Category Archives: Family

Activities involving family/extended family.

Get Ready! Get Set!

Fact: The busiest international flight route is NOT New York – London!  In fact, the busiest international route is Hong Kong – Taipei, Taiwan: 6.5 million passengers traveled between the two Asian destinations in 2018 on almost 27,500 flights. We … Continue reading

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Thursday And That Means “Girls Night out”

Fact: A cat’s nose pad is as unique as a human fingerprint, so no two feline noseprints are ever alike. Joe came over to see where we ought to place the full-house fan and we found a spot.  After that, … Continue reading

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A Day Of Rest!

Fact: The current world population represents only 7% of the total of anatomically modern human beings who have ever lived (which is an estimated 108 billion people). I had to start the day with a father-to-son talk with Scout after … Continue reading

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The Day Has Finally Arrived; Sue Gets Scattered At Sea!

Fact: The EPA’s Clean Water Act requires you to obtain a permit for the ashes and what vessel they will be on. We were up early getting ready to depart for Newport for the scattering of ashes at 10:00 AM.  … Continue reading

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A Day Of Preparations!

Fact: In America, traditional burials are slowly being replaced by cremation and alternative burial or ash-scattering services. According to the 2020 NFDA Cremation & Burial Report, in 2020, the cremation rate was 56%, surpassing the burial rate of only 37.5%. … Continue reading

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Friday Has Arrived! Happy Birthday Dianne!

Fact:  In the U.K. and Australia, Friday is sometimes referred to by the acronym “POETS Day,” which stands for “Piss Off Early Tomorrow’s Saturday.” We were lazy this morning and did not get verticle until 7:30 AM.  Thank goodness Colleen … Continue reading

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Another Busy Day

Fact: Sushi has plenty of health benefits.  If you’re curious about sushi’s nutrition facts, you’ll be happy to know that sushi is swimming in health benefits.  The most apparent nutrient is omega-3 fatty acids, a heart-healthy fat that most fish … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Live!

Fact:  Live from New York … It’s Saturday Night!  Chevy Chase first uttered that famous line on October 11th, 1975.  The sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live would become one of the longest-running series of all time, with over 47 seasons … Continue reading

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Get Ready; Get Set

Fact: Statistics on air travel reveal that there are around 500,000 people in the air at any moment.

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Joe To The Rescue!

Fact: Plants really 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.  … Continue reading

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