Monday, October 11, 2021

Johannah's Sweet 16

Happy 16th birthday to Johannah Duggar! She is Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 16th child and the oldest of the four "little" girls. 


Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

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  1. Time 5:28PM Mon 10/11/21
    Happy birthday Johanna Duggar
    You got the same birthday as a
    Former 1st lady who died years ago
    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt & todays
    Moms birthday as well. Hope your enjoy it with family & friends.
    Happy Columbus Day.

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    1. Neddy you have learnt me something new. I didn’t know today was Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday, the main thing I know about her is she is the longest serving First Lady in American history. I’m British but love American history & always enjoy finding out new facts, so thank you for that, & happy Columbus Day to you & your family too.

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  2. Time 5:31PM Mon 10/11/21
    Almost forgot to say congrats to
    Nurie & David Keller on the arrival
    To their baby boy congrats.
    Happy Columbus Day Everyone.
    🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊

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    1. It was Indigenous Peoples' Day, if you ask many. It's been renamed by 20 states and Washington DC as well as at least 130 cities since the name was first proposed over 40 years ago. The focus is being taken off Columbus and the oppressive practices he brought and left here. The focus is turning towards Native Americans and what they have contributed to our country.

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    2. 9:42, no need to correct her words. As a nation, it is still called Columbus Day, so she is accurate to call it that as well.

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    3. @11:39 President Biden signed a declaration on October 8 declaring October 11 Indigenous Peoples' Day. So as a nation, it's also called that day. The way things are going, Columbus Day may fade into history one of these years and the observance may completely change to be one honoring Native Americans.

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    4. In Canada it was Thanksgiving Day. In addition to the new Truth and Reconciliation Day that they celebrate now on September 30th (analog to the Indigenous People Day I guess).

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    5. I, for one, am grateful to Columbus. My family came to the US as refugees from a country where people were killed for being Christians. So Happy Columbus Day, everyone!

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    6. 1:36 AM - I am glad you and your family is safe. But you also have to understand American history. While you came here for safety, this land was taken away from my ancestors that was killed and some put on reservations which I still have family that lives on those terrible lands. I struggle to pay bills every single month. The government promised us good insurances, education and free college but that never happened. They only pick a select few natives. You should sit in on a live conference to tribal meetings and find out where our promises are going to, they are given them to the refugees from foreign places that both Obama had deals with and now Biden. They also give them to the refugees from Mexico. It's the same paper they was suppose to sign for us to get the benefits we was owed. They forgot about the rest of us. This is why I don't trust any politician.

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    7. 1:36, I’m not sure that what Columbus did was so Christian. Also, don’t you think the people who are indigenous to this country should have a special day in their honor? Especially with how they were mistreated by the conquerors.

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    8. Personally, while Christopher Columbus was neither perfect nor a saint (in the larger sense of the word), the Native Americans were neither perfect nor saintly either with aspects od their culture and religious practices. Nor can Christopher Columbus be rightfully demonized nor should he be held accountable for what other human beings would go on to do. The only race we have is the human race and historically there's enough atrocities for every tribe, tongue, and nation to get full credit for depravity, violence, murder, greed, theft, and harming their fellow man. No one group of people has clean hands here and can take the "moral" high ground. We have 4000+ years of recorded history as evidence. Instead of spending our time and energy on mob violence and cancelling every person or thing that offends us, we should be looking be making sure history doesn't repeat itself. Nothing's going to change base human nature (which is well-documented throughout history), except a personal relationship with Jesus. Scoff if you like, and we'll agree to disagree.

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    9. @1:36 Actually, Leif Eriksson led the first European expedition to North America nearly 500 years before the birth of Columbus. We know that Columbus was known for ordering the enslavement and murder of countless native people on the island of what is now known as the Dominican Republic and Haiti. (Hispaniola) That is why he is such a controversial figure today. Also, he never set foot on what is now the US.

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    10. I, for one, am glad this is changing. How do you “discover” a country when there are already people living there who are descendants of the original inhabitants? It would be like me coming into your backyard, where you are barbecuing, and declaring, “I have discovered 608 Oak Street.” Yes, you found it. But you were not the first. Far from it. So I celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, and the lessons about respecting the land that we can learn from them. But I understand what 1:36 is saying, as well. Those of us not Native American, need to find a way to remember all the immigrants (our ancestors)who came to the US from other lands. Not calling it Colombia Day, but finding a name commiserate with Immigrants’ Day, a celebration of the many and varied heritages that America is comprised of.

