Saturday, April 8, 2017

Draw a Picture of a Bird Day April 8, 2017

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
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Pencil, pen, felt tip or chalk, Draw a Picture of a Bird Day is great fun for everyone. It’s very straightforward: simply draw a picture of a bird in tribute to our feathered friends, but if you fancy some diversity there’s actually a wide range of options.
Will you draw a chicken or a chaffinch? Perhaps a peacock, penguin or puffin? If you’d prefer a goose, will it be of the Canadian, Red-breasted, Woods-walking or Spur-winged variety? And you’d be amazed by how many types of hawk there are prowling the skies!
Nostalgia (part 1) thanks, Joan
All the girls had gym uniforms?

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A metal ring or cap placed around a pole or shaft for reinforcement or to prevent splitting.
Usage:The walking stick was quite old, and the large brass ferrule at its tip was worn down and dented.

It took three minutes for the TV to warm up?

Idiom of the Day

get wise to (someone or something)

 — To become fully aware or cognizant of someone or something, especially if he, she, or it is suspicious, illegal, or malicious in nature or intention

Nobody owned a purebred dog?


Tennis Player Arthur Ashe Announces He Has AIDS (1992)

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Ashe was the first African-American male to reach prominence in tennis and was thus a very public figure, even after his retirement, which followed a 1979 heart attack and quadruple-bypass surgery. In 1983, he contracted HIV from a blood transfusion during a second heart surgery. He kept it a secret until 1992, when a newspaper threatened to publish a story about his illness. His subsequent openness about AIDS helped combat the disease's stigma. 

Sonja Henie (1912)

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Henie began ice skating at the age of eight and won the first of six straight Norwegian figure-skating championships within two years. Starting in 1927, she won the world's figure-skating crown 10 straight years, the European title six times, and the Olympic gold medal three times. She introduced music and dance into free skating, greatly broadening its appeal, and turned professional in 1936, earning millions starring in films and ice shows. 

Hana Matsuri

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Hana Matsuri is a celebration of the Buddha's birthday, observed in Buddhist temples throughout Japan, where it is known as Kambutsue. The highlight of the celebration is a ritual known as kambutsue ("ceremony of 'baptizing' the Buddha"), in which a tiny bronze statue of the Buddha, standing in an open lotus flower, is anointed with sweet tea. People use a small bamboo ladle to pour the tea, made of hydrangea leaves, over the head of the statue. The custom is supposed to date from the seventh century, when perfume was used, as well as tea. 

Photographing a Black Hole: Historic Campaign Is Underway

The campaign to capture the first-ever image of a black hole has begun. From Wednesday Apr. 5 through Friday Apr. 14, astronomers will use a system of radio telescopes around the world to peer at the gigantic black hole at the center of the Milky Way...
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1789 - The U.S. House of Representatives held its first meeting.

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1834 - In New York City, Cornelius Lawrence became the first mayor to be elected by popular vote in a city election. 

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1873 - Alfred Paraf patented the first successful oleomargarine. 

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1947 - The first illustrated insurance policy was issued by the Allstate Insurance Company. 

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1953 - The bones of Sitting Bull were moved from North Dakota to South Dakota

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1975 - Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians became first black manager of a major league baseball team. 

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1986 - Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, CA

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1992 - In Britain, the last issue of "Punch Magazine" was published. 

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2002 - Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for drama for her play "Topdog/Underdog." 

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If You Were Born Today, April 8
You are a true pioneer with exceptionally strong business sense. You have little patience for slacking off and slowness. Quick-minded and generally thorough, you are also very independent, rarely asking for help. This trait can lead you to feel lonely at times. However, you are quick to help others if they sincerely need a hand. You make an excellent manager, and while you like to lead or do things on your own, you are not arrogant or overbearing. Famous people born today: Mary Pickford, Betty Ford, Julian Lennon, Patricia Arquette.

April 8 and 9, 2017

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Apr 7-9, 2017 | Santa Barbara, CA |


Those who are loyal to Burning Man and Coachella should see familiar faces at Lucidity. This music-and-art festival, whose name refers to those dreams that are so vivid they feel real, is good at getting people in such trancelike states that many leave this event feeling like their lives have been changed, or at least shifted, usually for the better.


