Thursday’s Thoughts

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You won bragging rights, a spot on the WORLD FAMOUS BLOGROLL and a BookCharmer from www.BookCharming.com.  I will email you for your shipping address because I’m making a special one just for you and it’s a surprise.  Molly, if you would like to suggest a weekly meme question for next week, please do!

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If you could study a subject that you’ve never had the opportunity to learn, what would you choose?  This could be an academic class or the study of a specific skill or art.  Tell us your passion about it!

And, so you wonder to yourself… “What DO I Win?  This week’s winner receives:

  • A BookCharmer from www.BookCharming.com
  • You win a spot on the Thursday’s Thoughts World Famous Blog Roll! 
  • You become the author of the next week’s Question of the Week at Thursday’s Thoughts.  Yes, YOU can be the one to ask that question that you are just dying to know about your fellow bloggers.

What do you have to do to earn such enticing privileges?

  • Add a comment with your answer below (O.K. – 1 entry)
  • Write your answer in your blog (GREAT! – 2 entries)
  • Write your answer in your blog and include a picture (below) and tie-back to this MEME post (YOU TOTALLY ROCK! – 3 entries)
  • Additional Entry:  Subscribe to www.thursdaysthoughts.wordpress.com
  • Additional Entry:  YOU Twitter about this contest!

Post your answer before 7 PM P.S.T. on Thursday, March 19th and considered yourself ENTERED!

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winnerWe Have A Winner!

Becky

Here’s Becky’s Answer…

I remember being 5 years old and chasing the dog around the house. I jammed my knee into a nail sticking out of the wall, and I had to get stitches. I remember blood staining my sock, and that’s about it.. I must have blocked out the stitches part because it hurt so much! :( I also remember being little and a relative couldn’t come to my birthday party, and I commented that I didn’t want her there because she was fat; my mom really chewed me out. I learned about tact that day. I still feel bad. :( Thank you so much for offering this giveaway!

Oh, Becky….

For the rest of y’all, THANK YOU FOR ENTERING!  Here’s The Randomizer’s Results:

  1. Becky (eyes)
  2. Jennifer (LH)
  3. Sarah H.
  4. Suzanne D.
  5. Jason
  6. Gina S.
  7. Amber (sister)
  8. Kirsten (butter)
  9. Cynthia C.
  10. Sandy (Mrs. Mommy)
  11. Janelle (brimful)
  12. Valorie (Morbid)
  13. Shilo B
  14. S Burns
  15. Shannon B.
  16. Jennifer M.
  17. Lisa (retro)
  18. Valorie (Morbid)
  19. Ronnica
  20. Steve S.
  21. Donna R.
  22. Stacie V
  23. Lily K.
  24. Doreen
  25. Ed N.
  26. Andrea (so many)
  27. Jeanine P.
  28. Diane G.
  29. Candie L.
  30. Diane S.
  31. Tiffany (porch)
  32. Charlotte P.
  33. Kerry (ryan)
  34. S Burns
  35. Sherri B.
  36. Donna (faith)
  37. Susan V.
  38. Helen (coffee)
  39. Donna K.
  40. Beth S.
  41. Janelle (brimful)
  42. Ronnie F.
  43. Denise (lazy)
  44. Rita M.
  45. Roberts
  46. Kerry W.
  47. Jill L.
  48. Darlene
  49. Shirley
  50. Janice W.
  51. Erika L.
  52. Erin (bible)
  53. Christine (justice)
  54. Bev
  55. Tracey B.
  56. Krista (welcome)
  57. Jennifer (LH)
  58. Donna R.
  59. Dallan E.
  60. Andrea (so many)
  61. Janet C.
  62. Traci T.
  63. Brooke
  64. Angie O.
  65. Elizabeth R.
  66. Elisabeth V.
  67. Erika L.
  68. Janeh
  69. Tricia A.
  70. Sarah (pa)
  71. velocibadgergirl
  72. Betty C.
  73. Billie J.
  74. Colleen S.
  75. Sarah (fert)
  76. Chrysa
  77. Stephanie V.
  78. Ed V.E.
  79. Meg (L. Menagerie)
  80. Andrea (so many)
  81. Rhapsody in Books
  82. Penny (I love)
  83. Penny (I love)
  84. Amber (sister)
  85. Kenia B.
  86. Nise
  87. Debbie C.
  88. Dorothy L.
  89. Nycole
  90. Penny (I love)
  91. Veronica S.
  92. Janelle (brimful)
  93. Jennifer B.
  94. Noreen (silly)
  95. Amber (sister)
  96. Valorie (Morbid)
  97. Dan
  98. ikkinlala
  99. Donna (faith)
  100. Jeane (shoes)
  101. Lois
  102. Aniela R.
  103. Veronica G.
  104. Dru Mooney
  105. Kris
  106. Kaye
  107. Pamela B.
  108. Marilyn H.
  109. Pamela S.
  110. Penny (I love)
  111. Jennifer (LH)
  112. oona b
  113. RuthAnn
  114. S Burns
  115. Lena
  116. Victoria (16 mos)
  117. Jennifer (LH)
  118. Leann S.
  119. Darby L.
  120. Angela J.
  121. Slyvia B.
  122. Marcia S.
  123. Donna (faith)
  124. Cassie M.
  125. Sarah (fert)
  126. Janelle (brimful)
  127. sapokedak
  128. S Burns
  129. Erika L.
  130. Linda M.

