Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A poem or song of mourning or lamentation.|
|Synonyms:||coronach, dirge, requiem, lament|
|Usage:||He had made all the plans for his funeral, choosing and purchasing a casket and even selecting the threnody he wanted played.|
Idiom of the Day
An idea or thought that is intangible or outside the constraints or possibilities of the real world
|In 1959, the US Navy assisted the US Post Office Department—predecessor of today's US Postal Service—in its search for a faster form of mail transportation. The USPS tried its first and only delivery of "missile mail" when a Navy submarine fired a guided cruise missile containing 3,000 pieces of mail off the Florida coast. Twenty-two minutes later, the missile landed at a naval station in Mayport, Florida.|
|St. Médardus, or Médard, who lived from about 470 to 560, was the bishop of Vermandois, Noyon, and Tournai in France. Because he was the patron saint of farmers and good weather, he has come to play a role in weather lore similar to that of the English St. Swithin. In Belgium, he is known as the rain saint, and there is an old folk rhyme that says, "If it rains on St. Médard's Day, it will rain for 40 days."|
|Like depression, anxiety affects many more people than you'd think by looking around – hundreds of millions, globally – and it affects people of all socioeconomic classes, geographic locations and ages.|
1786 - In New York City, commercially manufactured ice cream was advertised for the first time.
1810 - Composer Robert Alexander Schumann was born.
1869 - Ives W. McGaffey received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.
1934 - The Cincinnati Reds became the first Major League team to use an airplane to travel from one city to another. They flew from Cincinnati to Chicago.
1969 - The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's number (7).
2004 - Nate Olive and Sarah Jones began the first known continuous hike of the 1,800-mile trail down the U.S. Pacific Coast. They completed the trek at the U.S.-Mexico border on September 28.
David Dixon Porter (1813–1891) was the second U.S. Navy officer to attain the rank of admiral. Porter joined the Navy at age ten under his father, David. During the American Civil War, Porter was involved in actions at Fort Pickens, New Orleans,Vicksburg, Red River, and Fort Fisher, rising to the rank of rear admiral. After the war, Porter became the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy and initiated reforms in the curriculum. He was promoted to admiral after the death of David Farragut.
House of the Sun
Photograph by RJ Bridges, National Geographic
Haleakalā is a massive dormant shield volcano on the Hawaiian island Maui, and RJ Bridges caught it at the perfect time. “Typically, the crater valley offers no greenery,” Bridges writes. “But because Maui received an unusual amount of rainfall during spring and summer months, it brought this new color of vegetation to the scenery.”
knit, toe up, FATHER'S DAY
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Little Red Riding Hood Pillow Doll pattern by Michele Wilcox
crochet, FATHER'S DAY
Crochet iPad case with button fastening pattern by Zoe Potter
Sailor Seagull pattern by Joanna Gait
Butterfly and Joy Mini Squares pattern by CreativeCrochetWorkshop
A Pincushion to Make in Irish Crochet pattern by Linda Ligon
Grandala Square pattern by Crochet with Raymond
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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... game
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