Friday, August 26, 2016

Dog Day August 26, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Dog Day
State List of Shelters and Rescue Organizations


No one can win hearts like man’s best friend and in honor of this bond between man and canine, Dog Day is celebrated.
Take time to appreciate the love and value that dogs bring to our daily lives, and to do your bit for homeless and abused dogs the world over. From keeping us safe working for the emergency services to supporting people who are blind, deaf or disabled, dogs do a lot for us humans, and this is an opportunity to give something back.
Recommendations for ways to celebrate Dog Day range from adopting a dog from a rescue home to giving your dog a holistic spa treatment or even buying yourself and your dog matching t-shirts.
The National Dog Day Foundation supports all breeds and varieties of dogs and discourages purchasing from unethical backyard breeders and puppy mills; instead, support reputable breeders or adopt from rescue homes.
Dog Day has been supported by such high profile individuals as former US President George W Bush whose own dog, Barney the Scottish terrier has his own website and has even starred in a series of short films. So celebrate dogs and their varied talents today, both by taking the time to treat the dogs in your own life and by supporting dogs in need.

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Word of the Day

annulus 


Definition:(noun) A toroidal shape.
Synonyms:doughnutanchor ringhaloring
Usage:He was reclining on the red couch, blowing annuli of smoke that would slowly ascend and disappear into wisps.


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Idiom of the Day

gun it

 — To accelerate or increase speed suddenly or rapidly; to travel or move very quickly. Usually said while traveling in an automobile.


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History

National Assembly of Quebec Adopts the Charter of the French Language (1977)

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In 1976, the Parti Québécois, a party of French-Canadian nationalists formed in 1970, won control of the provincial parliament. Among its first acts was the passage of La charte de la langue française—the Charter of the French Language. Also known as Bill 101, the controversial legislation made French the official language of Quebec and prohibited the use of English on signs and in most commercial transactions.

Robert Walpole, First Earl of Orford (1676)

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Walpole was an English statesman. Elected to the House of Commons in 1701, he later served as secretary of war. With the accession of George I, he rose rapidly to become first lord of the treasury and chancellor of the exchequer. With his consolidation of power, he effectively became the first British prime minister. He avoided foreign entanglement and kept England neutral until 1739, when he was forced into the War of Jenkins' Ear against Spain.

Doctors Remove 40 Knives from Man's Stomach in India


A man in India spent two months swallowing knives and had 40 of them surgically removed from his stomach, according to the doctor who led the operation. "He had a wild urge to consume metal. Even for us, the experienced surgeons, it was frightening," Dr. Jatinder Malhotra told CNN.
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1498 - Michelangelo was commissioned to make the "Pieta." when i was ten, my dad and i went to the world's fair in new york city. it was there that i saw the pieta - as long as the moving floor/sidewalk allowed!

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1873 - The school board of St. Louis, MO, authorized the first U.S. public kindergarten. 

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1920 - The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth. 

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1939 - The first televised major league baseball games were shown. The event was a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers. 

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1947 - Don Bankhead became the first black pitcher in major league baseball. 

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1961 - The International Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto opened. 

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1968 - The first Beatles single on their own Apple Records was released in the U.S. The single was "Hey Jude" b/w "Revolution." 

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1987 - The Fuller Brush Company announced plans to open two retail stores in Dallas, TX. The company that had sold its products door to door for 81 years. 

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1987 - Sonny Bono announced that he was running for mayor of Palm Springs, CA. He won the election. 




DAILY SQU-EEK





If You Were Born Today, August 26
You have a warm, mischievous, likable, and charismatic personality. Stability and security are extremely important to you, and you can be very practical and realistic. However, you have a dramatic streak and a craving for excitement which keep you moving forward. You have a strong character, but rarely a dominating one. People see you as sincere and humble. While there can be insecurities and worries in your youth, you are positive and growth-oriented, and many of you learn to get past them. You have a strong desire to be a master in whatever work you do, and you can usually succeed, but it typically comes when you let go of the desire and instead focus on working hard and enjoying yourself. Your emotions are powerful and you can be impulsive at times, but if you are able to channel this power into passion and focus, you can move mountains. You love to entertain and make people happy. Partnership is important to you, and you may even feel somewhat lost without it. You seek stability in love, and you have staying power in relationships. Famous people born today: Macaulay Culkin, Mother Theresa, Chris Burke, Dylan O'Brien, Chris Pine, Melissa McCarthy, Amanda Schull.
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READER'S BLOG


