Saturday, August 02, 2008

Friday 5 for August 1: Before Your Time

This Week's Friday 5

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! If you want to partipate come on over here.

1. Of television programs that aired before you were born, what’s your favorite? This is hard because there were so many awesome shows in the 60's. I guess My Three son's was a favorite or maybe it was Father Knows Best. Oh one of these could be consider my favorite.

2. What person of historical significance was from your neighborhood or city? Theodore Roosevelt; Father, Rough Rider, Conservationist, Naturalist, Badlands Rancher, and Republican/Bull Moose Progressive statesman whose policies and accomplishments included the crafting the Square Deal, sending out the Great White Fleet, endorsing Big Stick Diplomacy, successfully preserving what is now thousands of acres of national park land including the Grand Canyon, winning the Nobel Peace Prize as well as the Medal of Honor and inspiring the creation of the teddy bear. TR is the youngest person to ever serve as President of the US. In addition to being a President, this remarkable man was a New York Legislator, New York Governor, Police Commissioner of NYC, on the Civil Service Commission, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and Vice President. He served in the military with distinction rising to the rank of Colonel and leading the "Rough Riders". He was an author writing over 30 books (on many subjects) and an expert naturalist as well. After serving as President, TR still had an incredible passion for adventure and thirst for knowledge. This led him to the Brazilian jungle and an African Safari.He never completely overcame his grief at the death of his first wife, but found a constructive outlet as a rancher. That experience in North Dakota laid the foundations of his strong feelings on conservation. Eventually TR remarried and was an active father of six children in all.
It is little wonder the face of Theodore Roosevelt graces Mt. Rushmore as one of the greatest leaders of United States.Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York

3. What’s a story that’s often been told about someone in your family in the years before you came along? I have heard that my father used to sing when he was a child and that my aunt had an abortion before marrying my uncle. Not much that I can remember about people I chose to forget.

4. Which of previous generations’ dumb mistakes (in deed or thought) baffles you the most? Sometimes the 70's is just humiliating to me. Free love, unprotected sex, nuclear families, drugs.

5.What aspect of life in the good old days would you love to see a return to? I would love to see families spend more time together like before video games, cable, etc. Card games, bingo games, outside games.

Thanks for participating, and have a wonderful weekend!

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