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21 Pictures only “old folks” will understand

#1:  Cars Were Colorful!  Most cars these days look fairly bland, but in the 50’s, our cars were big, bright, and fun!

#2.  We Got Dressed Up for Birthday Parties.  And sometimes there was even a pony there!

#3:  We Played in the Streets:  We didn’t have to text our friends back in the day – we’d all just come outside and get to playing!

#4:  Gas Was Very Cheap:  On some days, it was only $0.20 a gallon, and beyond that, the people at the station could also fix just about anything!

#5:  Ben Franklin 5-10 Was Everything:  We loved going to these stores.  They had just about anything and everything you could think of.

#6:  If it Wasn’t the Ben Franklin, it Was the A&P!  

#7: Our Skates Got “Locked” with a Key.  They were also made almost entirely of metal and very hard to skate on!

#8:  The Drive-In Was The Place to Be:  This 1950’s photo from South Bend, Indiana shows how popular they were!

#9:  Car Seats Were More Like Couches:  That’s right – they were big, long, and you could slide all the way across!  

#10:  The Freezer Actually Had to be DEFROSTED!:  That’s right, every now and then you’d have to manually defrost the freezer – sometimes took all day with a lot of scraping!.

#11:  Grandma Let Us Do Everything.  Well, maybe that hasn’t changed so much, but we LOVED eating off the beaters!

#12:  Sometimes Your Food Came On Roller Skates!  That’s right – certain restaurants had “roller girls” who would zoom your food out to you!

#13:  We got DOWN at the Sock Hop!

#14:  Sunday Drives Were A Thing:  That’s right – on Sunday, many of us would load up the family car and just go cruising over to the neighbors or just around town!

#15:  There Was One TV.  And, surprise, we didn’t argue all night about who should get to watch their favorite show.  Most of the time, we all liked the same shows!

#16:  The Playgrounds were VERY Different:  At recess, we’d swing from the monkey bars with wild abandon and often even stand on the swings and go as high as possible.  And still, we survived!

#17:  TV Had “Sign Off” Messages.  Remember these?  TV would go off at midnight and sometimes even go as far as playing the National Anthem all night.

#18: Just One Hula Hoop Wasn’t Enough:  Some of us could do multiple at a time!

#19:  We didn’t Text, But We Did Pass Notes!  And we were experts at not getting caught!

 

#20:  We Had Xylophones That We Kept on a Pull String.  That’s right – there was nothing like the Pull a Tune!

#21:  We Got Bottled Cokes and Loved Them:    That’s right – no cans or plastic bottles back then.  We were 100% excited when we’d find a cooler like this to get that ice cold bottle!

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Scotland – hidden secret was discovered

In 1850, A farmer found a secret door in the sand.
History can be a bit dry and boring at times.
It seems to exist solely between the musty pages of old books. But once in awhile, you come across a bit of history that appears to come alive the moment you discover it.
 
That’s how I felt when I heard about this place.
In a small bay in Scotland, a well-kept secret is hidden among the green hills.
 
At first glance, it might not seem particularly impressive, but step inside and you’ll be amazed at what you see.
 
Thousands of years ago, it was a bustling society.
But time and weather buried it under the sand.
For millennia, no one knew that this place ever existed, but when a terrible storm swept over the Orkney Islands in 1850, an incredible secret was revealed…Nestled in the mossy, green hills on the Orkney Islands off Scotland is a secret older than the great pyramids of Egypt.

At first, it might not look like much, but the fact is, this is a unique and magical place.

Because within this rolling hillside is a perfectly preserved prehistoric village called Skara Brae.

The winter of 1850 hit Orkney hard. A severe storm caused great devastation and resulted in more than 200 deaths.

But it also revealed something long forgotten. When the storm abated, villagers discovered a settlement under the sand.

The settlement consists of eight stone houses and was inhabited between roughly 3180 and 2500 B.C., making Skara Brae one of the oldest agriculture villages in the UK

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Skara Brae has been called the “Scottish Pompeii” because the ancient monument is so well preserved.
Since the surrounding sand and the buildings’ architecture were well protected against the cold, both the buildings and their contents have been remarkably preserved throughout the millennia.

Archaeologists estimate that 50-100 people lived in the village. When the settlement was built, the houses were 1,500 meters from the sea.
Now, the sea has dug closer to the village and the view from the settlement has changed from pastures to the sea.

The settlement’s seven or eight houses were connected to each other by tunnels.
Each residence could be closed off with a stone door.

In every room, one bed was always bigger than the other, but no one knows why.
Each room also contains cabinets, dressers, seats, and storage boxes.
These boxes were built to be waterproof, suggesting that they might have stored live seafood for later consumption.

One house is distinct from the other, however.
Archaeologists didn’t found any beds or other furniture. The house is believed to have functioned as a workshop.

Amazingly, the village also had a sewage system and each house had its own toilet.

Skara Brae was a society which centered around families. The dwellings are all quite similar, which led archaeologists to conclude that this society was a fairly equal one, without any authoritative leadership.

Some believe that the villagers were Picts, a people of unknown origin who settled in eastern and northern Scotland near the end of the British Iron Age.
But archaeological findings have shown that the people who lived here could have lived been much earlier than that.

A number of mysterious discoveries have been made at the site, including this carved stone ball, though no one really knows what it was used for.

And no one knows why the village was abandoned. But around 2500 B.C., the Orkney Islands became cooler and wetter.
Many theories speculate about how the people of Skara Brae met their fate; the most popular ones involve a violent storm.

What’s the future look like for Skara Brae?
Although the settlement was built nearly two kilometres from the beach, in recent centuries, it has been increasingly threatened by the sea.
Since 1926, the houses have been protected from the approaching sea and harsh autumn winds by a concrete wall.

There has been talk about building an artificial beach with boulders and breakwater to preserve Skara Brae and several other ancient monuments at risk of being destroyed.
But nothing has happened yet. Until further notice, tourists continue to visit this fascinating place, but the question is for how long?

I personally hope that the Scottish Government will do all they can to preserve this amazing place.

Please share this with others so that more people get the chance to discover the wonder that is history!

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Nice Car

The proud owner of a magnificent 1956 Chevrolet convertible, wrote to say he had restored the car to perfection over the last few years, and sent this:

On a very warm summer afternoon he decided to take his car to town.  It needed gas, as the gauge was practically on empty, but he wanted ice cream, so he headed first to his favorite ice cream shop.

He had trouble finding a parking space and had to park the car down a side street.

He noticed a group of young guys standing around smoking cigarettes and eyeing the car rather covetously.  He was a bit uneasy leaving it there, but people often take interest in such an old and well-preserved car, so he went off to enjoy his ice cream.

The line at the ice cream shop was long and it took him quite a while to return to his car.  When he did, his worst fears were realized… his car was gone.

He called the police and reported the theft. 

About ten minutes later the police called him to say they had found the car abandoned near a gas station a few miles out of town.

It was unharmed and he was relieved.  It seems just before he called, the police had received a call from a young woman who was an employee at a self-service gas station.  She told them that three young men had driven in with this beautiful old convertible.  One of them came to the window and prepaid for 20 dollars worth of gas. 

Then all three of them walked around the car.  Then they all got in the car and drove off, without filling the tank.

 

The question is, why would anybody steal a car, pay for gas that they never pumped and then abandon the car later and walk away?

NO FAIR PEEKING ! !

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Memory from PAST

 

hmm,  very interesting……

                                   Camping out in 1918.  (even brought along a slop pail)

This couple pose in an early version of American Gothic, with a groundhog killed on their Manchester farm. It’s dinner!

Note: Photo taken circa 1914, from a family photo album.

Standing over one of her many trophy mule deer, subsistence-and-sport huntress “Gusty” Wallihan appears every inch the frontier matron with her dressy bonnet, prairie-pattern cartridge belt, floral-em broidered gauntlets, hunting knife, and Remington-Hepburn rifle.  1895

At least this one won’t be quite as dangerous as the old single wheeled models. Look in the trailer over the back wheel.  They have their baby in there!

This was the approved way to change the street lamps in 1910.  Cool!

A single Paddy Wagon.  Never knew they had such a vehicle!  This is way cool.

                                                  Here is an early motorhome, built in 1926. 

This is a travel tent accessory  built in 1910.

These are vintage treadmills in the 1920’s.

This is a 1920’s refrigerator. Only the elite could afford such a thing, and most still had the old ice boxes.This is a 1920’s refrigerator. Only the elite could afford such a thing, and most still had the old ice boxes.

 

A hair dryer in the 1920 Salon.  What a contraption!

Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911

A postcard from the 1800’s advertising a knife throwing act with the traveling circus.

A Strongwoman balances a piano and the pianist on her chest.  1920

London, in the 1920’s, this was a telephone engineer.  What a job!

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Did you know our leaders were this creative during WWII.

This is the first I’d heard of this. Additionally we also took other defensive steps to protect our war production capability from both Japanese and German attack. For instance in the Greater Buffalo, New York area there were several steel making facilities, iron foundries & chemical plants. All of these were critical to the war effort and all of them had many antiaircraft batteries manned by US Army troops around the clock.On the east & west coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico we had antisubmarine nets, manned barrage balloons & coastal artillery batteries & spotters. We also deployed Coast Guard & Naval assets in the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes to protect war related commence of raw materials to the steel and iron making industries.

Hidden  in Plain View

During  WW II Lockheed (unbelievable 1940s pictures). This is a version of  special effects during the 1940’s. I have never seen these pictures or  knew that we had gone this far to protect ourselves. During World War II  the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft  Plant to protect it from a possible Japanese air attack. They covered it  with camouflage netting to make it look like a rural subdivision from  the air.

Before….

1 After..
2The person that provided  these pictures said she got an interesting story about someone’s mother  who worked at Lockheed, and she as a younger child, remembers all  this.  She says that to this day, these are the first pictures of  it she’s seen. 
3 Another person who lived  in the area talked about as being a boy, watching it all be set up like  a movie studio production.  They had fake houses, trees, etc. and  moved parked cars around so it looked like a residential area from the  skies overhead.
4I lived  in  North Long Beach   during  World War II, I was 13 years old. (1940)  The Long Beach airport  was  near Lakewood , CA .  There was a large Boeing Plant there.  If you would drive  down Carson  St. going south you could drive under  the camouflage  netting.     Ed Pollard 

5I am 85 and had much of my pilot training  in Calif.    I  have been under this net and have seen it from the air.  During  preflight training I rode a bus under the net and was very surprised as  I didn’t know it was there.  It was strong enough to walk on and  they hired people to ride bicycles and move around as if they lived  there to make it look  authentic.  Warren  Holmgreen  Jr
67 8Hiding the Lockheed Plant  during World War II – wow this is  amazing!

