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May 14th, 2010


A Time to be Born......


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Giraffes usually give birth to one baby at a time, which drop about six feet to the ground at birth. They can walk around within minutes of being born and begin nursing right away. They stay close to their mothers for the first few weeks of life and gradually spend time with other members of the herd.
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Today in History


1862 - Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patented the chronograph, a timepiece that allows for split-second timing of sporting events.

1874 - McGill University (of Canada) and Harvard University met on Jarvis Field, Cambridge, MA for the the first game of intercollegiate football in America.

1878 - The trademarked name Vaseline (for a brand of petroleum jelly) was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough.

1897 - A statue of George Washington was unveiled in Philadelphia, PA. John Philip Sousa’s march, The Stars and Stripes Forever, was performed. It was the first public performance for Sousa’s march.

1904 - The Olympic Games opened in St. Louis, MO. It marked the first time that the games were held in the United States.

1913 - John D. Rockefeller made the largest gift of money (to that time) by establishing the Rockefeller Foundation for $100,000,000. The foundation promotes “the well-being of mankind throughout the world.”

1937 - Duke Ellington and his band recorded the classic, Caravan, for Brunswick Records.



1945 - The Sparrow and the Hawk, a serial for kids, was first broadcast over CBS radio.

1945 - Tennessee Jed made his debut on ABC radio. Johnny Thomas played the part of Tennessee Jed Sloan.

1957 - The musical, New Girl in Town, opened at the 46th Street Theatre in New York City. Thelma Ritter and Gwen Verdon starred in the Broadway adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie. New Girl in Town had a run of 431 performances.

1960 - Bally Ache, the winner of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, MD, was sold for $1,250,000.

1969 - Jacqueline Susann’s second novel, The Love Machine, was published by Simon and Schuster.

1971 - The Honey Cone received a gold record for the single, Want Ads. The female soul trio was formed in Los Angeles in 1969 and scored two million-sellers, Want Ads and Stick Up.

1985 - The Pill, the third most widely used form of contraception in the U.S. celebrated its 25th birthday.



1985 - The first McDonald’s restaurant, in Des Plaines, IL, became the first museum of the fast-food business.


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What a delightful intro, AN~I just loved the mommy and babies animal video, Loretta Lynn's song was a hoot, and the Duke Ellington music was fun. ThumbsUp


milk and Girl Scout cookies ;-)

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Great opening. I love "Circle of Life" and I have never seen the play or the movie.

Yesterday was a good day. (Get ready Scout, you know a good day includes Alabama football.) I called the group home to see how my friend Kellie was doing since I had heard Monday she was sick. It seems that she was needing a ride to take her to volunteer at UCP. Kellie has a severe case of CP herself. I took her to volunteer and got permission to keep her out late.

We went to Wings Sports Bar and met Derrick Odem who was on the 1992 National Championship Team. Also were several other Bama heroes. Derrick let me kiss his ring. LOL

I have some pictures somewhere. May load a little later.

I then took Kellie to see a local production of "Steel Magnolias." The actors who portrayed M'Lynn and Shelby were outstanding. The others -- not so much. At 10:00 before the last scene, Kellie starting getting anxious. She has a curfew of 10:00 but I had gotten permission for her to stay out late.

The group home requires the patients to get up at 7:00 and lights out at 10:00. I can understand because they have 16 people to take care of.

We left before the last act which might have been a good think all-in-all. We missed the saddest part.

Today I'm ushering tonight for "To Gillian on her 37th Birthday." I'm certain it will be a treat.

Have a great day!

Kathy

"I'd rather have 30 minutes of something wonderful than a life time of nothing special."


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Oh My! Today is Atlantis' last lift into space as the shuttle program winds down. Fly high and safe Atlantis.


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How about this block. I'm ready for some football. "For the first 50 yards I was ...d fifty, I wished someone would."


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Oh Naomi, you have outdone yourself today!
I love all the cute babies with their mothers. Adorable!
The art is nice too.

Speaking of Tenneesse Jed....one of my favorite songs.


Bama, good to have you back with us. You cheer the place up. laugh

Re: the middle aged reference yesterday...
Honey you're only a couple years older than me and I'm not accepting the "senior" title until I'm one foot in the grave!
Well, except for the discounts of course but those I'll just blame on Mr O. wink

Besides you are so youthful.




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Hi everybody.
Beautiful slow day today but got very unsettling news last night.
Health problems in the family.
My sister in law (63) has ovarian cancer. My youngest sister (47) has rheumatoid arthritis and her husband (50ish) has the beginnings of some kind of heart problem.

I'm thoughtful today.



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Olyve... quiet is good.

Re Tennessee Jed... yup... 1945.... He was on WPRO in Providence, and came on at 5:00 PM... just before Jack Armstrong...
Tennessee Jed was definitely a Tenessee type cowboy... with a special kind of southern drawl.

I used to get home from playing outside about 5 minutes before five, as I just HAD to listen to the opening.... "There he is Tenessee, Geddim!"
"cuh-cuh-cuh-ching" (long rifle shot)... followed by a "Gottim...daid cenner... Tennnneeesseeeeeee Jed" "Brought to you by the makers of Tip-Top Bread..." With a horse named Smokey and his evil "Dalton" nemisis.
Just like it was yesterday...
You've just gotta listen to this....

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Scroll down to the first radio progam... just to hear the opening..
5:00PM Tennessee Jed
5:15PM Jack Armstrong
5:30PM Little Orphan Annie (Later-Terry and the Pirates)
5:45PM Captain Midnight.
Listened on my own Bakelite Radio... Precursor of Plastic...
6:00PM to 6:30PM dinner (radio off)
7PM The Lone Ranger
7:30PM The Fat Man
8:00PM Suspense theater

In the days of radio, we learned to use imagination. One of the sad losses with the introduction of TV. Of course, we also lay in the grass watching clouds too.

Can you believe it? No Play dates, or T-ball or Soccer... not even Little league. We made up our own rules... In baseball, just 2 bases, and four strikes for the little kids. Played hardball for two years before getting a glove... (used winter mitten).
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Don't get me started on "caravan". Just close your eyes, and watch the travel across the desert.

Nice opening AN... Thanks. smile



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1862 - Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patented the chronograph, a timepiece that allows for split-second timing of sporting events.

1874 - McGill University (of Canada) and Harvard University met on Jarvis Field, Cambridge, MA for the the first game of intercollegiate football in America.


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