Youth Homeschoolers Epistle June Edition!
Date: 6/5/00 11:20:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Welcome one and all to the
June edition of
The Youth Homeschooler's Epistle!

"In cases of major discrepancy, it's always reality that's got it wrong....reality is frequently inaccurate."

I am your host, Savannah, along with my partner in crime, Joy. I hope you all are having a wonderful summer! I am schooling this summer (include: sarcastic excited voice here) But I also have so cool trips planned. Two trips to Florida, and on to Minneapolis. What are you guys doing this summer?
Anyway, so here is the June edition of the Epistle. Its chock full of funny stories, movie reviews, jokes, links. . .all kinds of goodies. . . so please enjoy. If you want to see something changed about the Epistle respond to me, ( or to Joy ( We also need your help with the movie reviews, so if you've seen any good movies lately and you want to comment, let one of us know!

And now, on with the show. . . . .

How was everybody's weekend? Good?? Cool. Glad to hear it. Bad? I'm sorry....
Mine was record breakingly great. A "company trip" to Six Flags, first roller coaster ride and all that, sunburn, major life changing decision or so, first U-turn (I'm REALLY sorry about that, guys!!) finding our way home late at night from Six Flags-ville, first encounder with a real, live interstate...yeah, all in all, Sunday was a good day.
And not only that--school's almost out! Good old Iowa Basics tomorrow and Wednesday, and that's it.

Well this is the sibling appreciation thing. I just have older sister. My best friend. I realize this afresh, every night we spend talking into the wee hours of the morning. Every afternoon we have a water fight in a swelteringly hot parking lot, every time I take a dare, every evening a work schedule doesn't work, every time we get a "crossed wire" and somehow read each other's minds, and yet again, every time we're asked "Are you two twins?"
Well kiddo, I probably wouldn't have survived the past few years without you. You're the coolest person I know, point blank and period.
Oh by the way....did you take the videos back?

Okay, sibling appreciatiom. . .hmmm do I have to respond? lol, just kidding! I have five brothers. . .yes, I said five, you can close your mouths now. The oldest is 22 the youngest 6. I love my brothers. . .I really do. . .(especially because I live with only one!) but I realize now that I'm older just how much they mean to me. I love spending time with them, playing games, and having someone to punch, just because you feel like it.
Ricky, T.J., Murdoch, Grant, Austin. . .I love you!

Movie Reviews
by: Savannah and Joy

Mission Impossible 2-Rated PG-13

Well my thoughts on this movie can be summed up in three words: OH MY GOSH! I really enjoyed this movie! How much? I went to see it Thursday and again on Saturday. This movie is action packed, and is easier to understand than the first Mission Impossible movie, though you still have to pay close attention! Great special effects as well. All in all, THE movie of the summer, a definate must-see!
Savannah's Rating: * * * * * (out of 5)

All I can say is: "Wow!" This is such an amazing movie! The plot's ok, the acting is great, the dialog is pretty good, and the stunts are AWESOME!! This you just have to see. One thing I liked about it (besides the amazing stunts) was that with the romance stuff, it wasn't a James Bond type girl-of-the-day thing.
joy's rating: awesome

Where the Heart Is- Rated PG-13

If you want to see a feel good movie this summer, I definatly recommend, "Where the Heart Is". Though it does have its "angsty" moment. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry. Though guys, "Where the Heart Is" is most certainly a "chick flic" so ladies this is a movie to see with your girlfriends! I also recommend reading the book by Billie Letts, before going to see the movie. They follow so closely its scary.
Savannah's Rating: * * * 1/2

This is a sweet movie. A little anti-guy, but not too bad. I laughed, I cried, I thought it was pretty cool.
joy's rating: good

The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas PG

I was so excited about going to see this movie when I saw the previews, and I was quite disappoited. It certainly doesn't live up to the first movie, and the amount of sexual inuendos are outrageous for a supposed "kids movie". Unless you're a die-hard Flinstones fan, I recommend waiting until it comes out on video!
Savannah's Rating: * *1/2


I was surprised. This isn't your usual late-90's-early-00's flick; it's a WWII war movie, similar to those John Wayne or Rock Hudson films my dad used to get so often. (Only, without the girl.) The plot is good, acting is good, tension is high, and the mission is accomplished.
joy's rating: good


This is another MUST SEE! It is so wonderful, I sat there at the end of the movie saying. . ."wow". Very bloody and gory battle scenes, but the special effects (and Russell Crowe) are definate pluses! Please go and see it!
Savannah's Rating: * * * * 1/2



The boss of a big company needed to call one of his
employees about an
urgent problem with one of the main computers. He dialed
the employees
phone number and was greeted with a child's whispered,

Feeling put out at the inconvenience of having to talk to a
boss asked, "Is your Daddy home?"

"Yes", whispered the small voice.

"May I talk with him?" the man asked. To the surprise of the
boss, the
voice whispered, "No."

Wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is your
Mommy there?"

"Yes", came the answer.

"May I talk with her?"

Again the small voice whispered, "no"

Knowing that it was not likely that a young child would be
left home
the boss decided he would just leave a message with the
person who
should be
there watching over the child. "Is there any one there
besides you?"
boss asked the child.

"Yes" whispered the child, "a policeman".

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home,
the boss
"May I speak with the policeman"?

"No, he's busy", whispered the child.

"Busy doing what?", asked the boss.

"Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman", came the

Growing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded
like a
helicopter through the ear piece on the phone the boss
asked, "What is


"A hello-copper", answered the whispering voice.

"What is going on there?", asked the boss, now alarmed.

In an awed whispering voice the child answered, "The search
team just
the hello-copper"

Alarmed, concerned and more than just a little frustrated
the boss
"What are they searching for"?

Still whispering, the young voice replied along with a
muffled giggle:


A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the
sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read
Mark 17."
The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister
asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17.
Every hand went up. The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only sixteen
chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."


Concerts this Summer (in Georgia)

Bad Religion and blink-182
May 11-July 1

Britney Spears
June 20-Sept. 9

May 9-July 30

Pearl Jam-
Aug. 3-Nov. 5

Red Hot Chili Peppers and
Foo Fighters
June 2-July 17

Ricky Martin
June 6-July 27

Santana and Macy Gray
July 20-Aug. 22

*Tour dates are subject to change!

A new business was opening and one of the owner's friends wanted to send him flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card, "Rest in Peace". The owner was angry and called the florist to complain.After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist replied, "Sir, I'm really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry, you should imagine this: somewhere there is a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying, 'Congratulations on your new location'"

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Well that's it for this edition of the Youth Homeschoolers Epistle! I hope you all enjoyed!

This is Savannah signing off. . . . . . . . . . . .

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