Saturday, April 23, 2016

Talk Like Shakespeare Day April 23, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Talk Like Shakespeare Day celebrates the bard’s birthday and his works, from such classics as Romeo And Juliet to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

when i was 10, i learned this sonnet as a birthday present for my father! all these years later, i can still recall his smile.

Word of the Day


Definition:(verb) To cause to expand by or as if by internal pressure; dilate.
Usage:It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent.

Idiom of the Day

the devil is in the detail(s)

 — Plans, actions, or situations that seem sound must be carefully examined, because minor details can end up causing major, unforeseen problems.


Shirley Temple (1928)

A precocious performer known for her dimples and golden curls, Temple was a child actress who became America's most popular female star and Hollywood's top box office attraction in the Great Depression era. In 1934, she made nine movies, leaping to stardom with Little Miss Marker and winning a special Academy Award that year. She effectively retired from moviemaking in 1950

Turkey National Sovereignty and Children's Day

This festival was started in 1920 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of theTurkish Republic, who recognized how important children were to his country's future and dedicated this day to them. On this national public holiday, Atatürk is honored with special services in Ankara, Turkey's capital city, at the monument built for him. Afterward, a children's program takes place in which children from around the world wear festive traditional costumes and dance and sing. In Istanbul, a similar celebration is held in the national soccer stadium. 

From Tiny to Titan: Baby Dinosaur Fossils Reveal Megagrowth

Think your kids grow fast? Scientists say one dinosaur baby went from tiny to a true titan in the blink of a prehistoric eye. At birth, titanosaur babies weighed about as much as average human babies, 6 to 8 pounds.

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1348 - The first English order of knighthood was founded. It was the Order of the Garter. 

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1635 - The Boston Public Latin School was established. It was the first public school building in the United States.

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1872 - Charlotte E. Ray became the African-American woman lawyer. 

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1900 - The word "hillbilly" was first used in print in an article in the "New York Journal." It was spelled "Hill-Billie". 

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1948 - Johnny Longden became the first race jockey to ride 3,000 career winners. 

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1954 - Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit his first major-league home run on this day. 

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1968 - The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to form the United Methodist Church. 

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1985 - The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was changing its 99-year-old secret formula. New Coke was not successful, which resulted in the resumption of selling the original version. 

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1989 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last regular season game in the NBA. 

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1996 - An auction of the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' possessions began at Sotheby's in New York City. The sale brought in #34.5 million. 

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2005 - The first video was uploaded to 

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If You Were Born Today, April 23

You are extremely clever, and oftentimes mischievous - a trait that keeps you youthful in spirit throughout life! As intelligent and talented as you are, you see so many possible paths to take that it can be challenging to focus on only one. Fortunately, you are versatile enough to make more than one life path successful. You tend to attract non-traditional relationship set-ups.  Famous people born today: William Shakespeare, Sandra Dee, Lee Majors, Joyce DeWitt, Valerie Bertinelli, Shirley Temple, Roy Orbison, John Hannah.

Picture of the day
Inveraray Castle
Inveraray Castle is a country house near Inveraray in the county of Argyll, in western Scotland, on the shore of Loch Fyne, Scotland’s longest sea loch. Designed in part by William Adam and Roger Morris, work on the Gothic revival castle began in the 1750s. The castle, the seat of the Duke of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell, is open to the public.

Picture of a Hindu ceremony procession in Bali, Indonesia

Decorous Procession

Photograph by Syafiudin Vifick, National Geographic 
Famed for its lush scenery, and arguably Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, the island of Bali is also home to a population that is overwhelmingly Hindu. Syafiudin Vifick captured this stirring image of adherents taking part in a procession during Melasti, a Hindu purification ceremony.






crochet, MOTHER'S DAY




, 12 mths - 4 yrs



Slow Cooker Buttery Dill Corn on the Cob

SWEETS, crockpot
Inside Out Crock Pot Candy Apples

Springtime Birdie Jars




In February 2016, it took 22 doctors 10 hours to separate Tuqa and Yakeen, four-year-old Syrian Siamese twins. -------------------- Casu Marzu is a cheese infested with fly larvae! -------------------- There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are humans on Earth!

CLEVER ... games/puzzles


Rarely Seen 

“Enchanted” Moments of World History

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1 comment:

  1. So much to applaud today--of course, the Bard! But Tolstoy and Gandhi too. Great company forsooth.