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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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Cell Phone

we hope this information will help you in case you’ve not heard about this.

  1. FIRST   (Emergency)The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it  out.
  2. SECOND   (Hidden Battery Power)Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time.
  3. THIRD   (How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? )
    To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone:
    *#06# .
    A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. 

    If your phone is stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.
  4. FOURTH   (Free Directory Service for Cells)Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don’t have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial:
    (800) FREE411   or (800) 373-3411     
    without incurring any charge at all.  Program this into your cell phone now.
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future …

This will open your eyes to things beyond most of our comprehension. 

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide.

Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they got bankrupt.

What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 year – and most people don’t see it coming.
Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again?

Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975.
The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore’s law.

So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superior and got mainstream in only a few short years.

It will now happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Welcome to the Exponential Age.

Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.
Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.
Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties.

Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world.
This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.
In the US, young lawyers already don’t get jobs.
Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans.
So if you study law, stop immediately.
There will be 90% less lawyers in the future, only specialists will remain.

Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, 4 time more accurate than human nurses.
Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans.
In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self driving cars will appear for the public.
Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted.
You don’t want to own a car anymore.
You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination.
You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving.
Our kids will never get a driver’s license and will never own a car.
It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that.
We can transform former parking space into parks. 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide.
We now have one accident every 100,000 km, with autonomous driving that will drop to one accident in 10 million km.
That will save a million lives each year.

Most car companies might become bankrupt.
Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.
I spoke to a lot of engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; they are completely terrified of Tesla.

Insurance companies will have massive trouble because without accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper.
Their car insurance business model will disappear.

Real estate will change.
Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.

Electric cars will become mainstream until 2020.
Cities will be less noisy because all cars will run on electric.

Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can only now see the impact.
Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil.
The price for solar will drop so much that all coal companies will be out of business by 2025.

With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water.
Desalination now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter.
We don’t have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water.
Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.

Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year.
There will be companies who will build a medical device (called the “Tricorder” from Star Trek) that works with you phone, which takes your retina scan, you blood sample and you breath into it.
It then analyses 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease.
It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medicine, nearly for free.

3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from 18,000$ to 400$ within 10 years.
In the same time, it became 100 times faster.
All major shoe companies started 3D printing shoes.
Spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports.
The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amount of spare parts they used to have in the past.
At the end of this year, new smartphones will have 3D scanning possibilities.
You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home.
In China, they already 3D printed a complete 6-storey office building.
By 2027, 10% of everything that’s being produced will be 3D printed.

Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go in, ask yourself: “in the future, do you think we will have that?” and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?
If it doesn’t work with your phone, forget the idea.
And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed in to failure in the 21st century.

Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years.
There will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a small time.

Agriculture: There will be a 100$ agricultural robot in the future.
Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of their field instead of working all days on their fields.
Aeroponics will need much less water.

The first petri dish produced veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018.

Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows.

Imagine if we don’t need that space anymore.

There are several startups who will bring insect protein to the market shortly.

It contains more protein than meat.

It will be labeled as “alternative protein source” (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).

There is an app called “moodies” which can already tell in which mood you are.

Until 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions if you are lying.

Imagine a political debate where it’s being displayed when they are telling the truth and when not.

Bitcoin will become mainstream this year and might even become the default reserve currency.

Longevity: Right now, the average life span increases by 3 months per year.

Four years ago, the life span used to be 79 years, now it’s 80 years.

The increase itself is increasing and by 2036, there will be more that one year increase per year.

So we all might live for a long long time, probably way more than 100.

Education: The cheapest smartphones are already at 10$ in Africa and Asia.

Until 2020, 70% of all humans will own a smartphone.

That means, everyone has the same access to world class education.

Every child can use Khan academy for everything a child learns at school in First World countries.

We have already released our software in Indonesia and will release it in Arabic, Suaheli and Chinese this Summer, because I see an enormous potential.

We will give the English app for free, so that children in Africa can become fluent in English within half a year…….

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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.
&nb sp;

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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All these examples do NOT imply that gasoline is cheap; it just illustrates how outrageous some prices are.


You will be really suprised by the last one (at least, I was)!!!

Think a gallon of gas is expensive? 

This makes one think, and also puts things into perspective.

Diet Snapple, 16 oz , $1.29 … $10.32 per gallon! 

Starbuck’s Reg. Coffee 16 oz, $2.10… $16.80 per gallon! 

Lipton Ice Tea, 16 oz , $1.19 … $9.52 per gallon!

Gatorade, 20 oz , $1.59 ….. $10.17 per gallon!
 

Ocean Spray, 16 oz , $1.25 .. $10.00 per gallon!  


Brake Fluid, 12 oz , $3.15 …. $33.60 per gallon!


Vick’s Nyquil, 6 oz , $8.35 … $178.13 per gallon!


Pepto Bismol, 4 oz, $3.85 . $123.20 per gallon!
  

