Category Archives: Family

Activities involving family/extended family.

Happy Independence Day! God Bless America!

Fact: The ‘Pennsylvania Evening Post’ was the first newspaper to print the Declaration.  It came out in the newspaper on July 6, 1776, for everyone to see after a local printer named John Dunlap produced copies of the declaration’s manuscript. … Continue reading

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We Stayed Home!

Fact: Lion roars are the loudest of any other big cat.  Their roars can reach 114 decibels (the same loudness as a chainsaw) and can be heard from as far as five miles away.  This is because lions have a … Continue reading

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Fact: Plants do respond to sound. Talking to plants to help them grow is a well-known old wives’ tale, but studies have shown vibration (like music, or perhaps even the sweet sound of your voice) can affect plant growth. Plus, … Continue reading

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Celebration Time

Fact: The real name for a hashtag is an octothorpe. The ‘octo’ refers to the eight points in the symbol, but according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the ‘thorpe’ part is a mystery. We worked around the house today and at 5:00 … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2022

Fact: Father’s Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle … Continue reading

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We Are Home; Into The Hot Tub!

We were pretty tired and began the process of unloading everything.  Mary worked in the other room and I finished off the website.  Taking the laptop with us really worked nicely. At the end of the day, all the wash … Continue reading

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We Hit The Road At 8:00 AM!

Fact: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is the repository of presidential records from the administration of Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, and the burial place of the President and first lady, Nancy Reagan. We readied ourselves … Continue reading

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All Day To Work; Yeah!

Fact: White chocolate isn’t chocolate.  Its name is deceiving because white chocolate doesn’t have any components of regular chocolate.  It’s just a mixture of sugar, milk, vanilla, lecithin, and cocoa butter. Lost and Found Department, please!  Mary lost her purse, … Continue reading

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A Wee Bit Of Scotch Please!

Facts: Scotland is home to the tallest waterfall in Britain, named Eas a’ Chual Aluinn.  It is 658 feet, which is three times the height of Niagara Falls. The official animal of Scotland is the Unicorn. Scotland has approximately 790 … Continue reading

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BD-1

Fact:  The most common birth date in the United States, excluding leap years, is 22 May. Dang, another dash to Los Alamitos in the morning fog!  Doctors to the left of me; doctors to the right of me; we are … Continue reading

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