September 11 – Day of Remembrance.
It is doubtful that anyone will ever forget where they were on the morning of September 11, 2001, upon hearing of the attacks on the twin World Trade Towers in NYC, the Pentagon in Washington and the crash in Pennsylvania. This horrible and tragic day is etched forever in our memories.
September 11, 2001.
9/11 Memorial, New York City.
Like the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought us into World War II, the 9/11 attacks led us into a new war… the war on terrorism. It also touched and changed forever, the lives of each and every American.
On the anniversary of 9/11, we encourage you to spend a few minutes reflecting upon this event, and praying for the victims who died, and their families and friends.
Total Victim: 2,977
Victims in the towers: 2,606
Pentagon victims: 125
4th plane, crashed in PA: 40
Deaths included Americans and citizens from many other countries.
Lefthander’s Slogan: “Everyone is born right-handed. Only the greatest overcome it”.
August 13th: If you are a Leftie, then Left Hander’s Day is just for YOU! Left Hander’s Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976 and started by Left Hander’s International. So, if you’re one of the few, CELEBRATE!* Lefties are also called “southpaws”. The term was coined in baseball to describe a left handed pitcher.
* Only about 10% of the population is left handed.
* During the 1600’s people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks!
I think that anyone that smiles automatically looks better. —Diane Lane
National Smile Week is celebrated during the second week of August and was established to promote dental health and the maintenance of a brilliant smile. But smiling has a positive effect on more than just your looks. It can be therapeutic and can also create a friendlier environment wherever you may be.
What’s even better is that smiling is contagious, the more you smile, the more others will smile with you!
A smile is the most universally recognized social expression. Smiles translate into every culture, language and social context and can be recognized up to 300′ away.
So make sure to smile today, smile tomorrow and smile every day…turn smiling into a daily habit!
110 Years ago today, JULY 23, 1904, a tasty treat was invented in our town:
St. Louis, Missouri, Home of the First Ice Cream Cone
Do you love ice cream? How about an ice cream cone? Did you know that the first cone was introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904?
Charles E. Minches of St. Louis, Missouri fills a pastry cone with two scoops of ice cream, and the ice cream cone is invented.
The story goes that when the ice cream vendor ran out of paper cups and spoons, he put the ice cream in a rolled up waffle that the man in the next booth was selling — and an invention was born — by accident!
So you can thank Chuck for giving us one of American’s favorite desserts…one scoop or two?!? :-)