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indulge in enjoyable recollection of past

 

How is this For Nostalgia?   

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms ,

It took 3 minutes for the TV to warm up,

Nobody owned a purebred dog,

When a quarter was a decent allowance,

You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.

 

Your Mom wore nylons that came in 2 pieces.

You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time. And you didn’t pay for air. And, you got trading stamps to boot,

Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box,

It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents,

They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed…and they did it!

When a 57 Chevy was everyone’s dream car…to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady.

No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked,

Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, ‘That cloud looks like a…’ 

Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game,

Stuff from the store came without safety caps and  hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger,

And with all our progress, don’t you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savour the slower pace, and share it with the children of today,

When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing  compared to the fate that awaited the student at home,

Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc.  Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!  But we survived because their love was greater than the threat. 

…as well as summers filled with bike rides, Hula  Hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.

Didn’t that feel good, just to go back and  say,

‘Yeah, I remember  that’

I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a Double Dog Dare to pass it on. To remember what a Double Dog Dare is, read on. And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.

Share  this on with someone who can still remember Howdy  Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The              Shadow knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and  Dale,Trigger and Buttermilk.

How Many Of These Do You Remember?
Candy cigarettes

Wax Coke-shaped bottles with coloured sugar water  inside.

Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles. 
 
Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes. 
 
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.

Newsreels before the movie.

Telephone numbers with a word prefix…( Yukon 2-601).  Party lines.

Peashooters.
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Hi-Fi’s & 45 RPM records.

78 RPM records!

Green Stamps.

Mimeograph paper.

The Fort Apache Play Set. 

Do You Remember a Time When:  

Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe,’ 
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, ‘Do Over!’ 

‘Race issue’ meant arguing about who ran the fastest,

Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening,

It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘Best 
Friends,’

Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a  Slingshot,

Saturday morning cartoons weren’t 30-minute commercials for action figures,

‘Oly-oly-oxen-free’ made perfect sense ,

Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles,

The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a  team,

War was a card game,

Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a  motorcycle,

Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin,

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon,

If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived!!!   come again and see some more

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THE ROSS SISTERS-1944 (Amazing 3 Ladies)

This was in 1944

Once they  finish singing…OMG   !!!!!

The one picking up the apple  towards the end makes me hurt just  to  watch.

During the first 50 seconds, they are just  singing, but next, what they do next, is amazing…              watch, click on link below:

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The year was 1955

Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents  just to mail a letter?

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If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire 
outside help at the store.
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When I first started driving, who would  have thought gas would  someday
cost 25 cents a gallon? Guess we’d be better off leaving
 the car in the garage.
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Did you see where some baseball  player just signed a contract for  $50,000
a year just to play ball?
  It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll
be making more than the President.
        

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I never thought I’d see the day  all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They’re even making electric typewriters now.
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It’s too bad things are so tough  nowadays.
I see where a few married women are having
to  work to make ends meet.

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It won’t be long before young  couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so  they can both work.                                                                                     
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I’m afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.
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Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the Government  takes half our income in taxes. I  sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government.
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The fast food restaurant is  convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they  will ever catch on.
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There is no sense going on short trips any more for a weekend. It  costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay   in a hotel.
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No one can afford to be sick anymore. At $15.00 a day in  the hospital, it’s too rich for  my blood.
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If they think I’ll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.
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Know any friends  who would get a kick out of these,  pass this on!    Be sure and send it to your kids and grand kids, too!

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Lost in the 50s tonight – memory from the past

 

 This song was written by Mike Reid,  All American tackle at Penn State ’69, drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals. Played five years, two years All Pro and left in his prime to move to Nashville to write music. He wrote or co-wrote 12 number one country hits in the ’80s and ’90s. Not your typical pro football player. 
I think You’ll be sharring this with SOMEBODY!!

World War II more Facts

One more little known fact:

The Merchant Marines died at a higher rate than any military branch yet they did not receive service benefits.  Most were not even allowed to carry arms or defensive equipment yet they traveled in harms way.

The first German serviceman killed in the war was killed by the Japanese. 

1. The                                                          firstGerman                                                          serviceman                                                          killed in the                                                          war was killed                                                          by the                                                          Japanese.

Over 100,000 Allied bomber crewmen were killed over Europe.

3. Over                                                          100,000Allied                                                          bomber crewmen                                                          were killed                                                          over Europe.

More U.S. servicemen died in the Air Corps than the Marine Corps.

4. More U.S.                                                servicemen died in the                                                Air Corps that the                                                Marine Corps.

Polish Catholic midwife Stanisawa Leszczyñska delivered 3,000 babies at the Auschwitz  concentration camp during the Holocaust in occupied Poland.

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5. Polish                                                      Catholic midwife                                                      StanisBawa                                                      LeszczyDska                                                      delivered 3,000                                                      babies at the                                                      Auschwitz                                                      concentration camp                                                      during the                                                      Holocaust in                                                      occupied Poland.

In World War II, British soldiers got a ration of three sheets of toilet paper a day.   Americans got 22.

6. In World WarII, British                                    soldiers got a ration of three                                    sheets of toilet paper a day.                                    Americansgot 22.

In 1941, more than three million cars were manufactured in the United States.        Only 139 more were made during the entire war.

7. In 1941, more than three                                    million cars were manufactured in                                    the United States. Only 139 more                                    were made during the entire war.

Four of every five German soldiers killed in the war died on the Eastern Front.

8. Four of                                                      everyfive German                                                      soldiers killed in                                                      the war died on                                                      the Eastern                                                      Front.

Only 20 percent of the males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 survived the war.

9. Only 20                                                percentof the males born                                                in the Soviet Union in                                                1923 survived the war.

 In World War II, the youngest serviceman in the United States military was Calvin Graham – age 12. Graham lied about his age when he enlisted in the US Navy.   His real age was not discovered until after he was wounded.  (Unbelievable)

10. In World WarII, the                                    youngest serviceman in the United                                    States military was Calvin Graham                                    age 12. Graham lied about his age                                    when he enlisted in the US Navy. His                                    real age was not discovered after he                                    was wounded.

Only one out of every four men serving on U-boats survived.

11. Only one outof                                                every four men serving                                                on U-boats survived.

 The Siege of Stalingrad resulted in more Russian deaths (military and civilian) than the United States and Britain sustained (combined) in all of World War II.

12. The Siege of Stalingrad                                    resulted in more Russian deaths                                    (military and civilian) then                                    theUnited States and Britain                                    sustained (combined) in all of World                                    War II.

To avoid using the German sounding name ‘hamburger’ during World War II, Americans used the name ‘Liberty Steak.’

13. To avoid                                                      using the German                                                      sounding name                                                      hamburger during                                                      World War II,                                                      Americans used the                                                      name Liberty                                                      Steak.

Adolf Hitler’s nephew, William Hitler, served in the US Navy during World War II!!!

14. Adolf Hitler s                                                nephew, William Hitler,                                                served in the US Navy                                                during World WarII.

Adolph Hitler and Henry Ford each kept a framed picture of the other on his desk.

15. Adolph Hitler                                                and Henry Ford each kept                                                a framed picture of the                                                other on his desk.

During World War II, the largest Japanese spy ring was actually located in Mexico.

16. During World                                                War II, the largest                                                Japanese spy ring was                                                actually located in                                                Mexico.

The mortality rate for POWs in Russian camps was 85 percent. 

17. The                                                      mortalityrate for                                                      POWs in Russian                                                      camps was 85                                                      percent.

Had it been necessary for a third atom bomb, the city targeted would have been Tokyo. 19. Had it                                                      been necessary for                                                      a third atom bomb,                                                      the city targeted                                                      would have been                                                      Tokyo.

 HAn Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer, who fought in World War II, iroo Onoda never surrendered in 1945. Until 1974, for almost 30 years, he held his position in the Philippines. His former commander traveled from Japan to personally issue orders relieving him from duty in 1974.

20. An Imperial Japanese Army                                  intelligence officer, who fought in                                  World War II, Hiroo Onoda never                                  surrendered in 1945. Until 1974, for                                  almost 30 years, he held hisposition                                  in the Philippines. His former                                  commander traveled from Japan to                                  personally issue orders relieving him                                  from duty in 1974.

Total casualties for World War II totaled between 50 – 70 million people, 80 percent of which came from only four countries – Russia, China, Germany and Poland.  Over 50 percent of the casualties were civilians, with the majority of those being women and children.

21. Total casualties for                                          WorldWar II totaled between 50                                          70 million people, 80 percent                                          of which came form onlyfour                                          countries Russia, China,                                          Germany and Poland. Over 50                                          percent of the casualties were                                          civilians, with the majority                                          of those being women and                                          children.

Veterans are people who, at one point in their life, wrote a blankcheck payable to the United States of America, for an amount up to and including their life.  

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The”Benson Ford” ship

The “Benson Ford” originally transported iron and coal for the Ford Motor Company!
 The ship was decommissioned in 1981 after nearly 50 years of service.

 After being decommissioned it was left to rust for four years before the front part of the ship was removed and perched on top of the 18-foot cliff above Lake Erie, to serve as a vacation home.

 Looking across the bow, it seems that the boat is actually steaming – full speed ahead!
 
The ship still contains the beautiful wood-paneled state rooms, dining room and lounge designed by Henry Ford.

 The boat was used by Henry Ford to travel across the Great Lakes. Thomas Edison was a frequent guest on this beautiful ship.
 The present four-deck ship-house is 7,000 sq. ft. and includes walnut-paneled staterooms, a dining room with galley, and passenger lounge designed by Henry Ford for his personal use while on board.

The ship-house was originally owned by Frank J. Sullivan, but after failing to turn it into a hotel in 1992, Sullivan auctioned the building to father and son Jerry and Bryan Kaspar, who still enjoy relaxing there while taking time off from work. It has been modernized with a garage, a game room, a bar, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and four bathrooms. The 90-year-old cargo ship is beautiful, as she sits overlooking her former waterways.

