Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A fence made of upright pickets.|
|Usage:||Between it and Judge Driscoll's house there was only a grassy yard, with a paling fence dividing the properties in the middle.|
Idiom of the Day
— To be calm or patient; to stop making pressing demands, requests, or solicitations.
First Successful Escape from an Aircraft Using the Ejection Seat (1942)
|Ejection seats are used in aircraft to quickly propel occupants out in an emergency. Today, they are fired by an explosive charge, but the first ejection seats were powered by compressed air. One of the first aircrafts to be fitted with such a system was the German Heinkel He 280 prototype jet fighter. While testing the He 280 during WWII, pilot Helmut Schenk became the first person to use an ejection seat to make an emergency escape from an aircraft.|
Antoinette Bourignon (1616)
|Bourignon was a Flemish Christian mystic. After spending a short time in a convent and as head of an orphanage, she gathered a fanatical following at Amsterdam, believing herself divinely directed to restore the pure spirit of the Gospel. Moving from place to place, she took her printing press with her and disseminated her teachings. Her mystical ideas found particular favor in Scotland, where Bourignianism was declared a heresy.|
Death of George Fox
|George Fox (1624-1691) was the founder of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, which he organized in 1650 to protest the overly formal religion of his time. Fox believed that creeds and scriptures were unimportant in religion; all that really counted was the divine light of Christ as it manifested itself in all people. Church was merely a gathering of friends who were guided by the Inner Light and who were thus able to provide guidance for each other. Quakers all over the world observe the anniversary of their founder's death in their meetinghouses.|
A Rare Disease Gave Him Tree Branch-Like Hands. After 16 Surgeries, He Can Finally See His Fingers.
When the warts first appeared in his teens, speckling his hands and feet, Abul Bajandar wasn't concerned.
1794 - U.S. President Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union.
1854 - Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, PA, was granted the first U.S. patent for the accordion. He made improvements to the keyboard and enhanced the sound.
1906 - Hugh Gernsback, of the Electro Importing Company, advertised radio receivers for sale for the price of just $7.50 in "Scientific American" magazine.
1928 - Ernst F. W. Alexanderson gave the first public demonstration of television.
1966 - Elizabeth Montgomery’s character, Samantha, on "Bewitched," had a baby. The baby's name was Tabitha.
1966 - Robert C. Weaver became the first black Cabinet member when he was appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by U.S. President Johnson.
1990 - L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia, the nation's first elected black governor, took the oath of office in Richmond.
1997 - Debbie Reynolds received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1998 - One of the 110 missing episodes of the British TV show "Doctor Who" was found in New Zealand.
1999 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) announced his retirement from the NBA.
1. LECTURE ON THE STARS
2. one of my favorite sites on the internet is freecycle.org.
freecycle.org is a FREE website you sign up with in the community nearest you. its efforts are all to connect people looking to get rid of all types of things (appliances, furniture, toys, books, bric a brac, etc), with people who need certain items. this international organization keeps belongings out of landfills and puts it in the hands of those who truly need or want the items you no longer want to keep!
there are only two things to do when it comes to freecycle .. put out emails to the group that
either OFFER or WANT things. then it's between you two to make arrangements for pick up. after that, i always send a thank you note so everyone knows the item is no longer being offered.
3. Fellow reader, Sharon M., has a great blog. it just proves, again and again, that the internet is a wonderful adventure.
View from the Artist's Window is a painting from 1825 by the Danish Romantic landscape and architecture painter Martinus Rørbye. The painting is considered a highlight of Danish Golden Age art; it incorporates themes and symbols that resonated with its audience. It is presently held in the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen.
Why Make a Snowman When You Can Build a BB-8!
crochet - vintage
thanks for the next few funnies, jane
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... coloring
KNITTING CROSSWORD PUZZLE