Saturday, June 24, 2017

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3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend: #55


Quote of the day: 

It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited. -Lewis B. Smedes 



Credit: Jyll Justamond


Jyll Justamond, 40,  of Colorado, reunited with her father Al Annunziata, 63, for the very first time a week before father's day. After decades of speculation she finally tracked him down on Facbook on April 3 -on her 40th Birthday. Annunziata, from Cliffside Park, said when Justamond's mother got pregnant four decades ago she had told him that someone else was the father. He believed her but doubts still lingered in his mind. Justamond had only a first name to work with but was able to track him down eventually. After a paternity test proved he was the real father, Justamond traveled to meet with him a week before father's day.


Credit: BBC/Apex

A group of school boys at ICSA Academy in Exeter have worn skirts to class to protest harsh uniform rules that saw them being banned from wearing shorts in the hot weather. Coupled with a UK heatwave which recorded the hottest June day since 1976, with temperature of 34.5C (94F) -I guess they had little choice but to make their grievances known. In doing so, the boys borrowed skirts from female friends and their sisters to carry out the challenge, which saw them receive mass support on social media.



As seen on ArchDaily, House in the Woods

Architects: Alma-nac

Brief: New building with a simple and clean shape to retain the feel and character of client's former bungalow, while creating a contemporary home.

Theme: Extensive glazed openings, landscape garden
Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom



Peace. Love. Light* 


Current Listen: John Coltrane - Stellar Regions


43 comments:

  1. Interesting house and a good one for Australian weather.
    Heard about the boys wearing skirts because of the heat - they look like kilts in away.

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  2. That was a very special Father's Day.

    Good for the boys. I wonder what the reasoning was for outlawing shorts for the boys. They could offer a shorter version of the slacks during the heat.

    Nice house, full of light and air!

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  3. I saw the story about the lads in skirts in The Guardian. Some of them very comfortable and at home in a skirt.

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  4. Good for those boys! And what a beautiful house.

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  5. What an amazing story to find the real father through ..... Facebook ! Sometimes it seems to be useful ! I like the boy's Scottish look, I think they should be allowed to wear shorts when it is so hot ! They could get sick !

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  6. I see those young rebels protesting no-shorts are still wearing ties, which are pretty hot.

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  7. Wonderful stories! Yahoo to the young fellows wearing skirts! Silly they can't wear shorts.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Robin

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  8. A breath of fresh air to read a feel good story about the daughter finding her birth father. Good for the boys for standing up to stupid rules. Have an inspriring weekend.

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  9. I love the story about the boys and their skirts. Good for them. Having a husband who is adopted I understand and see up close the story of finding ones birth parents. That is so nice for them both!!

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  10. What a happy reunion!
    At first I thought the boys were wearing kilts... then I realized they were real skirts!! Good for them!
    : )

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  11. that story about that woman being reunited with her father is so touching.

    Those boys wearing skirt were really clever...that's a fun way to attract attention. I never understood why boys shouldn't wear shorts to school.

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  12. Hooray for the boys---it showed some daring but still good for them.
    Love the reuniting story.
    MB

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  13. I'm amused that they thought 94 degrees was that hot.

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  14. Wonderful stories. Reunion with dad must be so beautiful and heartwarming. Love the house, so elegant and chic.

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  15. Hi Blogoratti - heard about the skirts - brave lads - but brought them fame. Love the father and daughter reunion ... while that house looks beautiful ... cheers Hilary

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  16. Hurray for the boys who decided to stand up to the system. They should be allowed to wear uniformed shorts if they want to when it is so hot out. A beautiful story about the woman meeting her father. It reminds me of my dad when his daughter, from a previous relationship, found him. It was beautiful

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  17. Thank you for the inspiration and have a great weekend!


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  18. I saw that about the schoolboys in skirts on my news last night. More power to them!! Really, how is it any different from a kilt and think of how much cooler it is than long pants!

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  19. One of the school boys was sent home !
    His skirt was too short

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  20. Someone who stole from me (among many other Bad things) asked me to forgive him... told him that we no longer hold the theft against him ... but cannot bring ourself to "Forgive" him for his many past actions.... he became enraged ... ranting and cussing as well as pointing out any and all "flaws" that I have... he cannot take that we will Not Forgive... may could have ... had he not attacked me that one time.. Do Not need him in my life (we have enough "troubles") ... just one of several people ( in only a few days) to go off at Stacey... so will just sit here in my corner.... and glad that you like the "quotes" we used... Have a pleasant weekend...!!

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    1. Thank you for your many kind words and thank you for havein been Stacey's Fried...

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  21. I wouldn't have been able to pull off wearing a dress to school, no matter how hot is was. I don't have pretty legs.

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  22. I hope the boys' point was well taken and they will be allowed to wear shorts when it is so hot. I've seen similar stands being taken by delivery truck drivers and a man who wore shorts to an office job, was told to go home and change, and came back in his wife's dress! Creative, non-violent protest is a good thing!

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  23. A lovely house, I could live there very easily! I saw the news about the boys wearing skirts.... good for them, stand up for what you want. And 94 degrees, crikey, that's bloomin' 'ot for Britain.

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  24. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  25. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend!

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  26. I give those boys credit for standing up in a peaceful way 😀 Pants are awful in the heat. I guess they wondered why the girls got cooler skirts and not them. They look cute but I wonder did they get to wear shorts?

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  27. WoW, I like that home aRCiTeCTuRe, a subject that's really grabbed me since we started renovating our home nearly two years ago.... Thank you for visiting, have a wonderfilled weekend

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  28. The dress code for the boys at the school really did seem mad; clever idea from them to drum up publicity - I hope it worked for them! :)

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  29. The look at boys' faces is so confident and determined. They do deserve appreciation for what they did :)

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  30. So nice that those two were reunited. I wonder how those boys enjoyed wearing skirts. I hope they are now allowed to wear shorts.

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  31. I'm happy for the lady and her father reunited after 40 years! And it's the good part of social media :-) I read about the school boys somewhere else, too. I think wearing light for summer is practical and beneficial in many ways.

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  32. Yea! You go, boys! I've personally never ascribed to the whole 'females must maintain modesty so males can study' concept. If you are easily distracted by a random girl, you should work on your attentiveness.

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  33. Such a great post! A lot of thanks for sharing.

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  34. How awesome those boys came up with that idea. Good for them. Years ago boys wore short pants. I guess they've forgotten that.

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  35. Good for those little lads in Exeter, you can't start developing a social conscious too young.

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  36. I have been a member of Facebook a long time and still don't know how to do searches. The boys remind me of the 60's when women and girls had to fight the workplace dress codes not allowing us to wear slacks. That house is a beauty.

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  37. Enjoyed the first story about the woman finding her birth father.

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  38. I think these young guys have started an international movement. :-)

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