Thursday, March 10, 2016

World Kidney Day March 10, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate World Kidney Day

Created in 2006 as a joint initiative between the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations, World Kidney Day is designed as a health awareness campaign. At present, the date is observed in close to 100 countries around the world.
World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of kidney-related diseases and of the overall importance of our kidneys to our health. It also tries to highlight preventative measures, in an attempt to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and related health problems, on a global scale.
If it is detected early enough, Chronic Kidney Disease is treatable. However, CKD is becoming increasingly prevalent around the world. In addition to educating the public, World Kidney Day is designed to teach or remind medical professionals of the important role they can play in detecting problems and aims to encourage more systematic screening of patients with diabetes.

Twenty of Gene Kelly’s film titles, ending with Singin’ In The Rain.

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) Adherence.
Usage:In my parents' household, strict abidance by the rules was required, so naturally I rebelled.

Anthony Mann(far left),James Stewart,June Allyson. THE GLENN MILLER STORY
Anthony Mann (far left), James Stewart, June Allyson. THE GLENN MILLER STORY

Idiom of the Day

boots and all

 — With maximum effort or enthusiasm; completely and without restraint. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand



Pink Floyd Releases Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

Dark Side of the Moon is a concept album by the rock group Pink Floyd that explores the nature of the human experience through themes such as money, war, mental illness, and death. It is considered by many fans to be the band's magnum opus. It is one of the best-selling albums of all time—it is estimated that one in every 14 people in the US under the age of 50 owns or owned a copy of this album. 

Motorcycle Week

Bike Week is the largest motorcycle meet in the world, held for 10 days in Daytona Beach, Florida. The highlight of the week is the Daytona 200 race, which attracts competitors from all over the world. Other races include a three-hour US Endurance Championship race and vintage motorcycle races on Classics Day. These events take place in the Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium and on the Daytona International Speedway. Another popular feature of the week is a parade of over 5,000 motorcycles, and concerts and trade shows are held throughout the week.

Ocean Deep Is Surprisingly Noisy

Seven miles below the surface of the sea, the Challenger Deep is the deepest spot in the Mariana Trench and thus on Earth. The only light is that produced by animals that use photoluminescence; no sunlight can penetrate even close to these waters. 
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1785 Thomas Jefferson was appointed minister to France. He succeeded Benjamin Franklin. 
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1804 - The formal ceremonies transferring the Louisiana Purchase from France to the U.S. took place in St. Louis. 
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1876 - Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful call with the telephone. He spoke the words "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you." 
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1940 - W2XBS-TV in New York City aired the first televised opera as it presented scenes from "I Pagliacci".
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1941 - The Brooklyn Dodgers announced that their players would begin wearing batting helmets during the 1941 season. 
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1965 - Walter Matthau and Art Carney opened in "The Odd Couple". It later became a hit on television. 
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1992Prince received a lifetime achievement award at the Soul Train Awards. 

If You Were Born Today, March 10

This is a powerful birthday. You are meant to rule or lead in some manner. Even with a sensitive Pisces Sun sign, you are also a very proud and determined person who is charming and attractive. You are a trend setter, always looking forward. Independent and self-reliant, you do best in a job in which you set the pace and the schedule. You have many ideas how to improve the world around you, and you have an unmistakable idealistic streak. Famous people born today: Carrie Underwood, Chuck Norris, Sharon Stone, Shannon Tweed, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Paul Haggis.

Picture of the day
Kuwait Towers
The Kuwait Towers are a group of three slender towers in Kuwait City, standing on a promontory into the Persian Gulf. Built as part of a water distribution project, they were officially inaugurated in March 1979. Today they are rated as a landmark and symbol of modern Kuwait. The largest tower holds 4,500 cubic metres of water, a restaurant, a cafĂ©, a lounge and a reception hall. The towers have been closed since March 2012 for maintenance.

