I’ve been on my own here a long, long time. I’ve had decades to think nice thoughts about him. Got a bit harder to stay charitable once I by jeanie
jeanie
jeanie I’ve been on my own here a long, long time. I’ve had decades to think nice thoughts about him. Got a bit harder to stay charitable once I
Doctor Who
Nick actually sent this to me, he likes the one on the right.  I had been asking him how he likes my hair and I KNEW he had an opinion...i guess he got bored today and found some styles!! What do you ladies think? by Susan R. Lewis
Susan R. Lewis
Susan R. Lewis Nick actually sent this to me, he likes the one on the right. I had been asking him how he likes my hair and I KNEW he had an opinion...i guess he got bored today and found some styles!! What do you ladies think?
Favorites
“I was experimental at college, but in my own funny little way. I’ve always been attracted to the wilder things, but not when it comes to my own work. I’ve always had a sense that if I can’t wear it, what’s the point?” See more on The Wall of www.elin-kling.com by kelli
kelli
kelli “I was experimental at college, but in my own funny little way. I’ve always been attracted to the wilder things, but not when it comes to my own work. I’ve always had a sense that if I can’t wear it, what’s the point?” See more on The Wall of www.elin-kling.com
Favorites
"I was always a rebel and probably could have got much farther had I changed my attitude. But when you think about it, I got pretty far by queen
queen
queen "I was always a rebel and probably could have got much farther had I changed my attitude. But when you think about it, I got pretty far
Classic Stars
I think it's time that earcuffs return to my life... it's been too long... by Teca
Teca
Teca I think it's time that earcuffs return to my life... it's been too long...
Favorites
Day 22 - Roger was gone when we woke up this morning. But he left a note for the kids which reads as follows:    Dear David and Christopher,    Thank you so much for letting me stay with you this month. I've had so much fun!! I got to climb your Christmas tree, eat some brownies, make sugar angels, play games with your stuffed animals, and really loved playing hide-n-seek with you. It was awesome! I have to go back to the North Pole now to help Santa. He has a BIG night ahead of him since it's Christmas Eve and we need all the elves to lend a hand so that the gifts are delivered on time. I'll be sure to let him know how good you boys have been and that you should definitely be on the NICE list this year.    Hope to see you next year!    Your friend,  Roger by carolina
carolina
carolina Day 22 - Roger was gone when we woke up this morning. But he left a note for the kids which reads as follows: Dear David and Christopher, Thank you so much for letting me stay with you this month. I've had so much fun!! I got to climb your Christmas tree, eat some brownies, make sugar angels, play games with your stuffed animals, and really loved playing hide-n-seek with you. It was awesome! I have to go back to the North Pole now to help Santa. He has a BIG night ahead of him since it's Christmas Eve and we need all the elves to lend a hand so that the gifts are delivered on time. I'll be sure to let him know how good you boys have been and that you should definitely be on the NICE list this year. Hope to see you next year! Your friend, Roger
Favorites
Belize - great blue hole. I have never been here but I had a dream about my mom and I visiting here. Maybe she is trying to tell me something! <3 by florence
florence
florence Belize - great blue hole. I have never been here but I had a dream about my mom and I visiting here. Maybe she is trying to tell me something! <3
just sayin
“My heritage is American Indian. Cherokee. I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can. It’s an amazing heritage, and amazing culture, what they had going. I think they’re far more advanced than we are.”  ~Johnny Depp~ 1988 by joann
joann
joann “My heritage is American Indian. Cherokee. I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can. It’s an amazing heritage, and amazing culture, what they had going. I think they’re far more advanced than we are.” ~Johnny Depp~ 1988
Favorites
I miss my bestfriend so much. One of the biggest & stupidest decisions I ever made was telling him to not be my friend anymore. I think about him all the time and how he always bought so much happiness in my life. Miss him. <\3 by nialler
nialler
nialler I miss my bestfriend so much. One of the biggest & stupidest decisions I ever made was telling him to not be my friend anymore. I think about him all the time and how he always bought so much happiness in my life. Miss him. <\3
Qoutes
I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.- Abraham Lincoln quote by Raelynn8
Raelynn8
Raelynn8 I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.- Abraham Lincoln quote
Favorites
I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.- Abraham Lincoln quote by annothergirl13
annothergirl13
annothergirl13 I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.- Abraham Lincoln quote
quotes
I was once afraid, then I had the strength of ten, then some one made me afraid again and for so long I've been trying to regain my strength to break loose. I'm getting close. by RioLeigh
RioLeigh
RioLeigh I was once afraid, then I had the strength of ten, then some one made me afraid again and for so long I've been trying to regain my strength to break loose. I'm getting close.
