Friday, April 25, 2008

Oklahoma History?

How do cows find their way home?

They follow the Milky Way!

Dlyn! Dlyn! A Milky Way will do the trick! It's creamy chocolate and Bessie will go for that!

Little Guy told me this joke this morning while waiting to leave for the bus. He has a Land Run today. Evidently Oklahoma fourth graders study their state history and culminate with a recreation of the 1907 land run. It's a great idea. I saw their covered wagons yesterday - little Radio Fliers covered with bed sheets in the most interesting prints. Little Guy's task today was to bring games for his "family" to play, so he raided the card box for a deck, also snagging the dominoes.

Doesn't he look ready to stake a claim?


Okay, see that little bit of wall behind him, between the bookshelves? That's the color of my living room walls, the color I look through to to see the dining room. The color I look to from the dining room. It's a reddish brown and I love it. Hard to match a purple. I may just have to go with a deep purple.

Heading out shortly to watch the Land Run. Be warned: I'm taking the camera. I WILL bore you stiff with photos later. Heh.

Until I write again ...

Flea

16 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

I. Can't. Wait. For. The. Pics.

Mayberry Magpie said...

I have always thought -- and not just cuz I'm an Okie -- that the land run is absolutely the most fascinating chapter in American history. Can you imagine packing up your family and rushing for a stake? Can you imagine FREE land? Can you imagine the variety of people who would show up for a land giveaway? It's what makes the history of our state so colorful, and its why we're a state of paradoxes now. I wish I could have particpated. I'm a pioneer woman, born 100 years too late.

LaskiGal said...

He reminds me of a young Indiana Jones!!!

OK. Walls covered with books! That is my kinda place!

Memaw's memories said...

He looks more like Indiana Jones than a land rush guy. Can't wait for the pics.

Post away.

Marguerite said...

Cool!

Wasn't there a picture somewhere of Great-Great Granny in the Land Run?

I hope he finds a good place to settle. :)

Marguerite said...

OH. And Mayberry, I would KILL for free land.

... well, not really, but land prices are RIDICULOUS around here. :/

Law Student Hot Mama said...

I'm still in favor of just tearing it down with a sledgehammer . . . if your kids have to watch you take a dump, so be it!

Asthmagirl said...

I'm a fool for re-enactments! Thrill me!

Lori said...

Go grab some acres, Little Guy!
I love that they are making history fun.

Karen Deborah said...

I worked my tail off on my kitchen walls today, whew,....
I like to ask the people at Sherwyn williams to help with colors. People who deal with apint all the time are good at ideas. A color you mightnot think would work just might!
cool hat!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love the land run ... cant wait to see pictures... and I still say if it makes you happy paint it !!! :)

noble pig said...

Stake a claim and Pan for gold...he looks right on course.

Melissa said...

Sounds like fun! Be sure to take lots of pics!

The Empty Nest said...

What a great way to learn about Oklahoma history!

Yes, Milky Ways will lure Bessie into the house.

I am waiting for a visitor from Tasmania to visit me. His name is Flat Tony. As soon as he comes, I will put him in my post.

Have fun with the land run. Maybe he can grab a little piece of California. heh heh

Tammy said...

He's the cutest little cowpoke I have ever seen.

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

I love this part of OK history. My Crumbs will be partaking next year!