The victorious general of the American War of Independence and first President of the United States retired from public life in , at the end of his second term, and withdrew to his estate at Mount Vernon in Virginia on the Potomac. He was only too happy to take up the life of a country squire in the company of his much-loved wife, Martha.
He arranged for the freeing of his slaves and the payment of life pensions to the elderly among them — the last of which would be made in , more than thirty years after his death — and devoted his time to running his estate and entertaining old friends. On the morning of December 12th, , Washington set off to ride over his plantation and inspect his farms.
The weather was treacherous and a cold north-easter brought snow, sleet, and rain.
The veteran of the Valley Forge winter was not deterred and rode for more than five hours before returning home with snow in his hair. He awoke next day with a sore throat and stayed indoors until late afternoon, when he went out to mark some trees he wanted felled. His throat was worse, but he brushed all concern aside and went off to bed. In the early hours he was feverish and at sunrise a doctor was sent for, while Washington was bled.
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A second doctor was summoned, and a third, and there were more bleedings, inhalations of hot water and vinegar, and doses of calomel and tartar, but the patient grew steadily weaker. Each of us will go off into our respective healthcare fields, equipped and ready to encounter people from all walks of life.
We are in a powerful position to positively impact the lives of so many individuals. So class of , I encourage you to continue to walk in "your purpose". Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Follow your passion, stay true to yourself and take action.
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Remember, "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Roshone Brooks and Victoria Morse are celebrating birthdays in August. We wish you a Happy Birthday. Thank you to Davette Derricks for volunteering to take care of the plants in the church vestibule and the candles in the Sanctuary. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Malachi Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee?
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Give information to Bessie Bradford. Share your news with your Church family. The Potluck receptions have been a huge success. The sport is much more organized in the U. In addition, Nwoye and Adetunji have packed on muscle in the weight room, coming into the season much bigger.
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Here, we run a lot of plays and settle down to find a way to score points. Brogdon said Yan, on the other hand, had great coaching in China and possesses some of the most gifted footwork for a kid his size. But weight and nutrition were a concern. When Yan arrived in , he weighed pounds and, even with his height, could not reach the rim. In almost 18 months since his arrival, Yan has lost pounds. While fundamentals were an issue for his counterparts, adjusting to the speed of the game in the U. American basketball is a little slow, but there are a lot of fast players that help me push myself to become a better player.
Nwoye and Adetunji have had no problem adjusting in the classroom — they boast 4.
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Yan, two years younger, has worked hard to improve a sub Being so far from home, the three have bonded through their hardships. Yan makes it home twice a year, but has always wanted to see his family during Christmas break, a time where basketball programs are entrenched in tournament season. While waiting for the set-up, they take on one another in post drills to see who has the most success.
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