Visitors must be okay with heights if they take a tour onto the bow of the boat and see the water so far below.
 
This ship-home has maintained the historic and beautiful interior, which is updated with modern amenities.

Bryan Kaspar says: “Everyone who sees our home from the outside, wants to look inside.
I think everyone who sees it is amazed at the gorgeous woodwork throughout our beautiful ship-home.”

This impressive getaway includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a captain’s office and living room with panoramic views across Lake Erie.
 ‘I love the deck on the fourth floor. It’s a great place to enjoy a cocktail overlooking the lake and the nearby cliffs, and to watch the sunsets is amazing from there.’

Videographer Nick James, who conducts tours of the home, says, ‘The most incredible part is standing at the helm with the way the boat hangs over the cliff. It actually feels like you’re on the open water.’
I love the history that remains all around the Benson Ford.
In the parlor, you can imagine Thomas Edison and Henry Ford sitting there puffing on their cigars.’
 When you’re there, it feels like you’re stepping back in time, and that those two famed gentlemen could appear at any moment.’
An incredible beauty of a long-ago ship, still available for water lovers to see.

The “Benson Ford” originally transported iron and coal for the Ford Motor Company! The ship was decommissioned in 1981 after nearly 50 years of service.

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After being decommissioned it was left to rust for four years before the front
part of the ship was removed and perched on top of the 18-foot cliff above Lake Erie, to serve as a vacation home.

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Looking across the bow, it seems that the boat is actually steaming – full
speed ahead!

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The ship still contains the beautiful wood-paneled state rooms, dining room and lounge designed by Henry Ford.Benson Ford 4

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The boat was used by Henry Ford to travel across the Great Lakes.
Thomas Edison was a frequent guest on this beautiful ship.
The present four-deck ship-house is 7,000 sq. ft. and includes walnut-paneled
staterooms, a dining room with galley, and passenger lounge designed by Henry Ford for his personal use while on board.  The ship-house was originally owned by Frank J. Sullivan, but after failing to turn it into a hotel in 1992, Sullivan auctioned the building to father and son Jerry and Bryan Kaspar, who still enjoy relaxing there while taking time off from work.  It has been modernized with a garage, a game room, a bar, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and four bathrooms.  The 90-year-old cargo ship is beautiful, as she sits overlooking her former waterways.

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Visitors must be okay with heights if they take a tour onto the bow of the boat and see the water so far below.

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This ship-home has maintained the historic and beautiful interior, which is
updated with modern amenities.

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Bryan Kaspar says: “Everyone who sees our home from the outside, wants to look inside.
I think everyone who sees it is amazed at the gorgeous woodwork throughout our beautiful ship-home.”

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This impressive getaway includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a captain’s office and living room with panoramic views across Lake Erie.
‘I love the deck on the fourth floor. It’s a great place to enjoy a cocktail overlooking the lake and the nearby cliffs, and to watch the sunsets is amazing from there.’
Videographer Nick James, who conducts tours of the home, says, ‘The most incredible part is standing at the helm with the way the boat hangs over the cliff. It actually feels like you’re on the open water.’
I love the history that remains all around the Benson Ford.  In the parlor, you can imagine Thomas Edison and Henry Ford sitting there puffing on their cigars.’
When you’re there, it feels like you’re stepping back in time, and that those two famed gentlemen could appear at any moment.’
An incredible beauty of a long-ago ship, still available for water lovers to see.

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Priceless nostalgia-from the past

 

Phone from Car (1959)

Hot dog stand 1947

Breaking all the rules 1950’s

Popular hair styles from the 50s

Segregated seating at the Orange Bowl, 1955

The Jackie Look 1961

Applicants to Paramount Motion Picture School , 1940

For city kids the street was your playground

1948 Los Angeles , street car chaos

Irish Schoolboys get their Dose of Castor Oil

Traveling   First Class 1948

Prom   night, 1957

Nice sales pitch 1953

Crowd at a high school football game, 1944 (Notice that there are NO young men in crowd. WWII was going on)

Buying a car in 1950

The Classic Lunch Counter 1960’s

A new suburban housing development opens, Bellflower California 1953

NYC street       near Central Park 1900

Mobile       School . . . classroom on a rail car – Ontario Canada 1932

Picking up the U.S. Mail, early 1900s

Doing Homework 1946

Daytona   Beach       in the 1950s . . .

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Photos from the PAST

 

 

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A 10 x 15-foot wooden shed where the “Harley-Davidson Motor Company” started out in 1903.

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Testing football helmets in 1912

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A bar in New York City, the night before prohibition began,1920

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Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920s

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Traffic jam in New York, 1923

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A quiet little job at a crocodile farm in St. Augustine, FL 1926

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World economic crisis, 1929

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Central Park in 1930

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Last 4 couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon, 1930

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Meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club, early 1930s

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Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg

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When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939

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NY, Coney Island, 1940

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The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 1942

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Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage. New York, 1949

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19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win the 1951 Boston Marathon. The crowd was silent as he crossed the finish line.

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Florida’s last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955

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NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960s

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Muhammad Ali’s fists after the fight with Cooper, 1963

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New York firemen play a game after a fire in a billiard parlor, 1969
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An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a drawer at the Los Angeles Police Station, 1971

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Boy hiding in a TV set, Boston, 1972 by Arthur Tress

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Robert De Niro’s cab driver license. In order to get into character for the film Taxi Driver, he obtained his own hack license and would pick-up/drive customers around in New York City.

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Nancy Reagan sits on the lap of Mr. T, dressed as Santa, 1983

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Ronald Reagan wearing sweatpants on Air Force One, 1985

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Pics from the Past

 Pics from the Past – It is amazing the difference in 70 years.

ORIGINAL PHOTOS IN 1944 AND THE EXACT SAME LOCATION TODAY 

Difference between images …

WeymouthWeymouth
June 1944: Boats full of US troops wait to leave Weymouth to take part in Operation Overlord. 5 April 2014: A view of the harbour of the English town today. This location was used as a launching place for Allied troops participating in the invasion of Nazi-occupied France on D-day. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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Moreton-in-MarshMoreton-in-Marsh
May 1944: Ammunition stored in the town square of Moreton-in-Marsh shortly before D-day. 12 May 2014: A view of the high street in the English town today. Photographs by Frank Scherschel/Time & Life/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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Omaha BeachOmaha Beach
June 1944: American craft of all styles pictured at Omaha Beach, Normandy, during the first stages of the Allied invasion. 7 May 2014: A view of the beach near Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Photographs by Popperfoto/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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Nan RedNan Red
6 June 1944: Royal Marine Commandos of Headquarters, 4th Special Service Brigade, make their way from LCI(S) (Landing Craft Infantry Small) onto ‘Nan Red’ Beach at Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. 6 May 2014: A view of the sea in the Juno beach area today. Photographs by Lt Handford/IWM/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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Juno BeachJuno Beach
6 June 1944: Troops of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division land at Juno Beach on the outskirts of Bernières-sur-Mer on D-day. 5 May 2014: A view of the seafront and beach in Normandy today. 340 Canadian soldiers lost their lives in the battle for the beachhead. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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1944: A French armoured column passing through Sainte-Mère-Église receives a warm welcome from its inhabitants. 7 May 2014: A view of the high street today. Photographs by Popperfoto/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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12 June 1944: A group of American soldiers stand in the village of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, which was liberated by paratroopers of the 501st and 506th Regiments of the 101st Airborne Division. 7 May 2014: A view of the old village fountain today. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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6 June 1944: A Canadian soldier directs traffic in Bernières-sur-Mer. 14,000 Canadian soldiers had landed at nearby Juno Beach. 5 May 2014: A view of Notre-Dame Nativity church today. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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July 1944: United States Army trucks and jeeps drive through the ruins of Saint-Lo. 7 May 2014: A view of the roadway in the town today. Saint-Lo was almost totally destroyed by 2,000 Allied bombers when they attacked German troops stationed there during Operation Overlord. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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6 June 1944: A Canadian soldier stands at the head of a group of German prisoners of war, including two officers, on Juno Beach, Normandy. 8 May 2014: A view of the beach in Bernières-sur-Mer in Normandy today. Photographs by Ken Bell/ National Archives of Canada/Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty
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Enjoying Life During Our Golden Years

 