Timestamp: 2009

memories-post1This Week’s Question Of The Week Comes From:

Jennifer 

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The Literate Housewife Review

What are your earliest childhood memories?  How old were you at the time? Why do you think those memories are what stayed?  How are those memories important to you?

Now, for your answer, bloggers! 

What’s in it for you?  Oh, I’m so glad you asked!  My favorite childhood memory book… I remember my teacher reading this aloud to us in class.  Great book… especially if you have children!

Where The Sidewalk Ends…

HardCover… 25th Anniversary Edition

With CD!

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AND… YOU WIN…

  • You win a spot on the Thursday’s Thoughts World Famous Blog Roll!  I mean, what could be better?  I know, I know.  Absolutely nothing!🙂
  • You become the author of the next week’s Question of the Week at Thursday’s Thoughts.  Yes, YOU can be the one to ask that question that you are just dying to know about your fellow bloggers.
  • Don’t you just LOVE my drama? 🙂

What do you have to do to earn such amazing, spell-bounding prizes?  Easy-Peasy:

  • Add a comment with your answer below (O.K. – 1 entry)
  • Write your answer in your blog (GREAT! – 2 entries)
  • Write your answer in your blog and include a picture (below) and tie-back to this MEME post (YOU TOTALLY ROCK! – 3 entries)
  • Additional Entry:  Visit Jennifer at The Literate Housewife  (click HERE)and leave her a comment (make sure you let me know for the entry)
  • Additional Entry:  Subscribe to www.ANovelMenagerie.com via your preferred method or Twitter

Post your answer before 7 PM P.S.T. on Thursday, March 5th and your GOLDEN!

 memories-small THANKS!

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grab-postThis Week’s Question Of The Week Comes From:

Serena

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Savvy Verse & Wit

Which author’s writing surprised you when you first read their work and what about it grabs you?

For me, this is a particularly hard question to answer because so many authors have grabbed me in the past year.  Off the cuff, I’d probably answer Lisa See.  I mean, have you read Snow Flower & The Secret Fan?  FANTASTIC!

Now, for your answer, bloggers! 

What’s in it for you?  Oh, I’m so glad you asked!

  • You win a spot on the Thursday’s Thoughts World Famous Blog Roll!  I mean, what could be better?  I know, I know.  Absolutely nothing!🙂
  • You become the author of the next week’s Question of the Week at Thursday’s Thoughts.  Yes, YOU can be the one to ask that question that you are just dying to know about your fellow bloggers.
  • Don’t you just LOVE my drama? 🙂

What do you have to do to earn such amazing, spell-bounding prizes?  Easy-Peasy:

  • Add a comment with your answer below (O.K.)
  • Write your answer in your blog (GREAT!)
  • Write your answer in your blog and include a picture (below) and tie-back to this MEME post (YOU TOTALLY ROCK!)

Post your answer before 7 PM P.S.T. on Thursday, February 26th and your GOLDEN!

Now, go “bugger off” (I just love that English phrase) and BLOG your answer!🙂

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THANKS!

