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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

At White House Gear With President Bush.

Mrs. Happy Housewife with the President.

David with the President.

The 78th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee

June 1st and 2nd

Televised on ESPN - June 2nd 10-12 and 1-3:30

Of the 273 spellers this year, 34 are homeschoolers.

The Scripps website provides a lot of free spelling info.

The Consolidated Word List is a compilation of over 100 Scripps National Spelling Bee word lists dating as far back as 1950. It appears below in four sections totaling 794 pages. It is FREE. There are 23,413 unique words. Parts of speech, language origins, pronunciations, definitions, and sentences are provided for 10,139 (43%) of these words.

White House Gear

In Tampa, there is a cute little shop called White House Gear. There you can purchase Presidential memorabilia, White House souvenirs, and other patriotic gifts. My favorite is this Ronald Reagan doll.
President Reagan, a great talking collectible figurine is now available to order.
25 unique and authentic phrases by pressing the lapel pin.
Life-like features and details including Presidential boots.
Comes in a great gift or presentation box as shown.
Production limited to 10,000.
Size: 12 1/2 inches tall.

Yesterday, we visited the store and I stopped to play with the Reagan doll. As I pressed his lapel, he uttered a familiar quotation: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Imagine my delight as my nine year old daughter simultaneously spoke those words. It brought a tear to my eye. Yes, we raise good, little Republicans here.