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I hope everyone is getting something out of the dance. When I got al the video's on there yesterday, Grandma could not add anymore information. Which I felt just having furn with the video's might have taken most your day. I hope you are working on reports, essay's (those esay's will be the children's most accomplishment and hardest skill to handle in college if they have not utilized it enough in high school. It was very hard in High School for Grandma to write. When it came to college it was even that much harder. The hardest is staying on a certain topic of non-interest or developing one a person is interested in. I do hope you are doing some things in your jounals and having fun with the newspaper and yearbook. Those should really add to your home school and your heritage of the family. My high school wanted me to go into journalism and maybe I would have been better off. However, I would hae never wanted to miss not giving God's message to you and sharing what I have collected and learned through the years. I just wish I had been able to share more of it with my family and in some other ways also. It is so wonderful to have so many visitors coming. If you leave me a contact and tell you in person how much you being here means to me. Now I want to get down to business because Grandma has so much more to share. I know that you know by now to get your tasks and responsibilities taken care of and we know even as little excersize told us-it is important to talke time out to pray as we all know. I hope it is working for your home school to find that time.
Anyway in Exodus 23 God is tell the people how he has an angel ahead of them guarding them along the way. He said this angel will be going before them and getting rid of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites, and Jebusites. He told the people not to bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. He said the Israelites are to demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces. He said if you worship me, my blessings will be on your food and water. That he will take away all sickenesses.
In Exodus 24 God told MOses, Aaron, Nadab and Abihu and sevety othe elders to come up to the Lord, but only Moses was to approach the Lord, the others may not come near and the people were not to come. When Moses came to the people and told them all that the Lord God told him and what his laws were, The people said they would obey the Lord. Moses wrote everything down.
Early the next morning he built an altar to the Lord at the foot of the mountain. He set up twelve stone pillars representing the twelve tribes of Israel. He sent young Israelite men after young bulls to offer ast burnt offerings to the Lord. Moses put half the blood in bowls and springled the rest on the altar. Then he took the book of the Covenant and read it to the people, They agreed they would do everything God wanted and commanded. This Exodus 24:8 This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made. He also sprinkles some of this on the people saying, "This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words."  Moses was to go up to the Lord and the Lord was giving him the plates with the ten commandments on it. He was up there forty days and nights.
Grandma is not going to type any more of the Exodus to you. You must read it yourselves very deeply because it has some very detailed and important information for you. It is all facinating but nothing the chrches go into detail too strong about. Exodus 25 talks about the Offerings for the Tabernacle and The Ark. Faith Alive talks about the Ark to us in the "LIfe In Bible Times -The Ark of the Covenant" as "the most important object in the tabernacle. It was placed in the Most Holy Place and only once a year, on the Day of Atonement, did a priest go in and pour the blood of a sacrifice on the cover. The "atonement cover" of the ark was made of pur gold and had two cheruim on it, facing each other with their wings spread upward. According to Hebrews 9:f the ark held the two tablets of the law that God gave to Moses, a jar of manna and Aaron's rod that had budded.
Exodus 25 also tells about the Table that holds the Ark. It had plates and dishes of pure gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls for the pouring out of offerings. There was a bread of the Presence on the table to be before God at all times.
