One evening at YM’s summer camp

One Young Men’s I was

At a campfire with all

Or most of our Wards

YM (Young Men), were sitting at a

Campfire having dessert, telling stories

and jokes to each other.

Then one of our YM

Leaders reminded us

That we had something special

to show to everyone on camp.

So we all gathered in our

groups to plan what we

Have to show.

My group had to do

with acting. We had

to trace form into something (with every member in our group.)

So we transformed from a

robot to a tank.

Another group had to with

a song. That group my

oldest brother was in. his

group did a song and

that was “Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom”.

So they gave us a

piece of paper with the

lyrics of this son, so

that everyone can sing and

be a part of the

camp group.

Another group also did a

Song and that was “12 days of Summer Camp”.

There was about 3 more groups

That I did not mention

And they did a skit

Just like the group that

I was in.

Man did we all have

fun that one evening at YM’s Camp.

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The story of Jack and Jill

One day early in the morning Jack and Jill’s parents sent them to get a bucket of milk, honey and water.

So off they went to the barn to milk the cow to get a bucket of milk.

After they milked the cow Jack tripped over the stool, but luckily Jill had the bucket of milk.

Jack got up and dust himself off, and off they went to the beehives.

They got their equipment on, and then smoked the bees.

After smoking the bees they collected the honey combs from the hive, and then putted the honey combs in a bucket and then took their equipment off, but Jack decided to take off his clothes too close to the hive’s and got stung in the hand.

All thought he got stung he had shrugged it off.

So off they went to the well, which was just on a hill a 16th of a mile from their house.

“Be careful when we go up and then down that hill, Jack. Because thou had tripped over the stool at the barn, and then got stung by a bee at the beehives.” Jill told Jack.

“Well who knows, thou might have the accident this time” replied Jack.

So Jack took his time, while Jill decided to run up the hill.j

After getting the pale of water, Jack warned Jill to not go too fast down the hill.

Jill ignored Jack, and tripped over a large stone, and Jill started to tumble down the hill.

Jack took the too buckets he had, and carefully went down the hill after Jill.

When Jack got to the bottom of the hill, he had found that Jill had bumped the back of her head.

Jack settled his buckets down and helped her to the house, and then he went back to get the buckets that he had left at the bottom of the hill.

Jack had learnt to take his time and be more cautious, and Jill to walk slower and proper downhill and no one got injured on the journeys following.

The Summarization of the Life Style of the Colonial Times

Cities & Government:

There were two main reasons why cities were established; the Harbor Towns were the towns were mostly/ mainly built for the ships that were or came to the shore; and the seat of government was like the capital city/ home of the government of the country / or state, for example: Washington DC is the State Capital of the USA (United States of America), but Olympia is the City Capital of Washington Territory.

One of the very first buildings that they built in very city, and is also one or the most important building in the City is a Church. The church was, is, a place where the religious people (the people who were religious) could find some peace, comfort, and rest of all their labors on the seventh day of the week (Sunday (the Sabbath Day)).

The streets in the cities where built in a grid like pattern. Unlike today, the streets ran in a line from north to south and east to west. Some cities had two city squares. A city square was a place where the people gather around to listen to the upcoming news or a message that a person might bring.

The markets were mostly near the harbors of the city. The markets back then were very similar to those in today. Each market would sell different things for different prices at the same or different qualities.

The largest city back then in the Revolutionary Wars was not New York (the city not the state), but it was a city called Philadelphia. Philadelphia was a Harbor City; it sent and collected tons of ships of all different shapes and sizes, and bringing all different things as cargo.

The government had two branches; the Governs Council was the upper house of the colonial legislature; the House of Burgesses was the first legislative assembly of elected representatives in North America.

Occupations:

The Barber in the colonial times was very much the same as in today’s Barber’s. They did not only cut and do the hairstyle of their client’s, but also did Bloodletting (putting leaches on their client’s). the Barber’s sing was and still is a cylinder with red and white swirl stripes, the Red representing the blood; the white the bandages. They thought it was right to do it, but we know better today that is it not right to do so, but leaches are still are used for Bloodletting for Medical purposes.

