I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

Rabindranath Tagore

Facts You May Not Know ...............(And I Always Thought I Knew Everything!!

This is a tad long, but it is interesting and it does have some intriguing info!! Hope you enjoy!

1. It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never  wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years.
2. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
3. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
4. Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.
5. Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.
6. Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
7. The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the New Year.
8. Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.

9. Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450F.
10. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
11. Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
12. The banana cannot reproduce  itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.
13. Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
14. The University of Alaska spans four time zones.
15. The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
16. In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.  
17. Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.
18. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
19. A comet's tail always points away from the sun.
20. The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.
21. Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, which is why it is found in some medicines.
22. The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when  knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
23. If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
24. When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go, the first sense lost is sight.
25. In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.
26. Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
27. Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
28. The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.
29. The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
30. Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.
31. Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy
32. Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.
33. Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.
34. For every extra kilogram carried  on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.
35. The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
And last but not least:
36. This is called 'money bags'. So send this on to 5 and money will arrive in 5 days. Based on Chinese Feng Shui, the one who does not pass this on will have money troubles for the rest of the year.
Superstitious or not, I passed this along because it is interesting information.

Friday, August 22, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
-- William Cullen Bryant

How About Another Look Back!!

Construction of the Statue of Liberty in 1884

Leo Tolstoy tells a story to his grandchildren in 1909.

New York 's Times Square in 1911

Child laborers in 1880

Southwest Airlines stewardesses in 1962

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sky Watch Friday!!

Welcome to Sky Watch and a chance to enjoy and share beautiful skies from all over the world!! They will take your breath away!! Enjoy

You must not blame me if I talk to the clouds. - Henry David Thoreau

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn't it be? — it is the same the angels breathe. ~Mark Twain

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.--James Freeman Clarke

Ah, Happy Dogs for the Day!!

If these don't start your day with a grin and a giggle, go back to bed!!!

Can you tell I still miss my Sam Schnauzer!!  Have a beautiful day!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. ~Rachel Carson

Think You're Having a Bad Day??? Think Again!!

Now, don't you feel better and ready for a new day!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Our World!!

Welcome to Our World!!  Time to share the beauty and the interesting things about your world and enjoy others as well!! Have a wonderful new week!!
A visit to our beautiful Mount Hood and then reminders of a wonderful Dahlia Festival earlier this summer. Enjoy!!
The silence of nature is very real.   It surrounds you . . . you
        can feel it ! - Ted Trueblood
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. Marie Curie
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Sunday, August 17, 2014

One Quiet Moment

You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”  - William W. Purkey

Lovely Flowers for a Happy Sunday!!

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.--Marcel Proust

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
-- Phillips Brooks

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Benjamin Franklin

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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