Whiteout, 7 oz , $1.39 ……… $25.42 per gallon!
  

Scope, 1.5 oz , $0.99 …..$84.48 per gallon!  

And this is the REAL KICKER    ….

Evian water, 9 oz , $1.49 …$21.19 per gallon!     

        https://gm1.ggpht.com/Mn5ouPs9cfC5A7OhW8TUhMyUn8kEvFodPBLByn0kH_Mho2Y5gIC7v3BnNj3j_F35-2EQSPvcuiWZkqlkNsUAxoCfA8p_pqed7mcLwfKqA-Dbe-r1Hts5FPsxvbS1KN4oeqRL857EoqgkrQHl6TdBqe0tsrgCLuYfyZeiHZYUz49V1665WdsmYqytm-qHmdelSqdC9D9PLbHPRTn-CF47X29CJk2Ea5WdJ6rmkFwwrTYmszFJeFjYNUgJF1vsfHtPdI1qh6Gpmy70fqvCFhEs-oXyjbRGM5H_b79qVNFi9rc0_IYqqvrXZKQqkPYvb0dqlU-qsN-BlRkZhDWPujRnbFQNBzYiea-NVIwlJ4G3QdGdT_WAuCxjKMLOUoPlL_5oz0BnGVMMBFPyjGwpwvBWhYTn9WqvkoO012AGoyP7dbNp-rsWtVNNqO7Sd1vR6dryL85iBLDIiZWbSFeogQLfIXG4oRdxxG04gqLb6lBP7FY-8jNyioXsTrbhhb7QWS1k7XiCFJp_0CDcIXXcf-FzV9rIEcZyqZX5Epe77xdROScgJ9b63da3iBknJ6LZpmsz8CSRdg23m3UYX9mp6bNSHJdciK8rv_1D9wd_p_DsopPYk1x806yeva-3bYXwMC5LSkyGB_FUB4C-A1vkZoW4ZIl8YME48MVXQGnLHMVA3IZU41wZf5FFXemjWGhOGeM=w300-h300-l75-ft

$21.19 for a gallon of WATER!!

and the buyers don’t even know the source

(Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)

Ever wonder why computer printers are so cheap?

So they can hook you for the ink.    Someone calculated the cost of the ink and….

you won’t believe it but it’s true: $ 5,200 a gal.
$ 5200 A GALLON!!!

So, the next time you’re at the pump, be glad your car doesn’t run on water, Scope, Whiteout, Pepto Bismol, Nyquil or, G-od forbid, Printer Ink!!!!!

And – If you don’t share this along to at least one person, less people will know…… !!

  May you be happy and well 

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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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A Fantastic Collection of Photographs

 some nice sights to brighten your day !

[] A cool looking Volcano in Ethiopia has blue lava apparently due to a high sulphur content.

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An innovative playground in Copenhagen that has trampolines built into the street for the kids to jump on.

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This photo could just be the perfect mountain sunrise you’ll ever see

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Running in Florida doesn’t look that appealing.  (Whoa!!  This HAS TO BE the Tamiami Trail in the Everglades.)

Awwe

Photo of a baby deer taken on Memorial Day 2013 at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis.

My grandparents, married 71 years.

After being married for 71 years if all you are left with is the love of your life and a couch in the woods I think you did OK

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Keyhole Rock at Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur California provides a beautiful ocean cave sunset photograph.

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Some cool beach art on a beach in New Zealand. I can imagine how difficult it is to make 3D Beach Artwork.

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A look at Bavaria with lots of color in this photograph.

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The Swedish Air Force likes to camouflage it’s aircraft hangers like this jet cave hiding a fighter jet

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This Oceanside path in Spain looks like a cool place to take a hike.

Towing an iceberg offshore Newfoundland

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A beautiful photo of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. Chimney Rock is on the left and Courthouse Mountain is on the right.

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Apparently these beach boulders are located at Moeraki, New Zealand and occur naturally.

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It appears that this group of Gibbons are singing together. Perhaps they’re singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight“.

Buddy Hayman, Billy O’Neill, Ward Vaughn, Jimmy Hearn, Jimmy Ball, and Burton Fitch

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A cool picture of a Kingfisher with the catch of the day. The colors of this bird are just beautiful.

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If you like adventure and aren’t afraid of heights then this Extreme Mountain Bike Trail is for you to ride.

Gelada baboon

The Gelada Baboon in this photo taken in Ethiopia looks so thoughtful and wise as he sits on his mountain perch.

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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?

https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 1.jpg?attredirects=0

If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire 
outside help at the store.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 2.jpg?attredirects=0

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.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 5.jpg?attredirects=0

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.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 8.jpg?attredirects=0

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.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 13.jpg?attredirects=0

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!

thanks

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Chicago

 

If you’ve ever lived in Chicago, worked in Chicago, or just visited Chicago, you will really enjoy this …

INTERLUDE…Chicago [at night in time lapsed = 5 minutes–but took 18 months to film) The Most Beautiful City

 

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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!!

