thanks for the masterpieces, Helen
Lewis A. Ramsey
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A jointed puppet manipulated from above by strings or wires attached to its limbs.|
|Usage:||They appeared to me clear-cut and very small, with affected voices and stiff gestures, like a procession of rigid marionettes upon a toy stage.|
by Gaetano Bellei - a loved grandma
Idiom of the Day
To follow the direction, lead, or guidance (of someone or something); to act in accordance (with someone or something); to follow suit.
Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Sewing Girl
Cinco de Mayo (1862)
Cinco de Mayo, the "Fifth of May," is a Mexican holiday that commemorates the Mexican army's unexpected victory over invading French troops at the Battle of Puebla. It is widely observed in Mexico and the US, particularly as a celebration of Mexican culture. However, it is distinct from Mexico's Independence Day, which is held annually on September 16 and commemorates Mexico's independence from Spanish rule in 1810.
Elizabeth Cochrane, AKA Nellie Bly (1864)
Cochrane was a pioneering female journalist who wrote under the pseudonym Nellie Bly. She wrote investigative articles on topics such as the plight of female factory workers, and as a young woman worked as a foreign correspondent in Mexico. She later feigned insanity to gain access to an asylum and wrote an exposé that prompted much-needed reforms. In 1889, she circumnavigated the globe in 72 days, besting the fictional feat conceived by Jules Verne.
Thailand Coronation Day
|On May 5, 1950, King Bhumibol Adulyadej was crowned Rama IX of Thailand, the ninth king of the Chakri dynasty. Ever since, the day has been celebrated as Coronation Day in Thailand. On May 4th, the Chief of Brahmin priests reads out the official proclamation of Coronation Day. On May 5, the Buddhist monks are given a feast and the king wears his full regalia. At noon, the Royal Thai Army and Navy each give a 21-gun salute. Later in the day, the king awards medals and decorations to those citizens who have done outstanding services for the state.|
How and When Did Saturn Get Those Magnificent Rings?
|Cassini, the little spacecraft that could, is going out in a blaze. For the next four months, the most sophisticated probe ever made will dance precariously between the Saturn and her icy rings, capturing spectacular images of this never-explored region.|
How and When Did Saturn Get Those Magnificent Rings?
1809 - Mary Kies was awarded the first patent to go to a woman. It was for technique for weaving straw with silk and thread.
1834 - The first mainland railway line opened in Belgium.
1891 - Music Hall was dedicated in New York City. It was later renamed Carnegie Hall.
1904 - The third perfect game of the major leagues was thrown by Cy Young (Boston Red Sox) against the Philadelphia Athletics. It was the first perfect game under modern rules.
1912 - Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda began publishing.
1917 - Eugene Jacques Bullard becomes the first African-American aviator when he earned his flying certificate with the French Air Service.
1926 - Sinclair Lewis refused a 1925 Pulitzer for "Arrowsmith."
1961 - Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made a 15 minute suborbital flight.
1991 - In New York, Carnegie Hall marked its 100th anniversary.
1. STARRY NIGHT
May 5/6: Eta Aquarid Meteors
The best time to see shooting stars from the Eta Aquarid meteor shower is in the early morning, just before dawn, on May 5 and 6, 2017.
Port Neches RiverFest 2017
May 3-7, 2017Port Neches City Park
620 Ave A
Port Neches, TX
You don’t need an entire ocean to get your feet wet and have fun. Port Neches makes use of the nearby Neches River to have a splashing-good time with all kinds of family friendly activities. Families can look forward to high-speed boat races, exceptional live music entertainment, explosive fireworks and river monsters flopping out of the water during a 2-day fishing tournament.
further information: Port Neches RiverFest |
500 Festival 2017
May 3-27, 2017
Held in Indianapolis, Indiana, the 500 Festival celebrates the spirit and legacy of the Indy 500 with over 100 different events throughout the month of May. Highlights include The One America 500 Mini Marathon, the 500 Parade marshaled by the 33 starting drivers of the Indy 500, the Rookie Run for your mini-marathoners and a Kids' Day complete with face painting, mini car racing and free games.
further information: Home | 500 Festival
Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally 2017
May 3-7, 2017
Panama City Beach, FL
These two-wheeled beasts will roar onto the scene for an insane week at the Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally. Bikers come together to ogle at shiny motorcycles and participate in a variety of shenanigans by the beach. Full-service bars will cool your engines, live music acts will be shredding on stage and hundreds of gorgeous women will catch your wandering eyes. A biannual event, this motorcycle rally is twice as fun and twice as bad-ass.
further information: Thunder Beach - The Most Biker Friendly Free Rally In The U.S.-Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally
Thomas Waterman Wood (American artist, 1823–1903) 'Threading a Needle'
Deers crossed the path of an Indonesian honor guard preparing for the arrival of King Salman of Saudi Arabia at the presidential palace in Bogor on Wednesday.
THE MODEL MODEL MODEL VILLAGEBourton-on-the-water is a quaint village located in the Cotswolds region of Gloucestershire, England. Often referred to as the “Venice of the Cotswolds” because of the River Windrush that runs right through the village centre, Bourton-on-the-water gives visitors a taste of the beautiful English countryside.
Thomas Eakins (American painter, 1844-1916)
A grin without a cat pattern by Monica Manceñido
Girl Knitting By A Window - Meyer Georg von Bremen
crochet - MOTHER'S DAY
La Tricoteuse, Auguste-Georges Blondel (1799-1872)
Arthur Watson Sparks, Women Sewing
"Knitting A Stocking" by Sir Francis Grant (Scottish, 1803-1878)
Fernand Toussaint (Belgian, 1873-1956). Peaceful Reading
van Gogh, woman sewing
Anker Stricken des Mädchen 1884
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... travel ideas
jean francois millet - knitting lesson (II) - 1850
Albert Neuhuys The Knitting Lesson
Venitian Seamstress, Eugen de Blaas (1843-1932)
Henry Terry (British, fl.1879-1920
Lady Knitting, Tully Filmus