service dog typing up stuff on his time off! thanks, patty
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A very small amount; a trace.|
|Synonyms:||mite, tinge, jot, hint, pinch, speck, touch|
|Usage:||This dish could use a soupcon of salt.|
thanks for the daffodils, helen
Idiom of the Day
To do or complete something very near to its limit, especially of time.
|Generally observed on the last Friday in April, Arbor Day is an unofficial US holiday designated as a day for planting trees. The holiday was founded by agriculturist Julius Sterling Morton, a Nebraska resident who believed that the prairies were in need of more trees to serve as windbreaks, hold moisture in the soil, and provide lumber for housing. To this end, he proposed that a specific day be set aside for the planting of trees|
|Born in Hungary, Pulitzer immigrated to the US during the Civil War and served in the Union Army. He later became a reporter and purchased and founded several newspapers, establishing the pattern of the modern newspaper by combining investigative reporting with publicity stunts, self-advertising, and sensationalism. In his will, he established the Pulitzer Prizes, annual awards for achievements in American journalism, letters, and music|
|April 10 is the day on which William Booth (1829-1912), founder of the international religious and charitable movement known as The Salvation Army, was born inNottingham, England. With the help of his wife, Catherine, he established the East London Revival Society, which soon became known as the Christian Mission and, later, The Salvation Army. Although Booth's birthday is observed to varying degrees at Salvation Army outposts around the world, a major celebration was held on the organization's centennial in 1965.|
|During the past 10 million years, a series of stars in the Earth's neighborhood exploded, raining a radioactive form of iron onto our planet that left its signature in the material beneath the world's oceans.|
1825 - The first hotel opened in Hawaii.
1849 - Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. He sold the rights for $100.
1866 - The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was incorporated.
1912 - The Titanic set sail from Southampton, England.
long jim barnes won the first two championships
1916 - The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) held its first championship tournament.
1925 - F. Scott Fitzgerald published "The Great Gatsby" for the first time.
1953 - Warner Bros. released "House of Wax." It was the first 3-D movie to be released by a major Hollywood studio.
1997 - Rod Steiger received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
If You Were Born Today, April 10
You are strong-minded, playful, assertive, and charismatic. You readily take the lead and take on challenges. You are playfully competitive, and you remain youthful throughout life with a mischievous streak. It's not easy for you to be told what to do, and thus it's best that you are your own boss or that you set your own pace. Famous people born today: Joseph Pulitzer, Omar Sharif, Steven Seagal, Mandy Moore, Haley Joel Osment, Alex Pettyfer.
Photograph by Neetesh Kumar, National Geographic
A man balances on a stone protruding from Kolavai Lake in India’s Tamil Nadu state, an area known for its temples as well as its natural beauty. “The man [was] just washing his legs,” says photographer Neetesh Kumar, who shot this photo as the sun rose.
DONUT MUG CAKE
thanks for more family portrait pics, susie
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... gardening
Meet Mr and Mrs Hairy
De-scale your faucets with the help of some paper towels and vinegar.
With spring and summer often comes the desire to plant things. If you are someone who enjoys growing and preserving your own food but you’re also someone who just doesn’t have the outdoor garden space that you need, we’ve got fruits and vegetables that you can grow in containers.
I wander'd lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils,
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: -
A poet could not but be gay
In such a jocund company!
I gazed - and gazed - but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought.
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with the daffodils.