Monthly Archives: February 2008

Survivor Time at TallyScrapper

It’s that time again!  Although I have never watched the show, I play along with the ladies at TallyScrapper.  We’re given challenges once a week, given a week to complete them, and a winner or sometimes multiple winners are chosen each week.  It’s too much fun!!  Here’s the challenge for week one:

Your CHALLENGE is to create:
  • a layout in the shape of an antique label
  • with a found item
  • hand journaling
  • a metal object
  • chipboard
  • felt
  • one photo
Some examples of these items are pictured below:


Here’s my layout.  It’s simple, but I love how it turned out.  Click the thumbnail for a larger view. 
Can’t wait for Challenge #2!

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Barack Obama

This is one of the most inspirational speeches I’ve heard in a long time.  It’s what we should all be about here in this country of ours, truly.  I understand this election is setting records, especially with more young people getting involved and voting this time.  Isn’t it something how at the same time we have a black man and a woman both running for the office of President of the United States?  I think a lot of us are torn between the two. I know I am.   I know that I want a democrat in the White House.  Question is, which one can defeat McCain?  Obama or Clinton?  I tend to agree with Bill Maher of Real Time.  People either love Hillary Clinton or they hate Hillary Clinton, and she may not be able to get the undecideds and swing voters like Obama would.  Bill Maher says that in order to get a democrat who can win the race, it has to be Obama.  I think I agree with him even though I’d love to see Hillary Clinton as the first woman president.  What do you think?

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My 4-YO wants a Wii!

Yep, he even put the bug in his Grammie’s ear this afternoon when she stopped by to see us after work.  The other night when we visited friends, they pulled out the Wii and let Jake have a go at it.  Needless to say, he is hooked and talks about it all the time.  He says his favorite game was tennis, but he couldn’t quite get the hang of that.  He did really good on one of the driving games and excellent in the boxing matches!  It was pretty funny watching his little arms move to punch his opponent.  Of course, these opponents favored cartoon characters and there was no blood so I let him play.  Otherwise, this would not have been something I’d let him do.  He couldn’t really punch though, and just moved his arms up and down.  He was so tired, but way too excited to sleep.  I just knew I could put his jammies on before we left for home and he’d be out, but nope, he talked all the way home and after we got home up until 11 PM when he finally conked out.  I expected to see his little arms going at it in his sleep!  I had to take pics of this on his Kid Zoom camera since I need a new battery for mine.  Now to find the camera and upload the photos!  I’ll be back later with those.

Speaking of boxing, found a great web page on the boxer in our family history.  Before the Internet we could only find books about other boxers that may have fought him at one time.  Now there’s a lot of info about him and my dad loves it.  What I found neat was that Young’s brother was named Graham.  Graham is also Jake’s first name.  I chose Graham because of another family member, but didn’t know about this other “Graham” in our family. 

Young Stribling

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Young Stribling

Name: Young Stribling
Career Record: click
Alias: King of the Canebrakes
Birth Name: William Lawrence Stribling Jr.
Nationality: US American
Birthplace: Bainbridge, GA, USA
Hometown: Macon, GA
Born: 1904-12-26
Died: 1933-10-03
Age at Death: 28
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 1″
Reach: 189
Trainer: Ma Stribling
Manager: William L. (Pa) Stribling, Sr.

[edit] Biography

According to the Nov. 7, 1927 Spokane Spokesman Review newspaper, just prior to Stribling’s visit to nearby Dishman, WA: This was not Stribling’s first visit to the Spokane area. In 1911, he, Ma, Pa, and brother Graham had come to Spokane on the Sullivan and Considine Vaudeville Circuit with an acrobatic act called the “Four Novelty Grahams.” They spent one week at the Empress Theater, then called the Washington Theater. As part of the show, the Stribling brothers boxed exhibitions.

Stribling was one of the best high school basketball players in the United States. He was known as a “dead shot” (a very accurate shooter). His team went to the national interscholastic tournament at Chicago, but he was ruled ineligible to play because of his professional boxing. He was also quite talented at golf, hunting, fishing, speedboat racing and tennis. Stribling was also an avid and accomplished aviator who loved to fly.

He died October 3, 1933, after a motorcycle/automobile accident when he was just 28. The accident occurred October 1 outside of Macon, Georgia. Traveling 35 miles per hour on a motorcycle, “Strib” was en route to a hospital to visit his convalescing wife and their brand-new baby (his third child), born two weeks previously. He waved a greeting to a friend passing in an automobile. But he failed to see another car behind that of his friend, Roy Barrow. The veteran of roughly 300 bouts, who never received a permanent scar due to his great defensive skills, attempted to dodge the second car but was too late. The fender of the car struck Stribling, crushing and virtually ripping off his left foot, and sending him to the pavement, fracturing his pelvis.