21 Rules to Enjoying Life During Our Golden Years

Some of us have reached our golden years, and some of us have not. But these suggestions should be read by everyone. They have been collected from many a senior, each with his or her own piece of advice. Some you know, some may surprise you, and some will remind you of what’s important. So read well, share with your loved ones, and have a great day and a great life!
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1. It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don’t just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard earned capital. Warning: This is also a bad time for an investment, even if it seems wonderful or fool-proof. They only bring problems and worries and this is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet.
2. Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren, and don’t feel bad spending your money on yourself. You’ve taken care of them for many years, and you’ve taught them what you could. You gave them an education, food, shelter and support. The responsibility is now theirs to earn their own money.
3. Keep a healthy life, without great physical effort. Do moderate exercise (like walking every day), eat well and get your sleep. It’s easy to become sick, and it gets harder to remain healthy. That is why you need to keep yourself in good shape and be aware of your medical and physical needs. Keep in touch with your doctor, get tested even when you’re feeling well. Stay informed.
4. Always buy the best, most beautiful items for your significant other. The key goal is to enjoy your money with your partner. One day one of you will miss the other, and the money will not provide any comfort then, enjoy it together.
5. Don’t stress over the little things. You’ve already overcome so much in your life. You have good memories and bad ones, but the important thing is the present. Don’t let the past drag you down and don’t let the future frighten you. Feel good in the now. Small issues will soon be forgotten.
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6. Regardless of age, always keep love alive. Love your partner, love life, love your family, love your neighbor and remember: “A man is not old as long as he has intelligence and affection.”
7. Be proud, both inside and out. Don’t stop going to your hair salon or barber, do your nails, go to the dermatologist and the dentist, keep your perfumes and creams well stocked. When you are well-maintained on the outside, it seeps in, making you feel proud and strong.
8. Don’t lose sight of fashion trends for your age, but keep your own sense of style. There’s nothing worse than an older person trying to wear the current fashion among youngsters. You’ve developed your own sense of what looks good on you – keep it and be proud of it. It’s part of who you are.
9. ALWAYS stay up-to-date. Read newspapers, watch the news. Go online and read what people are saying. Make sure you have an active email account and try to use some of those social networks. You’ll be surprised which old friends you’ll meet. Keeping in touch with what is going on and with the people you know is important at any age.
10. Respect the younger generation and their opinions. They may not have the same ideals as you, but they are the future, and will take the world in their direction. Give advice, not criticism, and try to remind them of yesterday’s wisdom that still applies today.
11. Never use the phrase: “In my time”. Your time is now. As long as you’re alive, you are part of this time. You may have been younger, but you are still you now, having fun and enjoying life.
12. Some people embrace their golden years, while others become bitter and surly. Life is too short to waste your days on the latter. Spend your time with positive, cheerful people, it’ll rub off on you and your days will seem that much better. Spending your time with bitter people will make you older and harder to be around.
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13. Do not surrender to the temptation of living with your children or grandchildren (if you have a financial choice, that is). Sure, being surrounded by family sounds great, but we all need our privacy. They need theirs and you need yours. If you’ve lost your partner (our deepest condolences), then find a person to move in with you and help out. Even then, do so only if you feel you really need the help or do not want to live alone.
14. Don’t abandon your hobbies. If you don’t have any, make new ones. You can travel, hike, cook, read, dance. You can adopt a cat or a dog, grow a garden, play cards, checkers, chess, dominoes, golf. You can paint, volunteer at an NGO or just collect certain items. Find something you like and spend some real time having fun with it.
15. Even if you don’t feel like it, try to accept invitations. Baptisms, graduations, birthdays, weddings, conferences. Try to go. Get out of the house, meet people you haven’t seen in a while, experience something new (or something old). But don’t get upset when you’re not invited. Some events are limited by resources, and not everyone can be hosted. The important thing is to leave the house from time to time. Go to museums, go walk through a field. Get out there.
16. Be a conversationalist. Talk less and listen more. Some people go on and on about the past, not caring if their listeners are really interested. That’s a great way of reducing their desire to speak with you. Listen first and answer questions, but don’t go off into long stories unless asked to. Speak in courteous tones and try not to complain or criticize too much unless you really need to. Try to accept situations as they are. Everyone is going through the same things, and people have a low tolerance for hearing complaints. Always find some good things to say as well.
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17. Pain and discomfort go hand in hand with getting older. Try not to dwell on them but accept them as a part of the cycle of life we’re all going through. Try to minimize them in your mind. They are not who you are, they are something that life added to you. If they become your entire focus, you lose sight of the person you used to be.
18. If you’ve been offended by someone – forgive them. If you’ve offended someone – apologize. Don’t drag around resentment with you. It only serves to make you sad and bitter. It doesn’t matter who was right. Someone once said: “Holding a grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Don’t take that poison. Forgive, forget and move on with your life.
19. If you have a strong belief, savor it. But don’t waste your time trying to convince others. They will make their own choices no matter what you tell them, and it will only bring you frustration. Live your faith and set an example. Live true to your beliefs and let that memory sway them.
20. Laugh. Laugh A LOT. Laugh at everything. Remember, you are one of the lucky ones. You managed to have a life, a long one. Many never get to this age, never get to experience a full life. But you did. So what’s not to laugh about? Find the humor in your situation.
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21. Take no notice of what others say about you and even less notice of what they might be thinking. They’ll do it anyway, and you should have pride in yourself and what you’ve achieved. Let them talk and don’t worry. They have no idea about your history, your memories and the life you’ve lived so far. There’s still much to be written, so get busy writing and don’t waste time thinking about what others might think. Now is the time to be at rest, at peace and as happy as you can be!
AND REMEMBER: “Life is too short to drink bad wine.

During Our Golden Years

Some of us have reached our golden years, and some of us have not. But these suggestions should be read by everyone. They have been collected from many a senior, each with his or her own piece of advice. Some you know, some may surprise you, and some will remind you of what’s important. So read well, share with your loved ones, and have a great day and a great life!
older couple
Like
1. It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don’t just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard earned capital. Warning: This is also a bad time for an investment, even if it seems wonderful or fool-proof. They only bring problems and worries and this is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet.
2. Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren, and don’t feel bad spending your money on yourself. You’ve taken care of them for many years, and you’ve taught them what you could. You gave them an education, food, shelter and support. The responsibility is now theirs to earn their own money.
3. Keep a healthy life, without great physical effort. Do moderate exercise (like walking every day), eat well and get your sleep. It’s easy to become sick, and it gets harder to remain healthy. That is why you need to keep yourself in good shape and be aware of your medical and physical needs. Keep in touch with your doctor, get tested even when you’re feeling well. Stay informed.
4. Always buy the best, most beautiful items for your significant other. The key goal is to enjoy your money with your partner. One day one of you will miss the other, and the money will not provide any comfort then, enjoy it together.
5. Don’t stress over the little things. You’ve already overcome so much in your life. You have good memories and bad ones, but the important thing is the present. Don’t let the past drag you down and don’t let the future frighten you. Feel good in the now. Small issues will soon be forgotten.
older couple
Like
6. Regardless of age, always keep love alive. Love your partner, love life, love your family, love your neighbor and remember: “A man is not old as long as he has intelligence and affection.”
7. Be proud, both inside and out. Don’t stop going to your hair salon or barber, do your nails, go to the dermatologist and the dentist, keep your perfumes and creams well stocked. When you are well-maintained on the outside, it seeps in, making you feel proud and strong.
8. Don’t lose sight of fashion trends for your age, but keep your own sense of style. There’s nothing worse than an older person trying to wear the current fashion among youngsters. You’ve developed your own sense of what looks good on you – keep it and be proud of it. It’s part of who you are.
9. ALWAYS stay up-to-date. Read newspapers, watch the news. Go online and read what people are saying. Make sure you have an active email account and try to use some of those social networks. You’ll be surprised which old friends you’ll meet. Keeping in touch with what is going on and with the people you know is important at any age.
10. Respect the younger generation and their opinions. They may not have the same ideals as you, but they are the future, and will take the world in their direction. Give advice, not criticism, and try to remind them of yesterday’s wisdom that still applies today.
11. Never use the phrase: “In my time”. Your time is now. As long as you’re alive, you are part of this time. You may have been younger, but you are still you now, having fun and enjoying life.
12. Some people embrace their golden years, while others become bitter and surly. Life is too short to waste your days on the latter. Spend your time with positive, cheerful people, it’ll rub off on you and your days will seem that much better. Spending your time with bitter people will make you older and harder to be around.
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13. Do not surrender to the temptation of living with your children or grandchildren (if you have a financial choice, that is). Sure, being surrounded by family sounds great, but we all need our privacy. They need theirs and you need yours. If you’ve lost your partner (our deepest condolences), then find a person to move in with you and help out. Even then, do so only if you feel you really need the help or do not want to live alone.
14. Don’t abandon your hobbies. If you don’t have any, make new ones. You can travel, hike, cook, read, dance. You can adopt a cat or a dog, grow a garden, play cards, checkers, chess, dominoes, golf. You can paint, volunteer at an NGO or just collect certain items. Find something you like and spend some real time having fun with it.
15. Even if you don’t feel like it, try to accept invitations. Baptisms, graduations, birthdays, weddings, conferences. Try to go. Get out of the house, meet people you haven’t seen in a while, experience something new (or something old). But don’t get upset when you’re not invited. Some events are limited by resources, and not everyone can be hosted. The important thing is to leave the house from time to time. Go to museums, go walk through a field. Get out there.
16. Be a conversationalist. Talk less and listen more. Some people go on and on about the past, not caring if their listeners are really interested. That’s a great way of reducing their desire to speak with you. Listen first and answer questions, but don’t go off into long stories unless asked to. Speak in courteous tones and try not to complain or criticize too much unless you really need to. Try to accept situations as they are. Everyone is going through the same things, and people have a low tolerance for hearing complaints. Always find some good things to say as well.
older couple
Like
17. Pain and discomfort go hand in hand with getting older. Try not to dwell on them but accept them as a part of the cycle of life we’re all going through. Try to minimize them in your mind. They are not who you are, they are something that life added to you. If they become your entire focus, you lose sight of the person you used to be.
18. If you’ve been offended by someone – forgive them. If you’ve offended someone – apologize. Don’t drag around resentment with you. It only serves to make you sad and bitter. It doesn’t matter who was right. Someone once said: “Holding a grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Don’t take that poison. Forgive, forget and move on with your life.
19. If you have a strong belief, savor it. But don’t waste your time trying to convince others. They will make their own choices no matter what you tell them, and it will only bring you frustration. Live your faith and set an example. Live true to your beliefs and let that memory sway them.
20. Laugh. Laugh A LOT. Laugh at everything. Remember, you are one of the lucky ones. You managed to have a life, a long one. Many never get to this age, never get to experience a full life. But you did. So what’s not to laugh about? Find the humor in your situation.
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21. Take no notice of what others say about you and even less notice of what they might be thinking. They’ll do it anyway, and you should have pride in yourself and what you’ve achieved. Let them talk and don’t worry. They have no idea about your history, your memories and the life you’ve lived so far. There’s still much to be written, so get busy writing and don’t waste time thinking about what others might think. Now is the time to be at rest, at peace and as happy as you can be!
AND REMEMBER: “Life is too short to drink bad wine.
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Harry Truman

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YOU WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE THIS AGAIN.

Thought you’d enjoy this!

It’s one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read. They

won’t believe this happened, but it DID. Harry & Bess

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Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made

as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of

the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may

rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in,

which was in Independence ,

Missouri . His wife had inherited

the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White

House, they lived their entire lives there.

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When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army

pension reported to have been $13,507..72 a year. Congress, noting that he was

paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’

and later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove

home to Missouri

by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined,

stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and

that doesn’t belong to me.. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for

sale.”

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award

him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing,

“I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for

any award, Congressional or otherwise.”

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.

Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in

on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, too many in Congress also

have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their

offices. Political offices are now for sale (ie.

Illinois ).

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My

choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a

politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!

We ought to have cloned him for telling it like it is and being

frugal with our tax dollars!

If you agree, forward it. If you don’t, delete it. I don’t want to

know one way or the other. By me forwarding it, you know how I feel.

He also had only a high school education.

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“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” – Jonathan Winters

This definitely puts everything in perspective. 

Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.