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    11. @5:35 Truth and Reconciliation Day (Sept 30) is different from Indigenous Day (June 21) in Canada. Sept 30th is a day of reflection, of truth, for both the Indigenous and non-indigenous. It is not a day of celebration but sadness. It is a day when are reminding of the work that has to be done for true reconciliation. It is a day when we honor and remember the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

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    12. Anon 10:24 I don't think anyone is saying that Native Americans shouldn't have a special day but to try and cancel Columbus day in order to do that makes zero sense. There are 365 days in a year so pick another day or a week to celebrate Native American culture etc.

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    13. @12:17 If I understand you correctly, you think that statues, monuments, memorials and holidays should remain as they are in honor of historical figures, regardless of the atrocities committed by them. IMO, Columbus Day honors a man who enslaved and slaughtered native peoples. Removing such a tribute isn't cancelling the person, but rather acknowledging that it was not a good idea for FDR to proclaim it a holiday in the first place. In 1937, he was under intense lobbying from the Knights of Columbus to do so.

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    14. 12:54 PM - But ain't it funny how long those statues been there and no one person did anything about it. How many times you walk by one without even glancing up at it? I am so glad I'm come from strong backbone people that didn't let history keep them down despite coming from a long line of slaves.

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    15. @8:03 Then your family should be able to understand how these subjects and these problems can bother other people.

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  3. Time 5:33PM Mon 10/11/21
    Nathan Keller I meant not David
    Sorry about that mistake.

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  4. Noooo way!! Can't believe little "Hanny" is 16. My goodness, I've watched this family for a long time. She always had so much personality, I loved her interviews when she was little, sooooo spunky!

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  5. Happy Birthday Johannah!

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  6. Happy sweet 16th birthday Johannah I hope you have a blessed day and I hope God blessed your birthday in the years to come

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  7. Happy Birthday Johannah!!!!

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  8. Noooo way!! Can't believe little "Hanny" is 16. My goodness! She has always had so much personality, I loved her interviews when she was little, sooooo spunky!

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  9. Happy ☺️ birthday 🎂🎈🎁 Johanna Faith Duggar. May God bless your day Johanna and the Duggar family members and the extended family members day. I can't wait to see what he has in store for you and everyone. I can't wait to see you guys on a another spin off the Duggars and the extended family members with new seasons and a new show back on cable tv sometime in the future of 2022. I am praying for this to happen it will make me very happy ☺️ and excited ❣️ very much. I really miss everyone. I know your on youTube and have a podcast and DVDs. I am very devastated.
    Natasha b

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    1. I feel the same way about looking forward to another show featuring the Duggar families.

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    2. @2:30 May I ask why you would want to watch a TV show about this family after everything that's happened?

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    3. 4:00 PM - May I ask why people blame the whole family for what the brother and parents did?

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    4. 4:00, because "everything that's happened" is really only about one out of 19 children.

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    5. Natasha, you should get the fan of the century award! I’m sorry you’re devastated over the show being cancelled but I hope you can find something to occupy your time that gives you equal joy.

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    6. @8:25 I don't think anyone blames Josh's siblings. I just don't think it's a healthy thing for any of them to continue being on TV in any capacity. Privacy is what they need, not more exposure.

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    7. @8:33 But we've come to know the character of all the family members through what happened and other things they have said and done.

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  10. Happy 16th birthday Johannah! I hope you have a blessed day and that God gives you many blessings!

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  11. It's crazy watching the family grow up. It's hard to believe Johannah is sixteen! Where has the time gone? It makes me feel old. I been watching this family since they first appeared. Jordyn will be thirteen and Josie will be eleven in December. Sweet Jubilee would had been ten years old a day after Josie's birthday.

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    1. Josie will be 12! She, Jordyn, and Myckenzie are all the same age for a very short time each year.

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    2. Josie will be 12

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    3. Johannah is 16, Jennie turned 14 in August, Jordyn will be 13 on December 18th and Josie 12 on December 10th. Jordyn was not even a year old when Josie was born.

