Monday, September 1, 2014

Sisters

Me- Sisters, wow! When I was little, I really wanted a sister. When my mom was pregnant, I insisted the baby was going to be a girl. Just to annoy me, my brother kept saying that the baby could be a boy. However, I just knew she was going to be a girl. Call it women's intuition. When, my sister was born I was happy. My brother and I used to argue over who got to help take care of her. When she got older in some ways we were closer and in other ways we were less so. We watch our favorite shows together.  We both love How I Met Your Mother. My sister and I used to share a room when we were younger. Now, we don't. It is a good that we don't share a room anymore. We would probably yell at each other more and not want to be around each other as much if we still shared a room. Sometimes, my sister and I have fun together. Sometimes, we don't get along. I think she can be bossy. She thinks I can be bossy. We both like to get our way. We are both stubborn. Some people think my sister and I look alike. I don't think we look alike at all. The only people I even allow to tease my sister are me, my brother and my one older cousin. If anybody else is mean to her, they have to deal with me. My sister and I may not always like each other but deep down we always love each other.

Mom- My sister and I are 6 years apart. I was in kindergarten when she was born.  I was really excited to have a sister.  I was never jealous of her. When we were young we were close, and we used to play together a lot. People always said I was so lucky to have a sister and that when I got older I would appreciate it more. I couldn't imagine it though because we got along pretty well when we were young, and I felt close to her. As we got older, we kind of drifted apart. My sister went through a period when she never really seemed to want to be around family only friends. I went to college although I went to college in the same state we lived in. Then, she went to college out of state. When she graduated, she eventually moved to a different state than me although we were just one state apart and I still saw her. We got along better than we did when she was in high school. We saw each other at family gatherings and e-mailed and talked on the phone occasionally. We were never really as close as we were when we were little again though. We never had one of those close sister relationships like some people do. I mean I get along with my sister, and I love her, and I think she feels the same. We would be there for each other if we ever needed each other. There definitely have been times in my life when my sister has been there for me. However, we have don't have one of those really close sister relationships where we are each other's best friends or we tell each other everything or we talk all the time or anything.

And that's our view. What do you think is the best thing about having or not having a sibling?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Friday, August 29, 2014

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Funny Friday - Get It For Me

 Me-

When my sister was 1 and didn't really talk much yet, one day my brother was lying on the couch and he told her to go get his shoes and she very clearly replied. "Get up!"
 Mom -

I asked Aurella if she could see if my water was in the refrigerator, so she went up to the refrigerator opened the door and looked inside. "Yeah, it's there." she said shutting the door again.

We welcome you to share your funny stories with us. Tune in Monday for another Talking Topic.


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell

Me- Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, wow! Independence Hall is a very historic place. We went on a tour there. It was a really short tour. It was pretty interesting though. I hadn't really learned that much about the Revolutionary period in school yet. I heard that next year we will be studying mostly American History, however. It's too bad I won't remember anything I learned at Independence Hall by then. The Liberty Bell is so cool close up!  It is both bigger and smaller than I imagined it would be.  I can't really explain what I mean by that. There were also exhibits about the Liberty Bell in the same location. The exhibits were interesting, but at that point of the day I was kind of hungry so I went through them really quickly. I would like to go back there some day and look at them more carefully. The crack in the Liberty Bell was a lot smaller than I thought it would be. The bell itself looked different than I thought it would too. It looked kind of dirty. Also, I thought it would be outside and not in a building.  I wish I could have stuck my head in the Liberty Bell that would have been cool. I wanted to at least touch it. I couldn't because there were a lot of people, and I couldn't get close enough. Besides, they have it all blocked off so you can't get that close. I am glad I saw it though.
Mom- Philadelphia is truly the birthplace of America. Independence Hall is the Center of that. When you look at it as just a building, it doesn't seem all that impressive. There are a lot of places all over the world and even in this country alone that are much more beautiful to the eye, However, when you think about what this building stands for, it is more impressive and important than all of the most beautiful places in the world. The ideas that were generated here about freedom and independence are even more important now than they have ever been in light of the state of the world today. I like the feeling of being able to stand where our forefathers stood. I think if they could see this country now in some ways they would be proud in others not so much. The world and this country are so different now than it was then in both good ways and bad. The Liberty Bell makes me think about how far this country has come and ways that it has changed even more so. It is probably the most well known and important symbol of our country besides the Statute of Liberty. It is fitting that the two of the most important national symbols both have to do with liberty. That is one of the most important reasons why this country was formed because as it says in the Declaration of Independence "All Men are created equal". So many problems in the world are created by people not believing in this ideal. People want to believe they are better than other people or want to believe they are more important than other people, or just plain want to have power over other people and control them or even want to believe that other people don't have the right to exist. I am not even sure are forefathers completely lived up to the ideals upon which this country was based. I mean a lot of them had slaves. Having slaves, is certainly not treating all people as equal. I guess nobody is really a completely good caring person who treats everybody else as a complete equal and respects everybody else's rights all the time. However, seeing the Liberty Bell makes want to try to do so as much as possible. Besides, in this day and age when so many people just want to trample over other people's rights or don't even believe certain other people have a right to exist or want to wipe out whole groups of people that they don't even know for some alleged cause it is even more important to try to hold true to these ideals.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Liberty Bell

What: The Liberty Bell

Where: 525 Market Street
            Philadelphia, PA

Who: All ages
Our view: The Liberty Bell is currently located in what is known as Liberty Bell Center. There is also a video presentation and exhibits related to the Liberty Bell located in the same building. However, you can easily bypass the exhibits and go right to the bell if you prefer. We would definitely recommend doing that if you are traveling with young children or people who get bored easily. Otherwise, the exhibits are interesting. The Liberty Bell is open year round from 9:00 to 5:00, and you will have to go through security to get in the building. You can actually see the Liberty Bell even if you are not actually inside the building. However, it is our opinion that is not the same as being able to go right up to it or at least as close as you can get to it. You cannot go right up to it or touch it as it is roped off. Tickets are not required for entrance to Liberty Bell Center. However, you may have to wait outside in a long line so we would recommend going as early in the day as possible since the later it gets in the day the longer the line gets. For more information about the Liberty Bell and Liberty Bell Center go to http://www.nps.gov/inde/liberty-bell-center.htm.

And that's our view. Tune in to tomorrow's Talking Topics post for more about the Liberty Bell.
 
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