This has only been 104 years ago . . . Amazing!!!

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Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren!

The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago.

What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year,

a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and

$4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.

Ninety percent of all Physicians had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!

Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which

were condemned in the press AND the government as ‘substandard.’

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax

or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering

into their country for any reason.

The five leading causes of death were:

  1. Pneumonia and influenza
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Heart disease
  5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population of Las Vegas Nevada was only 30!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.

There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and only 6 percent of

all Americans had graduated from high school.

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.

(but almost everyone had a gun!)

I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.

From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD . . . all in a matter of seconds!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

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Will Rogers Sayings

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages this country has ever known. Some of his sayings:

1. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman, … Neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men:

The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you’re riding’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.

11. Lettin’ the cat outta’ the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

ABOUT GROWING OLDER…

First ~Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved.

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable and relaxed.

Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it’s called golf.

And, finally ~ If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.

 

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Auto – When Detroit Was In It’s Full Glory

DETROIT STEEL
Today’s cars may be faster, safer, more luxurious and get better gas mileage –

BUT THEY DON’T EVEN COME CLOSE ON LOOKS !
When Detroit Was In It’s Full Glory

1956 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

1960 Plymouth Fury

1959 Chevrolet Impala 2Dr hardtop

1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

1958 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Four Door Landau

1957 Buick Roadmaster 2 Door Hardtop

1957 Lincoln Premiere four-door Landau

1959 Buick 2 Door Convertible

1959 Edsel Citation
Ford lost $350 million ($1.55 billion in 2009 dollars) on the Edsel venture.


1958 De Soto

1959 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser

1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special

1958 Dodge Custom Sierra

1949 Oldsmobile 88

1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

1949 Kaiser Virginian

1960 Imperial Crown Convertible

1953 Studebaker Commander

1949 Pontiac Four Door

1960 Chevrolet Impala Four Door Hardtop

1959 Mercury Four Door Hardtop

1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Two-Door Sedan

1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

1954 Mercury Sun Valley

1960 Chrysler Valiant

1960 De Soto Fireflite

1960 Chevrolet Corvair

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

1960 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser

1956 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville

1957 Dodge Royal Lancer

1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer

1957 Lincoln Premiere

1960 Dodge Polara Matador

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

1950 Studebaker Starlight

What a trip down memory lane!

Be sure to share with all your really old friends!
(no offense) ;-How many do you remember?
I do… ALL OF THEM







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GREAT OLD PHOTOS

 

 

These were really professional photographers who took these pictures… Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are​,​ and these are over a ​hundred​ years old. These were glass plate images and taken thru a pin hole type camera; and the opening was timed just right to get a dark enough exposure. Developing was another tedious task during which they had to be careful not to break the glass!
 
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Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, in 1917.

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Atlantic City, 1910.

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The main street of Memphis, north of Avenue Gayoso, 1910.

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Station “Louisville-Nashville,” Florida, in 1910.

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Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, Florida, in 1910. Love those cars.

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The beach in Atlantic City, 1915. Note the men in coats and ties.

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Grant Avenue after an earthquake in San Francisco in 1906.
I didn’t realize there was so much destruction in that earthquake.

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Carts for transporting dairy Thompson, Washington, 1927. How in the world did the dairy get those horses so evenly lined up.

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Washington, DC, 1914. Not so thoughty having those horses run on a railroad tracks.
(throughly? must have been a popular word back in the day)

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Cadillac Square, Detroit, Michigan, 1916.

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Ninth Street, Washington DC, 1915.

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I wouldn’t want to walk across this street in a long dress.

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Corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, 1910.

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Broad Street north of Spruce Street, Philadelphia, 1905.

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View of Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn in 1909.

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Fire at 55th Street, New York, 1915.

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Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913.

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Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1907.

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The New York Public Library, New York, 1915. Didn’t realize they had 4-laners in those days.

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Wall Street, New York, 1911. The 2 sidewalks together are as wide as the street in this pic.

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Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913. Look at those top hats!

 

THE YEAR 1914

THE YEAR IS 1914

This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!

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The year is 1914 — One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1914:

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The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year …

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,

A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at home ..

Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!

Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which

were condemned in the press AND the government as “substandard.”

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

The Five leading causes of death were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza

2. Tuberculosis

3. Diarrhea

4. Heart disease

5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars…

The population of Las Vegas , Nevada , was only 30!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.

There was neither a Mother’s Day nor a Father’s Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and only 6 percent

of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter

at the local corner drugstores.

Back then pharmacists said, “Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, Regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!” ( Shocking? )

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help ….

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

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Detroit Then & now

Check out these amazing Detroit then-and-now photos from DetroitUrbex.com. To see how the Motor City has changed over some of its 313 years, simply drag your mouse across the photos from left to right and watch Detroit transform before your eyes. To see more of DetroitUrbex’s then-and-now photos, click here.

Watch Detroit change before your very eyes

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Check out these amazing Detroit then-and-now photos from DetroitUrbex.com. To see how the Motor City has changed over some of its 313 years, simply drag your mouse across the photos from left to right and watch Detroit transform before your eyes. To see more of DetroitUrbex’s then-and-now photos, click here.

Related: More ways to celebrate Detroit’s 313th birthday

The east side of Woodward, just north of Milwaukee, in New Center, seen in 1915 and 2013.

Looking west at Fort and Griswold streets. Today, the Penobscot Building, built in 1928, towers over the corner. The steeple of Fort Street Presbyterian Church in the distance is the only thing that hasn’t changed.

As Detroit’s population has disappeared to the suburbs, many of its houses have, too. This shows how the Jefferson and Conner area has changed from 1949 to 2010.

Looking north up Woodward from Jefferson in 1911 and in 2013. The tall building in the old photo is the Hotel Pontchartrain, which was replaced by the First National Building.

The intersection of Michigan and Lafayette in 1902 and 2013. This block is today renowned for its coney dogs.

Detroit was once home to many more automakers than just the Big Three. Many of them, like the Chalmers Motor Co., are nothing more than footnotes in history and grassy lots on the city’s east side.

The Packard Plant on the city’s east side was once a humming hive of production. Today, it is one of the world’s most notorious urban ruins, though plans are in the works to save it somehow.

As the neighborhood around it has disappeared, St. Albertus Catholic Church remains an anchor at St. Aubin and Canfield on the near east side. The Archdiocese closed the church, but the parish has kept it open. Its steeple is different in this photo, if you’re wondering, because a windstorm toppled it on Good Friday 1913.

For decades, tires were produced in this smoke-belching factory next to Belle Isle. Known later in its life as the Uniroyal Plant, the city bought the shuttered facility in 1981 for $5 million. Four years later, the plant was demolished, opening up a vast stretch of attractive waterfront property — but it was contaminated waterfront property. The site would sit unused and overgrown for almost 30 years, until work to clean up the property finally began in 2011.

The intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Trumbull, one of many sites of unrest in 1967 in Detroit

Rioters stand off with National Guardsmen at the corner of Hazelwood and Linwood during the 1967 riot. The neighborhood is far quieter — and more empty — these days.

Some areas of the city struck by the 1967 riot have been rebuilt, such as the corner of Goodwin and Westminster.

Detroit was once filled with neighborhood libraries, serving thriving communities. But as the city has cleared out, many of those libraries have been closed, such as the John S. Gray branch seen here.

Like the libraries, the neighborhoods once had a number of fire precincts in them, many of which have been abandoned.

Michigan Central Station, once a mighty monument to the city’s greatness, has been reduced to a monument of its fall.

The University Club was one an exclusive spot for the city’s educated movers-and-shakers. As those movers-and-shakers moved out to the suburbs, it eventually closed. Arsonists then torched the place in June 2013, and it was torn down that November.

The old Detroit Dry Dock building, also known as the Globe Trading Co. Building, was one of the city’s most historic remaining industrial sites. The state demolished most of the building, saving part of its facade for a new outdoor adventure center along the river.

The former Studebaker Plant burned in a fire in 2005 and was replaced by this housing facility for homeless veterans.

The abandoned and rundown Kendrick Manufacturing Co. was incorporated into the University Prep School.

Miller High School was closed. Today, it again serves the children of Detroit.

Orchestra Hall was left to rot after the Detroit Symphony Orchestra moved to the since-demolished Ford Auditorium. Here, see how the building looked in 1970, and how it was saved.

Orchestra Hall was left to rot after the Detroit Symphony Orchestra moved to the since-demolished Ford Auditorium. Here, see how the building looked in 1970, and how it was saved.

The Book-Cadillac Hotel was once the city’s most famous and glamorous hotel. Everyone from Katharine Hepburn to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stayed there. Baseball legend Lou Gehrig collapsed on its grand staircase, the beginning of the end. The hotel closed in 1984 and was left to rot. Today, it has been reborn, a symbol of the city’s latest renaissance.

The Dequindre Cut is being converted as a rails-to-trails project from an eyesore into an asset.

The Fort Shelby Hotel closed in 1974, long a ghostly example of blight. Today, the hotel has reopened as a Doubletree Guest Suites, and its ballroom was restored.

Jobs That No Longer Exist‏

 

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1.) Bowling alley pin setter
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This was typically a teenager’s job and didn’t pay very well 
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2.) Knocker-upper 
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Knocker-uppers were basically human alarm clocks. They would make sure their clients would wake up
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They would rap on doors and windows with truncheons, or even use pea shooters

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3.) Ice cutter
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When lakes froze, ice cutters would saw through the layers and give the pieces to ice delivery men
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4.) Pre-radar enemy aircraft detection 
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These devices helped soldiers listen for approaching enemy aircraft and warn their own troops 
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5.) Rat catcher
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In Europe, rat catchers were hired to control the rodent population and prevent the spread of disease

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It wasn’t an easy job, as many of them would suffer from bites

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6.) Lamp lighter
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Until electric street lamps were introduced, lamp lighters would need to go around lighting or extinguishing street lamps

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7.) Milkman
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Because of less advanced refrigeration and preservation techniques, cold milk would need to be delivered often

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8.) Log driver – Before log transportation via truck was possible, these men would guide logs down the river

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9.) Switchboard operator
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Before modern technology, switchboard operators were an integral part of telephone networks by connecting calls
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10.) Resurrectionist – They were basically 19th century body snatchers. Resurrectionists would remove corpses from graves for universities to use as cadavers

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11.) Factory worker lector
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Lectors hired at factories would read to those who worked all day, providing entertainment

Giant Men….Incredible….

