Alaska is out 49th State, it was bought from the Russian Empire March 30, 1867, for $7.2 Million. I have never been there how about you? I know since there are so many of us who have never been there and probably would love to go, here are some useless facts that you can't use in your everyday life.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
I know that you have heard that expression but if you tackle one of these bridges you are nuts. For example:
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
I try to find the most unusual homes in the world and
try to figure out what the listing heading should be
1. The Champagne Bottle House
Every bottle has a story and no they aren't all true!
Monday, November 21, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
MIRACLE ON 34TH ST
That is my favorite Christmas movie. I love the black and white version. On Thanksgiving, I get up early and get Tom the Turkey in the oven.
Hint: turn the bird on the it's breast and cook it upside down. It doesn't look great but the breast will be tender and moist. You can turn it right side up for the last 45 minutes.
I put the parade on so I won't miss Santa Claus. It is my first tradition. I have to see Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade's Santa Claus and then the Holiday Season has officially started for me.
I thought that you might like to see what the parade looked like in the olden days.
This is Edmund Gwen (doesn't he look like Santa?) Miracle on 34th St.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
At my age 62, every thing is a memory, one become nostalgic about the first time a bee stung you!
That isn't one of my best memory. I am not sure that it is an accurate one either.
Anyway let's take a walk down memory lane.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Are you brave enough to purchase the infamous Castle that so many people were tortured and murder then there heads.
Let me introduce to the man who inspired Bram Stroker to write the book Dracula.
Meet Vlad The Impaler
Monday, October 3, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Everyone (Well, almost everyone)
loves fall because of show of colors
that Mother Nature puts on for us but,
here are some that you maybe
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
If you were born between 1944 and 1954 you were definitely aware of the war in Vietnam. I remember being in 6th grade and my teacher stood in front. He said the most amazing thing. He stated that one day we would be fighting in this war. He was right. 1972 is when I graduated from High School and several of my class mates got drafted to Vietnam. My brother Steve did two tours over there and to this day I am sure that he died of Agent Orange, a weed killer that they used in Vietnam but I am getting off course. I could never understand why my parents couldn't release their hatred of Germans and Japanese until later in life. I would love to visit Vietnam but can't stand the food, so I will look at the pictures.
Vietnam War Memorial Washington DC
Vietnam War Memorial Washington DC
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Why is the sky blue? When sunlight reaches Earth's atmosphere, it is scattered in all directions by all the gases and particles in the air. Blue is scattered by air molecules more than other colors because it travels as shorter, smaller waves. This is why we see a blue sky most of the time.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
It is summer time and the 4th of July is right around the corner. Time to get Ole' Glory out and display it out in front of the house. I thought that you might want to know how to handle the American Flag properly.
The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are:
- The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
- The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
- The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard
- The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.
- The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind.
- The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.
The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.
When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.
Note: Most American Legion Posts regularly conduct a dignified flag burning ceremony, often on Flag Day, June 14th. Many Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Girl Scout Troops retire flags regularly as well. Contact your local American Legion Hall or Scout Troop to inquire about the availability of this service.
The flag should be raised briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously. Ordinarily it should be displayed only between sunrise and sunset. It should be illuminated if displayed at night
The flag should be taken down when raining, also.
Until we meet again,
And fly that flag with pride.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
I want to thank my one of my favorite blogger's Julia from Hooked on Houses for this post. Please visit her blog, you will get lost in it and only wanting more!
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Just taking a selfie has proven to be an act that carries the risk of injury. Unfortunately for a 43-year-old Concrete, Washington man, that injury turned out to be death, reports the Skagit Valley Herald.
According to Chad Clark, a Skagit County Sheriff Office official, the man and his girlfriend were taking pictures of themselves while at a suburban residence. The man was holding a gun while taking the selfies, with the girlfriend saying the man removed the bullets and reloaded the gun several times.
Unfortunately, there was a bullet that wasn’t removed after the last reload. Thinking the gun was empty, the man pulled the trigger while the gun was aimed at his head, and the gun discharged, resulting in his death. According to Clark, the death is currently under investigation as an accident.
To say that selfies aren’t worth dying for is a sentiment that shouldn’t have to be repeated, yet 2016 has already seen nine people, including this Concrete, Washington man, die while taking selfies. At this rate, 2016 should see more selfie-related deaths than 2015, which reports suggested had 27 selfie-related deaths around the world. Over half of those 27 deaths took place in India, which led the country’s capital city, Mumbai, to impose 16 no-selfie zones at locations around the city deemed too dangerous for taking self-portraits.
Out of the nine selfie-related deaths so far this year, seven have taken place in India. The string of accidents have included everything from falling in a canal to being hit by a passenger train, all occurring while taking self-portraits. Most recently, a group of five tourists fell off a cliff while taking selfies, and two of them sustained serious injuries. No one in that group died, though it is not hard to imagine that result.
This is an article posted by Williams Pelegrin,Digital Trends I really couldn't haven't written it any better but I really think that Selfies
are definitely for the younger set. I really don't want all of those photos of me on my phone or on the internet.
So, be aware that a Selfie could kill you!!!!
Until we meet again,