Saturday, April 9, 2016

Cherish an Antique Day April 9, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Cherish an Antique Day

A day is set aside in April of every year on which to appreciate unique objects that date back to a time when quality and craftsmanship were most valued by a discerning clients. It is a day on which everyone is encouraged to revisit an era of artistic talent that, for them, holds a special and timeless appeal.
Cherish An Antique Day can be celebrated by a visit to an art museum, or simply by retrieving a valued heirloom from its place of safety and exhibiting it for the day. The idea is to salute past artistry and to create a greater awareness of the type of aesthetic appeal that withstands the test of time. It is hoped that exposure to the past masters will encourage a commitment to quality rather than quantity in today’s production-line type of manufacturing. Cherishing an antique can make the past far more present.

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A restaurant that specializes in steaks.
Usage:The best steak we ever ate was at a small chophouse in California.

Idiom of the Day

curb appeal

 — The external attractiveness of a building or property, such as can be viewed from the street (i.e., the curb).


NASA Announces the "Mercury Seven" (1959)

Project Mercury was the first successful manned spaceflight program of the US. It ran from 1959 through 1963 with the goal of putting a man in orbit around the Earth. The first Americans to venture into space were drawn from a group of 110 military pilots chosen for their flight test experience and their satisfaction of certain physical requirements; seven were selected to be astronauts in April 1959 and were quickly dubbed the "Mercury Seven." 

Jørn Utzon (1918)

Utzon was a Danish architect who, in 1957, won a competition to design Australia's Sydney Opera House, which was completed in 1973 and was declared a World Heritage Site in 2007. Utzon is only the second architect in history to see his work assigned this status during his lifetime. In 1966, after designing the opera house's distinctive roof—a series of glittering white shell-shaped vaults—and spending nearly a decade on the project, Utzon was forced to resign mid-project.

4-Year-Old Credited With Saving Mom's Life by Unlocking Her Phone and Calling for Help

A 4-year-old boy may have saved his mother's life when he managed to unlock her iPhone and call his father for help after he found her unconscious on Sunday night. 

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1667 - In Paris, The first public art exhibition was held at the Palais-Royale.

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1833 - Peterborough, NH, opened the first municipally supported public library in the United States. 

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1838 - The National Gallery opened in London. 

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1869 - The Hudson Bay Company ceded its territory to Canada. 

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1872 - S.R. Percy received a patent for dried milk.

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1912 - The first exhibition baseball game was held at Fenway Park in Boston. The game was between Red Sox and Harvard.

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1913 - The Brooklyn Dodgers' Ebbets Field opened. 

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1928 - Mae West made her debut on Broadway in the production of "Diamond Lil." 

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1939Marian Anderson performed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. She had been denied the use of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

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1945 - National Football League officials decreed that it was mandatory for football players to wear socks in all league games.

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1950 - Bob Hope made his first television appearance on "Star-Spangled Review" on NBC-TV.

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1963 - Winston Churchill became the first honorary U.S. citizen.

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1981 - The Sam Goody record chain and a top company executive were convicted of trafficking pirated tapes. this was where i used to go on a weekend afternoon looking for records with my father. i had no idea why it went out of business until today! 

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1965"TIME" magazine featured a cover with the entire "Peanuts" comic gang. 


If You Were Born Today, April 9

Not easily understood, your emotions fluctuate a lot, although you tend to wear a manner of strength and will. You have very refined and particular tastes, and others might find it difficult to know how to please you as a result! The truth is that you are very sensitive to subtle issues that others might overlook. At times you can be very frank, which can be refreshing to some, and off putting to others. You are highly competent and success-oriented. Famous people born today: Dennis Quaid, Hugh Hefner, Jenna Jamieson, Kristen Stewart, Elle Fanning.

Picture of the day
Balzhinima Tsyrempilov
Balzhinima Tsyrempilov is a World Cup-winning and former world number-one archer from Russia. He has competed in both the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, though he has not medalled.

Picture of a horse looking over a gate in Ireland


Photograph by Danielle Lussier, National Geographic 
“As I biked about the Aran Islands in Ireland,” writes Danielle Lussier, who submitted this photo, “I came across this horse ambling about in front of these church ruins, just after the daily Irish drizzle. He finally struck a pose for me at the gate.”





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Crock-Pot Chicken Shawarma


Book Of Love


A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures. - James E. Faust

New York University researchers have identified 3,000 types of bacteria on dollar bills! -------------------- Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark lemon was inducted into both the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and the International Clown Hall of Fame! -------------------- When Australia’s temperatures get too high, Melbourne Zoo zookeepers treat Harari the lion to popsicles made from 8 gallons of blood!

Scared to fight for the road, pitting your bike against a few tons of truck or car? Take a conventional fold-out ruler, apply something shiny and reflective and strap it to the back of your ride. Fold it out as needed and back in when parked.


All the Throwback Swimwear You Forgot

Imagine swimming in a midi skirt?


Oh, how far we ladies have come in history. Women are running for president. We’re leading Fortune 500 companies. And we’re not forced to sport a petticoat on the beach. Let's all refresh ourselves on just how much has changed in our bikini-line area alone.
All the Throwback Swimwear You Forgot


Bathing suit or bathing…dress?
All the Throwback Swimwear You Forgot


So long, bloomers. Bare legs have emerged.
All the Throwback Swimwear You Forgot


With the ’20s came even lower necklines but the same public hem-length rules.
All the Throwback Swimwear You Forgot


Oh hey, spaghetti straps.
All the Throwback Swimwear You Forgot


The bikini is born--just as shorts.
All the Throwback Swimwear You Forgot


Guess bold colors weren’t a thing yet?
All the Throwback Swimwear You Forgot


Now entering the sexual revolution and the arrival of the “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.”
All the Throwback Swimwear You Forgot


It was an era characterized by mesh, crochet and clearly unsupportive Lycra.
All the Throwback Swimwear You Forgot


Ah, the faux-thletic supermodel and her fanny packs.
All the Throwback Swimwear You Forgot


Nothing else came close to a Baywatch high-cut this decade.
All the Throwback Swimwear You Forgot


You couldn’t throw a rock and not hit a tiny triangle top.
All the Throwback Swimwear You Forgot


Here we are. The world of bloggers, the need for nostalgia and the return of the high-waisted suit. Can’t say we can complain.

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