Archive for June 13th, 2014

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6.13.14 … We’ll have to wait until June 13, 2098, for the next one …

Honey moon, strawberry moon:

Honey moon!!

Tonight, get ready for a Honey Moon…

Starting at exactly 9:11 p.m., you can see the Honey Moon at its very fullest.

A champagne-colored full moon will appear in the sky, a celestial event that hasn’t happened in almost a century.

A “Honey Moon” is what the June full moon is called since it glows amber…And the last time it fell on a Friday the 13th was in 1919.

At this time of year, the moon is closest to the horizon, which makes it appear bigger, and it glows amber as the light reflects through the atmosphere.

We’ll have to wait until June 13, 2098, for the next one.

Source: Facebook

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Jun
14

6.12.14 … Happy birthday to my great great great grandmother, Agnes ….

Agnes Irvine Scott, Agnes Scott College, Flat Agnes”, kith/kin:  Happy birthday to my great-great-great-grandmother, Agnes Irvine Scott, born this day 1799 in Ireland to an impoverished family.  And this is “Flat Agnes” a fun alumni gimmick found in their Fall ’13 Alumni Magazine … She travels the world over.  Quite a beauty, don’t you think?

 

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The story of Agnes Irvine Scott and the college that bears her name is one of faith, courage and independence. The college’s late-19th century beginnings, rooted in the generosity, faith and progressive thinking of a small group of Presbyterians, very much reflect the values and ideals of Agnes Irvine, mother of one of the college’s original founders. Irvine was born to an impoverished family in 1799.

Agnes departed her homeland in 1816 at 17 with her twice-widowed mother, leaving behind her home in Newry. Buoyed by the works of Burns, Shakespeare and the Bible, and hoping for a better life with family members, she journeyed to Alexandria, Pennsylvania. There she married John Scott, a widower with five children. Together they had seven more children.

Agnes Irvine Scott lived long enough to see her family divided by the Civil War. One son, John Scott, became a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. Another, George Washington Scott, became a successful businessman in Florida and Georgia. He, along with the Rev. Frank Henry Gaines and a group of Presbyterian leaders, founded an institution of higher learning for women in Decatur, Georgia, in 1889.

via Agnes Scott College – About Agnes Irvine Scott.

And a little bit more about Agnes and her local descendants: Full text of “The Story of Agnes Irvine Scott, 1799-1877: A Family Memoir”,  Betty NOBLE Obituary: View Betty NOBLE’s Obituary by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 




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