Monday, September 21, 2009

Dear Langston ~ Our Sons and Daugthers BRAVE

Established in 1897 as the Colored Agricultural and Normal University (CANU), Langston University was envisioned at least seven years earlier with the 1890 Second Morrill Act. It required states or territories with land grant colleges either to admit African Americans or to provide an alternate school for them in order to qualify for federal funds. In 1892 three citizens of the All-Black Town of Langston, including David J. Wallace, asked the Territorial Council to locate a college in the town. In 1897 Rep. William Gault introduced House Bill 151, creating the college and placing it at Langston in Logan County. By September 1898 teachers conducted the first classes at a Presbyterian Church and at Langston's public school, during the first building's construction. CANU lured Inman Page from the Lincoln Institute in Missouri to be the first president.

quoted from OH Historical Society/Currie Ballard

My LU. . . . . . My years of Sept 1971 - Dec 1974

From 1969 until 1979 the university had short-term leaders, including William Sims (1970 74), Thomas English (1975 77), and Samuel Tucker (1978). All had to deal with financial difficulties and turbulent politics, on and off campus. Stability again returned in 1979 when Ernest L. Holloway became the fourteenth president and guided the school into the twenty-first century. He had already served as interim president on two different occasions. In 1978 the State Regents for Higher Education assigned an urban mission to Langston, and the next year under Holloway the school opened extensions in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The university also gained the professional programs of nursing and physical therapy. In 1984 the American Institute for Goat Research (changed to E (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research in 1990) was established and cooperated with Ethiopa, Mexico, China, and the Phillippines. Another agricultural extension project involves aquaculture programs to provide information and technology for management and operation of fish farms and farm ponds. In 1989, after an appropriation from the Oklahoma Legislature, the college created the E. P. McCabe Honors Program. The school soon began offering master's degrees in education and rehabilitation counseling and a doctoral degree in physical therapy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Unfinished Business...... . . . .

I think I mentioned..... this is my design wall . . . . and I'm motivated to finish. The white bag hanging to the right.... are the folded fabric pieces for my cathedral window quilt.... still in the making...... but further along from Election Night November 2008! By the way.... November 2008 is "NO LIE" for the South Carolina Wilson shoutout!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

This is the detail of some dear person's (man or woman) who neatly stitched this satin block. The flower and butterfly are gorgeous... perfect!!!
This quilt started with one of several orphan big blocks I purchased from a garage sale several years ago... Kind of a crazy patch block measuring about 17inches -- I set it on point, green and maroon border. The green and pink coordinated.. it was a cotton fabric (cheap price) 3-4 yards I bought at Walmart 2-4 years ago.... Now... Walmart has all but done away with its fabric department in lieu of a larger electronic... big price tag division!

This is spread across the couch..... it measures pretty large. I'll write in the full dimensions shortly.... also I'll have to hang it outdoors for the full effect!

Unusual Pinkish, Green & Gray Quilt

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Finshed Another Quilt... Orange Plaid!!!

Thoughts Along the Way . . . . . . . . . . . 09-09-2009

I sat at McDonalds yesterday for a .50Cent cup of their deliciously strong black coffee (mind you the price of a Sr. Coffee just went from .25 cent!) I had to wait... I relaxed and looked at the small flowers still blooming and blowing in the wind..... My mind says "Daddy can no longer see the flowers. . . . nor will I be able to see them one of these days... I walk to the mall, and think that daddy once walked... then on a prosthesis.. and now no more." Mama walked up until the 09-30-2001 stroke.... I called it my own 9-11-2001 twin tower event!

It is the way of all mankind.... I have a writing I typed out I know 18-20 years ago...


.... To whom, then, will you compare me? that I should be like this?" Isaiah 40:25 God is the greatest, there is no other like Him.

Things and thoughts like this stay with me..... I turned around on NW 36th Street.... there is a beautifully well kept house that I see - seasonally! It blooms roses in the spring, canna's stand tall, the lawn is kept. Such a blessing for whoever lives there... and a blessing of God's beautiful earth. . . . there is no other like Him!

Friday, September 4, 2009

They Told Us: Lymphoma 8-31-2009

They Told Us:  Lymphoma 8-31-2009

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