Friday, July 31, 2009

Good Bye July!

  • The crown of the Statue of Liberty was re-opened to visitors July 4, 2009, the first time since 9/11.

  • My parents would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary this past July 5th.

  • The voting age of 18 was proclaimed July 5, 1971.

  • Author Henry David Thoreau was born July 12, 1817.

  • Andrew Wyeth was born July 12 , 100 years later!

  • The first atomic bomb was set off July 16, 1945.

  • Neil Armstrong set first foot on the moon July 20, 1969.

  • Ernest Hemingway, author and Nobel Prize winner was born July 21, 1899.

  • Zack Hoatson, contender for a future Nobel Prize was born 20 years ago on July 22.

  • The Korean War ended July 27, 1953

  • Emmett Powers passed away July 26, 1964.

  • Jackie Kennedy Onassis would have celebrated her 80 birthday this past Tuesday.

  • On July 29, 1981 Charles married Diana.

  • July 30, 1863 was the birthday of Henry Ford.

  • The first US patent was registered on July 31, 1790.

And of course, all over the nation, on the best July day of all, the quintessential summer celebration, July 4th rolled through with parades and fireworks and backyard BBQ's but for our little group of Powers' the crowning glory is always the lobster dinner at Camp Idiot topped off with a few cold ones as we soak in the beautiful landscape of coastal Maine from the "Idiot Wind".

Thanks for stopping by, have a fab Friday!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I know it's Thursday, but..

My "2 sale" Tuesday turned into a waste of time Wednesday!

A Smile

"Don't frown because you never know who may be falling in love with your smile"

Mark Twain

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

If Only....

If only
it would stop raining.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Close Friends

"One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements."

Marcelene Cox

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Livestrong- All Eyes on the Finale

"Imagine running a marathon a day, on average for 3 weeks, then ending it with a casual jog followed by a set of grueling wind sprints!"

That's the Tour De France

Today ends the race.

I dedicated a page on Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG to my Brother-In-Law Mike Strout who lost his battle to brain cancer.

A special thank you to all who joined me.

Mike's daughter Jessica continues his musical legacy.

Stop The World by Jessica Strout

Good Morning!

"How after the thunder and lightning are the petals still on the flowers,
and the birdsong still so sweet?"
A. Curry
To Be Continued....

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy Saturday!

Promises to be a beautiful summer day here in New Jersey,
hope it's beautiful where you are!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Today Is The Day!

For quite some time I've wanted to start my own blog. The hardest part so far has been picking the title! Yikes. Sort of reminded me of the hard time I had picking the names of our children!
I've gone back and forth but today it clicked!
So welcome to my blog world, and I hope you enjoy the ride.
Love, Linda