Picture of a woman running through the Sahara desert in Morocco

Free to Fly

Photograph by Logan Swayze, National Geographic 
When photographer Logan Swayze and his wife spent two days in the Sahara in Morocco, they were inspired. “We absolutely fell in love with the simplicity of the landscape, and I wanted to capture the feeling of freedom the Sahara offers its guests,” he writes. “This image represents just that for me—freedom—a woman running, almost taking flight [within] the infinity of the landscape.”

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knit, EASTER

crochet. ST. PATRICK'S DAY
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by stephanie o'dea
The Ingredients
serves 6

12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, or 6 boneless, skinless breast halves
1 cup brown sugar (it's okay. you can brush your teeth after.)
1/4 cup lemon-lime soda (stay with me...)
2/3 cup vinegar (I used white wine, but think regular white would be fine)
3 cloves smashed and chopped garlic
2 tablespoons soy sauce (La Choy and Tamari wheat free are gluten free)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

The Directions.

Use a 4 quart crockpot for this recipe. 

Plop the chicken into your crockpot. Cover with the brown sugar, pepper, chopped garlic, and soy sauce. Add the vinegar, and pour in the soda. It will bubble!

Cover and cook on low for 6-9 hours, or on high for 4-5. The chicken is done when it is cooked through and has reached desired consistency. The longer you cook it, the more tender it will be.

Serve over a bowl of white rice with a ladle full of the broth.

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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... coloring


QUOTEThe path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism. - George Jean Nathan

Did you know? Sign language can have an “accent”! Submitted by Chester Tumidajewicz, Amsterdam, NY. --------------------- Stationed on the International Space Station, British astronaut Tim Peake accidentally phoned the wrong number when calling home on Christmas Eve! --------------------- No mourners attended Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s funeral. Submitted by Chester Tumidajewicz, Amsterdam, NY.

Place a cup of water in the microwave to prevent food from drying out.

thanks, helen, for sharing another blonde moment with us! lol 

Rarely Seen Photographs
A 10 x 15-foot wooden shed where the “Harley-Davidson Motor Company ” started out in 1903
Testing football helmets in 1912
A bar in New York City, the night before prohibition began,1920
Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920s
Traffic jam in New York, 1923
A quiet little job at a crocodile farm in St. Augustine, Florida, 1926 (UPDATE: well, an alligator farm of course, as Roy notes in the comments below)
World economic crisis, 1929
Central Park in 1930
Last four couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon, ca. 1930
Meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club, early 1930s
Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg
When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939
NY, Coney Island, 1940
The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 1942
A man begging for his wife ’s forgiveness inside Divorce Court. Chicago, 1948
Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage. New York, 1949
19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win the 1951 Boston Marathon. The crowd was silent as he crossed the finish line. (UPDATE: As Peter notes in the comments below, “Tanaka was not exactly “a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima ” — when the bomb was dropped, he was at home, about 20 miles from the site. He saw a light and heard a distant rumble, but was personally unaffected by the bomb. ”)
Florida ’s last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955
NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960 ′s
Muhammad Ali ’s fists after the fight with Cooper, 1963
New York firemen play a game after a fire in a billiard parlor, 1969
An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a drawer at the Los Angeles Police Station, 1971
Boy hiding in a TV set. Boston, 1972 by Arthur Tress
A spectator holds up a sign at the Academy Awards, April 1974
Robert De Niro ’s cab driver license. In order to get into character for the film Taxi Driver, he obtained his own hack license and would pick-up/drive customers around in New York City.
Nancy Reagan sits on the lap of Mr. T, dressed as Santa, 1983
Ronald Reagan wearing sweatpants on Air Force One, 1985


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  1. in the early to mid 50's, mom and I would go to the feed store in Winchester, NH, with my dad to select the bags of chicken feed we wanted for the fabric. I still have a top I refashioned from one of her feed sack skirts. I made and wore the cotton top specifically for our two month trip to Israel in '74.

  2. I want to put my whole house in the washing machine too! What a plan:)