“It is required by law to redo high fives if the first one was not good enough”
Alright, so maybe that isn’t strictly true, but it should be. The “High Five” is a sacred tradition that has been used to celebrate remarkable events in our day to day lives. Get the garbage into the can on the first throw? High Five! Just get that promotion you’ve been gunning for? High Five! Did you propose? Did she say yes? HIGH FIVE! Did you just finalize your divorce papers? HIGH FIVE. Seriously, high fives can be used to celebrate anything! That’s why High Five Day exists, just one more reason to use that universal gesture of excellence, the high five!
History of High Five Day
“Give people high fives just for getting out of bed, being a person is hard sometimes”
~ Kid President
~ Kid President
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves Mr. President. High Five Day is a reminder that every little success in life deserves a bit of celebration, and the high five serves as a universal form of celebration at every level of success! The High Five, if somehow you’ve gone your whole life without knowing this, is when you and another person slap hands together over your head. (Not to mistaken for the ‘Low Five’ which traditionally takes place at waist level). Did you know that? Well, now you do! High Five!
The High Five was purportedly invented by Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke in 1977. These two Los Angeles Dodgers members were celebrating a particularly important success in that game on October 2, and it just seemed appropriate to clap their hands together over their heads. The world must have agreed, since the high five has since become generally ubiquitous, appearing in every culture the world over since.
One of the most important successes that you can celebrate with a high five is the one that cancer victims live through every day. High Five Day was originally developed with the intent of raising awareness for cancer, so be sure to raise awareness of this most important fight by giving as many high fives as possible.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) Someone who helps to gather the harvest.|
|Usage:||He was laying about him lustily with his sheath-knive, lopping the canes right and left, like a reaper, and soon made quite a clearing around us.|
Idiom of the Day
|To not be important, useful, or beneficial enough to justify the effort or difficulty that something requires.|
Mae West Sentenced For Obscenity (1927)
|In 1926, American actress Mae West, mistress of the double entendre, began to write, produce, and star in her own Broadway plays, the first of which was the sensation-creating Sex. The notorious production did not go over well with city officials, who prosecuted West on morals charges. She served eight days of her 10-day sentence, getting off two days for good behavior. Still, the punishment did not deter her from tackling taboo subjects, as evidenced by her very next play,|
Jayne Mansfield (1933)
|One of the leading sex symbols of the 1950s, Mansfield reportedly spoke five languages, played the violin, and claimed an IQ of over 150. However, the provocative image she presented to the public was carefully crafted, and she was best known for her film roles as a "blonde bombshell" and her many appearances in photographs. Her tragic death at the age of 34 in a car accident led to the mandating of underride guards on tractor-trailer trucks in the US.|
|Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, novelist, and twice prime minister of England, died on this day in 1881. When he was buried in the family vault at Hughenden Manor, near High Wycombe, Queen Victoria came to lay a wreath of primroses—thought to be his favorite flower—on his grave. Two years later, the Primrose League was formed to support the principles of Conservatism which Disraeli had championed. The organization's influence ebbed after World War I, but Primrose Day is remembered in honor of Disraeli and his contribution to the Conservative cause.|
Bad News, Night Owls: You Might Have a Higher Risk of Dying EarlyDo you wake up bright eyed and bushy-tailed, greeting the sunrise with cheer and vigor? Or are you up late into the night and dread the sound of your alarm clock? We call this inherent tendency to prefer certain times of day your "chronotype" (chrono ...
Bad News, Night Owls: You Might Have a Higher Risk of Dying Early
1770 - Captain James Cook discovered New South Wales, Australia. Cook originally named the land Point Hicks.
1775 - The American Revolution began as fighting broke out at Lexington, MA.
1861 - Thaddeus S. C. Lowe sailed 900 miles in nine hours in a hot air balloon from Cincinnati, OH, to Unionville, SC.
1892 - The Duryea gasoline buggy was introduced in the U.S. by Charles and Frank Duryea.
1897 - The first annual Boston Marathon was held. It was the first of its type in the U.S.
1956 - Actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The civil ceremony took place on April 18.