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    4. Josie will be driving next December 2022

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    5. @948 No, she won't be eligible for a learner's permit (age 14 minimum) until December 2023.

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    6. Yep, I feel really really old. It makes you feel old when you see kids being born, then suddenly 16! I remember watching the episode of Josie being born!

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  12. Love the montages, but please add a second photo that is current if you can.
    Thanks.

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    1. The bottom left one is recent :)

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    2. I think she's referring to the photos on top. Jessa and Joseph's last baby aren't on there or Katie, Jedidiah's new wife.

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    3. 4:57, no, referring to the montage in this post.

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    4. If I married into the family at this particular time, I would not want to be on the header.

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  13. I hope she had a nice birthday but it's way past time to stop referring to her and her younger sisters as the "little girls".

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    1. It is in quotation marks because that's what they were referred to for years, not because they are actually little girls.

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    2. My mother is one of 9 sisters. Even now with the older ones in their 80s, the "little girls" or "young girls" are in their 50s and enjoy being called that.

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  14. Happy sweet sixteen birthday Johannah 🥳

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  15. I'd like to know more about Johannah and her personality, interests, etc. This goes for the other "little girls" as well.

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    1. Give them their privacy. Their lives are not for public entertainment.

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  16. Happy Birthday to my favorite Duggar! I hope all your dreams come true!

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  17. I always loved Johannah's spunky personality while she was growing up. It's hard to believe she's sixteen already! Wishing a very special sweet birthday to a very sweet young lady. Many blessings!

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  18. WOWOWOWOOWOOW Jo-Hanna I watched U been born, U were the first girl born after long line of boys being born, your Mother made your colours were pink N brown!!!!! I watched this crazy Kid,grow up to be a wonderful young lady, that your under-Sibs look up too!!!! I love U 1!!!!

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  19. Dear Johannah: I hope that you had a fantastic 16th Birthday!!!!!

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  20. Wishing you happiness and blessings throughout your birthday year. God Bless.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHANNA
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  21. My goodness I can’t believe little Johannah is 16, where have the years gone. Soon all the Duggar children will be adults, I wonder how Michelle will cope with that. I only have 2 children but when the youngest turned 18 I felt sad that I no longer had little kids. If I felt like that after 2 poor Michelle will be devastated when number 19 becomes an adult. Hope johannah has a wonderful year being 16, she is a very pretty young lady.

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    1. I don't feel that children growing up to adults should be "devastating" to anyone. Do you think Michelle only values her children when they're little and is disappointed when they grow older?

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    2. I think for Michelle the big thing was that she is not having anymore children on her own. But then grandkids started coming, so she is still surrounded by growing kids = grandkids, and they are coming every year. They can go visit, they can do events. She can have all of them at her house, or she can have a family of just 1 kid with all their kids... They all seem to be living in the same area, except Jinger and Justin.

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    3. 4:04, Michelle has spent decades being a mom with children in her home, something she apparently loves doing. You can love your adult children just as much, but the relationship is different, the intense "job" is gone - kind of like retiring from a job you love. It will be a huge adjustment for her.

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    4. 4:04, I don't think you understood what Fuzzyferet was saying. She said if 2 growing up and leaving the nest was sad for her, then by comparison going through that 19 times (19!!) would be - by comparison - devastating. She did NOT say that having adult children is devastating. Obviously you love them and keep a relationship with them. I know what Fuzzyferet was saying - I only have one in college and four still at home, and even that was an emotionally difficult transition for me. I miss the little kids I used to have too. It is just different having an adult child. It's ok if you don't understand how we feel because you haven't experienced what we have experienced, but you were reading things into Fuzzyferet's comment that she just wasn't saying.

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    5. It's a new season of life for Michelle. She tells herself that whenever there are changes. That's how she copes. She won't be devastated.

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    6. Wow. I was happy when my children grew up and left the nest. I was exhausted by the time the last one left and ready to move on to another phase of my life when I had more time for myself. Don't get me wrong I dearly love my children and hope for grandchildren in the future but I want them to make a life for themselves and not be dependent on me.

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    7. I think now it's even more valuable, to have adult children whom she can have friendship and adult conversation, like do something of equal level with them.

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    8. I saw mothers become devastated when their youngest turned 18, some experienced a sense of loss, some got black out drunk, some celebrate, some kicked their kids out. Doesn’t matter what belief, age, number of kids.