It tells of a beautiful Lambstand of pure gold to be shaped and sculptured just a certain way. I would love to see pictures drawn of all this. Then Exodus 26 tells about the Tabernacle. 27 goes in the Altar of Burnt Offering, The Courtyard, Oil for the Lampstand. 28 goes into the Garments the Priest will have. God said Aaron and his sons named will be his priests. The Ephod is described and the Breastpiece, the Robe of the ephod is described. The tunic and turban as well as the undergarments are also described.Grandma obtained pictures and was able to put them on the blog of the tabernacle. Be cautioned, she tried to make a copy of the Copywrite rules that came with the website. They do give the pictures free but they want you to understand that these are never to be sold or reproduced for that purpose without the consent of Elna M. Smith Foundation DBA, The Great Passion Play. The model shown however can be purchased through this telephone number: 1800-882-7529. Faith Alive explains about Aaron's garments in "Life in Bible Times-Israel's High Priest- Aaron, Moses' brother, was the first high priest. The high priest was had over all the other priests. He was in charge of the sacrifices in the tabernacle, either doing them himself or making sure they were properly dne. He was the only priest allowed to enter the Most holy Place in the tabernacle, and that was allowed only once each year on the Day of Atonement. The high priest was the one who found God's will with the use of Urim and Thummim." Exodus 29 talks of Consecrating the Priests; Faith Alive tells us in "Did You Know?-What does consecrate mean? To consecrate means to set something apart for God's special use. All the things in the tabernacle were to be used in the worship of God. The priests were consecrated because they were to lead Israel in worship." 29 also describes the system of the sacrifices, It describes certain part to be given to Aaron and his sons as part of the fellowship offerings. It says Aaron's sacred garments will belong to his descendants to be anointed and ordained in them. The son who succeeds him as priest and comes to the Tent of Meetin to minister in the Holy Place is to war them seven days. This chaper tells so much which is very interesting for reading and learning. Exodus 30 talks about the Altar of Incense; Faith Alive says in"Did You Know?- What is incense? Incense is similiar to perfume, but it is burne instead of being put on like perfume. Incense and perfume both smell sweet."
Atonement Money; Basin for Washing; Anointing Oil; Incense are talked about. In Exodus 31 Bezalel and Oholiab(having artistic skills for designing) were talked about along the The Sabbath. Then God sent Moses back down out of the mountain with the two tablets. He had been us there forty days and nights.
However, the people did not handle it well that Moses was so long. In Exodus 32 it describes how they became restless and built a Golden Calf to worship and they went crazy. God was very angry over it and was going to destroy them all. Moses calmed him down and told him not to destroy something he worked so hard to get this far with. Therefore, Moses went down to deal with them. As Faith Alive explains it in "let's Live It!-The First Commandment -"You shall have no other gods"(Excodus 20:3).
When Moses read God's commandments to the Israelites, they said, "we well do everything the Lord has said" (Exodus 24:7). But while Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the commandments in writing, the people below were breading the first one. They worshiped a golden calf.
Martin Luther says the first commandment means "we should fear, love, and trust in God above all things."
How long do we go without breaking this commandment? (Think of "gods" like money, fun, personal appearance.) Yet God does not destroy us because of our sins. Instead, he renews his love for us--as he did with Israel--because Jesus died for these sins."
As Moses comes out of the Mountain of talking with the Lord. He is very angry at what he sees and hears. He throws the tablets at them and breaks them. In telling Moses they are the Levites, he orders them to strap on their swords and go to war between themselves. Around 3 thousand were killed that day. The nex day he tells them they have commited a great sin and says he is going back into the mountain to talk to the Lord and see if he will make ammends.
In chaper 33 God is very upset and strikes them with a plague and says he will punish them when the time comes. He wants Moses to leave the area with his people. That he will send the angel before them. He said he will not go with them because he said me might be tempted to destroy them along the way.
When the people heard God's distressing word the began to mourn and no one put on any ornaments, they stripped off all their ornametns at Mount Horeb. Then it talks about The Tent of Meeting in which Moses goes to this tent and God comes in a cloud and talks to Moses at the entrance. Moses tells him he has not told him who to take with him and the Lord said he will go with him and give him rest. Faith Alive says in,"Word to Remember 33:14 My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.
Grandma wants you to read this next part to yourselves because it is so great.
In Exodus 34 it tells of God giving moses a new set of Tablets and he talks of many other little things. 34 also talks about the radiance that shows on Moses face from talking to God each time. Then in 35 It again talks about the Sabbath day and Materials for the Tabernacle. Faith Alive points out intalking about 35:2 "Did You Know?-What day is the Sabbath? Saturday, the seventh day of the week, is the Old Testament Sabbath. On this holy day the Israelites were not supposed to work but were to rest and think about the Lord. Many Christians keep Sunday as a special day, because Jesus was raised from the dead on a Sunday morning. The rest of Exodus was all about the building of the Tabernacle. Concerning 35:11 Faith Alive says "Did You Know?-What was the tabernacle?-The tabernacle was a tent church where the Israelites worshiped God. When it was time to build the tabernacle, everyone who was willing and who had skill was allowed to help." That is enough of this for tonight.
