papal pre-requisit for the Swiss Guard …

... being molto bello! Grazie mille, Gretchen. … [Read more...]

the perfect Swiss Guardsman…

... small enough to smuggle back with you in your luggage. … [Read more...]

A Thanksgiving Proclamation

Proclamation Establishing Thanksgiving DayOctober 3, 1863The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.In the … [Read more...]

can you tell difference…

... UPDATED 2/4/09: Amazingly enough no one correctly identified all 12 structures. Only three people got all but ONE right. The ones that seemed the most difficult to identify were numbers 1,3,6,11. If I had to declare a winner it would be the first individual who answered all but one correct. And that person was...RC!. He only missed number 7.Followed by cslord who missed number 1 and Rocky who only missed number 6. Your prizes are untold blogger fame and glory and bragging rights. Here's the … [Read more...]