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    9. My sentiments exactly 9:39 am. You read my mind.

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    10. They have a tight knit family, if some children get married, they are still family. In addition Michelle and Jim Bob have great relationship between them, and it's the main relationship in her life. Many mothers like to live their children's lives just because they have nothing going on in their own. That's when a child growing up is like a shock to them, because suddenly they have no life. Not case of Duggars at all.

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    11. I think Michelle will feel sad, but then relieved. That’s how I felt when my kids grew up. It was sad, but then it was nice not having all the responsibilities, and finally having some “me” time. But I can’t imagine with 19 kids. I only had 3 kids!

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    12. Anon 9:39, yes I am too relieved my kids are adults. But now is the grandkids, which I dearly love, but when your child, my son, gets into a relationship with a woman who doesn’t want to take responsibility of her kids, then guess what, here comes grandma to watch them all day. I raised my son right, but he unfortunately got into a relationship with a mental case, and it’s sad. Its all the brainwashing this society has put on men and women. Unfortunately, the mother has an extreme feminist point of view, which, hey, I understand to a certain point, but not to the point where you are going to abandon your responsibility as a parent because you don’t want to be a 50’s housewife, which she is not by any means, but she uses that reference. Now my son is the one who takes care of the children, and she just wants to hang out with her friends everyday. It’s sad really. The poor kids are going to suffer while she is being completely selfish. Sorry just venting, but I devoted all my life to raising my kids, putting them first above everything, and now I see my son with this selfish woman who doesn’t want to give her kids the attention they need, and now me as a grandma, it’s sad.

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    13. I found having my kids grow up and leave home to be a bittersweet thing. I was happy for them, but also a bit sad to see them go and close that chapter. It's been a few years now and we've adjusted just fine. We're fortunate that they don't live more than an hour's drive away from us.

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    14. The matriarch will still have her oldest boy’s children to take care of ….

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    15. @9:27 I don't understand why you're putting what you think is the failure of one woman on "the brainwashing this society has put on men and women." It sounds more like one woman's problem, not society's.

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    16. Anon 9:27 I feel for your daughter in law. You obviously think the world of your son and don't think very much of her. Maybe your first step could be to support this woman your son married instead of trashing her on this blog

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    17. I'd love to hear 9:27's DIL's side of the story. What's wrong with the father taking care of HIS kids? If he's filling the father role even if he's not the biological father, why complain? It's between the two of them (father/mother) to work out their own childcare responsibilities. Every family does it differently. Seems there's a triangle here, not two parents. And those kids are eventually going to pick up on the frustration of one leg of that triangle...

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    18. Anon 9.17. You understood what I was saying exactly. I felt “devastated” that I didn’t have my children little anymore, however no one could be prouder of their adult children than I am. I love them dearly & the partners they have chosen to be with. However I would be lying if I say my life is not drastically different now they don’t live at home. I’m unable to travel due to illness & my son lives over 300 miles away, & as a doctor he can’t get home often as it’s a 6 hour drive one way. I feel very proud what my children have achieved & very proud of myself as I brought them up alone & have no parents or siblings myself, so there was always just the 3 of us. Anon 9.17, I imagine your first going off to college was very hard but like me I’m sure you are very proud & will feel the same with the rest. It seems some people try to find the negative in everything, which I find sad, thank you for realising what I meant, & the context in which it was said.

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  22. Hope she had a good birthday and her niece a few days before that!

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  23. Happy sweet 16 Johannah! I pray that God will bless you this year and many more to come 🎈

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  24. OMG. I remember how they were building that big house and hoping to finish it by the time Johannah is born, but I think they moved later, when Johannah was a baby. It's also crazy to think that back then Joy was the youngest daughter and she was an 8 year old kid with pigtails, and now she is married and has 2 kids on her own.

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    1. If Johannah follows in Joy's path she'll be married in two years!

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    2. OMG. A wife in two years!

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  25. Don’t blink. Kids grow up fast. Especially when your having them. Then all of a sudden your a grandparent! When your a kid, time goes by slow. But now that I’ve raised my kids, and now have grandkids, it goes by fast!

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  26. Happy Birthday lovely Johannah 🍰🎁🎊

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