Thursday, June 30, 2011

Memory Lane Monday's On Thursday!

Nothing like linking three days late for Memory Lane Mondays over at Donna's. She has the site Brynwood Needle Works and host Memory Lane Mondays the last Monday of each month. Sorry Donna for taking so long to join this month.

Thank goodness it is Thursday and not Monday because as crazy as this week started I could not relive it. lol

For my walk down memory lane I chose one of my memories of the San Jacinto Monument near La Porte, Texas where I grew up.  On April 21, 1836, Mexican rule over Texas came to a dramatic close where this monument now stands. It was here the famous saying Remember the Alamo was the battle cry for all the men lead my General Sam Houston to win our Independence from Mexico.

The climax of the Texas Revolution, the Battle of San Jacinto eventually moved America’s western border to the Pacific Ocean.

The San Jacinto monument stands 15 feet taller than the Washington Monument. Since it is so tall you can see it for miles along the Texas Coast line. Growing up I could step out on my front porch and see the very top which is a Star.

One Sunday morning I was reading the Houston Chronicle and it had a big picture showing that the monument had fallen. I was stunned because I could not imagine something like this falling.

Also on the monument there are all the mens names inscribed on the walls outside of who fought for Texas Independance. One name is John Duncan who is a great great Grandfather of mine. He was my Mom's great granddad and to this day I love reading Texas History.

I laid down the paper and went out to our front porch and there thank goodness was still standing proudly the Memorial to all of  the brave men who fought for our Independence.

Not sure how old I was when this happened but I went back into the house picked up the paper again and read the article all the way through. The last sentence was April Fool! Yep it was April Fools Day and they got me good. lol

So I know it is not April Fools Day but what memory do you have of someone playing a Aprils Fools joke on you..would love to hear your stories.

I hope you are having a good week. Next month be sure and join Donna for Memory Lane Monday's.

I need to do a post about my Monday of this week. Talk about a Monday OMG. Maybe I will make that my next post.

Also thank you so much for supporting Kaci on her Race for the Cure Contest for Juvenile Diabetes. The contest ended at 5pm today and the last time I checked she had dropped out of the top five so her entry will not be considered for the final judges but my little sweetie raised over two thousand dollars for fighting this disease and because of you she is still a very happy contestant. In the two years Kaci has had Juvenile Diabetes she spends hours trying to help the Juvenile Diabetes raise money for a cure. Along with Kaci and her family I Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping her raise this money. You are such a blessing to me and I love you all.


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