The quote above reminded me of my parents. My Dad is 84 now, and my Mom is 82. They both still drive, they both work together to clean their house, and they still take care of their yard, with my Dad still moving the front and back yard. My Dad still does most of the maintenance on his own house, and helps me with mine as well. I've asked them recently why they don't hire out their yard service and get on a maid service plan, and they have said, that as long as they are able to do things, they will, that it keeps them active! They also get out and walk around their neighborhood together to stay active. My Dad has a computer, and trades stocks online, and checks up on the stock market online everyday!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 18, is the Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies, in honor of March 18 being Oatmeal Cookie Day. The Recipe can be made with raisins, chocolate chips, or carob chips.
This Day in History
1766 – The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act
1793 - The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann
1818 - Congress approves 1st pensions for government service
1834 - 1st railroad tunnel in the US is completed, in Pennsylvania
1850 – American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo
1870 - 1st US National Wildlife Preserve at Lake Meritt, in Oakland California
1874 – Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights
1910 - 1st opera by a US composer, Converse, is performed at the Met, in New York City
1931 - 1st electric shavers (Schick), go on sale in the US
1938 - Mexico takes control of foreign-owned oil properties
1940 - Italian Dictator, Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain
1944 - Nazi Germany occupies Hungary
1945 - 1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin
1949 - NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified
1952 - 1st plastic lens for cataract patients is fitted in Philadelphia
1952 - Communist offensive in Korea
1959 - President Dwight D Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
1961 - Pillsbury Dough Boy is introduced
1974 - Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
1977 - Vietnam hands over MIA to US
1989 - Largest Art robbery in the history (Isabella Stewart
Gardner Museum in Boston), where 12 paintings valued at $100 million are
This Day in Music
1961 - Elvis Presley's Surrender hits #1
1967 - Steve Winwood announces plans to form Traffic
1967 - The Beatles' Penny Lane hits #1 in the US
1972 - Neil Young's Heart Of Gold hits #1
1978 - The Bee Gees' Night Fever hits #1
1982 - Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
1992 - Donna Summer gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2002 - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are: Brenda Lee, Gene Pitney, Isaac Hayes, The Ramones, Talking Heads and Tom Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Above is Neil Young's Heart of Gold, song that hit #1 in 1972. This was one of my favorites of his. He is talking initially, so the song starts around the 1:50min mark.
This Day in Sports
1953 - Boston Braves move to Milwaukee
1959 - Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws
1990 - 32 day lockout by baseball owners ends
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (physics, engineering) The science and technology of friction, lubrication, and wear.
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