Quotes and Lessons
An airfield parked with J-10s in China. For a long period of time, China's aviation industry had been regarded as backward and had serious technological deficiencies. China began to assemble its own aircraft in 1950s, but initially these were copies of Soviet types. China began a modernization program, with the acquisition of Su-27s in the early 1990s. It also began the development of fourth-generation aircrafts. J-10 fighter is a successful result from this program. It had advanced many aspects of technological deficiencies in China's aviation industry. My favourite 4th Generation Fighter. J-10 is a beautiful plane. Got a model of it but have not got the time to make it!. by medigaam
medigaam
medigaam An airfield parked with J-10s in China. For a long period of time, China's aviation industry had been regarded as backward and had serious technological deficiencies. China began to assemble its own aircraft in 1950s, but initially these were copies of Soviet types. China began a modernization program, with the acquisition of Su-27s in the early 1990s. It also began the development of fourth-generation aircrafts. J-10 fighter is a successful result from this program. It had advanced many aspects of technological deficiencies in China's aviation industry. My favourite 4th Generation Fighter. J-10 is a beautiful plane. Got a model of it but have not got the time to make it!.
starships
It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80′s arrived at the hospital to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. The nurse took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.  While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor’s appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.  I inquired as to her health.    He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer’s Disease. As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.    He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now. I was surprised, and asked him, ‘And you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?’    He smiled as he patted my hand and said, ‘She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.’ by rosanna
rosanna
rosanna It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80′s arrived at the hospital to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. The nurse took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor’s appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer’s Disease. As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now. I was surprised, and asked him, ‘And you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?’ He smiled as he patted my hand and said, ‘She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.’
Quotes
“Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do, which was just to… wait…And, a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then I knew that… I was waiting for my wife.”  - Jim Halpert <3 by brandy
brandy
brandy “Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do, which was just to… wait…And, a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then I knew that… I was waiting for my wife.” - Jim Halpert <3
People I love
"Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do, which was just to… wait. And, a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then I knew that... I was waiting for my wife.    - Jim, The Office by maryfair177
maryfair177
maryfair177 "Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do, which was just to… wait. And, a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then I knew that... I was waiting for my wife. - Jim, The Office
thingszs
I once leapt from the bow of a sailboat to the bow of another sailboat, where the owner had been knocked overboard and the boat was sailing away, unmanned.  Now that I am older, I think about how dangerous that was - and how terribly exciting. by Maiden11976
Maiden11976
Maiden11976 I once leapt from the bow of a sailboat to the bow of another sailboat, where the owner had been knocked overboard and the boat was sailing away, unmanned. Now that I am older, I think about how dangerous that was - and how terribly exciting.
Favorites
"My favorite moment was when we were just about to do one of the great big [finale] scenes. Tom Felton was sort of psyching himself up for his big moment. I said to him, 'Are you all right?' He said, 'Oh, yeah. I’ve waited for this moment my whole life.' And I looked at him and realized he wasn’t f***ing about. My God, he’s been playing this part since he was a little boy, and now he’s a young man. Of course he’s been waiting for it his entire life."     — Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) by sherri
sherri
sherri "My favorite moment was when we were just about to do one of the great big [finale] scenes. Tom Felton was sort of psyching himself up for his big moment. I said to him, 'Are you all right?' He said, 'Oh, yeah. I’ve waited for this moment my whole life.' And I looked at him and realized he wasn’t f***ing about. My God, he’s been playing this part since he was a little boy, and now he’s a young man. Of course he’s been waiting for it his entire life." — Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy)
memory
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed  Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months of traveling.  Because I had been living quite a different lifestyle while I was away, this sudden transition to 9-to-5 existence has exposed something about it that I overlooked before. by fanmmm
fanmmm
fanmmm Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months of traveling. Because I had been living quite a different lifestyle while I was away, this sudden transition to 9-to-5 existence has exposed something about it that I overlooked before.