Grandma is skipping the dancing a couple more days because I feel you have enough to look at till monday at least. Be sure to do some Childrobotics.
Because we could not get past the video's yesterday, Grandma was unable to give you the birthday's for November 13. Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author who wrote Treasure Island was born in 1850. Book 1 suggest the children design a rhymed couplet---a two-line poem with rhyming words at the end of each line as Stevenson wrote in his book called "Happy Thought" as follows:
The world is so full of a number of things.
I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
Next Louis Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court justice was born in 1856.
Robert Fulton, American steamboat inventor was born in 1765 on November 14. Then the first impressionist Claude Monet, French painter was born in 1840. Book 1 said people were pretty scornful of Monet's work at first. They weren't used to his informal scenes, bright and sparkling colors, bold bush-strokes, and rough surfaces. His artistic movement took its name in his 1872 pointing Impression:Sunrise. He noticed the changes in light during the day, therefore he did his scene at different times of the day and under different weather conditions. The children are to go outdorrs to observe and sketch an object at different times. Or see if they can make differences in the light of a pointing or two of their own.
Now in 1900 Aaron Copland, American composer was born. Maybe you con find some of his music at the library.
Then in 1907 William Steig, children's author and illustrator was born. Book 1 says he was a nervous writer; for he did not start writing books untill he was 60. Two years later, he won the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. Not accustomed to being in the spotlight, he did not want to give   
a speach about his book. For your children to develope skills to speak to people and in public, offer awards for the best speach of say 1 day a week a speach. Then Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author who created Pippi Longstocking was also born on that day the same year. In 1908 Joseph McCarthy, U.S. senator was born. In 1930 Edward White, American astronaut who became the first man to walk in space.
in 1948 Charles, Prince of Wales(Charles Phillip Arthur George Windsor) was born. In 1966 Ronald Mc Donald, corporate mascot of McDonald's fast-food restaurants.
You could use Prince Charles to do some imitations with the puppets, paper dolls or doll clothes designing of different ages of time as prince and princesses; paintings, etc. Start some fairy tales, or such.
You could work with the astronaut birthday to learn some more about space.
I have some information dealing with McDonald's restaraunt for you. I read on line the other day that the fat problem at McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken and others has been solved. But they want to take Microwave popcorn off the market because of the transactive fat in it. The regular popcorn that we pop on the stove or in popcorn machines is ok. Just the Microwave popcorn is a problem. They are trying to ban all things not good for us.
The only event for today is that The First Paid Librarian, Louis Timothee, was hired by th Library Company of Philadelphia in 1732. Maybe some research on how much they are paid today is at hand.
Grandma will give you some recipe's on Soups today. These seem to be my specialty. Grandma learned many years one good way to make a soup taste good with the natural flavors is to cook the meat ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator overnight for the grease to form hard on top and be easy to skim off in the morning. I was also told it settles on top and can be skimmed right off. Grandma just is not sure if that does it as well. Just never put grease down the sink in any way shape of form. Always put it in a can, a skillet to cook with potatoes or something of the such.
The little colonial Book I have says, " A good hot soup or broth bubbling in the pot is ever welcome. It soothes the stomach and encourages it to receive more nourishment. It is satisfying for people who are hungry, as well as for those who are tired, worried, cross, in debt, in love, or in pain. Even a useless piece of meat can be used if you boil it, extract all its juices and serve a stimulating broth. People threatened with overweight should eat only plain broth. Actually soups are good for those loosing weight because it is nourishing food, has plenty of water, and is filling.
First take great care the pots or sauce-pans and covers be very clean and free from all grease and sand, and that they be well tinned, for fear of giving the broths and soups a brassy taste. If you have time to stew as softly as you can, it will both have a finer flavoour, and the meat will be tenderer. But then observe, when you make soups or broths for present use, if it is to be done softly, do not put much more water than you intend to have soup or broth: and if you have the convenience of an earthen pan or pipkin, set it on wood embers till it boils, then skim it, and put in your seasoning; cover it close, and set it on embers, so that it may do very softly for some time, and both the meat and broths will be delicious. You must observe in all broths and soups that one thing does not taste more than another: but that the taste be equal, and that it has a fine agreeable relish, according to what you design it for; and you must be sure, that all the greens and herbs you put in be cleaned, washed, and picked.