 

GIANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIND IN GREECE

These astounding photos are from a recent archaeological discovery in Greece; this totally unexpected find furnishes proof of the existence of “Nephilim”.   Nephilim is the word used todescribe the giants spoken of in Biblical times by Enoch as well as the giant that David fought against(Goliath).It is generally believed that most of these giants came about when the fallen angels had union with earthly woman.  Note the incredible size of the skull…

Gen 6:4There were giants on earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bear childrento them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Num 13:33 – And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.














Just to show that the Bible is true with history lessons that are applicable both then and today.

Wireless Patent Inventor from 1942‏

Do you remember movie King Kong ???

 


 

First, get beyond the first picture.

 Second, read the story – –

It all  started with a skin flick …

In 1933, a  beautiful, young Austrian woman took

off her  clothes for a movie director. She ran

through the woods, naked. She swam in a lake,

naked, pushing well beyond the social norms

of the  period.

                                   

The most popular  movie in 1933 was

King Kong. But everyone in  Hollywood

was talking about that scandalous movie

with the gorgeous, young Austrian  woman.

Louis B. Mayer, of the giant studio  MGM,

said she was the most beautiful woman in

the world. The film was banned practically

everywhere, which of course made it even

more popular and valuable. Mussolini

reportedly refused to sell his copy at any  price.

The star of the film, called  Ecstasy, was

Hedwig Kiesler. She said the secret of her  

beauty was “to stand there and look stupid.”

In reality, Kiesler was anything but stupid.

She  was a genius. She’d grown up as the

only child of a prominent Jewish banker.

She was a math prodigy. She excelled at

science. As she grew  older, she became

ruthless, using all the power her body and

mind gave her.

Between the sexual roles she played, her

tremendous beauty, and the power of her

intellect, Kiesler would confound the men in

her life, including her six husbands, two of

the most ruthless dictators of the 20th century,

and one of the greatest movie producers

in history.

Her beauty made her rich for a time.

She is said to have made – and  spent –

$30 million in her life. 

But her greatest accomplishment resulted

from her intellect, and her invention

continues to shape the world we live in today.

You see, this young Austrian starlet would

take one of the most valuable technologies

ever developed right from under Hitler’s nose.

After fleeing to America , she not only became

a major Hollywood star, her name sits on

one of the most important patents ever

granted by the U.S. Patent  Office.

Today, when you use your cell  phone or,

over the next few years, as you  experience

super-fast wireless Internet access

(via something called “long-term evolution”

or “LTE” technology), you’ll be using an extension

of the technology a 20- year-old actress first

conceived while sitting at dinner with Hitler.

At the time she made Ecstasy, Kiesler was

married to one of the richest men in  Austria,

Friedrich Mandl was Austria’s leading arms

maker. His firm would become a key supplier  

to the Nazis.

Mandl used his beautiful young wife as a

showpiece at important business dinners

with representatives of the Austrian, Italian,

and German fascist forces. One of Mandl’s

favorite topics at these gatherings, which

included meals with Hitler and Mussolini,

was the technology surrounding

radio-controlled  missiles and torpedoes.

Wireless weapons offered far greater ranges

than the wire-controlled alternatives that

prevailed at the time.

Kiesler sat through these dinners  

“looking stupid,” while absorbing everything

she heard.

As a Jew, Kiesler hated the Nazis.  

She abhorred her husband’s business ambitions.

Mandl responded to his willful wife by

imprisoning her in his castle,

Schloss  Schwarzenau. In 1937, she managed

to escape. She drugged her maid, Snuck out

of the castle wearing the maid’s clothes, and

sold her jewelry  to finance a trip to  London ..

                                  

(She got out just in time, for in 1938,

Germany annexed Austria.  The Nazis

seized Mandl’s factory (He was half Jewish).

Mandl fled to Brazil. Later, he became an

adviser to Argentina’s iconic populist

president, Juan Peron.)

In London, Kiesler arranged a meeting

with Louis B. Mayer.  She signed a long-term

contract with him,  becoming one of MGM’s

biggest stars. She  appeared in more than

20 films. She was a  co-star to Clark Gable,

Judy Garland, and even  Bob Hope.

Each of her first seven MGM movies was

a blockbuster.

But Kiesler cared far more about fighting

the Nazis than about making  movies.

At the height of her fame, 1942, she  developed

a new kind of communications system,

optimized for sending coded messages

that couldn’t be “jammed.” She was building

a system that would allow torpedoes and

guided bombs to  always reach their targets.

She was building a system to kill Nazis.

By the 1940s, both  the Nazis and the

Allied forces were using the kind of

single-frequency radio-controlled  technology

Kiesler’s ex-husband had been peddling.

The drawback of this technology was that

the enemy could find the appropriate

frequency and “jam” or intercept the signal,

thereby interfering with the missile’s intended

path.

Kiesler’s key innovation was to

“change the channel.” It was a way of encoding

a message across a broad area of the

wireless spectrum. If one part of the

spectrum was jammed, the message would

still get through on one of the other

frequencies being used. The  problem was,

she could not figure out how to synchronize

the frequency changes on both the receiver

and the transmitter. To solve the problem,

she turned to perhaps the world’s first  

techno-musician, George Anthiel.

Anthiel was an acquaintance of Kiesler who

achieved some notoriety for creating

intricate musical compositions. He

synchronized his melodies  across twelve

player pianos, producing stereophonic

sounds no one had ever heard before.

Kiesler incorporated Anthiel’s technology

for synchronizing his player pianos.  

Then, she was able to synchronize the

frequency changes between a weapon’s

receiver and its transmitter.

On August 11, 1942, U.S.   

Patent No. 2,292,387 was granted to Antheil

and  “Hedy Kiesler Markey”, which was

Kiesler’s married name at the time.

Most of you won’t recognize the name Kiesler.

And no one would remember the name

Hedy Markey. But it’s a fair bet than anyone

reading this newsletter of  a certain age

will remember one of the great  beauties

of Hollywood’s golden age ~Hedy  Lamarr !

That’s the name Louis  B. Mayer gave to

his prize actress. That’s the  name his

movie company made  famous.

                                                 

Meanwhile, almost no one knows

Hedwig Kiesler – aka Hedy  Lamarr –

was one of the great pioneers  of wireless

communications. Her technology was  

developed by the U.S. Navy, which has

used it ever since.

You’re probably using Lamarr’s  technology,

too. Her patent sits at the  foundation of

“spread spectrum technology,”  which you

use every day when you log on to a wi-fi

network or make calls with your

Bluetooth-enabled phone. It lies at the heart

of the massive investments being made

right now in  so-called fourth-generation

“LTE” wireless technology. This next

generation of cell phones and cell towers

will provide tremendous  increases to

wireless network speed and quality,  by

spreading wireless signals across the

entire available spectrum. This kind of

encoding is only possible using the kind

of frequency switching that Hedwig Kiesler

invented.

                                             

And now you know, “the rest of the story”

and here is a web site if you would like to learn more ….

http://www.women-inventors.com/Hedy-Lammar.asp

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Volkswagen only sold two Beetle’s here in America in 1949
Q: Who opened the first drive-in gas station?

A: Gulf opened up the first station in Pittsburgh in 1913.
Q: What city was the first to use parking meters?

A: Oklahoma City , on July 16, 1935.
 
Q: Where was the first drive-in restaurant?

A: Royce Hailey’s Pig Stand opened in Dallas in 1921.
 
Q: True or False?
The 1953 Corvette came in white, red and black.

A: False. The 1953 ‘Vetted’ were available in one color, Polo White.
 
Q: What was Ford’s answer to the Chevy Corvette, and
other legal street racers of the 1960’s?

A: Carroll Shelby’s Mustang GT350.
Q: What was the first car fitted with an alternator,
rather than a direct current dynamo?

A: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant.
Q: What car first referred to itself as a convertible?

A: The 1904 Thomas Flyer, which had a removable hard top.
 
Q: What car was the first to have its radio antenna
embedded in the windshield?

A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Q: What car used the first successful series-production
hydraulic valve lifters?

A: The 1930 Cadillac 452, the first production V16.
Q: Where was the World’s first three-color traffic lights installed?

A:
Detroit, Michigan in 1919.
Two years later they experimented with synchronized lights.
Q: What type of car had the distinction of being GM’s
100 millionth car built in the U.S.?


A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Tornado roll out of
Lansing, Michigan with that honor.
Q: Where was the first drive-in movie theater opened, and when?

A: Camden, NJ in 1933.
 
Q: What autos were the first to use a standardized
production key-start system?

A: The 1949 Chryslers.
Q: What did the Olds designation 4-4-2 stand for?

A: 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed transmission, and dual exhaust.
Q: What car was the first to place the horn button
in the center of the steering wheel?

A: The 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C.
The car also was the first with electric door latches.
Q: What
U.S. production car has the quickest 0-60 mph time?

A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409. Did it in 4.0 seconds.
Q: What’s the only car to appear simultaneously on
the covers of Time and Newsweek?

A: The Mustang.
Q: What was the lowest priced mass produced American car?

A: The 1925 Ford Model T Runabout. Cost $260, $5 less than 1924.
Q: What is the fastest internal-combustion American production car?

A: The 1998 Dodge Viper GETS-R, tested by Motor Trend
magazine at 192.6 mph.
Q: What automaker’s first logo incorporated the Star of David?

A: The Dodge Brothers.
Q: Who wrote to Henry Ford, “I have drove fords exclusively
when I could get away with one. It has got every other car
skinned, and even if my business hasn’t been strictly legal
it don’t hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in
the V-8″?

A:
Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie and Clyde) in 1934.
Q: What was the first car to use power operated seats?

A: They were first used on the 1947 Packard line.
Q: Which of the Chrysler “letter cars” sold the fewest amount?

A: Only 400, 1963, 300J’s were sold
(they skipped “I” because it looked like a number 1).
Q: What car delivered the first production V12 engine?

A: The cylinder wars were kicked off in 1915 after Packard’s chief
engineer, Col. Jesse Vincent, introduced its Twin-Sis.
Q: When were seat belts first fitted to a motor vehicle?

A: In 1902, in a Baker Electric streamliner racer
which crashed at 100 mph on Staten Island.