The Cabinetmaker made not only cabinets but also all furniture including cases for the clocks that the Clockmakers made. The Clockmakers made and repaired clocks. The Grocer made and then sold food what the farmers gave to them, in other words the Grocer/ Victualler was like the Grocery store.

The miller grinded corn and wheat and then gave it back to the farmer or person who gave it to the miller to grind. The Silversmith made all the silverware and then sold it. The Blacksmith not only made tools, horse shoes, nails, etc…, he was also the dentist (who just knocked out the aching teeth).

The Tailor made then sold clothes to those who could afford it. The Tanner made saddles, some leather clothes, mugs, buckets, and anything that had to do with leather.

The Cooper had an important job because they made barrels for the food and beverages to be stored in. The Cobbler made shoes that the people wore. Chandler made candles (candlesticks, and candle holders).

The Gunsmith made the guns. The Sailors sailed on ships from coast to coast, trading stuff for other stuff/ like a trader who trades in different countries. The Wigmaker made the wigs that some people wore.

The Apothecary made medicines from various minerals, plants, and herbs and sold them in their store. The Wheelwright made and repaired wheels on all vehicles and wagons. And the Printer printed the news, which when received by the people it was at least 3 days old. Those who could not afford getting food from the Grocer, or clothes from the Tailor, or anything leather from the Tanner, they had to make it themselves. And they had not left or right shoes back in the Colonial times.

Housing & Furniture:

In the colonial times there was no electricity, but there was pluming. And only the rich people’s houses had pluming. The other houses, unlike today’s houses had only one room called the Keeping room. They will do everything in that one room.

They had a kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, bathrooms, and sitting rooms all in one room/ no walls separating the different rooms. And they also had no staircases or in other words, no basement only the attic and the Keeping room.

The salt box was smaller than the Mansions the rich people had, but not much bigger than the regular house. The salt box had addition, connecting little house to it, for the big families who could have afforded that add on. Their houses where mostly made out of wood, but only the mansions were made out of brick or and stone, but that was soon available to the rest of the public.

Their beds had a wooden frame with ropes going across. Their mattresses were just like two bed sheets, one mouth inside the other and sewed together and then stuffed with straw or sometimes with feathers.

The children did house work like cleaning the house, pet care (for e.g. having chickens), doing the dishes, fetching water, shaking out the mattresses, doing laundry, and helping their father out. Their games were like chess or checkers, nine pins (bowling), jack and ball, hoop and stick, etc…

Everyone (including all adults, children, teens, and babies) ate fish, meat, eggs, bacon, wheat, corn, bread, squash, fruit, vegies, and corn meal. And they all drank cider, beer, milk, and water.

Babies were considered ages from ages 0-5, children and teens where from age 6 to whenever they finish school, and adults where when they were married, had a house of their own, or when they had finished their schooling or at least had a career or a job.

When a girl reached the proper age, her parents would give her a box called a “Hope Box”. The “Hope Box’s” purpose was for the girl to collect items for herself for when she moves out of the house/ or for when she gets married.

Girls were considered as an adult when she got married. While the boys were considered as an adult when he had finished his schooling, or had a career (or a job) or got married.

Some girls were already married by the age of 15 while some got married at the age of 23+. Some boys had finished their schooling, or had a career (a job), or married by the age 13, while some only finished their schooling, or had a career (a job), or married by the age of 20+.

When they were at the age of 6, they went to a school called a Dame school. After they had graduated Dame school, they moved on to another school like being an apprentice, or they went to college. The collages were in Yale, Princeton, Harvard, and William & Mary.

The considered Babies wore Puddings. The Pudding was like a giant pillow wrapped around the person who wore it. The Pudding was to reduce the many times of hurting themselves.