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Happy Holidays To All!!

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Hi all, I’ve been gone for quite a while now and I have to say I really miss doing a daily post.

I decided to set aside a few minutes to post this “Happy Holidays” message to everyone.
 
 
 
 
“It’s the time of year when the holiday season is celebrated with great cheer. My hope is you will be encircled by love and warmth with family and friends during this holiday season.”
 
 
 
Happy Holidays to All!!
 
 
 

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June 7th – National Donut Day!

 
national donut day 2013Each year National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in June.

This event was created in 1938 by The Salvation Army to honor The Salvation Army Lassie’s who served coffee and donuts to the soldiers during World War I.

Salvation Army volunteers set up “huts” overseas in abandoned buildings close to the front lines. The Salvation Army Lassie’s provided baked goods, writing supplies and clothes mending to the soldiers. Serving the sweet treats brought comfort to the soldiers who were likely missing the comfort of their family.

The Lassie’s found it difficult to provide freshly baked goods due to the condition of the hut’s. Two volunteer’s Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance decided to fry donuts on soldiers’ helmets. Seven donuts were able to be fried per batch. Try the original Salvation Army Lassie’s Doughnut Recipe.

For National Donut Day there are donut shops offering freebies or deals.

Here are some donut deals:

Participating Dunkin Donuts shops are offering a FREE donut with purchase of a Dunkin’ beverage. Offer is valid at participating shops June 1, while supplies are available. Browse local shops.

Participating Krispy Kreme Doughnut shops are offering a FREE doughnut June 1, with no purchase required. Browse for local shops on the Krispy Kreme website.

FREE contest–Entenmann’s and The Salvation Army are featuring a Donut Day Sweepstakes for lots of free donuts and other prizes. Enter online for FREE, no purchase necessary.

Don’t forget to check your local listings for the deals in your local area.
 
 
 
 

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Oklahoma City Tornado Relief

 

I love Teleflora is doing this.

For every bouquet sold by May 31st Teleflora will donate $1.00 to the Red Cross.

Order and pay for all your bouquets for the next few months. Graduation is coming up, any birthdays you have in the next couple of months, flowers for a BBQ you have planned.


 
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The Red Cross is there for everyone.

Someday you may need them too.


 
 

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March 28 – 15% off All Graduation Announcements and Invitations – Limited Time Only

 

Save 15% off all graduation announcement and graduation invitation orders of $75 or more using the code MAR15GRAD at checkout.


 
2013 Graduation Announcement
 

*****Offer expires 4/2/13 at 11:59 pm (PT).*****


 
Graduation Announcements 2013
 
 

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A High School Graduation Gift

 

It’s never to early to start thinking about graduation, it closer than you think.


 

Graduation marks a new phase in a graduates life, adulthood being the most important.

With childhood memories behind them and a world of new responsibilities and challenges ahead one is left with the carefree memories of childhood.

Send a graduate out into the world with a photo book filled with memories of his or her childhood.

A treasure that can be passed down for generations.

Don’t forget to add a note with words of encouragement and wisdom.
 
 
 
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~Eleanor Roosevelt~
 
 

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February 24 – National Tortilla Chip Day

 

National Tortilla Chip Day


 

 
Rebecca Webb Carranza is credited with creating tortilla chips in Los Angeles in the 1940’s. She came up with the idea to use all the scraps from the automated tortilla machine instead of throwing them away. They were cut into triangles and then fried. She then sold them for a dime a bag at the El Zarape Tortilla Factory.

 
In 1994, Carranza received the Golden Tortilla Award for her contribution to the Mexican food industry.

Today tortilla chips are one of the most popular snack foods.

Since this is “Heart Health Care Month”, this recipe from 2011 is for baked tortilla chips.
 
 
 
 
 
Related article:

guacamole and baked tortilla chips (pamelasalzman.com)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Today Is Charles Dickens Birthday

Charles Dickens’ imagination is unexplainable. Nevertheless, his biography shows the source of that power and is the best place to define it.

Born Charles Dickens on February 7, 1812 to parents John and Elizabeth Dickens, near Portsmouth on England’s south coast. A lower-middle-class family, John dickens was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office in Portsmouth. John having come from servants and Elizabeth from minor bureaucrats. John Dickens was vivacious and generous with a tendency to live beyond his means. Charles based Mr. Micawber and Mrs. Nickleby, in A Tale of Two cities, on his parents.

