I like this quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who was born on this day in 1807. As someone with a wanna be perfectionist nature, I've always been harder on myself than others have, because I know my potential and capabilities.
I absolutely love his handwriting!! I recently heard from my niece Amanda, who just started high school that they no longer teach cursive in school anymore. What a shame! Cursive when done right is so beautiful. I love his "D's". When we lived in Australia, for every class that we had and every project that we did, we got a grade for our work, and then a grade for our penmanship and neatness. We had a sheet with slanted lines that went under our paper, and you had to put one letter on each line, so everything was slanted and properly spaced out.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the day is a Vegetarian Spaghetti Recipe from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits. (link opens up to her website) This originally was a recipe from our Mom.
This Day in History
1801 - Washington DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction
1813 - Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail
1827 - 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
1900 – The British Labour Party is founded.
1942 - 1st transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany
1949 - Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli President
1951 – The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, that limits Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
1967 - Antigua & St Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK
1974 -People magazine debuts
1990 - Exxon Corp & Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts for the Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska in 1989
1991 - Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreated & Kuwait is re-taken by the US
2010 - Central Chile is hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
This Day in Music
1980 - Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy, for Best R& B Performance for Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
1980 - Donna Summer wins the Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for Hot Stuff
1980 - Earth, Wind & Fire wins a the Grammy for Best R&B Group Vocal Performance for After the Love Has Gone
1980 - The Doobie Brothers' What A Fool Believes wins Grammy's for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
1981 - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder record Ebony & Ivory
1995 - Madonna's Take a Bow hits #1
Earth, Wind, and Fire win big at the Grammy's in 1980 for After The Love Has Gone
This Day in Sports
1874 - Baseball 1st played in England, at Lord's Cricket Grounds
1960 - US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 on their way to the gold medal
1963 - Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees signs a baseball contract worth $100,000
1988 - Bonnie Blair wins Olympic 500m speed skating in record 39.1 for the US