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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DID YOU KNOW

DID YOU KNOW As you walk up the steps to

the building which houses the U.S. Supreme Court

you can see near the top of the building a row of the

world’s law givers and each one is facing one in the middle

who is facing forward with a full
frontal view … It is Moses

and he is holding the Ten Commandments!

DID YOU KNOW? As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments

engraved on each lower portion of each door.

DID YOU KNOW? As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the

wall, right above where the Supreme Court Judges sit, a display of

the Ten Commandments

DID YOU KNOW?

There are
Bible

verses etched in stone all over the Federal

Buildings and Monuments in Washington ,

D.C.
DID YOU KNOW?

James Madison, the fourth

president, known as ‘The Father of Our
Constitution’ made the Following

statement:
‘We have staked the whole of all our
political
Institutions upon the capacity of mankind
for
Self-government, upon

the capacity of each and all of us to
govern ourselves, to

control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to The Ten Commandments of God.’

DID YOU KNOW? Every session of Congress begins with a prayer

by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the

taxpayer since 1777.
DID YOU

KNOW?
Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution
were members of the established Orthodox churches in the colonies..
DID YOU KNOW?

Thomas Jefferson worried

that the Courts would overstep their authority and

instead of Interpreting the law would begin
making law an

oligarchy: the rule of few over many.
How then, have we gotten to the
point that
everything we have done for 220 years in this
Country is now suddenly wrong and
Unconstitutional?
Lets put it around the world and let the world
see and remember what this great country was Built on The Holy Bible
and belief in GOD!

Beautiful in Autumn

Peak Fall Foliage Dates for 48 States

America the beautiful in autumn. Here are the predicted peak fall foliage dates for the 48 contiguous states

 

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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The Villages Dating Ads…

 

 
Dating Ads for Seniors   found in a Florida Newspaper.


You can say what you want about Florida, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north. These are actual ads seen in ”The Villages” Florida newspaper.
( Who says seniors don’t have   
a sense of humor?)


FOXY LADY
:  
Sexy, fashion-conscious blue-haired beauty,
80’s, slim, 5’4′ (used to be 5’6′),
Searching for sharp-looking, sharp-dressing companion.
Matching white shoes and belt a plus.
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LONG-TERM COMMITMENT:
Recent widow who has just buried fourth husband,
Looking for someone to round out a six-unit plot. Dizziness,
fainting, shortness of breath not a problem.
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SERENITY NOW:
I am into solitude, long walks, sunrises, the ocean, yoga and
meditation. If you are the silent type, let’s get together,
take our hearing aids out and enjoy quiet times.
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WINNING SMILE :
Active grandmother with original teeth seeking a dedicated flosser
to share rare steaks, corn on the cob and caramel candy.
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BEATLES OR STONES ?
I still like to rock, still like to cruise in my Camaro on
Saturday nights and still like to play the guitar.
If you were a groovy chick, or are now a groovy hen,
let’s get together and listen to my eight-track tapes.
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MEMORIES:
I can usually remember Monday through Thursday.
If you can remember Friday, Saturday and Sunday, let’s put our two heads
together.
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My favorite


MINT CONDITION
  :
Male, 1932 model, high mileage, good condition, some hair,
many new parts including hip, knee, cornea, valves.
Isn’t in running condition, but walks well.

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

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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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Something to ponder——-

This is USA oriented, but Canada & the rest will not be far behind. Whether  

these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. 

But, ready or not, here they come.

Maybe not in the seniors of today lifetimes but more likely in our children’s.


  1. The Post Office

    Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.

  1. The Cheque
    Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with cheque by 2018.  It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks.  Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the check.  This plays right into the death of the post office.  If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.

  1. The Newspaper
    The younger generation simply doesn’t read the newspaper.  They certainly don’t subscribe to a daily delivered print edition.
    That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man.  As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it.  The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance.  They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone
    companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.

  1. The Book
    You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages  I said the same thing about downloading music from iTunes.  I wanted my hard copy CD.
    But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music.  The same thing will happen with books.  You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy.  And the price is less than half that of a real book.  And think of the convenience!  Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book, you find that you are lost in the story, can’t wait to see what happens next, and you forget that you’re holding a gadget instead of a book.


  1. The Land Line Telephone
    Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don’t need it anymore.  Most people keep it simply because they’ve always had it.  But you are paying double charges for that extra service.  All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes.


  1. Music
    This is one of the saddest parts of the change story.  The music industry is dying a slow death.  Not just because of illegal downloading.  It’s the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it.  Greed and corruption is the problem.  The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing.  Over 40% of the music purchased today is “catalogue items,” meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with.  Older established artists.  This is also true on the live concert circuit.
    To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, “Appetite for Self-Destruction” by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, “Before the Music Dies.”

