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Living History – A 9/11 Remembrance

Published September 13, 2018 by lynn k scott

As a native New Yorker, I take September 11th very seriously.  Not only was our country attacked, but my home state was attacked.  My daughter is on the cusp of being a teenager (just a few months from now).  This year, I exposed her to what 9/11 really means.

I did my personal remembrance at work.  I posted my favorite songs, shared stories, said more prayers and felt blessed.  I had friends share their memories of the day.  I printed out pictures for the project I would have my daughter complete for her history lesson.

Out of my five children, she wasn’t born when 9/11 took place.  For her, it was a history lesson.  For me, and many others, it was the day the world stood still as we watched in horror as our country was attacked.

When I got home, we opened the laptop, I had her read the memories of family and my friends.  She saw pictures.  Her mouth was opened and she covered her mouth with her hand.  She was being exposed to what evil looked like.  She was exposed to death and terrorism.  Yet, she was also exposed to heroes.  She was exposed to the faith, kindness, love of strangers and to patriotism.

She saw her mother lose composure.  A tear escaped when we were watching images put to Alan Jackson’s, “Where We You When The World Stopped Turning”.  She saw me, got up, gave me a hug and we watched the rest of the video.  She shed a few tears.  It was emotional.  However, my reality was her history.  I, and others, are living history.  I believe it’s important to impart our knowledge with the the next and future generations.

With a few projects under her belt, we brainstormed how to complete her project.  She cut out paper, wrote bits and pieces of what she took away from her “lesson”.  She arranged, glued and taped her project into existence.  I am proud of her work.  I am honored to share such an important day with her.

I am blessed to be able to home educate.  Knowledge doesn’t always have to come from books.  Use the resources around you to live, learn and thrive.

WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

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June 16th

Published June 16, 2015 by lynn k scott

Today is a day of remembrance (for me anyway)

1) 3 years ago today was Father’s Day. It was the day we had Kathi’s funeral.

2) 22 years ago today, my neighbor (he was my age) was killed because a truck didn’t see his motorcycle. It happened to be my 3rd wedding anniversary. He was the closest person I had to a brother.  As he died at 21 years old, he would become one of my sons namesakes.  R.I.P. Brian.

3) 25 years ago, I didn’t realize I was marrying Satan’s spawn (1st marriage). I wish hell would reclaim its heir and leave me the hell alone!  (If you knew my story, you’d understand this one better).

Picture This

Published March 13, 2015 by lynn k scott

I’ve never been a fan of having my picture taken.  I actually despised it at one point.  It wasn’t until almost two years ago, when I responsible for planning my mother’s funeral and we were trying to find pictures of her, that I realized, I was becoming my mother.  I was leaving no trace of my existence because I was worried I looked fat or the camera didn’t add just 10 lbs but more like 40 lbs in its rendition of me.

After that, I promised, I would begin taking more pictures of myself, having them printed and keeping them accessible.  I would allow my picture to be taken by others.  I would be ok with it.  I admit, I’ve had a drink or four over that decision, but I’ve steadily grown to accept the fact that it’s ok.

I didn’t say I wouldn’t take 15 selfies to get one acceptable shot, but I’m a work in progress.  I can say that, honestly, because I know me.  Others who know me, would agree.  I want my children and friends to have something to remember me by.  I see pictures of before I dropped 40 lbs in one year.  No wonder I get surprised reactions from those who haven’t seen me in quite awhile.  I literally shed four 10-lb bags of potatoes off my body.

I won’t promise I won’t delete this post somewhere down the line, but I was doing a comparison picture today and I found this one that I really do like.  Heck, I even took it, which makes it even better.  I captured “me”.  So enjoy a rare glimpse of me. Future followers of my blog may not get this opportunity.

Life is too precious and too short to not be accepting of yourself.  Learn to live for now, because tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone.  Life made sure I was well aware of that fact.  Without further adieu….

me

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