Favorites
"Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I've ever had to do, which was just to... wait. For a really long time that's all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And, a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then I knew that... I was waiting for my wife." by brandy
brandy
brandy "Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I've ever had to do, which was just to... wait. For a really long time that's all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And, a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then I knew that... I was waiting for my wife."
People I love
Sock Bun    Review: This works unbelievably well. I had very long hair a few months ago, and got many compliments at work about the new hairstyle. I could never get a regular bun to stay in and this was so cool. by Taurus
Taurus
Taurus Sock Bun Review: This works unbelievably well. I had very long hair a few months ago, and got many compliments at work about the new hairstyle. I could never get a regular bun to stay in and this was so cool.
Hair
Of course I will never forget about you, we had a pretty good time together. But since we no longer are, these are the memories I will keep in their own special place in my heart. I know that they're there, but they no longer cross my mind all the time. by JustLinnea
JustLinnea
JustLinnea Of course I will never forget about you, we had a pretty good time together. But since we no longer are, these are the memories I will keep in their own special place in my heart. I know that they're there, but they no longer cross my mind all the time.
Favorites
It's already 5 pm and this day has been insane--who's got time to think about dinner? We do! Here are chicken recipes that clock in around 15 minutes. Sate your appetite without slaving over the stove. #SelfMagazine by tarshia26
tarshia26
tarshia26 It's already 5 pm and this day has been insane--who's got time to think about dinner? We do! Here are chicken recipes that clock in around 15 minutes. Sate your appetite without slaving over the stove. #SelfMagazine
Favorites
Promised myself I would post my results online to keep me motivated. So here it is. This summer (may) I was determined to look as fit as I felt. I was weighing in at 168, the worst shape and the biggest I have ever been. I told myself I would not hit 170 and to start getting my butt in gear. I started working out on my own at my school gym with @Nora Viveen and eventually found a personal trainer with my bestfriend #meganferguson. I ended up gaining weight a little bit while I was with him and realized it was too expensive to move forward when i saw no results. When July hit myself and megan thought we would try out Limitless Preformance (@limitlesspreformance kitchener  ) as you probably know i am in love with this gym. We started going 3 times a week and even than I started see amazing results. I felt stronger, faster, thinner and healthier because I got excited to eat right and work out. In august when megan went off to school I started to become a regular. No matter what day I was at limitless. I felt like a family and it never felt like a chore to ever work out as hard as I did. I pushed myself and all the older guys too ;) I am currently weighing in at 148 and continuing to eat healthy and work out as much as I can. I know I'm not the skinniest but that wasn't my goal. I am proud of myself and my results. Thank you to everyone who supported me, pushed me, and didn't believe in me by annabelle
annabelle
annabelle Promised myself I would post my results online to keep me motivated. So here it is. This summer (may) I was determined to look as fit as I felt. I was weighing in at 168, the worst shape and the biggest I have ever been. I told myself I would not hit 170 and to start getting my butt in gear. I started working out on my own at my school gym with @Nora Viveen and eventually found a personal trainer with my bestfriend #meganferguson. I ended up gaining weight a little bit while I was with him and realized it was too expensive to move forward when i saw no results. When July hit myself and megan thought we would try out Limitless Preformance (@limitlesspreformance kitchener ) as you probably know i am in love with this gym. We started going 3 times a week and even than I started see amazing results. I felt stronger, faster, thinner and healthier because I got excited to eat right and work out. In august when megan went off to school I started to become a regular. No matter what day I was at limitless. I felt like a family and it never felt like a chore to ever work out as hard as I did. I pushed myself and all the older guys too ;) I am currently weighing in at 148 and continuing to eat healthy and work out as much as I can. I know I'm not the skinniest but that wasn't my goal. I am proud of myself and my results. Thank you to everyone who supported me, pushed me, and didn't believe in me
FITSPIRATION
[VIDEO] U.S. Marine Surprises Little Brother On His 12th Birthday  |  “I got to come home for a little weekend visit just for my little brother’s 12th birthday. He had no idea I was coming and was very surprised. I even got to take him airsofting for his first time the very next day, so he had a great weekend. Love you little bro!!!”  -Sam by kristin.small