  1. Television Revenues
To … the networks are down dramatically.  Not just because of the economy.  People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers.  And they’re playing games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV.  Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator.  Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30
seconds.  I say good riddance to most of it.  It’s time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery.  Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.

  1. The “Things” That You Own
    Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future.  They may simply reside in “the cloud.”  Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents.  Your software is on a CD or DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be.  But all of that is changing. 
Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest “cloud services.”  That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system.  So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet.  If you click an icon, it will open something in the
Internet cloud.  If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud.  And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider.  In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device.  That’s the good news.  But, will you actually own
any of this “stuff” or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big “Poof?”  Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical?  It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a
book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the insert.

  1. Joined Handwriting (Cursive Writing)
    Already gone in some schools who no longer teach “joined handwriting”
    because nearly everything is done now on computers or keyboards of some type (pun not intended).

  1. Privacy
If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy.  That’s gone.  It’s been gone for a long time anyway.  There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and cell phone.
But you can be sure that 24/7, “They” know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View.  If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will change to reflect those habits.
“They” will try to get you to buy something else.  Again and again and again.

 

All we will have left is that which can’t be changed…….are our “Memories”.

And some of us have already lost that!!!!

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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

ATTORNEY’S ADVICE – FREE

There is some advice here that is worth considering! 

Not A Joke!!   Even If you dislike attorneys..You will love them for these tips.Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:

 

1….. Do not sign  the back of your credit cards. Instead, put ‘PHOTO ID REQUIRED.’ 

 

2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts,  DO  NOT put the complete  account number on the ‘For’ line. Instead, just put the  last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won’t have access to it.

 

3. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. Never  have your  SS# printed on your checks. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. But if you have It printed, anyone can get it.

 

4. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel…. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. 

 


I also carry a photocopy of my passport when I travel either here or abroad. We’ve all heard horror stories about fraud that’s committed on us in stealing a Name, address, Social Security number, credit cards.

 

Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have first hand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month… Within a week, the thieves ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information online, and more. 

 


But here’s some critical information to limit the damage  in case this happens to you or someone you know:

 

5.. We have been told we should  cancel our  credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.

 

6.  Filepolice report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).

 

But here’s what is perhaps  most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.) 

 


7. Call  the  3 national credit reporting organizations  immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and also call the Social Security fraud line number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the internet in my name. 

 

 

The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.

 

By the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done.. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves’ purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks..

 

Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet, if it has been stolen:

 

1.) Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 

 

2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742

 

3.) Trans Union : 1-800-680 7289

 

4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line):
1-800-269-0271

 

We pass along jokes on the Internet; we pass along just about everything.

 

If you are willing to pass this information along, it could really help someone that you care about…oh, and NEVER, NEVER place your travel plans or your physical location on FACEBOOK…you may as well turn on the “welcome” sign as you walk out your front door…you’re “open season, at that point!!!   Just plain ‘ole common sense.

MICHIGAN state

Detroit is known as the car capital of the world.

Alpena is the home of the world’s largest cement plant.

Rogers City boasts the world’s largest limestone quarry.

Elsie is the home of the world’s largest registered Holstein dairy herd.

Michigan is first in the United States production of peat and magnesium compounds and second in gypsum and iron ore..

Colon is home to the world’s largest manufacturer of magic supplies….

The state Capitol with its majestic dome was built in Lansing in l879.
 

Although Michigan is often called the Wolverine State ,
there are no longer wolverines in Michigan .

(However, one was spotted in 2007, so there are some. )

Michigan ranks first in state boat registrations.

The Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit manufactured the first air-conditioned car in 1939.

The oldest county based on date of incorporation is Wayne in 1815…

Sault Ste. Marie was founded by Father Jacques Marquette in 1668.  It is the third oldest remaining settlement in the United States

In 1817, the University of Michigan was the first university
established by any of the states.  It was founded by priests.  Originally named Cathelepistemian and located in Detroit .  The name was changed in 1821.  The university moved to Ann Arbor in 1841.

The city of Novi was named from its designation as Stagecoach Stop #6 or No.VI.

Michigan State University has the largest single campus student body of any Michigan university.  It is the largest institution of higher learning in the state and one of the largest universities in the country.  Michigan State University was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first land-grant university and served as the prototype for 69 land-grant institutions later established under the Morrill  Act of 1862.   It was the first institution of higher learning in the nation to teach scientific agriculture..

The largest village in Michigan is Caro.

Michigan’s state stone, the Petoskey, is the official state stone.  It is found along the shores of Lake Michigan .

The Mackinac Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan ….. It spans five miles over

the Straits of Mackinac, which is where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet.  The “Mighty Mac” took three years to complete and was opened to traffic in 1957.

