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They were invited to Liberty Street & Church Street, New York City on September 11, 2001.
But they were not invited to Liberty Street & Church Street, New York City on September 11, 2011.
Photograph by Gillie Peres, in the book “World Trade Center”, by Peter Skinner (2002).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CILIBlQ2D0Q The Ray Charles version of “America”.
Nice trailer for 1942’s “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, which we’ll watch this afternoon as we usually do on the 4th of July. I tried to post just the Yankee Doodle Dandy scene but embedding was disabled.
So, here’s the next best thing … the dance down the White House staircase at the end –
Here’s the George Washington silhouette that I promised last February. The above tracing is from the instruction page (last photo in this post) and enlarged to 200%. The nose is not quite right. If you prefer to trace your own, click on the instruction page to enlarge it, then click again on the magnifying glass.
It’s the closest I could find to the ones that we always cut out and used for crafts back in the early 60s when I was in elementary school at Mingo.
Go here for the Lincoln silhouette outline.
One additional note: an optional background is to print off the Declaration of Independence setting the darker/lighter button much lighter than normally for the font. For an antiqued look, use a tan piece of cardstock.
These pictures are all from Holiday Touches for the Country Home, Memories in the Making Series by Leisure Arts.
This is a short film about how our wounded are transported back to the United States.
Bagran Air Force Base in Afghanistan is where our son was posted 3 years ago.
I love the American military!
Mingo School didn’t provide regular art class for grades Kindergarten – 4th grade. However we did lots of in-class art projects and one of my favorite things were the Lincoln and Washington silhouettes we made every February.
I’ve searched the internet and can’t find the old patterns, but there is one in a craft book that I have. Although it’s not exactly the same pattern, it’s close.
This one has been traced out of the book, then copied to 200%.
Here are some simple directions.
1. Click on image once to enlarge. Print.
2. Cut outside shape with scissors. Use an exacto knife to cut out inner collar shape.
3. Trace onto black construction paper (or black scrapbook paper if you want it to last ).
4. Using a glue stick or similar product, affix construction paper to thin card stock or the shiny side of a cereal or cracker box (this is free chipboard).
5. Cut out, remembering to use an exacto knife for the collar.
6. Use a black stamp pad, marker or crayon to color edges (so the chipboard doesn’t show).
4. If you want the Gettysburg address for a background, copy and paste it from the previous post, using a script font. Print. Or you can use plain white paper, an old book page or anything else you like for the background.
5. Using a glue stick, affix Gettysburg Address to the shiny side of a cereal box and cut into a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ size (half of a regular sheet of typing paper).
6. Distress edges of script page with black or brown stamp pad.
7. Punch 2 holes at top of scripted shape. Run brown twine or black ribbon or any other type cording you prefer through holes and tie a knot on each side.
8. Glue black silhouette onto front.
9. If you like, you can stamp or print off:
10. Cut out, glue onto a small piece of black paper, and then glue under silhouette at bottom of page.
I’ll post George Washington’s silhouette on his birthday, February 22.
Sihouette was copied from Holiday Touches for the Country Home, 1990 Leisure Arts.
*Update: Go here for the George Washington silhouette.
This post is linked to Frugal Fridays @ Life as Mom.