At a young age Charles was taught to read by his mother and enjoyed reading the classics in his fathers collection, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Defoe, Smollett, Fielding, and Goldsmith. These classics had quite an effect on his imagination. Charles looked at these young years as being a kind of golden age. The Pickwick Papers, his first novel, was an attempt to recreate the innocence and spirit of his youth.

With financial hardship overtaking the Dickens’ family, Charles was taken out of school to do menial household work. His father was imprisoned for debt and released three months later. During this period Charles felt a sense of abandonment that would turn out to be the major themes of his novels. His sympathy for the victimized, his fascination with prisons and money, the desire to vindicate his heroes’ status as gentlemen, and the idea of London as an awesome, lively, and rather threatening environment all reflect these experiences. Out on his own for a time at twelve years of age, Dickens acquired a lasting self-reliance, a driving ambition, and a boundless energy that went into everything he did.

At the age of 20 Charles became a journalist. Over the next 5 years he had the reputation of the fastest and most accurate parliamentary reporter in London.

Passing at 58, June 9, 1870, from a stroke. Charles was the best novelist the Victorian age produced. He was laid to rest in the Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey.

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February 5 – National Pancake Day

 

National Pancake Day


 
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Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $10 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. On February 5, 2013, guests from around the country will once again celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals© or other designated local charities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Source:
About National Pancake Day (ihop.com)
 
 
 

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Black History Month

 

February is Black History Month


 

Dr. Carter G. Woodson:

To promote and preserve African-American history and culture, the founder of Black History Month, Dr. Carter G. Woodson (born in 1875), Founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915, now called the Association for the Study of African America Life and History (ASALH).

In 1916 he also founded the Journal of Negro History.

In 1926 Negro History week was launched, being the second week of February between the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976 Negro History week evolved into Black History Month.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson passed suddenly of a heart attack on April 3, 1950 in Washington, DC, before realizing his ambition of publishing the six-volume Encyclopedia Africana.

“When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his “proper place” and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary.”
— Dr. Carter G. Woodson, “The Miseducation of the Negro”

 
Just a few African American Pioneers:

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

  • The first African-American to be invited to the White House, by President Theodore Roosevelt
  • The first African-American to be on a postage stamp

He was Director of the Tuskegee Institute, a college for African-Americans.   He gained most of his fame from his eloquent and impassioned push for racial equality.

Garrett Augustus Morgan (1877-1963)

  • In 1914 Mr. Morgan secured a patent for a device he called the safety hood.  In his younger days he had noticed firefighter struggling with suffocating smoke while in the line of duty.
  • He patented a mechanical traffic signa1 in 1923 that he sold to General Electric.  It was widely used, yet Mr. Morgan only received $40,000 for the invention.

 
Vivien Theodore Thomas (1910-1985)

  • As an assistant to surgeon Alfred Blalock at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and later at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Thomas developed the procedure used to treat Blue Baby Syndrome in the 1940’s.

 

What the Bible says about Racism:


 

Acts 10:27-28
Good News Bible – English Version

27 Peter kept talking to Cornelius as he went into the house where he found many people gathered.   28 He said to them, “You yourselves know very well that a Jew is not allowed by his religion to visit or associate with Gentiles. But God has shown me that I must not consider any person ritually unclean or defiled.

Acts 10:34-35
Good News Bible – English Version

34 Peter began to speak: “I now realize that it is true that God treats everyone on the same basis.  35 Those who fear him and do what is right are acceptable to him, no matter what race they belong to.
 
 
 
 

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How To Celebrate National Puzzle Day

 
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How to celebrate National Puzzle Day?

Puzzles could very well be the American obsession. You can find crossword puzzles in every newspaper. The New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle is legendary.

People who love working puzzles love to celebrate this day. There is no evidence of how this day began or who started it.

Celebrate National Puzzle Day: You can chose from crossword puzzles, number puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, word search, brain-teasers, etc.

Challenge co-workers to complete the New York Time Daily crossword puzzle.

Buy a jigsaw puzzle, at least a 1,000 piece, and challenge your family to finish it be a certain time.

Have a family game night and play Scrabble.

As a “Random Act of Kindness (RAOK) donate your gently used jigsaw puzzles to local hospitals or local shelters.
 
 
 

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