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 mistake that results from taking one thing to be another.|
|Usage:||Due to a mix-up over travel arrangements, I missed my flight and had to rent a car and drive the 700 miles home.|
Idiom of the Day
|An extremely ill-suited pairing of people or things; a match that will result in a particularly negative or disastrous outcome. (A play on the more common phrase "a match made in heaven," meaning the opposite.)|
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles Wed (2005)
The 2005 wedding of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker Bowles capped off a decades-long romance that began in the 1970s, while both were single, and continued through both of their marriages—his to Diana Spencer, hers to Andrew Parker Bowles—as well as their respective divorces. The scandal of their affair tainted public perceptions of the pair and mired their union in controversy. When they finally wed, it was in a civil rather than religious ceremony.
Tom Lehrer (1928)
The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, when Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant of the Union army accepted the surrender of General Robert E. Lee of the Confederacy. The most widespread celebration of Appomattox Day took place in 1965 during the Civil War centennial year. The day was noted across the country with costumed pageants, books and articles reflecting on the war, and concerts of martial music. Although the anniversary is not observed on a yearly basis, reenactments of the historic surrender are held periodically.
This star is the farthest ever seen. It's 9 billion light-years away.Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have found the farthest star ever observed, a bright dot 9 billion light-years away. Forget thanking their lucky stars: This discovery required the fortuitous alignment of a massive galactic cluster. The ...
This star is the farthest ever seen. It’s 9 billion light-years away.
1667 - In Paris, The first public art exhibition was held at the Palais-Royale.
1770 - Captain James Cook discovered Botany Bay on the Australian continent.
1833 - Peterborough, NH, opened the first municipally supported public library in the United States.
1838 - The National Galley opened in London.
1866 - The Civil Rights Bill passed over U.S. President Andrew Johnson's veto.
1912 - The first exhibition baseball game was held at Fenway Park in Boston. The game was between Red Sox and Harvard.
1914 - In London, the first full-color film, "The World, The Flesh & the Devil," was shown.
1928 - Mae West made her debut on Broadway in the production of "Diamond Lil."
1950 - Bob Hope made his first television appearance on "Star-Spangled Review" on NBC-TV.
1963 - Winston Churchill became the first honorary U.S. citizen.
1965 - "TIME" magazine featured a cover with the entire "Peanuts" comic gang.
1967 - The first Boeing 737 was rolled out for use.
1998 - The National Prisoner of War Museum opened in Andersonville, GA, at the site of an infamous Civil War camp.
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 offputting to others. You are highly competent and success-oriented. Famous people born today:
Sacramento State Festival of the Arts 2018
Apr 10-15, 2018 | Sacramento, CACalifornia State University, Sacramento|6000 J St
Sacramento State's Festival of the Arts showcases the talent and creativity of students at the school's College of Arts & Letters. The festival features concerts, dance performances, film screenings, theater acts and a variety of other events. There are also ongoing visual art displays. Presentations and exhibits at the festival reflect a multilingual and multicultural selection of arts in different media and styles.
further information: Festival of the Arts
Tom Tom Founders Festival 2018
Apr 9-15, 2018 | Charlottesville, VA
Everything within arm’s reach had to be thought up and created. Tom Tom champions the people who create to make others’ lives worth living. Music acts, entrepreneurs, artists and other creative minds come to Charlottesville, Virginia, every April to celebrate the constant flow of new ideas. This festival is where ideas become reality.
further information: Tom Tom Founders Festival
Gallatin Arts Festival 2018
Apr 9-13, 2018 | New York, NYJerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts and Gallatin Galleries|
1 Washington Pl
Founded in 1992, the Gallatin Arts Festival showcases works of students who attend NYU's Gallatin School. The event spotlights students who specialize in performing and visual arts and presents installations, theatrical performances and readings in addition to workshops and panel discussions. The festival underscores the value of collaborative innovation and encourages discussion about the creation and presentation of art.
further information: https://gallatin.nyu.edu/utilities/events/2018/04/GAF.html
Picture of the day
Abraxas sylvata is a moth of the family Geometridae that was named by Giovanni Antonio Scopoli in 1763. It is found on deciduous trees in forests, thickets, and sometimes parks from Europe through Japan.
Amazing Artist Carves Animals Crawling Out of
Moriyuki Kono carves amazing things out of wood
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with Oreo Crust
Fabric Scrap Ponytail Holders
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... cooking
Making your own Fish Crackers
I didn't have a fish cracker cookie cutter, but you can order online or I heard of people making their own out of an aluminum can. I haven't gotten that far and that is why mine look like CHICKEN NUGGETS! Lol I was hesitant of sharing the picture bc of it!! HA HA Mine was a santa cutter, but apparently his head is the shape of processed chicken!
makes~ 100 1 1/2"
- 6 oz (1 1/2 C Grated) sharp cheddar
- 4 tbs butter cold, grated
- 1/2 C whole wheat Flour
- 1/4 C all purpose flour
- 1/8-1/4 tsp table salt
- 1/8 tsp onion powder (optional)
- Preheat Oven 350*. Combine all ingredients in food processor or by hand until dough forms into a ball.
2. If it feels too warm, put into fridge for half hour which will make it easier to transfer shapes to pan.
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Butterfly Fish Purple Jigsaw Puzzle
SUDOKU ... medium
By Tom Hoepf, associate editor of Auction Central News
A Cool Cooler
Question: Although this soda cooler with a bottle opener has seen better days, I think it’s still a really neat piece. I believe it dates to the mid-1900s and was made by Progress Refrigerator Company of Louisville, Ky. Were regular consumers the intended users? How much is it worth?
Answer: Progress Refrigerator Company was in operation from the 1930s through the 1960s, producing commercial refrigeration and coolers. The company made the A1 cooler for America’s leading soft drink brands in the 1950s. This popular picnic cooler consisted of a galvanized box covered with insulation and encased with steel skin, which was embossed with the name of the soda. A galvanized tray insert—some versions of which had handles—kept sandwiches out of icy water. The handle of the A1 design swings out of the way when the cooler is open and, in the upright position, clamps the lid closed. An A1 7UP cooler in excellent condition has sold for as much as $300, but this example’s worn condition limits its value to around $50.
Universal Bread Maker
Question: I didn't realize that there were bread makers before the modern electronic machine. The lid of this antique Landers No. 8 maker indicates that it dates to or was patented in 1904. How did it work, and what is its current value?
Answer: This item's "Universal Bread Maker" name is a bit of a stretch because it is actually a mixer. A brochure that advertised the innovation made by Landers, Frary & Clark of New Britain, Conn., claims it "mixes and kneads bread in three minutes." After kneading, the dough is left to rise in the covered container. The risen dough still had to be placed in a bread pan and baked in an oven. The most common size is No. 4, which holds enough dough to produce four loaves. Patented in 1904, this bread maker was produced into the 1920s. Occasionally found at country auctions selling for $15 to $50, these old-time kitchen collectibles are usually priced $75 to $200 at antiques shops and shows.