Friday, April 29, 2011


I would like to tell you about a book I read about a Cherokee  man named Sequoyah .  He was born in Tennessee between 1760 and1765.  When he was fifty years old he wanted to capture the Cherokee people's voices in writing. So he began drawing thousands of symbols. He drew a symbol for each word. The other Cherokee people  thought he was crazy. They decided to to burn his cabin down because thats where he kept his symbols.  Sequoyah stopped drawing symbols it was just to hard to remember. Instead he drew letters to spell out the sounds of the langue. When Sequoyah taught his daughter a six year old to read his langue the other Cherokee people were inspired to read and write. All of the Cherokee people learned the langue quickly. In 1824 the Cherokee gave Sequoyah a medal. A kind missionary named Worcester helped Sequoyah  turn his into sturdy symbols that can be printed with lead type. I hope you enjoy this book.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


I have a Collie dog and would like to share a few facts about caring for them:

Collie - Rough

There are two types of Collie fur: smooth and rough - neither needs much work. Rough Collies need brushing once a week. This helps remove mats and loose hair.  A smooth Collie needs less grooming. You also need  to flea comb both types regularly.

Food and Water 
Dogs always need to be able to get fresh, clean water.  Puppies need to be fed a wet and dry food mixed together three to five times a day. An adult needs one to two cups of food. All dogs need bones to help there teeth.

Collies were originally breed for herding sheep and cattle so they like lots of exercise. Collies are very intelligent dogs that thrive for activities and chores. They need to be walked regularly or let outside.                                                          

You can adopt a collie from many different places. Here are a few of the places I know of in Texas, check your area and help give a dog a new home today.  Sometimes they even have cute little guys like these...

 DFW Collie Rescue

Houston Collie Rescue

Texas Collie Rescue

Lots of shelters and groups use to list their available animals

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    Mahatma Gandhi

    A report about Mahatma Gandhi

         Mahatma Gandhi was born in India in 1869 and died in 1948. When he was fifteen, he smoked and stole things. After he did this he was sorry and asked his father for a punishment.  But his father didn't punish him. Instead he forgave Gandhi.  Later in his life Gandhi went to England to study law Gandhi's family were of the Hindu religion.  They believe in a false god called Brahman.  Hindus think that part of Brahman is in everyone and is called Atman.  They also believe in reincarnation. When Gandhi returned from England he was thrown off a train because he was an Indian.  After that happened, he started a little town for Indians.  They made all the things they needed.  

    India has a lot of salt but India was ruled by England.  The British took all of India's salt and didn't let other people gather the salt, but the British sold it back to Indians at higher prices.  Gandhi led thousands of people in a march to the sea in India and each person took a handful of salt.  The police arrested Gandhi and they took him to jail but they let him out later.  He was awarded Time Magazine Man of the Year in January 1931, mainly for his Declaration of Indian Independence.  

    In 1948 he died, after being shot at a prayer meeting.  The assassin said he blamed Gandhi for the division of India.  Everyone did not feel this way, more than half a million people attended his funeral.  I would like to end with a quote by Gandhi, "What I did was a very simple thing, I declared that the British could not oder me around in my own country.''    

    This is a picture of Gandhi, with another quote, it says, 
    "There is no way to peace, peace is the way."

    I am a Baptist, but I feel that Gandhi did a lot of good things.
    I hope you enjoy my report.

    Sunday, April 17, 2011

    Ranch Rodeo

    A couple of weeks ago, my family and I went to a ranch rodeo that one our friends was in.  He entered wild cow milking, chalk branding, and calf roping and more. I enjoyed the calf penning the most. Calf penning is when a  herd of calf's with numbers on them are let in the arena. A team of four men on horseback have to get all of the calf's with the same numbers on them in the pen.The rodeo was at the Cowboy Church in Athens.   The people there were friendly. I would recommend you visit the many activities that this church sponsors.

                                              Sorry, I was looking through the gate.