Gerald R Ford grew up in Grand Rapids and became the 38th president of the United States .  He attended the University of Michigan where he was a football star.  He served on a World War II aircraft carrier and afterward represented Michigan in Congress for 24 years.  He was also an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts.

The Kellogg Company has made Battle Creek the Cereal Capital of the World.  The Kellogg brothers accidentally discovered the process for producing flaked cereal products and sparked the beginning of the dry cereal industry.

The painted turtle is Michigan ‘s state reptile.

The western shore of Michigan has many sand dunes.  The Sleeping Bear Dunes rise 460 feet above Lake Michigan .
Living among the dunes is the dwarf lake iris the official state wildflower.

Vernor’s ginger ale was created in Detroit and became

the first soda pop made in the United States ….. In 1862, pharmacist James Vernor was trying to create a new beverage when he was called away to serve our country in the Civil War. When he returned, four years later, the drink he had stored in an oak case had acquired a delicious gingery flavor.

The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America to feature cageless, open-exhibits that allowed the animals more freedom to roam.

Michigan is the only place in the world with a floating post office…..The J. W. Westcott II is the only boat in the world that delivers mail to ships while they are still underway.  They have been operating for 125 years.

  Indian River is the home of the largest crucifix in the world. It is called the Cross in the Woods.

Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world

Michigan has more shoreline than any other state except Alaska .

The Ambassador Bridge was named by Joseph Bower, the person credited with making the bridge a reality, who thought the name, Detroit-Windsor International Bridge , as too long and lacked emotional appeal.  Bower wanted to symbolize the visible expression of friendship of two peoples with like ideas and ideals.

Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and more than 36,000 miles of streams.

Michigan has 116 lighthouses and navigational lights.  Seul Choix Point Lighthouse in Gulliver has been guiding ships since 1895.  The working light also functions as a museum, which houses early 1900’s furnishings and maritime artifacts

Forty of the state’s 83 counties adjoin at least one of the  Great Lakes .

Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes .

Standing anywhere in the state a person is within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes ..

Michigan includes 56,954 square miles of land area, 1,194 square miles of inland waters, and 38,575 square miles of Great Lakes water area.

Sault Ste. Marie was established in 1668 making it the oldest town between the Alleghenies and the Rockies .

  Michigan was the first state to provide in its Constitution for the establishment of public libraries.

Michigan was the first state to guarantee every child the right to tax-paid high school education.

Four flags have flown over Michigan – French, English, Spanish and United States .

Isle Royal Park shelters one of the largest moose herds remaining in the United States …..

Some of the longest bulk freight carriers in the world operate on the Great Lakes .  Ore carriers 1,000 feet long sail Michigan ‘s inland seas.

The Upper Michigan Copper Country is the largest commercial deposit of native copper in the world.

The 19 chandeliers in the Capitol in Lansing are one of a kind and designed especially for the building by Tiffany’s of New York .  Weighing between 800-900 pounds apiece, they are composed of copper, iron, and pewter.

The first auto traffic tunnel built between two nations was the mile-long Detroit-Windsor tunnel under the Detroit River .

The world’s first international submarine railway tunnel was opened between Port Huron , Michigan , and Sarnia , Ontario , Canada in 1891.

The  nation’s first regularly scheduled air passage service began operation between Grand Rapids and Detroit in 1926.

In 1879, Detroit telephone customers were first in the nation to be assigned phone numbers to facilitate handling calls.

In 1929, the Michigan State Police established the first state police radio system in the world..

Grand Rapids is home to the 24-foot Leonardo Da Vinci horse, called Il Gavallo.  It is the largest equestrian bronze sculpture in the Western Hemisphere .

The State Motto (written in Latin) translates to: “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” 

  Was that interesting or what?

Southern Life

 

 Florida

A Florida senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the
dealership. Taking off down the road, he pushed it to 80 mph, enjoying the
wind blowing through what little hair he had left.

“Amazing,”
he thought as he flew down I-95, pushing the pedal even more.

Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a Florida State Trooper, blue lights
flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then
120.  Suddenly he thought, “What am I doing? I’m too old for this!” and
pulled over to await the trooper’s arrival.

Pulling in behind him, the trooper got out of his vehicle and walked up to the
Corvette. He looked at his watch, then said, “Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes.  Today is Friday.  If you can give me a new reason for speeding – a reason I’ve never before heard – I’ll let you go..”

The old gentleman paused then said, “Three years ago, my wife ran off with a Florida State Trooper.  I thought you were bringing her back.”

“Have a good day, Sir,” replied the trooper.

Georgia

The owner of a golf course in Georgia was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help.

He called her into his office and said, “Y’all graduated from the University of
Georgia and I need some help.  If I wuz to give yew $20,000, minus 14%,
how much would you take off?”

The secretary thought a moment, and then replied, “Everthang but my earrings.”

Louisiana

A senior citizen in Louisiana was overheard saying, “When the end of the world comes, I hope to be in Louisiana ..”

