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Swap-bot: ESG: My country fun facts 2.0


Hi folks! Today’s post is for a Swap-bot swap. This one is for the group Electronic Swaps, which, as you can imagine, a group dedicated to electronic (e-mail, pintrest, etc.) swaps. Today, I will be sharing five (at least) fun facts about my country. I happen to live in The United States of America (aka USA, US, or America, we suffer from an identity crises).

  1. We consider July 4th, 1776 to be Independence Day…however, the Deceleration of Independence was written on the first, and not actually signed by all the colonies until much later. The 4th of July was when it was accepted by the delegates (and the day we set off fireworks).
  2. The last state to join the Union was Hawaii in August of 1959, Alaska runs a close second in January of the same year (Puerto Rico occasionally votes on joining the Union, but it hasn’t happened yet)
  3. Delaware was the first state to sign the constitution (it’s on their license plates)
  4. The US is home to the first and second largest air forces in the world. The US Air force (of course) and the air force of the US Navy and Marines (the Navy’s Blue Angels are amazing and used to do flyovers at my school when I was growing up)
  5. Longest River in the US is the Mississippi, it pretty much cuts the country in half (almost, it doesn’t come from the Canadian boarder).
  6. It is entirely possible that 1 in 10 American’s are blood relatives to the original pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock (that’s just over 100 people…and I am related to at least one of them, I think actually 2).

I hope you enjoyed my fun facts!


52 Questions #2 Learning


For 2017, the LDS Church has published several different lists to help you start sharing stories of your life. I am partaking in that “challenge”. One post a week, every Sunday, for the whole year. The challenge and the prompts in their various forms can be found here.

Second question and it’s already a tough one, one to make you think.

Whit is something you taught yourself to do without help from anyone else?

I think that most of my life I’ve been blessed with wonderful teachers. Not just people with the title “teacher” but also those who are willing to take me under their wing and help me figure out what I’m going to do and how to do it. My mom taught me the basics of cooking, cleaning, and laundry (which always deserves its own category). My dad taught me how to chase away the monsters under the bed, and how to write out frustration and imagination onto paper. I even had a dear friend teach me how to drive. Things I didn’t know how to do were helped along by friends, family members, TV, and YouTube. I honestly don’t know if I can say there is one thing that I have done that has not been inspired or assisted by someone or something else. And I’m OK with that. Actually, I’m thrilled with that. To be surrounded by people, places, things, that can help me be a better person (see question 1) is, to me, better than going at it on my own.

You can find all of my questions and answers here