Sunday, September 27, 2015

Ancestor Appreciation Day SEPTEMBER 27, 2015

There are many superlatives to describe the September 27-28, 2015 full moon. It’s the biggest, closest and brightest supermoon of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, this full moon enjoys the title of Harvest Moon. Last but hardly least, this supermoon will feature a total eclipse of the moon, visible on the night of September 27-28 from the Americas, the Atlantic, Greenland, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

At North American’ time zones, the moon will turn full on September 27 at 11:51 p.m. ADT, 10:51 p.m. EDT, 9:51 p.m. CDT, 8:51 p.m. MDT, 7:51 p.m. PDT.

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Ancestor Appreciation Day

Many of us are completely unaware of our ancestors and the lives they lived, yet they almost certainly went a long way towards shaping our habits, traditions and values today. Fortunately, the annually-celebrated Ancestor Appreciation Day gives people a reminder to learn more about those who came before us.
The internet can be a wonderful tool when it comes to researching genealogy and various online resources will help you to find records of your family’s history, learn about your ancestors and their way of life and even create a detailed family tree.
Building a more complete picture of your relatives and their history can help to promote a greater appreciation for life and form a better understanding of the individual journey your family has been on.
If nothing else, why not spend the day with your living relatives? Ask a few questions, let them tell stories and find out about previous generations that way.

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A Muslim place of worship.
Usage:Though her friends prayed there often, this was her first visit to the masjid.


Samuel Adams (1722)

Samuel Adams was an American Revolutionary leader and patriot. In the mid-1760s, he drafted protests against Great Britain's Stamp and Townshend Acts and authored pamphlets designed to stir up sentiment against the British. Adams helped organize the revolutionary Sons of Liberty, was the chief instigator of the Boston Tea Party, served on the Continental Congress, and signed the Declaration of Independence


This fall harvest festival is marked on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month and is a major national holiday in Korea. On Chuseok, many people travel to spend the holiday with their families. Koreans begin the day with a religious service, then visit the graves of their departed family members and clear away the weeds and grasses around the tombs. Customary activities include wrestling for men, a women's circle song and dance called Gang-gang-sullae, and, in rural areas, a cow or ox game in which men or boys in cow or ox costumes visit houses and beg for something to eat.

Giant Killer Lizards Lived Among Ice-Age Aussies

A tiny bone from underneath a lizard's skin has helped sketch a new picture of life for the first humans living in Australia during the last ice age. In short, there was a monster in their midst, one that could have grown to almost 20 feet long

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1825 - George Stephenson operated the first locomotive that hauled a passenger train. 

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1894 - The Aqueduct Race Track opened in New York City, NY

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1938 - "Thanks for the Memory" was heard for the first time on the "The Bob Hope Show." 

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1943 - "Pistol Packin' Mama" and "Jingle Bells" were recorded by Bing Crosby, the Vic Schoen Orchestra and the Andrews Sisters. 

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1954 - The "Tonight!" show made its debut on NBC-TV with Steve Allen as host. 

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1989 - Two men went over the 176-foot-high Niagara Falls in a barrel. Jeffrey Petkovich and Peter Debernardi were the first to ever survive the Horshoe Falls. 


If You Were Born Today, September 27

You are charismatic, passionate, and a born leader, albeit a quiet one. Somewhat mysterious, you are sometimes difficult to get to know. However, most sense your sincerity, kindness, and soft heart. Petty selfishness is generally beneath you. You are success-oriented and will work hard for every dollar you earn. It is relatively easy for you to mix business and pleasure. You are at once logical and intuitive, but as you mature, you learn to trust your intuition most, after much trial and error, as it seems to serve you better. Famous people born today: Cheryl Tiegs, Avril Lavigne, Samuel Adams, Lil Wayne, Meat Loaf, Shaun Cassidy.

Picture of the day
Magnavox Odyssey
The Magnavox Odyssey is the first commercial home video game console. First demonstrated in April 1972, it was released that August, predating the Atari Pong home consoles by three years. The system could be powered by either six C batteries or an optional AC power supply. Games used "game cards" inserted into a slot similar to a ROM cartridge slot. The system lacked sound capability. By 1974 more than 350,000 had been sold.

Picture of patterns on a sidewalk seen from above, Tacoma, Washington

Concrete Abstract

Photograph by Larry Abraham, National Geographic 
When Larry Abraham grew bored with the photos he was capturing from a third-floor fire escape in Tacoma, Washington, he decided to change his perspective. Rather than look out, he looked down. “Color and pattern caught my eye,” he writes, “and I went to work.”


Cloche Divine

3S Shawl pattern by Amy Meade
3S stands for Super-wide, Super Simple! A wide, shallow, garter-stitch triangle with options for decorative eyelet rows, and two pretty bind-off options.
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Why shouldn’t you drink orange juice on a cruise? 
You might get Vitamin C sick.

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Jacob Child's Jacket Free Crochet Pattern
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Lima Bean Casserole Cassoulet CrockPot Recipe

Don't be scared to try lima beans. I got the kids to try them---and my parents each had two bowls.

The Ingredients.

--1 pound of dried lima beans (soaked over night)
--28 oz can diced tomatoes
--2 cups diced ham, or turkey ham
--1 medium yellow onion, chopped
--3 smashed and chopped garlic cloves
--1/2 tsp black pepper
--1 T dried mustard
--1 cup water

The Directions.

Soak the beans overnight in a bunch of cold water. They will expand, so use enough water to cover them at least 4 inches.

In the morning, drain and rinse the beans. Dump into a 4 quart or larger crockpot. Add a fresh cup of water.

Dice up the ham or turkey ham (I think chicken and apple sausages would be good, too) and add on top.

Open the can of tomatoes, and pour in the whole can. Chop the onion and garlic and add. Stir in the spices.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. I cooked our beans for about 7. This is done when the beans are tender. If you cook this too long, the only harm will be that the beans begin to fall apart.

The Verdict.

I really was astonished at how much I liked this. I couldn't get enough, and I'm pretty sure I was annoying Adam by going on and on (and on some more) about how amazing it was that lima beans could taste so good. Lima beans have been given a bad rap. We should change that.




Positive anything is better than negative nothing. - Elbert Hubbard


"Welcome" in Choctaw (United States) [come in] Ant chukoa

Desserts and Sweets - Keep Your Cookies Soft and Fluffy

thanks, patty

Top 20 skills in danger of dying out

How many of the traditional skills can you tick off?
1. Reading a map
2. Using a compass
3. Tie a specific knot
4. Darn socks
5. Looking something up in a book using an index rather than ‘Googling it’
6. Correct letter writing technique
7. Understanding pounds and ounces
8. Knowing your spelling and grammar
9. Converting pounds and ounces to grams and kilograms
10. Starting a fire from nothing
11. Handwriting
12. Understanding feet and inches
13. Knitting
14. Recall a friend or relative’s phone number from memory
15. Recall a partner’s phone number from memory
16. Identifying trees, insects, flowers etc
17. Touch typing
18. Baking bread from scratch
19. Taking up trousers
20. Wiring a plug

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thanks for all the fun pics, sheri

1 comment:

  1. Looking around for the best chair to view the moon--New England is supposed to get the finest view:)