When asked why, he replied, “I’d rather be in Louisiana ‘cause everythang happens in Louisiana 20 years later than in the rest of the world.”

Mississippi

The young man from Mississippi came running into the store and said to his
buddy, “Bubba, somebody just stole your pickup truck from the parking lot!”

Bubba replied, “Did y’all see who it was?”

The young man answered, “I couldn’t tell, but I got the license number.”

North
Carolina

A man in North Carolina had a flat tire, pulled off on the side of the road,
and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait.

A passerby studied the scene as he drove by, and was so curious he turned
around and went back.  He asked the fellow what the problem was.

The man replied, “I got a flat tahr.”

The passerby asked, “But what’s with the flowers?”

The man responded, “When you break down they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back. I never did understand it neither.”

Tennessee

A Tennessee State trooper pulled over a pickup on I-65. The trooper asked,
“Got any ID?”

The driver replied, “Bout whut?”

Texas

The Sheriff pulled up next to the guy unloading garbage out of his pick-up into the ditch. The Sheriff asked, “Why are you dumping garbage in the ditch?
Don’t you see that sign right over your head.”

“Yep,” he replied. “That’s why I’m dumpin’ it here, ‘cause it says: ‘Fine For
Dumping Garbage.’”


Y’all kin say
whut y’all want ‘about the South, but y’all never heard o’ nobody retirin’ an’ movin’ North.

Neat Stuff you need to know?

These are really good. Stuff you didn’t know you didn’t know!

Men can read smaller 
print than women can; women can hear better. 

———— 
Coca-Cola was originally green.
———— 

It is impossible to lick 
your elbow. 
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The State with the 
highest percentage of people who walk to work:
Alaska
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The percentage of 
Africa that is wilderness: 28% 
(now get this…)
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The percentage of 
North America that is wilderness: 38% 
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The cost of raising 
a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: 



$ 16,400

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The average number 
of people airborne over the U.S.
 in any given hour:
61,000
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Intelligent people 
have more zinc and copper in their hair..
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The first novel ever 
written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.
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The San Francisco 
Cable cars are the only mobile
 National Monuments.
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Each king in a deck 
of playing cards represents a great king from history: 


Spades – King David 


Hearts – Charlemagne 


Clubs -Alexander, the Great 


Diamonds – Julius Caesar
————
111,111,111 x 
111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321
———— 
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse 
has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. 
If the horse has one front leg in the air, 
the person died because of wounds received in battle. 
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes 
———— 
Only two people 
signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4,
 John Hancock and Charles Thomson.Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later. 
———— 
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?


A. Their birthplace 
———— 
Q. Most boat owners name their boats.
 What is the most popular boat name requested? 

A. 
Obsession
———— 
Q.. If you were to spell out numbers,
 how far would you have to go until you
would find the letter ‘A’? 


A. One thousand
———— 
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes,
 windshield wipers and laser printers have in common? 

A. All were invented 
by women.
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Q. What is the only 
food that doesn’t spoil? 
A. Honey
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Q. Which day are there more collect calls

 than any other day of the year?A. Father’s Day
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In Shakespeare’s time,

 mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. 
When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, 
making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the 
phrase…’Goodnight , sleep tight’ 
———— 
It was the accepted 
practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply
 his new son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon. 
———— 
In English pubs, ale 
is ordered by pints and quarts… So in old England , when 
customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them ‘Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.’ . . . 


It’s where we get 
the phrase ‘mind your P’s and Q’s’
———— 
Many years ago in 
England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked
 into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups.When they needed a refill ,

they used the whistle to get some service.
‘Wet your whistle’ is the phrase inspired by this practice. 
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At least 75% of 
people who read this will try
 to lick their elbow!
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YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING
 IN 2014 when… 1. You accidentally 
enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven’t 
played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers

 to reach your family of three.4. You e-mail the person who

 works at the desk next to you.5. Your reason for not staying in touch

 with friends and family is that they 
don’t have e-mail addresses. 
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your

 cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries…7. Every commercial on television

 has a Web site at the bottom of the screen 8. Leaving the house without your cell phone,


which you didn’t even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life,

is now a cause for panic and
you turn around to go and get it !
Scary isn’t it? J10. You get up in the morning and go on-line

 before getting your coffee11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. 🙂 

12 You’re reading this and

 nodding and laughing.13. Even worse, you know exactly

 to whom you are going to forward this message.14. You are too busy 
to notice there was no #9 on this list. 

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn’t a #9 on this list

.~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~ ~~~~~~~

NOW you’re LAUGHING at yourself!

 Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves,

for they shall never cease to be amused!”
(Unknown Author)
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Go on, share this with
your friends. You know you want to!
And try to lick your elbow again
garbowski.net

HOW TO CALL THE POLICE WHEN YOU’RE OLD, AND DON’T MOVE FAST ANYMORE.

