr Bubbles nightmares since elementary school?

Pop Quizzes!

Hope that you had fun guessing!

Uncle Sam

Happy Birthday a day late, Uncle Sam.

I know how old you are! Should I tell everyone?

Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday to you,

Happy birthday Uncle Sam, happy Birthday to you!

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I love you.

Quizzing

I am doing Bible quizzing. I am on the First Baptist “B flight”. I have done this before, this is my third year. I like it a lot.

I have to memorize verses and learn questions and answers.

My team is Devane, Cardin and Lucas. This could change. I like my team. Devane is new, this is her first year. Cardin is one of my best friends. Cardin has been on my team every year. He is really good and quizzes out a lot. (Quiz out means you’ve answered five questions and can’t answer any more.) Cardin gets a lot of perfect quiz outs. This is my very first year with Lucas, so I don’t know how he does in quizzing very well yet.

We’re studying the life of Jacob. He got his brother’s blessing because God told Rebekah, his mother, that he would. He tricked his father. And Rebekah helped him to get his brother’s blessing! They didn’t have to trick his father, God would work something out. God promised. When God promises he never forgets.

Here is one of my verses. I have to learn it correctly. I will be given five words and if I jump, I have to tell the whole rest of the verse perfectly. “You will live by the sword and you will serve your brother. But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck. (Genesis 27:40)

I can’t wait to start quiz meets! The first one is 14 October at our church.

The rest of Light Princess

If you remember, I promised I would tell you what I thought of the rest of the story (The Light Princess).

There was a king, a queen, the light princess (the daughter), a prince (who saved the day for the princess) and a witch (the princess’ auntie).
Eventually the princess got her gravity back. But, I want you to read the story yourself to find out what happens.

It was very good. I liked it. My sisters thought they were beautiful pictures, but a little scary.

When Great Grandma was younger

I love Great Grandma Reble. I want to see if I can come up with more stories about her when she was younger.

Here is what Momma helped me find about when she was younger. Great Grandma was born on Tuesday, 22 October 1912

  • 6 January, 1912: New Mexico became the 47th state.
  • 14 February 1912: Arizona became part of the United States. It’s the 48th state and the last in the Contenential States.
  • 14 April 1912: Titanic sank on her way to New York. Lots of people died because there weren’t enough life rafts.
  • 16 April 1912: Harriet Quimby, “American’s First Lady of the Air”, was the first woman to fly across the English Channel. She died while flying in a plane soon after. I think her career only lasted ten months.
  • She lived during World War II and the Depression.
  • The President was William Howard Taft, right after Theodore Roosevelt. He was the 27th president. Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president.

Thank you for reading my blog. I’ll put more things in, maybe everyday, as I learn them.