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This guy is amazing. Take a look

At Boston downtown, almost shocking lifestyle contrast, after two weeks in Utica! Loved this city, human scale, nice gardens and eclectic buildings…and sporty people, so proud of their Celtics team. Here, I used my beloved pilot parallel and muji sketchbook (Forgotten on my backpack for a while! )

via 1602 / Newburry St. / Boston — a fresh drawing everyday day

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Daniel Radcliffe Says There is Always a Chance He Could Reprise Harry Potter — TIME

When the credits rolled on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, fans of the series thought they’d seen the last of Daniel Radcliffe playing the boy who lived. But they’d also thought they’d seen the last of the Harry Potter series, period—so with the new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child now…

via Daniel Radcliffe Says There is Always a Chance He Could Reprise Harry Potter — TIME

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Jay Leno crashes in 2,500 HP race car |

For a car guy like Jay Leno, you never hear of him being involved in an accident, until now.

Source: Jay Leno crashes in 2,500 HP race car |


Wow this is so crazy. Jay looked like he was moving a little slow there. Bob Riggle jumped out of the car. checking to see how much damage happen to the car. Sad to see the car all smashed up, funny seeing Jay fly around in the car. Glad to see know one was hurt except the car.. I wonder if the wreck was on Jay’s Bucket List?

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Georgetown University Aims to Make Amends for 1838 Slave Sale — TIME

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia pledged a large effort to make amends for the university’s sale of 272 slaves in 1838. DeGioia told The Washington Post on Wednesday that the university will unveil plans later this summer to address the legacy of slavery, racism and segregation at Georgetown. In February, he announced that the…

via Georgetown University Aims to Make Amends for 1838 Slave Sale — TIME

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Broadwater Elementary — History

Source: Broadwater Elementary — History


Broadwater History
1909 – Present
When Broadwater Elementary School opened its doors in 1909, local newspapers were featuring daily accounts of explorer Robert Peary’s discovery of the North Pole and President William Howard Taft’s Butte whistlestop. The school was built on the edge of town to accomodate the westward moving population. The 1910 U.S. census lists the population at 10,013. The land for Broadwater was purchased for the sum of $3000 from the Suburban Homes Company. The school was built in three sections at three different periods of time – 1909, 1916, and 1920. A stand alone annex was built in 1956. Designed by Billings architect Curtis Oehme, Broadwater is an example of the Renaissance Revival style typical in the early 1900’s. The rooms still have original wooden floors, closets with ornate metal coat hooks, and doors that slide vertically. When closed, the doors double as chalk boards. One of the most distinctive and remembered details of the school is a circular fire escape slide from the top floor that is still in use. Today, the school is home to over 340 students in kindergarten through the sixth grade. The school was designed by architect Curtis Oehme.

Sources: 2001 Broadwater PTA Historic Tour Newsletter, (2000) Broadwater School History 1909 – Present

Prices in 1909
Hamburger 10¢ Bacon 13¢ per pound
Baseball Bat 10¢ Buggy $38.50
Milk 30¢ / Gallon
The 1909 Sears catalog did not contain any items that run on electricity. You could purchase all the materials for a Craftsman house starting at $845.00.

How Crazy is this? Sears catalog had on no electric items…

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From a Boy to a Army Man

Chandler at the age of 6 with our Chow Chow..


Chandler leaving on a airplane to Fort Benning, and Chandler at graduation ceremonies (Pinning of the Blue cords). Chandler and his trainer Duvall the guy Chandler hated, but when its all done Duvall did his job. Chandler is happy at Fort Bragg. I’m thankful for Duvall for his dedication for putting up with the young recruits. Chandler also saw past the yelling and had Duvall pin the blue cords on him (respect).

Thank you again….