 

winnerWe’ve Got A Winner!

Jennifer

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The Literate Housewife Review

I really, really love Jennifer’s blog.  She just underwent a major renovation to her site and I just love it (especially the kitty!).  Anyway, her answer is totally groovy.  Go and check it out!

Oh… Jennifer…. the baton has been passed.  It’s your turn to come up with the question for next week’s Thursday’s Thoughts!

Now… for the rest of you who didn’t blog your answer… TISK TISK TISK!  Mr. Bear is expecting more from you this week!  (Hee Hee)

ben-postFrom our lovely Valorie of Morbid Romantic, we have this week’s Thursday’s Thoughts Question of the Week…

What event in history or historical person do you feel had the greatest influence on the modern world and why?

The rules of entry are just oh so easy:

  • Leave a comment below with your intriguing and thought provoking answer.
  • Post about it on your blog.  That’s the best choice… really… it is.  You can put lots of pretty pictures on your answer. Leave a comment with your link.
  • Be a superstar and put one of the two pieces of amazing artwork (hee hee) below on your post with your answer.  We love that!
  • Have your answer in my 7pm P.S.T. on Thursday, February 19th.
  • Spread the word. 

What do YOU GET for this amazingly trudgerous activity?

Well…

  • You get added to the fabulous, amazing, world-renown… Thursday’s Thoughts BLOGROLL
  • You are the annoited one to choose the Question of the Week for the next week’s Thursday’s Thoughts. 

How groovy is that?

Once a month, the Thursday’s Thoughts MEME will have a giveway (book or otherwise) to accompany the MEME.  The other three weeks are just for the love of the MEME and the fun thought-provoking questions to write about. 

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Oh.. and for my entry… I’m going with good, ole’ Benji!  I mean electricity and libraries?  WOW!
 

Benjamin Franklin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 


In office
October 18, 1785 – December 1, 1788
Preceded by John Dickinson
Succeeded by Thomas Mifflin

In office
1765 – 1765
Preceded by Isaac Norris
Succeeded by Isaac Norris

In office
1778 – 1785
Appointed by Congress of the Confederation
Preceded by New office
Succeeded by Thomas Jefferson

In office
1782 – 1783
Appointed by Congress of the Confederation
Preceded by New office
Succeeded by Jonathan Russell

In office
1775 – 1776
Appointed by Continental Congress
Preceded by New office
Succeeded by Richard Bache

Born January 17, 1706(1706-01-17)
Boston, Massachusetts
Died April 17, 1790 (aged 84)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality United States
Political party None
Spouse Deborah Read
Children William Franklin
Francis Folger Franklin
Sarah Franklin Bache
Profession Scientist
Writer
Politician
Signature Benjamin Franklin's signature

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705]  – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass ‘armonica’. He formed both the first public lending library in America and first fire department in Pennsylvania. He was an early proponent of colonial unity and as a political writer and activist he supported the idea of an American nation[1] and as a diplomat during the American Revolution, he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence possible.

Franklin is credited as being foundational to the roots of American values and character, a marriage of the practical and democratic Puritan values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. In the words of Henry Steele Commager, “In Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat.”[2] To Walter Isaacson, this makes Franklin, “the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become.”[3]

Franklin became a newspaper editor, printer, and merchant in Philadelphia, becoming very wealthy, writing and publishing Poor Richard’s Almanack and the Pennsylvania Gazette. Franklin was interested in science and technology, and gained international renown for his famous experiments. He played a major role in establishing the University of Pennsylvania and Franklin & Marshall College and was elected the first president of the American Philosophical Society. Franklin became a national hero in America when he spearheaded the effort to have Parliament repeal the unpopular Stamp Act. An accomplished diplomat, he was widely admired among the French as American minister to Paris and was a major figure in the development of positive Franco-American relations. From 1775 to 1776, Franklin was Postmaster General under the Continental Congress and from 1785 to 1788 was President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania. Toward the end of his life, he became one of the most prominent abolitionists.

Franklin’s colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and status as one of America’s most influential Founding Fathers, has seen Franklin honored on coinage and money; warships; the names of many towns, counties, educational institutions, namesakes, and companies; and more than two centuries after his death, countless cultural references.