   George Phillips, an elderly man from Walled Lake, Michigan, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garden shed,

which she could see from the bedroom window. 
George opened the back door to go turn off the light,
but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.
He phoned the police, who asked 
“Is someone in your house?” 
He said “No,” but some people are breaking 
into my garden shed and stealing from me. 
Then the police dispatcher said “All patrols are busy. 
You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available”
George said, “Okay.” He hung up the phone and 
counted to 30. Then he phoned the police again. 
“Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because 
there were people stealing things from my shed. 
Well, you don’t have to worry about them now because 
I just shot and killed them both; the dogs are eating them right now,” and he hung up. Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, 
a Helicopter, two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic and an
Ambulance showed up at the Phillips’ residence, 
and caught the burglars red-handed. One of the Policemen said to George, 
“I thought you said that you’d shot them!”

George said, “I thought you said there was nobody available!”

garbowski.net

NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID!!

NOW HEAR THIS…

 

1.   Some people left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car’s registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people’s home in Pebble Beach and robbed it. So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your remote garage door opener.  

 

This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.  

 

2.   GPS.  

 

Someone had their car broken into while they were at a football game.  Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans.  Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard.  When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen.  The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house.  They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house.  The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house.  It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.  

 

Something to consider if you have a GPS – don’t put your home address in it… Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.  

 

3.   CELL PHONES  

 

I never thought of this…….  

 

This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen.  20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says ‘I received your text asking about our Pin number and I’ve replied a little while ago.’  When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn.  The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text ‘hubby’ in the contact list and got hold of the pin number.  Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.  

 

Moral of the lesson:  

 

     a. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list.  Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart,

 

          Dad, Mom, etc….  

 

     b.   And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.  

 

     c.   Also, when you’re being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them.  If you don’t reach them, be very careful about going places to meet ‘family and friends’ who text you.  

 

 

4.   Purse in the grocery cart scam…  

 

   A lady went grocery-shopping at a local mall and left her purse sitting in the children’s seat of the cart while she reached something off a shelf…wait till you read the WHOLE story!  Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the store personnel.  After returning home, she received a phone call from the Mall Security to say that they had her wallet and that although there was no money in it, it did still hold her personal papers.  She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by Mall Security that they had not called her.  By the time she returned home again, her house had been broken into and burglarized.  The thieves knew that by calling and saying they were Mall Security, they could lure her out of her house long enough for them to burglarize it.  

 

   *PLEASE PASS THIS ON  

Even if this does not pertain to you….Pass it on to your family and friends

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Geezer Planet-getting old

 

We’ll be friends until we are old and senile.
Then we’ll be new friends every day thereafter

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Bubbles are fun at any age

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When you don ‘t have a life insurance policy…
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Some grandmas are just too cute

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Special customized walker

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Never too late to join a dance troupe

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Old man Leroy was never quite the same after the folding beach chair accident
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What a great concept. Should be franchised.

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And the very best for last:
Shadows of yesteryear

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Interesting old photos

History Lesson and Interesting

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The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861

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Hippo cart in 1924. The hippo belonged to a circus and
apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick

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Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

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Suntan vending machine, 1949

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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!

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Only known authenticated photo of Billy the Kid,ca. 1879

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Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan,
ca. 1944

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Jesse James, approximately 16 years old

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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

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Hotel owner pouring acid in the water when black people
swam in his pool, ca. 1964

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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

http://i.imgur.com/HeatUgz.jpg
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

it is interesting when you read. I got this thru email.

americaisspeakingout   see this below:

Has anyone ever died before they could draw their Social Security? THIS IS SURE SOMETHING TO… THINK ABOUT!!!! THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S CALCULATION OF AVAILABLE SOCIAL SECURITY IS THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY EVER COLLECTED A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK!!! WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?

Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security, but your employer did, too. It totals 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500. Read that again!

Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny?

We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and I that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government. Now they are calling the money we put in an ENTITLEMENT when we reach the age to take it back.

If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the Government pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month. If you have a deceased spouses who died in their 50’s — their S.S. money will never have one cent drawn from what they paid into S.S. all their lives over the past 30 years!

THE FOLKS IN WASHINGTON HAVE PULLED OFF A BIG FONZIE SCHEME

Entitlement my foot, I paid cash for my social security insurance! Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!

Remember Congressional benefits? — free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days.
Now that’s welfare!!! And they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements?!?

We’re “broke” and we can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless.
Yet in the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile and Turkey. And now Pakistan……home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS… if not TRILLIONS of DOLLARS are unaccounted for!!!

They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.

funny…

 Tax Return (no offense to anyone)

I just received my tax return back from the IRS. It puzzles me!!!

They are questioning how many dependents I claimed.

I guess it was because of my response to the question: “List all dependents?”


I replied: 12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads; 42 million unemployed people on food stamps, 2 million people in over 243 prisons; Half of Mexico; and 535 persons in the U.S. House and Senate.”


