"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of Books is the best of all" ~Jacqueline Kennedy
Great Quote! I love to read myself! I grew up going to the Library constantly, and checking out books all the time. The first personal computer came out after I had graduated from college, so growing up, we played outside after school, did our homework, and reading was one of my favorite things to do. I still read all the time! I never experience boredom, because there is always another book to read, and something new to learn!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Our Healthy Diet Habit of the Day of May 19th from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits, is to set up a Dinner Club!
A Dinner Club should be the frugal persons way to socialize, because it's awesome! The idea is to choose a group of friends, choose an evening a month, or more, to get together for a homemade delicious meal, centered on a theme, where everyone helps out. Maybe you rotate homes each month, or travel from home to home for your different courses, but everyone shares in the meal preparation. Find out more.....
This Day in History
1568 - English Queen Elizabeth orders the arrest of Scottish Queen Mary
1802 - Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour
1828 - The Tariff of 1828 which protected wool manufacturers in the U.S. was signed by U.S. President John Quincy Adams
1848 - The Mexican-American War is ended when Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo by ceding California, Nevada, Utah parts of four other U.S. States to the U.S. for $15 million
1884 - The Ringling Brothers Circus premieres
1906 - Federated Boys' Club (Boys' Club of America) is formed
1921 - The U.S. Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act which sets national quotas on immigration
1950 - Egypt announces that the Suez Canal is closed to Israeli ships and commerce
1958 - U.S. and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
1967 - U.S. bombs Hanoi, Vietnam
1974 - The Rubik's Cube, a 3-D combination puzzle was invented by Erno Rubik, a Hungarian sculptor, and professor of architecture.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs into law the Firearm Owners Protection Act
2016 - EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean Sea with no survivors
This Day in Music
1958 - The South Pacific soundtrack album hits #1 and stays on top for 31 weeks. The film was based on the musical South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
1965 - Ticket to Ride by the Beatles hits #1
1970 - In the Navy, by the Village people hits #3
1990 - Vogue by Madonna hits #1. It had hit #1 in the UK on April 14th, and is our Song Pick of the Day for April 14.
2010 - Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin was named the favorite rock song in a survey by the Absolute Classic Rock radio station in the UK
Led Zeppelin's classic, Stairway to Heaven, is such a great song!