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Hello! Welcome to the Stricklen's blog. We hope to keep our family and friends up to date with what is going on with our family. You will find a variety of experiences posted here -- you may find pictures of the never ending project of building our house, Callie helping William with his first steps, Mary studying a rare insect species, or perhaps you may be terribly bored with Molly's numerous fruit trees, berries, vegetables and rare plant pictures! Who knows what we may find Chris and CJ doing -- probably something having to do with a tractor or machine of sorts. Abby and Margaret will keep us entertained with costumes from other lands or a fairy story. Whatever we post, we trust it will lift your spirits and bring honor and glory to our Lord!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bartow T.E.A. Party!

"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

2 Chronicles 7:14
Capitalism NOT Socialism!!!!!
Didn't people have such a lovely way of speaking back then?:)
Lots of girls!
"Hey, this is fun, isn't it!"
Deeda contemplating:)
Deeda and Mary P.:)
FBI Agents????
They DO work for us, and we SHOULD fire them!
Sam passing out flags
Taking a break!
Callie and Rachel
(Well, some are conversing, anyhow:)
It was HOT:)
Something must have been funny:)
Mr. Pollock spoke
Mrs. Stokes:)
Something was very interesting:)
Mrs. Tanner protesting!
Sweet girls:)
"WOW, I'm hot!" "Some water would be awfully nice......."
"Hmmm.....This looks like water!"
"Hey, you get out of there or you'll fall!"
"Awww...I was havin so much fun!"
The Three Amigos:)
We played a few patriotic songs.
Our lovely courthouse:)
Thank Y'all for looking! May our gracious Lord preserve this nation!
Posted by Mary Noelle


Bonnie said...

Excellent post, Mary! Thank God for those willing to spend the time and energy to make their voices heard! Time to wake the sleeping giant -- God's people!

Beautiful pictures, y'all.


Anonymous said...

Hello Strickland Family,
Thank you for writing on Lauren's Blog. It is so nice to hear from you and see your blog. We were so glad to be a part of our T.E.A. Party too! I am so glad that you found Lauren. Maybe we will still make it over to Bartow to visit all of you and the Bok Tower. If you are headed this way to the beach please let us know. It would be fun to get together.
Mrs. Hope

Anonymous said...

PS Wish we would have thought to wear our colonial costumes from Jamestown.
Mrs. Hope

Whiddon Family said...

Oh y'all were so smart to wear y'all's costumes! We didn't even make up protesting signs... :-(
Alot of people thought up some really good ones!!! ;-)
Thanks for the post!


The Dischers said...

That was such a great post, Mary! It was good to see others who are concerned about our country and the direction it's heading.

The pictures of Wills by the fountain were sure cute, so were the captions :)

Jordan did a great job speaking (so did Mr. Pollock). It was wonderful to see a young man unafraid to stand up and speak the truth about our nation needing to return to our godly heritage.

The Dischers

The Miller Family said...

That was a great post, Mary. And the pictures were nice, too. I second Aunt Beth, the ones of William at the fountain were darling!

Those were some great signs.
I hope the politicians were paying attention to their constituents!

Aunt Katie

The Pollock Family said...

Great post and a great day. Very moving to see so many trying to make a difference and who are willing to stand for what's right.

Always enjoy your posts,
Mrs. P