Monday, August 21, 2017

Senior Citizens Day August 21. 2017

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Senior Citizens Day
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With people living and working longer, it’s increasingly important that we recognize the importance of supporting senior citizens and OAPs within our society. Senior Citizens Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the long-term contribution and dedication of older people, and to ensure that we’re doing our best to give something back to older people.

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Word of the Day

smug 


Definition:(adjective) Exhibiting or feeling great or offensive satisfaction with oneself or with one's situation; self-righteously complacent.
Synonyms:self-satisfied
Usage:On his face was the smug look of a toad breakfasting on fat marsh flies.

Idiom of the Day

know (one's) own mind

 — To be firmly resolute and confident in one's ideas, intentions, plans, or opinions.


History

Wilt Chamberlain (1936)

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One of the greatest offensive players in the history of basketball, "Wilt the Stilt" set many records and led the National Basketball Association in scoring every season from 1959 to 1965. He played in his hometown of Philadelphia with the Warriors and 76ers, and later with California's Los Angeles Lakers. He holds the records for both most points in a single game—100—and most rebounds in a single game—55, which he achieved against his long-time rival Bill Russell.

 Klondike Gold Discovery Day

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On August 17, 1896, George Washington Carmack discovered gold at Bonanza Creek in northwestern Canada's Yukon Territory. His discovery triggered a huge gold rush and an enormous influx of American miners and traders. To this day, mining remains the area's most important industry. Also known as Discovery Day, this important event in Canada's history is observed as a public holiday in the Yukon. The city of Dawson celebrates with various special events, including a parade, musical entertainment, bathtub races, and, of course, panning for gold.

Man, 71, Burned His Retina Looking at Eclipse as a Teen: 'Why take a chance with your eyes?'

A 20-second look at the sun in 1962 cost Lou Tomososki much of the sight in his right eye. So he has some words of advice for kids and teens tempted to look at the upcoming solar eclipse: You'll be sorry! "
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1841 - A patent for venetian blinds was issued to John Hampton. 

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1878 - The American Bar Association was formed by a group of lawyers, judges and law professors in Saratoga, NY

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1912 - Arthur R. Eldred became the first American boy to become an Eagle Scout. It is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. 

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1959 - Hawaii became the 50th state. U.S. President Eisenhower also issued the order for the 50 star flag. 

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1965 - Barry McGuire's "Eve Of Destruction" was released.

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1971 - Laura Baugh, at the age of 16, won the United States Women's Amateur Golf tournament. She was the youngest winner in the history of the tournament. 

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1980 - Linda Ronstadt made her debut on Broadway. The production was Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance." 

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1984 - Victoria Roche, a reserve outfielder, became the first girl to ever compete in a Little League World Series game. 

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1984 - Clint Eastwood was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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1997 - Cicely Tyson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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2003 - In Ghana, businessman Gyude Bryant was selected to oversee the two-year power-sharing accord between Liberia's rebels and the government. The accord was planned to guide the country out of 14 years of civil war.

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DAILY SQU-EEK



If You Were Born Today, August 21:
You have a strong desire to make a difference in life – to carve your own identity and style and to be recognized for these things. You seem to know a little about everything, and your assessment of any given situation is quick and usually accurate. Your mind is sharp, and you are an independent and highly creative thinker. Although different, your ideas are accepted by others overall, as people sense your sincerity. Somewhat rebellious, you don’t readily accept labels or restrictions by authority. One of your most valuable traits is your versatility. You bounce back from setbacks, and you learn from them. You may be attracted to people who have an aura of mystery around them, and who tend to have problems to solve. You seek a powerful and even dramatic connection to a partner. Famous people born today: Kenny Rogers, Wilt Chamberlain, Kim Cattrall, Alicia Witt, Hayden Panettiere, Carrie-Anne Moss, Patty McCormack.

READERS INFO
1 A.
CELESTRAL EVENTS
Total Solar Eclipse

Aug 21: The Great American Eclipse

The total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, has been nicknamed the Great American Eclipse as it will be visible in a path spanning all across the United States from the East Coast to the West Coast. Totality will only be seen in a narrow belt, and surrounding areas will see a partial solar eclipse.

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Aug 21: Black Moon

The New Moon causing the Great American Eclipse is a Black Moon because it is the 3rd New Moon in a season with 4 New Moons. 

C.
Eclipse viewing safety chart

On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States will see nature's most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky. This is your guide to understand, prepare for, and view this beautiful celestial event.

Eclipse glass
Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”). The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” (example shown at left) or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight. 

D.
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William Seward Burroughs I 
(January 28, 1855 – September 15, 1898)
 
Burroughs was an inventor born in Rochester, New York where he invented a "calculating machine" designed to ease the monotony of clerical work. He was a founder of the American Arithmometer Company (1886), which later became the Burroughs Adding Machine Company (1904), then the Burroughs Corporation (1953) 
and in 1986, merged with Sperry Corporation to form Unisys

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Jerry Lewis
March 16, 1926 - August 20, 2017

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Jerry Lewis was an American actor, comedian, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter, and humanitarian. He was known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio.
 
Pictures of the day

SpaceShipOne Flight 17P
SpaceShipOne, an experimental air-launchedrocket-powered aircraft with suborbital flight capability at speeds of up to 900 m/s (3,000 ft/s), prior to takeoff during Flight 17P on October 4, 2004. Flown by Brian Binnie, SpaceShipOne reached an altitude of 112 kilometres (70 mi) and a speed of Mach 3.09. After the flight, SpaceShipOne's developers won the $10,000,000 X Prize as the first non-government organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraftinto space twice within two weeks. SpaceShipOne was then retired and placed on exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

SMILES IN THE CEMETERY
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A man sells balloons in a cemetery in the capital (Lima-Peru) in order to cheer families will remember their dead.

  
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crochet
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Casual Summer Top

crochet
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Image shows crocheted newborn booties that are very cute and easy to make.

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Cedar River Blanket Digital Version-Deramores

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RECIPE
thanks, Joan
CROCKPOT RECIPE
thanks, Amy
Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin - Because bacon makes everything better, especially when it's effortlessly slow cooked with a brown sugar glaze!


SWEETS ... crockpot
thanks, Helen


ADULT COLORING

Mandala Coloring Page 29

CRAFTS
thanks, Ellie

CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
rocket toilet paper roll craft

PUZZLE
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WORD SEARCH


case
catch
child
circle
cling
colt
commission

draft
drift
elder
emote
endive
expand

feed
fisherman
frontier
funding
melt
mist

pilot
polish
polls
present
prime
riot
romance

site
smile
spite
sport
strike
survey
technical
there
tile
tough
trick

whole



SUDOKU ... medium




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QUOTE
I live in a township .. no bookstore but a welcoming library!
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Basketball player Jerry Lucas was the first person to win high school, college, NBA and Olympic titles!-------------------- Author D.H. Lawrence climbed mulberry trees naked to seek inspiration!--------------------- Scientists recently discovered a 118-year-old watercolor in Antarctica believed to have been painted by British explorer Dr. Edward Wilson, who perished on a South Pole expedition around 1912. Submitted by Nate Westbury, Minneapolis, MN.


CLEVER

thanks, Shelley

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EYE OPENER
thanks, Patty
A NASA map showing the paths of total solar eclipses (blue) and annular eclipses (red) from 2000-2020.


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