Lewisville ColorPalooza: A Celebration of Spring

Apr 8, 2017 -- 10 - 5 PM

150 W. Church Street

Lewisville, TX 

ColorPalooza tagline
If those lovely works of art on your parents’ refrigerator is any indication, it’s time to come out of retirement and show off your skills at the Lewisville ColorPalooza. You, fellow amateurs and skilled artists will give the dead remnants of winter a splash of color to celebrate the arrival of spring. Only the finest displays in paintings, sculptures, chalk art and other works of art can rejuvenate the scene before you.



Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin' Festival

Apr 8, 2017

Downtown Sopchoppy

Municipal Ave & Rose St, Sopchoppy, FL 

Worm Gruntin' Festival
The annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin' Festival is a community celebration set in the historic downtown district of Sopchoppy, Florida. The one-day extravaganza features a 5k fun run/walk, dozens of artisans and craftspeople showcasing their one-of-a-kind works, horseshoe championships, a bait-casting competition for kids, a queen pageant and live musical performances from legendary and emerging acts, all culminating in the Worm Grunters Ball.


Tucson 2nd Saturdays Downtown

Apr 8, 2017 | Tucson, AZ 

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Tucson, Arizona, packs a lot of culture into an ever-growing city. Every second Saturday makes downtown a bustling area filled with entertaining live music, dozens of food trucks and restaurants to conquer a demanding stomach, plenty of shops to cough up a couple dollars at, activities for the children including movies and an abundance of stunning art to gaze at.

When a quarter was a decent allowance?

Aurelia aurita
Aurelia aurita, popularly known as the moon jellyfish, is a widely studied species of the genus Aurelia. It is translucent, usually about 25–40 cm (10–16 in) in diameter, and can be recognized by its four horseshoe-shaped gonads, easily seen through the top of the bell. It feeds by collecting medusaeplankton, and mollusks with its tentacles, and bringing them into its body for digestion. Capable of only limited motion, it drifts with the current, even when swimming.

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?

Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?

crochet - EASTER

thanks, Amber

thanks, Bertha

thanks, Marge


You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas 
pumped, without asking, all for free, every time? 
And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading 
stamps to boot?

thanks, Shelley

Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels 
hidden inside the box?


It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to 
dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?

SWEETS - gluten free

They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they 
failed...and they did it!

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When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car.. 
to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races,
and people went steady

No one ever asked where the car keys were because
they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the
doors were never locked?
thanks, Patty
Create Colorful Yarn Wrapped Eggs

Have you dyed your Easter eggs yet? How about making these colorful yarn wrapped eggs instead! Check out the list of supplies, follow the instructions and give it a try.
Create Colorful Yarn Wrapped Eggs

What you need

To make these eggs you'll need:
1. Drained eggs
2. Colorful yarns
3. Craft glue
4. Craft paper
5. Scissors


string egg (1)
Step-1: You can use egg of any size or color since the egg won’t be visible once wrapped entirely. You can also use store bought plastic Easter eggs. In case your using real egg I think it’s better to drain the egg. Make a small hole on the egg with anything sharp, drain the egg entirely and wash  the inside of the egg carefully.  After the egg dries take a small piece of paper, glue the area around the hole on the egg and stick the small paper on it to cover the hole.
string egg (2)
Step-2: Before getting started select 5-6 colored yarns for the egg. Keep a nice color pattern for the egg. Start from any one side. Apply some craft glue on the egg, I started from the top. Take a yarn’s end without cutting it from the bundle. Start to wrap the yarn from the outer edge and wrap your way towards the center of the wrap. After reaching the center apply a drop of glue on the center, cut off extra yarn and press the end of the yarn on the glue.
string egg (3)
Step-3: Take a different colored yarn and apply a small amount of glue below  the first layer. Wrap the yarn and change color once you’re satisfied with the color. Remember to apply enough glue to wrap one color. Do not apply glue on the whole egg at once. Keep doing the same until you reach the other end of the egg.
Done! Use different colors to make more fun patterns. Enjoy!
Lying on your back in the grass with your friends 
and saying things like, 'That cloud looks like a...'?
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Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the 
rules of the game?














Stuff from the store came without safety caps and
hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison
a perfect stranger?

Mistletoe berries explode and propel seeds at speeds up to 60 mph! Submitted by Dan Paulun, W. Lafayette, OH.-------------------- James Asquith is the youngest man to visit every country in the world - traveling to all 196 sovereign countries before he turned 25!-------------------- The Great Race of 1908, an auto race from New York to Paris, was completed in 169 days despite there being very few roads, no windshields, no roofs and no heaters in the middle of winter! Submitted by Marc Hartzman, New Rochelle, NY.

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard 
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And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, 
you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, 
and share it with the children of today.

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