Q: Which car company started out German,
yet became French after WWI?

A: Bugati, founded in Molsheim in 1909,
became French when Alsace returned to French rule.
Q: In what model year did Cadillac introduce the first
electric sunroof?

A: 1969
 
Q: What U.S. production car had the largest 4 cylinder engine?

A: The 1907 Thomas sported a 571 cu.in. (9.2liter) engine.
 
Q: What car was reportedly designed on the back of a Northwest
Airlines airsickness bag and released on April Fool’s Day, 1970?

A: 1970 Gremlin, (AMC)
Q: What is the Spirit of Ecstasy?

A: The official name of the mascot of Rolls Royce,
she is the lady on top of their radiators.
Q: What was the inspiration for MG’s famed
octagon-shaped badge?

A: The shape of founder Cecil Kimber’s dining table.
MG stands for ‘Morris Garages’.
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A bit of US history
Kilroy was from our generation, but I wasn’t aware of this story….Interesting.   

He is engraved in stone in the National War Memorial in Washington, DC- back in a small alcove where very few people have seen it. For the WWII generation, this will bring back memories. For you younger folks, it’s a bit of trivia that is a part of our American history. Anyone born in 1913 to about 1950, is familiar with Kilroy. No one knew why he was so well known- but everybody seemed to get into it.
So who was Kilroy?
In 1946 the American Transit Association, through its radio program, “Speak to America,” sponsored a nationwide contest to find the real Kilroy, offering a prize of a real trolley car to the person who could prove himself to be the genuine article. Almost 40 men stepped forward to make that claim, but only James Kilroy from Halifax, Massachusetts, had evidence of his identity.

‘Kilroy’ was a 46-year old shipyard worker during the war who worked as a checker at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy. His job was to go around and check on the number of rivets completed. Riveters were on piecework and got paid by the rivet. He would count a block of rivets and put a check mark in semi-waxed lumber chalk, so the rivets wouldn’t be counted twice. When Kilroy went off duty, the riveters would erase the mark.
Later on, an off-shift inspector would come through and count the rivets a second time, resulting in double pay for the riveters.

One day Kilroy’s boss called him into his office. The foreman was upset about all the wages being paid to riveters, and asked him to investigate. It was then he realized what had been going on. The tight spaces he had to crawl in to check the rivets didn’t lend themselves to lugging around a paint can and brush, so Kilroy decided to stick with the waxy chalk. He continued to put his check mark on each job he inspected, but added ‘KILROY WAS HERE’ in king-sized letters next to the check, and eventually added the sketch of the chap with the long nose peering over the fence and that became part of the Kilroy message.

Once he did that, the riveters stopped trying to wipe away his marks. Ordinarily the rivets and chalk marks would have been covered up with paint. With the war on, however, ships were leaving the Quincy Yard so fast that there wasn’t time to paint them. As a result, Kilroy’s inspection “trademark” was seen by thousands of servicemen who boarded the troopships the yard produced.

His message apparently rang a bell with the servicemen, because they picked it up and spread it all over Europe and the South Pacific.

Before war’s end, “Kilroy” had been here, there, and everywhere on the long hauls to Berlin and Tokyo. To the troops outbound in those ships, however, he was a complete mystery; all they knew for sure was that someone named Kilroy had “been there first.” As a joke, U.S. servicemen began placing the graffiti wherever they landed, claiming it was already there when they arrived.

Kilroy became the U.S. Super-GI who had always “already been” wherever GIs went. It became a challenge to place the logo in the most unlikely places imaginable (it is said to be atop Mt. Everest, the Statue of Liberty, the underside of the Arc de Triomphe, and even scrawled in the dust on the moon.

As the war went on, the legend grew. Underwater demolition teams routinely sneaked ashore on Japanese-held islands in the Pacific to map the terrain for coming invasions by U.S. troops (and thus, presumably, were the first GI’s there). On one occasion, however, they reported seeing enemy troops painting over the Kilroy logo!

In 1945, an outhouse was built for the exclusive use of Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill at the Potsdam conference. Its’ first occupant was Stalin, who emerged and asked his aide (in Russian), “Who is Kilroy?”

To help prove his authenticity in 1946, James Kilroy brought along officials from the shipyard and some of the riveters. He won the trolley car, which he gave to his nine children as a Christmas gift and set it up as a playhouse in the Kilroy yard in Halifax, Massachusetts.

And The Tradition Continues…

EVEN Outside Osama Bin Laden’s House!!!


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IN CASE YOU DIDN’T ALREADY KNOW THIS LITTLE TIDBIT OF TRIVIA.

      ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE, NEIL
      ARMSTRONG  WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON.
      HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON,
      “THAT’S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND,”
      WERE TELEVISED TO EARTH AND HEARD BY MILLIONS.

      BUT JUST BEFORE HE RE-ENTERED THE LANDER, HE MADE THE ENIGMATIC
      REMARK – “GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY”.

      MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGHT IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK CONCERNING SOME
      RIVAL  SOVIET COSMONAUT. HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING, THERE WAS NO GORSKY IN EITHER THE RUSSIAN
      Or AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAMS .

      OVER THE YEARS, MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONED ARMSTRONG AS TO WHAT THE -‘GOOD LUCK, MR.           GORSKY’ STATEMENT MEANT, BUT ARMSTRONG ALWAYS JUST SMILED.ON JULY 5, 1995, IN TAMPA BAY , FLORIDA , WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS   FOLLOWING A SPEECH, A REPORTER BROUGHT UP THE 26-YEAR-OLD  QUESTION ABOUT Mr. Gorsky TO ARMSTRONG. THIS TIME HE FINALLY RESPONDED BECAUSE MR. GORSKY HAD DIED, SO NEIL ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD NOW ANSWER THE QUESTION.
 

 

HERE IS THE ANSWER TO “WHO WAS MR GORSKY”:IN 1938, WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A SMALL MID-WESTERN TOWN , HE WAS
PLAYING  BASEBALL WITH A FRIEND IN THE BACKYARD.    HIS FRIEND HIT THE BALL, WHICH LANDED IN HIS NEIGHBOR’S YARD BY THEIR BEDROOM WINDOW.    HIS NEIGHBORS WERE MR. AND MRS. GORSKY. AS HE LEANED DOWN TO PICK UP THE  BALL, YOUNG ARMSTRONG HEARD MRS. GORSKY SHOUTING AT MR. GORSKY,
“SEX! YOU WANT SEX?! YOU’LL GET SEX WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR WALKS ON THE
MOON!”

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Master Card Wedding



  

You got to love this guy… This is a true story about a recent   wedding that took place at Clemson University . It was in the local newspaper and even Jay Leno mentioned it.

It was a huge wedding with about 300 guests.

After the wedding, at the reception, the groom got up on stage with a

microphone to talk to the crowd.  He said he wanted to thank everyone

for coming, many from long distances, to support them at their

wedding.                   

      

                   

      ;              

                   

                   

               

He especially wanted to thank the bride’s and his family and to

thank his new father-in-law for providing such a lavish reception.

As a token of his deep appreciation he said he wanted to give everyone a special gift just from him.

So taped to the bottom of everyone’s chair, including the wedding party was an envelope.

He said this was his gift to everyone, and asked them to open their envelope.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

   

Inside each manila envelope was an 8×10 glossy of his bride having sex with

the best man.

The groom had gotten suspicious of them weeks earlier and had hired a

private detective to tail them.

After just standing there, just watching the guests’ reactions for a

couple of minutes, he turned to the best man and said, ‘F—you!’ Then

he turned to his bride and said, ‘F— you!’

Then he turned to the dumbfounded crowd and said, ‘I’m outta here.’

He had the marriage annulled first thing in the morning.

While most people would have canceled the wedding immediately after

finding out about the affair, this guy goes through with the charade, as if

nothing were wrong.

His revenge–making the bride’s parents pay over $32,000 for

a 300-guest wedding and reception, and best of all, trashing

the bride’s and best man’s reputations in front of 300 friends and

family members.

This guy has balls the size of church bells.

 


‘Life isn’t like a bowl of cherries or peaches, it’s more like a

jar of Jalapenos–what you do today, might burn your rear.

 

Master Card Wedding…

                                   yellowredTulip

  
This is a true story about a recent wedding that took place at Clemson University . It was in the local newspaper and even Jay Leno mentioned it.

It was a huge wedding with about 300 guests.


After the wedding, at the reception, the groom got up on stage with a microphone to talk to the crowd. 
 He said he wanted to thank everyone for coming, many from long distances, to support them at their wedding.                   

   
He especially wanted to thank the bride’s and his family and to

thank his new father-in-law for providing such a lavish reception.

As a token of his deep appreciation he said he wanted to give everyone a special gift just from him.

So taped to the bottom of everyone’s chair, including the wedding party was an envelope.

He said this was his gift to everyone, and asked them to open their envelope.

                 
Inside each manila envelope was an 8×10 glossy of his bride having sex with the best man.
The groom had gotten suspicious of them weeks earlier and had hired a
private detective to tail them.

After just standing there, just watching the guests’ reactions for a

couple of minutes, he turned to the best man and said, ‘F—you!’ Then

he turned to his bride and said, ‘F— you!’

Then he turned to the dumbfounded crowd and said, ‘I’m outta here.’

He had the marriage annulled first thing in the morning.

While most people would have canceled the wedding immediately after

finding out about the affair, this guy goes through with the charade, as if nothing were wrong.

His revenge–making the bride’s parents pay over $32,000 for

a 300-guest wedding and reception, and best of all, trashing

the bride’s and best man’s reputations in front of 300 friends and

family members.

This guy has balls the size of church bells.