1960 - Baseball uniforms began displaying player's names on their backs.
1967 - Surveyor 3 landed on the moon and began sending photos back to the U.S.
1977 - Alex Haley received a special Pulitzer Prize for his book "Roots."
1987 - The last California condor known to be in the wild was captured and placed in a breeding program at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.
1988 - Sonny Bono was inaugurated as the Mayor of Palm Springs, CA.
2000 - The Oklahoma City National Memorial was dedicated on the fifth anniversary of the bombing in Oklahoma that killed 168 people.
1721 Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1793)
1935 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian(10, Arthur, Bedazzled), born in London (d. 2002)
1962 Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
1979 Kate Hudson, American actress (Almost Famous, You, Me and Dupree), born in Los Angeles, California
John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with
a time of 2:55:10.
The Boston Marathon was the brainchild of Boston Athletic Association member and inaugural U.S. Olympic team manager John Graham, who was inspired by the marathon at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. Fifteen
runners started the race but only 10 made it to the finish line.
runners started the race but only 10 made it to the finish line.
John J. "J.J." McDermott was born in Ireland in 1871 or 1872. He was a lithographer by trade.
Williamsburg Taste Festival 2018
Apr 19-22, 2018 | Williamsburg, VA
Maybe your stomach will never shut up. Everyone’s favorite season for outdoor gorging hosts the Harvest Celebration in Williamsburg, Virginia. The state’s best chefs, farmers and beverage makers will converge to provide you a delectable meal with an appropriately paired drink. Hunger and thirst will be more than satisfied during this week-long event.
further information: Taste Festival | Colonial Williamsburg Resorts
Kentucky Derby Festival 2018
Apr 14 - May 3, 2018 | Louisville, KY
This historic festival celebrates the inception of Oklahoma in 1889. Attendees of the Oklahoma '89er Days Celebration can expect to relive the late 1800’s with a carnival, chuck wagon eating, ‘89er queen pageant, craft vendors and more. Downtown Guthrie shuts down for this family friendly event and promises for a night of dancing, eating and homage to Oklahoman origins.
further information: Kentucky Derby Festival
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The Doolittle Raid was an April 18, 1942, air raid by the United States on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other places on the island of Honshu. It was the first air operation during World War II to strike the Japanese home islands, demonstrating that Japan itself was vulnerable to American air attack. As a symbolic retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, it provided an important boost to American morale. The raid was planned and led by Lieutenant Colonel James "Jimmy" Doolittle of the United States Army Air Forces, and involved 16 B-25B Mitchells, each with a crew of five. Of these eighty men, seven died during the raid or after being captured. The raid caused more than 450 casualties, including about 50 deaths, but minimal material damage.
knit, Mother's Day
How to Knit Fruit Citrus Slices
crochet, Mother's Day
Easy Homemade Oreo Cookies
CRAFTS ... sewing
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... pasta crafts
correct picture, wrong label
Butterfly Fish Purple Jigsaw Puzzle
SUDOKU ... medium
OFFBEAT U.S. FACTS (Part 2)
The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has its own quirky gift shop called Skeletons in the Closet.
The Library of Congress contains approximately 838 miles of bookshelves—long enough to stretch from Houston to Chicago.
At 46 letters, Massachusetts’s Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggcha ubunagungamaugg has the longest place name in the U.S. (even though it's based on a joke).
The entire Denver International Airport is twice the size of Manhattan.
In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the country to the "United States of Earth."
A highway in Lancaster, California plays the “William Tell Overture” as you drive over it, thanks to some well-placed grooves in the road
The total length of Idaho's rivers could stretch across the United States about 40 times.
The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania has been on fire for 55 years.
The one-woman town of Monowi, Nebraska is the only officially incorporated municipality with a population of 1. The sole, 83-year-old resident is the city's mayor, librarian, and bartender.
The entire town of Whittier, Alaska lives under one roof.
The number of bourbon barrels in Kentucky outnumbers the state’s population by more than two million.
Montana's Glacier National Park has a canine "bark ranger" that helps herd wildlife away from high-traffic areas.