798. Choices…


Finlay and Nora decided to emigrate from England. They had six kids. Oklahoma seems to be a good spot…

In 1889, President Benjamin Harrison signed legislation which opened up the two million acres of the Unassigned Lands for settlement. Some of the settlers were called “Sooners” because they had already staked their land claims before the land was officially opened for settlement. Finlay and Nora were among them.

Their six kids all survived and prospered. Finlay and Nora had twenty-two grandchildren. Those twenty-two produced another eighty-seven. One of them became the President of the United States. She was regarded as one of the greatest Presidents in the history of the United States. In fact, they added her face to Mount Rushmore…

“Nah,” said Nora looking at the tourist brochure back in the 1880s, “let’s go to Australia instead.”

And they did.

32 thoughts on “798. Choices…

      1. Cynthia Jobin

        We know we belong to the land
        And the land we belong to is grand!
        And when we say
        Yeeow! Ayipioeeay!
        We’re only sayin’
        You’re doin’ fine, Oklahoma!
        Oklahoma O.K.
        L – A – H – O – M – A

  1. Sarah Angleton

    I would much rather go to Australia than Oklahoma. And if that meant I could prevent my grandchild from ever becoming President of the US then all the better. What a terrible job that must be!


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