‘Life isn’t like a bowl of cherries or peaches, it’s more like a jar of Jalapenos–what you do today, might burn your rear… tomorrow……’

 

Interesting old photos

History Lesson and Interesting

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The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861

http://i.imgur.com/fYNtUlp.jpg
Hippo cart in 1924. The hippo belonged to a circus and
apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick

http://i.imgur.com/O5I9Rni.jpg
Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

http://i.imgur.com/w2DPJtO.jpg
Suntan vending machine, 1949

http://i.imgur.com/9r51Ajq.jpg
Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to
survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She
did it in 1901 because she needed money, and after
doing it said she wouldn’t recommend it to anyone!

 http://i.imgur.com/xF25Dcq.jpg
Only known authenticated photo of Billy the Kid,ca. 1879

http://i.imgur.com/pO5sofA.jpg
Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan,
ca. 1944

http://i.imgur.com/eEqQzmm.jpg
Jesse James, approximately 16 years old

http://i.imgur.com/m54a5n9.jpg
Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Sign
was put up at the 363rd station hospital in Papua,
New Guinea during WWII


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How could parents ensure that their children were getting
sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings?
The baby cage, ca. 1937

http://i.imgur.com/cd2j0Iq.jpg
Hotel owner pouring acid in the water when black people
swam in his pool, ca. 1964

http://i.imgur.com/qAjiMuf.jpg
Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940

http://i.imgur.com/nfDavPE.jpg
Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her
bomb damaged home, London, 1940

http://i.imgur.com/2jKswih.jpg
Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956

http://i.imgur.com/sqZ3iXP.jpg
Artificial legs, United Kingdom, ca. 1890

http://i.imgur.com/TUCTkQN.jpg
Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

http://i.imgur.com/1tyynx6.jpg
1920’s lifeguard

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1928 fashion show at the beach

http://i.imgur.com/9ErZn4S.jpg
Former slave showing whipping scars

http://i.imgur.com/OOa6hYD.jpg
Measuring bathing suits in the early 1920s. If they
were too short, the women would be fined

http://i.imgur.com/gBYsGWf.jpg
A space chimp poses for the camera after a
successful mission to space in 1961

http://i.imgur.com/OhcCF3B.jpg
Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923

http://i.imgur.com/yHO2FtW.jpg
A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic
test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953

http://i.imgur.com/lka74m0.jpg
Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo advanced
plastic surgery. His eyelids were damaged in World War I,
and he got a skin transplant to replace them.

http://i.imgur.com/3VPSyJL.jpg
Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition,
Detroit 1929

http://i.imgur.com/i1DBQPH.jpg
Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

http://i.imgur.com/r4Beb0v.jpg
The Ford Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated

http://i.imgur.com/uzADvMK.jpg
Children eating their Christmas dinner during the
Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

http://i.imgur.com/hdDdNhV.jpg
Annette Kellerman promoted women’s right to wear
a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was
arrested for indecency.

http://i.imgur.com/pNZ7Tf5.jpg
Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores
snowball fight in 1893

http://i.imgur.com/dbCQ1iv.jpg
Martin Luther King Jr. with his son by his side
removing a burnt cross from his front yard, 1960

http://i.imgur.com/rblEQ2H.jpg
The original Ronald clown of McDonald’s in 1963

 http://i.imgur.com/gx6Ytjm.jpg
Apollo I crew members rehearsing their water landing
in 1966

http://i.imgur.com/aGqBeOo.jpg
President Richard Nixon trying to use chopsticks while
visiting China in 1972

http://i.imgur.com/6qQ6xB7.jpg
Construction of the Manhattan Bridge, 1908

http://i.imgur.com/2vFOZCb.jpg
Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

http://i.imgur.com/g3y5sSn.jpg
Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

http://i.imgur.com/MTpAYcp.jpg
Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865

http://i.imgur.com/cW4X9Bk.jpg
Frozen Niagara Falls, 1911

http://i.imgur.com/huEAPey.jpg
Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

http://i.imgur.com/gY5r2VE.jpg
A penniless mother hides her face in shame after
putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

http://i.imgur.com/7G8mAES.jpg
Putting on a crinoline (skirt support), 1855

http://i.imgur.com/zYiWtc1.jpg
Recovering bodies after the Titanic disaster,
April 1912

http://i.imgur.com/tz5ATzY.jpg
A most beautiful suicide 23 year old Evelyn McHale
leapt to her death from an observation deck (83rd floor)
of the Empire State Building, May 1, 1947.  She landed
on a United Nations limousine.

http://i.imgur.com/Ef4XpWN.jpg
The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

http://i.imgur.com/XpPOHrT.jpg
New York City fire station, ca. 1912

http://i.imgur.com/oAVGYXa.jpg
Operation Babylift: Vietnamese orphans transported by
airplanes to America in 1975

http://i.imgur.com/aqyPaQ0.jpg
Polish children examined by German officers to see if
they qualify as Aryan, and would be allowed to live

Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900

http://i.imgur.com/bBquDyX.jpg
Smallpox victim, New York, 1881

http://i.imgur.com/EWqeLvn.jpg
5:00 P.M., September 3rd, 1967
Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving
on the right – this was the result

http://i.imgur.com/zKPJMxY.jpg
Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty
delivered June 17, 1885

Stella Awards

yellowredTulip
     It’s time again for the annual “Stella Awards.”  For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald’s in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee.  You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving.  Who would ever think one could get burned doing that, right? That’s right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the  U.S.  You know, the kinds of cases that make you scratch your head and say WTF.  So keep your head scratcher handy.
Here are the Stellas for the past year: 

* SEVENTH PLACE *

Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store.  The store owners were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son.

Start scratching!


*  SIXTH PLACE   *

Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles, California, won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Truman apparently didn’t notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor’s hubcaps.

Scratch some more…

*  FIFTH PLACE  *

Terrence Dickson, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of the garage.  Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open.  Worse, he couldn’t re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut.  Forced to sit for eight, count ’em, EIGHT days and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner’s insurance company claiming undue mental anguish.  Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish.  We should all have this kind of anguish.  Keep scratching .. There are more……

Double hand scratching after this one…..


* FOURTH PLACE *

Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, garnered 4th Place in the Stella’s when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor’s beagle – even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner’s fenced yard.  Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun.

Pick a new spot to scratch, you’re getting a bald spot..

* THIRD PLACE *

Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, because a jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone.  The reason the soft drink was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.

Only two more so ease up on the scratching….

*SECOND PLACE*

Kara Walton, of Claymont, Delaware, sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth.  Even though Ms.Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000 …… oh, yeah, plus dental expenses. 

OK.  Here we go!!


FIRST PLACE  *

This year’s runaway First Place Stella Award winner was:  Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of  Oklahoma City,  Oklahoma, who purchased new 32-foot Winnebago motor home.  On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver’s seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich.  Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned.  Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner’s manual that she couldn’t actually leave the driver’s seat while the cruise control was set.  The Oklahoma jury awarded her — are you sitting down? — $1,750,000 PLUS a new motor

home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.

Historic Photographs

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photos and descriptions that tell us what it
was like to be there and, perhaps, surprise us
with something we didn’t know and haven’t seen.


A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 
1897.
Real Samurai
Samurai taken between 1860 and 1880. 


A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World 
War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941
 

Disney brothers, wives                                              and mom when they opened the                                              studio
Roy O. and Walt Disney on the day they opened Disney Studios. 

Che                                              Guevara.
Che Guevara. 

Microsoft Staff Photo                                              1978
The Microsoft staff in 1978.
 


The last known Tasmanian Tiger photographed 
in 1933. The species is now extinct.
Tank Man Tiananmen                                              square
A different angle taken of “Tank Man,” the man who stood against a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square. He is standing in the street between the tree trunk and the fleeing man. You can see the tanks approaching from the right. 

Winston                                              Churchill.
Winston Churchill out for a swim.

The London sky following a bombing and 
dogfight between British and German planes in 1940.
Google                                              Start
Google begins.

Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing 
in 1945.
Native Railroad                                              overlook
A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868.
great                                              fire and earthquake in San                                              Francisco April 18th, 1906
The Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906.

A Japanese plane is shot down during the 
Battle of Saipan in 1944.
McDonald's Ronald 1963
The original Ronald McDonald — played by Willard Scott!
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Hitler in Paris.
Halifax airport plane
Grounded aircraft on September 11, 2001 await orders.

British SAS back from a three month long 
patrol of North Africa, January 18, 1943.
Disney Cafeteria
Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961.
First                                              McDonalds
The first McDonalds.

Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln 
Memorial.
Lumberjacks in                                              CaliforniaLumberjacks in                                              California

California lumberjacks work on Redwoods.

Beatles                                              at the age of 15
Young Beatles
Franz Ferdinand with                                              his wife
Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated in 1914,
an event that helped spark World War I.

The 1912 World Series.
Hilary and Bill                                              Clinton
Bill and Hillary Clinton playing volleyball in 1975.
 

Elves                                              Presley in the Army
Elvis in the Army.
Machu Picchu discovery
The first photo following the discovery of Machu Pichu in 1912.

Child laborers in 1880.
Time Square approx.                                              1911
New York‘s Times Square in 1911.
Constru??o-do-Cristo-Redentor
Construction of Christ the Redeemer in Rio da Janeiro, Brazil.
Mississippi Steamboats
Steamboats on the Mississippi River in 1907.

Leo Tolstoy tells a story to his 
grandchildren in 1909.
The Beatles and                                              Muhammad Ali
The Beatles meet Muhammad Ali.
Disneyland                                              Construction
The construction of Disneyland. 

Arnold Schawrzenegger                                              on the day of citizenship
Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he received his American citizenship.

Fourteen year-old Osama bin Laden. He’s 
second from the right.
Construction of the                                              Statue of Liberty 1884
Construction of the Statue of Liberty in 1884.

 

HISTORY LESSON – a condensed version

For those that don’t know about history, here is a condensed version: 


Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. 

They lived on deer 
in the mountains 
during the summer and would go to the coast 
and live on fish and lobster in the winter. 

The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer

and the invention of the wheel. 
The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. 
These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

1. Liberals 
2. Conservatives. 

Once beer 

was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. 
Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can 
were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting
around waiting for them to be invented,
they just stayed close to the brewery.
That’s how villages were formed. 

Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement….

Other men 

who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQs and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing.This was the beginning of the Liberal movement.

Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. They became known as girlie-men. 

Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, 
and the concept of Democratic
voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer
 that conservatives provided. 

Over the years conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. 

Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious reasons.

Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish 

but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare.. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men.
Most social workers,personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamersin Hollywood and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn’t fair to make the pitcher also bat.

Conservatives drink domestic beer, mostly Bud or Miller. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks,construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively.

Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living. 

Liberals produce little. They prefer to govern the producers…. and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America.   They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get something for nothing.

Here ends today’s lesson in world history: 

It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it.

A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other true believers and to more liberals just to piss them off. 

And there you have it. Let your next action reveal your true self…

 
..I’m going to have another beer…or whiskey.
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