They said this was NOT an acceptable answer.
I KEEP ASKING MYSELF, WHO THE HELL DID I MISS?

 

This is very interesting. What part of and where in our country is 
your accent from? Try this just for fun. It diagnosed me perfectly.

<http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl3/american-accent-quiz.html>

What Kind of American Accent Do You Have?

by Xavier Kun
Go To Quiz

To most Americans, an accent is something that only other people have, those other people usually being in New York, Boston, and the South. And of those other people, half of the ones you meet will swear they “don’t have an accent.”

Well, strictly speaking, the only way to not have an accent is to not speak. If you’re from anywhere in the USA you have an accent (which may or may not be the accent of the place you’re from). Go through this short quiz and you’ll find out just which accent that is.

1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. We’re going to start with two ordinary words, “cot” and “caught.” Do you think those words sound the same or different?
Same
Different
Same, no wait I mean different, well, I don’t know…
4. What about “don” and “dawn”?
Same
Different
Same…ish. Maybe a little different.
5. OK, what about “stock” and “stalk”?
Same
Different
Almost, but not quite, the same
6. Now then how do “collar” and “caller” sound?
Same
Different
Almost, but not quite, the same
7. Do you think the word “on” rhymes with “dawn” or with “don”?
dawn
don
Well, I don’t think don and dawn sound any different in the first place so on would obviously rhyme with both
8. Moving on, what do you think about “Mary,” “merry,” and “marry”?
All 3 sound different
Mary and merry sound the same but marry is different from them
All 3 sound the same
9. Our next word is “horrible.” How does that first vowel sound?
It’s just like in the word “whore.”
It’s the same “o” sound as in “hot.”
Neither one
10. Now for “pen” and “pin.” Don’t worry about what others say is correct, just tell us how they come out in an ordinary conversation.
Same
Different
Close. Pen sounds almost, but not quite, like pin.
11. What about “feel” and “fill”?
Same
Different
Well, I think they’re different even though they sound very, very similar almost to the point of being the same
12. When you say “about,” does the “ou” sound like the “ou” in “loud”?
No
Yes
13. Last question. When you say “bag” does it rhyme with “vague”?
Yes
No

Lake Superior

Why it’s called Lake Superior

Pretty amazing….. Did you realize
how big this lake is?
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LAKE SUPERIOR FACTS
·   Lake Superior contains ten percent of all the fresh
water on the planet Earth.

·  It covers 82,000 square kilometers or 31,700 square miles.

·  The average depth is 147 meters or 483 feet.

·  There have been about 350 shipwrecks recorded in Lake Superior

·  Lake Superior is, by surface area, the largest lake in the world.

· A Jesuit priest in 1668 named it Lac Tracy , but that name
was never officially adopted.


·  It contains as much water as all the other Great Lakes
combined, plus three extra Lake Erie ‘s!!

·  There is a small outflow from the lake at St. Mary’s River
(Sault Ste Marie) into Lake Huron , but it takes almost
two centuries for the water to be completely replaced.

·  There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and
South America with water one foot deep.

·  Lake Superior was formed during the last glacial retreat, making it one
of the earth’s youngest major features at only about 10,000 years old.

·  The deepest point in the lake is 405 meters or 1,333 feet.

·  There are 78 different species of fish that call the big lake home .

·  The maximum wave ever recorded on Lake Superior was 9.45 meters
or 31 feet high.

·  If you stretched the shoreline of Lake Superior out to a straight
line, it would be long enough to reach from Duluth to the Bahamas .

·  Over 300 streams and rivers empty into Lake Superior with the
largest source being the Nipigon River

·  The average underwater visibility of Lake Superior is about 8 meters
or 27 feet, making it the cleanest and clearest of the Great Lakes .
Underwater visibility in some spots reaches 30 meters.

·  In the summer, the sun sets more than 35 minutes later on the
western shore of Lake Superior
 than at its southeastern edge.

·  Some of the world’s oldest rocks, formed about 2.7 billion
years ago, can be found on the Ontario shore of Lake Superior .

·  It very rarely freezes over completely, and then usually just for a few
hours.  Complete freezing occurred in 1962, 1979, 2003 and 2009.

Michigan cities

 

You Michiganers will LOVE this very cool video. Didn’t know you had such a cool song.

About this video
“What happens when 4 guys take 7 days, drive 3000 miles and hit up 50 different cities? A Statewide Singalong! I got a great chance to be one of the guys on the team touring around this great state of Michigan! Sloan Inns- Production Sound Mixer (https://vimeo.com/channels/sloan) Produced by StatusCreative.com Learn more about all these Michigan cities and attractions at http://www.michigan.org

 

http://vimeo.com/49133017

The Pure Michigan Statewide Singalong

 

The Pure Michigan Statewide Singalong
http://vimeo.com/49133017