Stribling Family (1923)

Stribling was taken to the hospital, where, coincidentally, his wife and baby were. His mother rushed to the hospital from the Stribling plantation in South Georgia; his father from Texas. At one point he awoke, saw his wife, and asked, “How’s the baby?” Almost to the end he remained conscious, “carrying on in the same spirit that he showed when they picked him up from the roadside on Sunday,” reported papers of the day. “Well, kid,” he said to his friend (Barrow), who was the first to reach him as he lay beside his wrecked motorcycle with one foot dangling by a single tendon, “I guess this means more roadwork.”

At first the doctors held out hope, after they had amputated his left foot. But his vitality began to wane. Physicians were amazed at his ability to cling to life when his temperature hit 107 1/2 degrees and his pulse 175. His wife was wheeled into his room. He recognized his wife.
“Sugar,” was his barely audible reply.
“Hello, baby,” were his last words to her, the papers reported.
His father walked grimly from the room and tearfully said, “He’s gone.
Death occurred at 6:00 Tuesday morning, October 3. The next day, his body was placed in the Municipal Auditorium of Macon, to lie in state from 10 in the morning until 6 that evening.

Young Stribling is buried here

Inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1965

William Lawrence “W. L.” Stribling
Birth:   Dec. 26, 1904
Death:   Oct. 3, 1933
Boxer from Macon, Ga. He is second in all-time knockouts with 126, passed only by Archie Moore. He fought and defeated six champions, but whenever he had a title bout, he always had something strange happen. He first fought for the light-heavyweight title in 1924, when he was 17 and still in high school. He died as a result of a motorcycle wreck when he was just 28.
Cause of death: Motorcycle accident
Search Amazon for William Lawrence Stribling
Riverside Cemetery
Bibb County
Georgia, USA
Record added: Jul 3 2000

Added by: Ron Moody

Added by: Mary Ann Evans


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TAGGED! Once again!

I hope you ladies know that once you tag me I have no one else to tag! LOL! 

Five things you want to do before you die, based on the movie The Bucket List.

1.  Get Healthy!!  Not to get too heavy, pardon the pun, but I’m coming clean. I KNOW I have an eating disorder and all I know to do is pray that I can get some control over it.  I think I can eat like all my slim and trim friends and I can’t!  I have a visit to my doctor scheduled and this is one of the top things I want to discuss with her because I cannot do this on my own.
2. On the lighter side, hehe, I want to live in a foreign country for a while.  England, Scotland, Italy, France…That so appeals to me.
3. Be debt free. 
4. See the rest of the United States that I haven’t visited.
5. Raise my son to be a kind and compassionate human being and teach him to live life to the fullest and stand by his morals.

Okay….not sure who I can tag so I’ll be back!

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Tagged Again!

My great friend, LeahC, over at TallyScrapper, who is such a great person to always comment on my blog, has tagged me!  Let’s see what this thing says:

Here are the rules:
1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.

2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don’t have a middle name, use your maiden name).

3. After you are tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and your answers.

4. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they’ve been tagged and that they need to read your blog for details.)

Thank goodness my middle name is short! LOL! Although, this could be tough, and I’m not sure I know three other bloggers I can tag!
K – Okay, this is going to be tough….May have to get back to you on this one.

A – Anal retentive.  I used to be so bad, but I’ve eased up a lot.  Just kind of jumps on me at times and I HAVE to be all particular about something. 

Y – Good grief!  This is too hard!  LOL!

Now let me think who to tag…..

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Wow, am I pooped!!

Let me tell you, the gals over at TallyScrapper know how to party!!  Every cyber crop Christine has is better than the last.  This time was extra fun for me because she gave me prizes to give away in my Scrap Jeopardy game!!  There was just fun everywhere and I won some great rub-ons from MrsDort/Michelle, and a layout done by the wonderful {Shirley}, the TallyGreeter!  I cannot wait to pick out the photos to send and see what she does with them.

I didn’t get as much scrapbooking done myself this time, but I’m so proud of the layouts I did do. 


Is this not cute??  I love the way this turned out and the Basic Gray paper was perfect.  He was definitely “playing with abdandon” that day!


This challenge was “Did your life turn out how you thought it would?”  This ended up nothing like what I had in my head, much more simple, but I think I like it. 


And for some reason, I started on the 6 x 12 challenge, came across this photo, and there was no stopping myself.  I need to add some hidden journaling for the story, but that’s for another day.  I thought this turned out nice and it was uplifting to do it finally.

And now, it’s actually before midnight and I think I’m going to bed!  This night owl is worn out! 


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And the RAK winner is…….

SURPRISE!!!  I picked two winners!!!!

Leah Crowe!!!!



CONGRATS!!!  If you are on Tallyscrapper, just TM me your addresses!!! 

Thanks for playing, everyone!


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