November 11 is the day we celebrate all military veterans in the United States. This holiday falls on the date of the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918. The hostilities between Allied and Central Powers ended at 11:00 a.m. that day. Many other countries also recognize this holiday and call it Armistice Day, and people observe silent memorials at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year.
What Should I Buy for the Holidays? (Young Children edition)
As the holidays quickly approach, I get a lot of questions about "What should I buy for my nephew, niece, cousin, daughter, neighbor kid, grandchildren...etc?" Our Storytime Lady and I thought we would put together a wish list for a few different age groups for those who are curious. For those who are struggling with coming up with extra money, you could always check them out for your friends!
My favorite movie was The Wizard of Oz. I know the monkeys really creep some people out, but I still love everything about the movie. As time passed, I remember when they added technicolor to the scene where the house lands in Munchkin land. Now, that was something to talk about. It was such a drastic change from black and white film.
Remember all the great TV shows like: Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, Daktari, Tarzan, My Mother the Car, and My Three Sons. I could just go on and on naming all the fun shows from the past.
Traditional craftsmanship using simple forms, Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass, and beautiful dark hardwood accents are just a few things that come to mind when you talk about the arts and crafts style which, in reality, was a reaction to persnickety Victorianism and the materialistic machine age. The quaint calm style is very desirable as is the welcoming informality and ease of the house’s design. Here are a few books to help you achieve this beautiful look in your home.
Recognized annually since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. Take this opportunity to teach your family the importance of recycling and buying recycled products!
The book, A Ticket to the Circus: a Memoir by Norris Church Mailer, is so interesting to me because the author was born the same year, in the same town, and went to the same college that I did. In the book, she even tells about working at the Atkins Pickle Company in Atkins, Arkansas, where I worked when I was just out of high school.