Thursday, May 1, 2008

Wax Museum

Paige was part of her class wax museum. They all meet in the school gym and when you push on a button the student would give a little speech telling you who they were. She learned much from this experience. She was hesitant to take her gun, because it is a weapon and that is breaking school rules. She is very aware of the school rules, unlike the 4 Nixon boys and that includes Todd. The boys at school did think that it was pretty cool that she had her very own BB gun. Today, she had her recorder concert. The kids could earn Karate belt colors for passing off different levels of songs. She has her black belt. She passed Miles, Jeremy, and Tyler and knew more than just "Hot Cross Buns". On Saturday, she is dancing in a competition at Lagoon. I will try to bring a camera, since I did forget it for the concert. I always do lose "Mother of the Year Award" soon after January 1st. We will not be spending the day on rides. We are hustling home to go to the bridal shower for Kandice.

Oh happy day, only 35 days until we have joint

custody with someone else with that sweet Tyler. We love that girl.

The other little gal sitting on a desk at the Wax Museum is Ashlee Thornock. She is a little friend of Paige.

Ellen Watson, dubbed by Wyoming newspapers in the late 1880’s, as “Cattle Kate,” was long thought of as an outlaw. Watson, and her boyfriend (or husband,) Jim Averell were hanged by vigilantes near the Sweetwater River in Wyoming on July 20, 1889, for the accused crime of cattle rustling. However, since their deaths, historians have theorized that their murders were unjustified, perpetrated by powerful land and cattle barons of the time. This was just one of the many actions taken by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association who controlled the cattle industry in Wyoming and was trying to run off the small cattle owners.
Though the six men who hanged the pair were charged with murder, key witnesses began to mysteriously die or disappear and all of them were acquitted. Both Averell and "Cattle Kate" were "tried" in the press, which was owned or influenced by the cattle barons, and branded as "outlaws."

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