Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Challenges, Leather and Canada Dry . . . ~j


Today's Writing Prompt: Special

What makes you different and unique? How do you stand out from the crowd?

I don't know that I do stand out from the crowd. When I am with the crowd It is usually because we have so much in common. Now when I'm alone and doing the stuff that only I find entertaining, that's when I would stand out in the crowd . . . if there were one.

On January 18th I hosted an online crop and here are some of the blog posts I made:





Hal made this adorable card holder for our "niece" Judy's birthday in June. I think she really loved it.

January 18

Winnie the Pooh Day
Today, sometimes known as Pooh Day, is the birthday of Winnie-the-Pooh creator, A. A. Milne. (1882)

1486: King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, the daughter of Edward IV, hoping to unite Yorkist and Lancastrian claims to the throne in his Tudor dynasty.

1778: Captain James Cook discovers the "Sandwich Islands," which are later renamed the Hawaiian Islands.

Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869), English physician, author of books on physiology, remembered for the famous Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases.

1896: The X-ray machine is first exhibited in New York City. The X in the name is used because of the initial mystery of what type of ray it is.

1912: Captain Robert Scott reaches the South Pole in a quest to be the first person to do so. Unfortunately, a month earlier, Roald Amundsen had already achieved that goal.

Kevin Costner, actor (1955)

Danny Kaye, comedian, dancer, singer, and musician (1913)

Oliver Hardy, comedic actor (1892)

Weedless Wednesday
Weedless Wednesday is the focal point of national Non-Smoking Week. It raises public awareness of the benefits of quitting smoking.

Canada Dry Ginger Ale was patented January 18, 1905 by John J. McLaughlin. http://canadachannel.ca/todayincanadianhistory/index.php/January_18

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