Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tonka

I found an interesting article written by  By  Published On 09/03/2015 



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

World Parkinson's Disease Day

My Grandfather, Daddy, and now my Uncle have suffered from Parkinson's Disease.



April 11 is  World Parkinson’s Disease Day and marks the birthday of Dr. J Parkinson. On this day there are efforts made to increase the public awareness of this terrible disease, as well as all the good works put forth by the worlds organizations dedicated to eradicating this disease. There are activities to promote this the entire world over, and the opportunity to participate is open to any and all who want to help in this effort.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Siblings Day

April 10 is Siblings Day


All of us who have been lucky enough to have siblings know that sometimes they can be annoying and a pain to be around, but this should not stop you from celebrating what will possibly be the longest relationship in your life.
The unofficial day was created by New Yorker Claudia Evart in memory of her brother and sister, whom she lost early in her life.
Since 1998, US President Bill Clinton and governors of 39 states in the U.S. have officially recognized Siblings Day as an observance.
The holiday is also known as National Siblings Day in the United States.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pedal Cars


When the automobile made its appearance, the pedal car soon followed. Pedal car history goes back to the 1890's when most were modeled from the real cars on the road at the time.  Since their conception, pedal cars were all kids wished for.  But at the turn of the century, their cost meant they were playthings for only wealthy families. With many families reeling from the financial devastation of The Great Depression, pedal cars were often toys for upper class children.  Those not so fortunate played with basic homemade ride-on toys.  In the 1920's and 1930's the wealthy were catered to when it came to buying pedal cars since they were the primary buyers.  No pedal cars were produced in the mid-1940's when all metal production was directed to the World War II effort.
Reaching the peak of popularity in the late 1920's and early 1930's, pedal cars experienced a resurgence in the 1950's to 1960's with chain-driven models.  With postwar prosperity in the 1950's, pedal cars grew more popular and were available in all major stores.  From the early 1920's through the late 1960's, pedal cars, like automobiles, were produced in many different models and colors.  Designed to incorporate the most current trends of the automotive world, pedal cars featured working lights and horns, movable windshields and rag tops, chrome detailing and hood ornaments, and white wall tires and custom paint jobs.

To find out more about pedal cars, visit Pedal Car Planet

Sunday, March 26, 2017

What is Purple Day all about?

Did you know that  50 million people in the world have epilepsy?

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.


Last year, people in dozens of countries on all continents including Antarctica participated in Purple Day!

Find out more about Epilepsy at the Epilepsy Foundation website.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Nap time

History of Napping Day 

Napping Day’s history is simply the history of napping, and it used to be something we all did in the middle of the afternoon. In fact, the siesta is still a time-honored tradition in Spain that happens right after the afternoon meal, and has been a practice since time out of mind. In fact, if you’re in the Mediterranean, it’s pretty much standard everywhere you go. In Italy they call it the riposo, pisolini, and even old Charlamagne (yes that Charlamagne) has been recorded as having taken 2-3 hour naps in the middle of the afternoon. source - http://ow.ly/guVi307azJY




Friday, March 10, 2017

Skirt day??

A bit of history on the skirt, it’s far older than you might imagine! The oldest known skirt was woven from straw, and was discovered in Armenia, and was known to have been worn by men and women alike. This was just the beginning of a long and storied history of a garment to shock and amaze people throughout the world. 



So what’s a skirt you ask? Why, it’s a garment that hangs from the waist down, and can most often be identified by the fashionably challenged as “That bit of cloth what hangs from the waist down on a dress, if there were no ‘top-part’ to the dress.” source - http://ow.ly/eJEa307azeE