Pictures of the day

Little Nemo

The September 29, 1907, edition of Little Nemo in Slumberland, a comic strip by Winsor McCay. This full-page weekly strip, which ran variously in the New York Herald and New York American under different titles, depicted a young boy named Nemo having fantastic dreams that were interrupted by his awakening in the final panel. In this episode, Nemo dreams of himself and the Little Imp exploring the big city as giants.

Picture of the Day: Purple Rain, Port-la-Nouvelle, France

Purple Rain, Port-la-Nouvelle, FranceA breathtaking 383-second long exposure photograph by Maxime Raynal

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knit (inspiration for seeking this pattern: the stain on my shirt from my first bite of hamburger at my nephew's recent 40th birthday)

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Crochet Counting Fish Toy


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RECIPE
WHISKEY BREAD

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CROCKPOT RECIPE


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SWEETS


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ADULT COLORING

Freebie: Toucan Coloring Page


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CRAFTS


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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... coloring

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PUZZLE



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QUOTE
As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares. - Daniel Defoe


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In the early 1900s, every resident in Montezuma, Iowa, raised chickens. Those who didn’t were asked to leave town. -------------------- Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto! -------------------- Betsy Bent, 67, was attacked by a beaver while paddleboarding on North Carolina’s Beaver Lake.


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CLEVER
Stitches Dictionary 5


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EYE OPENER

Cookie Jar

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Question: At first, I was attracted to this Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar because of its colorful, whimsical character. After doing some research about the jar, however, I discovered that it is considered a valuable collector's piece! I know that the patent for the design belongs to the A.E. Hull Pottery Co., but I found out that there are different companies that actually decorated the jars. What can you tell me about that? How much do you think this cookie jar is worth today?
Answer: The A.E. Hull Pottery Co. of Crooksville, Ohio, originated the Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar in 1943. Louise E. Bauer's design proved so popular that Hull had Regal China Co. of Antioch, Ill., produce jars to meet the high demand. Although Hull produced some Little Red Riding Hood cookie jars, most were made by Regal China well into the 1950s. The difference between Regal's china body and Hull's earthenware body is readily apparent; Regal China jars are pure white, as opposed to Hull's off-white jars. Also, the Regal jars have the incised design patent number marked on the bottom, like yours.
Price guides suggest values of $400 or more, but reality is a different tale. Prices realized at prominent auction houses top out around $200 for jars in excellent condition. Little Red Riding Hood jars have been reproduced, but they lack the quality of the originals.
-- By Tom Hoepf, associate editor of Auction Central News
i have a huge collection of vintage cookie jars .. anyone think clutter? lol



Jadeite Sugar Canister

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Question: Nothing says spring to me like the fresh, minty color of jadeite kitchenware, such as this sugar canister with a metal lid. How old is this piece, and how much is it worth? Would it have originally been sold individually or come in a set? What are some of the rarest or most sought-after types of jadeite?
Answer: Three major glass companies produced opaque green glassware commonly known as jadeite: McKee, Jeannette and Anchor Hocking. McKee Glass Co. of Jeannette, Pa., introduced jadeite dinnerware in the Laurel pattern and a line of kitchenware that included mixing bowls, shakers, canisters, refrigerator dishes and juice reamers in 1930 and 1931. McKee's crosstown rival, Jeannette Glass Co., brought out its line of colored opaque kitchenware in 1932. Jeannette, the first manufacturer to name green opaque glass "jadeite," made this ribbed canister as part of a set in the 1930s. Jadeite: An Identification & Price Guide lists Jeannette's ribbed sugar canister at $350 to $375 for the 16-ounce size and $325 to $350 for the 40-ounce size. Other valuable jadeite items are a Jeannette saltbox with a wood cover, McKee rolling pins and a rare Anchor Hocking Fire-King swirl casserole dish with lid.
-- By Tom Hoepf, associate editor of Auction Central News



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