kristin.small
kristin.small [VIDEO] U.S. Marine Surprises Little Brother On His 12th Birthday | “I got to come home for a little weekend visit just for my little brother’s 12th birthday. He had no idea I was coming and was very surprised. I even got to take him airsofting for his first time the very next day, so he had a great weekend. Love you little bro!!!” -Sam
Favorites
"Perhaps I should go home. Back to my own planet… But I can’t… I can’t…” -First Doctor, The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Eve  "I have a new destination. My journey is the same as yours, the same as anyone’s. It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last I know where I’m going, where I’ve always been going. Home… the long way round.”  -Eleventh Doctor, The Day of the Doctor by kelli
kelli
kelli "Perhaps I should go home. Back to my own planet… But I can’t… I can’t…” -First Doctor, The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Eve "I have a new destination. My journey is the same as yours, the same as anyone’s. It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last I know where I’m going, where I’ve always been going. Home… the long way round.” -Eleventh Doctor, The Day of the Doctor
Favorites
angled bob... I have been wanting to do this just above my shoulders for awhile now! I used to have it this short, but I haven't done it in a couple of years... I think it's time to do it again!! My hair is too long! Need something sassy :) by ddarragh9
ddarragh9
ddarragh9 angled bob... I have been wanting to do this just above my shoulders for awhile now! I used to have it this short, but I haven't done it in a couple of years... I think it's time to do it again!! My hair is too long! Need something sassy :)
Favorites
I have used this method with my own students for well over 5 years, and it has made all the difference. It's all about the color! Once students have been through this mini-unit, rounding to the tens is a snap. That sets students up for success for rounding to hundreds and thousands later on. $ by brandi
brandi
brandi I have used this method with my own students for well over 5 years, and it has made all the difference. It's all about the color! Once students have been through this mini-unit, rounding to the tens is a snap. That sets students up for success for rounding to hundreds and thousands later on. $
Favorites
Make 2014 a beautiful year with this whimsically conceived and astrologically inspired 12 month calendar. Each month s image is exclusively hand painted by a Free People artist and reprinted just for you. I think throughout the process of making the calendar I had thoughts about the new year being a new beginning for everyone born in every special month and that hopefully the new year will spark all our passions and dreams once again! -FP Artist By Free People $28.00 by Free People
Free People
Free People Make 2014 a beautiful year with this whimsically conceived and astrologically inspired 12 month calendar. Each month s image is exclusively hand painted by a Free People artist and reprinted just for you. I think throughout the process of making the calendar I had thoughts about the new year being a new beginning for everyone born in every special month and that hopefully the new year will spark all our passions and dreams once again! -FP Artist By Free People $28.00
Apparel & Accessories
Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chips- per the blogger: "1 bowl, 5  ingredients, 8 minutes in the oven…these cookies have revolutionized my life.  I am not kidding when I tell you they are every bit as good as the classic Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies that I’ve been making for years, except they contain absolutely no flour, and no butter.  And they take half the time." by DeeDeeBean
DeeDeeBean
DeeDeeBean Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chips- per the blogger: "1 bowl, 5 ingredients, 8 minutes in the oven…these cookies have revolutionized my life. I am not kidding when I tell you they are every bit as good as the classic Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies that I’ve been making for years, except they contain absolutely no flour, and no butter. And they take half the time."
Yummy
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor"  But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low  The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:  Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.  Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"  Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."  There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.  The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.  In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.  Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.  Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.  Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.  England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.  And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring by NoelleGarcia
NoelleGarcia
NoelleGarcia They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring
Favorites