This is our view out the front windows of the library looking toward I-29 in Dearborn. There probably are not going to be too many more beautiful days like this left this year. The maple tree across the street is about half turned in color to a beautiful orange. The tree seems to be the perfect complement to the house and yard where it stands. Not every bit of landscaping turns out so well.
Those who know me well, know I love to travel. I haven't been on an out of town trip in quite a while, but my family is planning a doozy. My parents are taking my oldest niece, Emma, to Orlando to visit a certain mouse, and guess who has never been and is FINALLY getting to go? Yes, indeed, yours truly.
Fall is officially here. Now is the time to enjoy the beautiful foliage. Several elements contribute to the changing colors, such as shorter days and cooling temperatures. Moisture and tree genetic traits also play a part. All the colors are present in the leaves at all times, but in the spring and summer, the green colors dominate over the other colors.
Save a life. Adopt a pet. When you decide to take on the responsibility of owning a pet; one of the most generous things you can do is to adopt an unwanted animal from a shelter. If you are already a pet owner, one of the smartest things you can do is to have your pet spayed or neutered to prevent any more unwanted animals from ending up in shelters. If you would like to help, but are unable to adopt right now; your local shelter would love a donation of your time or money. Most shelters are in dire need of assistance and appreciate any help you can give.
The enormously popular sitcom, I Love Lucy, premiered on October 15, 1951. TV’s first smash hit starred the real-life husband and wife team Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball as Ricky and Lucy Ricardo. This was the first sitcom to be filmed live before a studio audience, and it did extremely well in the ratings, both the first time around and in reruns. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951 to May 6, 1957 on CBS.
Did you hear that central Arkansas had earthquakes Monday? The largest earthquake registered 3.8 in magnitude. Some of the quakes were felt in Louisiana, about 200 miles away. The US Geological Survey says there have been 19 recorded quakes in the area since Sunday.
Hedgehog and Rabbit are best friends even though they are very different. Hedgehog hibernates and Rabbit doesn't. In A Little Bit of Winter, Hedgehog wants to know what winter feels like. He asks his friend Rabbit to save him a little bit of winter to share in the spring, but will Rabbit remember through the long winter?
War Bonds: the Songs and Letters of World War II at the Midwest Genealogy Center last year was quite a hit, and it is coming back to MGC this fall. War Bonds, presented by EbzB Productions, is a multi-media musical journey through a war that redefined the world. By watching several couples in the audience at last year’s production and their response to the songs and dialog, the program hit sentimental as well as soft spots in their hearts.