Meet the Smiles Behind the Smiles, Part 5!

Here are a few fun facts about our Chief Prankster. Get to know him, you’ll never be the same! :-)

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And this is why one of Bill's nicknames is "Stretch".

And this is why one of Bill’s nicknames is “Stretch”.

Nicknames: Wild Bill, Stretch, Billy-Boo, Billiam.

Your job at SOH: Official title is Pre”seed”ent. Basically I run the business side of Seeds of Happiness.

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Your favorite thing about working at SOH: Knowing that every day we are touching the lives of others and making their day a little brighter and happier.

One word to describe yourself: Energetic

Rock 'em, sock 'em Bill.

Rock ‘em, sock ‘em Bill.

Something people might be surprised to find out about you: I was part of a group which broke the world record for the largest “YMCA” dance group. It was during college while visiting friends at SMSU.

Your favorite smell:              Wood burning.

If you had a super power, it would be: For fun, being able to fly. For a purpose, making ice like Frozone. I could help a lot of people by making water for them.

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Who would play you in the movie of your life: Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey.

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Laughs for Everyone Today!

“Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.”
―     L.M. Montgomery,  Anne of Green Gables    

April 14: International Moment of Laughter Day

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Today is another very special day that will put a big smile on your face. The objective of this day is to get people to laugh, and to laugh more often.Billphoto 1

 

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What’s important is that you bring about laughter (and happiness) to those you come in contact with today. Tell a joke, act the fool, give them a Seed of Happiness…

"JAKE!!!"

“JAKE!!!”

…whatever it takes, successful participation in this day results in whole-hearted laughter! :-)

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Bobby Van—”Make me Laugh”

"When you're smiling the whole world smiles with you!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Moment of Laughter Day was created by Humorologist, Izzy Gesell to encourage people to laugh.)

http://www.izzyg.com/content/International_Moment_of_Laughter_April_14th/1002

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/April/momentoflaughterday.htm

 

Baseball Smiles!

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Tina is a SUPER fan!

Cardinal’s Home Opener! 

April 7, 2014, 3:15 p.m. CDT, Busch Stadium

mlb-logoOpening day in baseball may not be a National Holiday, much to the dismay of Ozzie Smith, but here in Saint Louis, it is game ON! MLB_Background_LogosCardinal Nation is in full swing today with our home opener against the Cincinnati Reds. Baseball truly is America’s pastime, so root for your home team and enjoy…PLAY BALL!!!

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Seeds of Happiness are born in St. Louis and we DO love our Cards!

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/ticketing/singlegame.jsp?c_id=stl&y=2014&mlbkw=ma-s-EotDCQd5

http://mlb.mlb.com/home

http://www.elonpendulum.com/2014/04/ozzie-smith-right-opening-day-holiday/

 

April Fools, April Smiles!

“April 1.  This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.” –Mark Twain

Spaghetti really DOES grow on trees! :-O

Spaghetti really DOES grow on trees! :-O

April Fools’ pranks have been around for a very long time! Following is a CLASSIC April Fools’ joke played on TV viewers in England.

 

In 1957, a British news program managed to convince hundreds of people that spaghetti could grow on trees.

 

Oh yes they did…listen to THIS:                                                                                   Prior to April 1st, the BBC program,Panorama, went to Switzerland to film a segment about the great spaghetti harvest, which was made possible by the “virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil.” They placed cooked spaghetti on tree branches and filmed local girls “harvesting” the pasta.spaghetti

_40980449_spag238After airing the segment, the station was bombarded with phone calls asking how to grow a spaghetti tree.(?!?) Before the broadcast ended for the night, the anchors confessed to the prank. Genius!maxresdefault

Maybe it wasn’t on an international scale like the BBC, but have YOU ever pranked someone with a clever April Fool’s joke? Let us know!

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/28/epic-april-fools-day-pranks_n_5037198.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQp4F4encG4

Waffles for Everyone!

March 25 is INTERNATIONAL WAFFLE DAY. Waffle Day began in Sweden as Våffeldagen; this day historically marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated by the eating of many waffles.SOH Waffle 2

This remarkable dough-based gridded cake can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, snack or dessert.

Take this day to explore the variety that the world of the waffle has to offer you:  topped with fried chicken or stacked and drenched in sugary maple syrup, dusted with confectioner’s sugar or coated in chocolate or cream…yum!

A Few Waffle Fun Facts:

SOH Waffles* The word “waffle” is from the Dutch, meaning “wafer.”

* In the late 1800’s, Thomas Jefferson returned from France with a waffle iron.

* Eggo Waffles were introduced in supermarket freezer sections in 1953.

* Since its founding in 1955, the Waffle House chain has sold more than 500 million waffles.

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/March/waffleday.htm

http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/waffle-day

http://tidbitfun.com/03/25/waffle-trivia/