Monday, June 30, 2008
Anyway, for the last few years I have been filing my tax return electronically. When you do this, you sign your return electronically too. (Don't ask, I have no idea how that works, except that you click on the indicated button and it's done.) So, last week I received a letter from the IRS. My first thought was "Oh, no! They want money!" What they wanted though was for me to fill out and sign a 8453-OL form; why? because I didn't fill it out and send it along with my original return, which as I said was filed electronically. Incase you were wondering, the 8453-OL is the form you fill out when you are signing your return electronically. Not wanting to be in trouble with the IRS, I filled out the form, put it in an envelope, addressed it, put a stamp on and mailed it off!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
In the meantime, did you know that it's the International Year of the Potato?? Here is our Gov Info exhibit...
and the potato we're growing. It's at least 2 feet tall now and has buds at the top.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
O Thou most glorious Lord! Make this little maidservant of Thine blessed and happy; cause her to be cherished at the threshold of Thy oneness, and let her drink deep from the cup of Thy love so that she may be filled with rapture and ecstasy and diffuse sweet-smelling fragrance. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful, and Thou art the All-Knowing, the All-Seeing.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Here are a few more daguerreotypes of girls (and yet the youngster on the left of the upper right photograph could be a boy). I like the expressions on their faces; particularly, the girl on the bottom. Girls can be a handful and I wonder if this was so with her?
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Above: Tawhiao Potatau Te Wherowhero, the Second c. 1885 and Pare Watene of Ngati Maru, c. 1878; both paintings by Gorrfried Lindauer.