You will never find a more wretched hive of ponies and buttercups.

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History often is interpreted not by what people said,  but what people thought someone had said.   There are numerous examples of Famous quotes from famous people who have since gone on record as denying that they ever said such such a thing.  

The phrase above, however, is a direct quotation from the poet whose work was attached both physically and symbolically to The Statue of Liberty   In many ways,  her words have become as famous as the landmark itself.     

I am posting this particular stanza as a way of pointing out that the poet was not misquoted and her phrasing was not edited.   She  wrote huddled, and meant huddled.   She wrote wretched, and meant wretched.    At the time the poem was written and due to the politics of the time,  she certainly could have been forgiven for writing a more pleasant and less honest description of…

Focusing on the exciting wasn't always easy for her, but she did it for so long that it became almost second nature, something that left many of us around the station in awe.

While other people might have spent their time learning to dance, or working out, or on various crafts, it seemed she spent her time trying to find excitement in every situation she happened to be in. We would come in on a gray Monday morning, sit around the conference room, dreading the coming week, and she would…

As the name implies, a stirrup hoe has a head that resembles a stirrup. Ideally made out of spring steel the head has two working edges which pivot by several degrees upon a closed hinge. This hoe is a long handled tool which is primarily used to hoe along and in between established rows of vegetables. Heads of varying width are available.

Unlike other hoes which working edges are applied roughly perpendicular to the soil, the stirrup hoe’s working edges are more or less parallel to…

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