Ok now, upon cooking my meat either before or with it I try to put in as much fresh garlic as possible. It is suppose to be one of the healthiest items on the market to eat. I was able to keep my husbands blood pressure down for a long time with garlic broth daily. Do not put your salt in things till the last for it can harden them. Beans, lentils, etc. can be cooked with the meat. Be carefull in using onion, children usually hate too much. If you put onion in things don't do like all the recipe's, just add a little to flavor it as my mom has alsways done. My stomach has never done well with it and I asked her why hers never bothered me. She said because she only adds a little. If the recipe is a type that can take fried onions, Grandma can eat lots of those and not have a problem. once your meat is almost done then you can add your vegtables like carrots, potatoes, turnips, parsley, brocollie, kale ( which is suppose to be the pest green for you; by the way the greens, fruit , and chocolate are what is suppose to destroy bad cells like cancer. When you got your vegetables in then add the salt and pepper. Any meat that has fat on it should be braised first. Oh! and if you want certain herbs in it put them in first. Add noodles if you want them or rice.
Here is a recipe for Lobster Soop-
Boil a knuckle of veal to a jelly strain it off- and season it as you please, put to it the body & tails of 3 lobsters a pint of white wine-make balls of the claws finely beaten and the yolks of 2 eggs, nutmeg, pepper, and salt-boil them-and then fry them in butter and put them in ye soop.
Take a quart of green peas, put them to a quart of water, a bundle of dried mint, and a little salt. Let them poil till the peas are quite tender; then put in some beaten pepper, a piece of butter as big as a walnut, rolled in flour, stir it all together, and let it boil a few minutes; then add two quarts of milk; let it boil till the peas are quite tender; then put in together and let it boil a few minutes: then add two quarts of milk, let it boil a quarter of an hour, take out the mint, and serve it up.
Philadelphia Pepper Pot
Philadelphia Pepper Pot is the soup of our American Revolution. It was inprovised for General Washington's troops wintered at Valley Forge. With food scarce and the weather cruel, the story goes the General asked the cook to prepare something hot and filling for his hold, hungry troops. Having only some tripe, some peppercorns and scraps, the cook invented this soup that reportedly met with great approval.
Now that our scacities are over, many other ingredients are usually added, but tripe is always used, cut in small cubes and simmered with other vegetables.
In Philadelphia now, ...women go through the streets selling pepper pot, their approach announced with the call, "Peppery pot, smokin' hot!"
Place tripe, a veal shank, three quarts of water and salt in a large, heavy pot. Bring to boyle, then simmer and scum it. Boyle it softly two hours. Remove the meat from the broth and cut it from the bones and into chunks. Add a little onion, carrot, celery, green pepper, and parsley with meat and Irish potatoes to the broth. Cover close and bring to boyle, then simmer as necessary for all to be tender. Serve up to a good family of 12 if they eat not excessively.
This is much like the Mexican Menudo only the add the cooked ancho chilis put in a blender to it and usually use ox tails or beef bones if necessary. The tripe can be cut apart after  it is cooked. They also add hominy corn to it.
An Onion Soup call'd the King's soup
(Though the name of this soup is these days out of favor, it was most popular before the Revolution and is still a good soup. I have heard it is often on the menu at Mount Vernon.)
Slice 2 large onions, add a quart of milk, some mace blade, a large spoonful of butter, some salt and put it all in a pot. Bring it to a boil then cook slowly until the onions are very tender. Pick out the mace blades and discard. Beat an egg yolk in a small bowl and add a little of the hot soup, beating it. Pour the mixture back into the soup pot and cook a few minutes longer.
Now this would be Grandma's version. Fry the onions in butter add a little chicken broth or water, maybe a little corn starch or floor paste; salt and pepper. Some people might like milk though.
Grandma's mom said some used to even make an onion paste in water and put it on the chest like vicks.
Well soups for Granddma could go on a long while. You have a good day.

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