Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.
#no one will do these but I have no one else to tag
I got tagged by girlwiththecake
Copy the questions, answer them, and then tag ten people (or however many you want)
nickname: Katie or Kate.
birthday: June 26
sexuality: for the most part straight but i don’t know, samira wiley from oitnb 😍
time and date where you are: 9:11pm, August 28
average hours of sleep a night: mmmm three on a bad night. Probably around 7 but I love to get 12!! my anemia makes me sleep more.
last thing you googled: amazon
most used phrase(s): “honestly”
last thing you said to a family member: “I was talking to the dog”
place that makes me happy and why: Disneyland cause I spent my middle school years there with cool people.
how many blankets do you sleep with? During summer one. During winter, three.
favorite beverage(s): Shirley temple, green veggie juice, coke zero
last movie you saw in theaters: The purge 2
what can you not live without: my parents and caffeine .
what do you plan on learning: I’m currently working on pre nursing shit but honestly I want to learn to speak as many languages as possible. That’s my true passion
piece of advice to your followers: Remember to always keep an open mind and keep in mind, you don’t know what someone is going through so don’t judge anyone. .
other blogs you have: none
I tag caliborncatlady , witchkriege and sebbycakes
Kind of like lava lamps but better! These jellyfish are real. They have died of natural causes, been harvested by these lamp makers, frozen in liquid nitrogen and encased in crystalline epoxy. They glow in the dark, due to the jellyfishes’ natural bioluminescence.
it is my duty to reblog everything involving bioluminescence
O o O OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH MY JELLYFISH LOVING INSTINCTS TELL ME TO BUY 10 OF THESES TO PUT ALL OVER MY ROOM! GIMME!!!
"If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also"
#Jesus is the man
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
So Jesus is advocating a nonviolent psychological warfare tactic exploiting social norms re: dominance & perceived superiority.
I like Jesus an awful lot.