Our friend Marie sent the following funny link our way... its the sort of thing you can watch ONCE, safely, but has the danger of becoming VERY annoying say if you were to play it at your office over and over... check out them Greaser Babies:
Take some time out today to slow down... just a little, ok? I know, especially at the end of the week we get task oriented to clear our 'desks' but surely you can just stop, just for a few moments...
Slow me down, Lord!
Ease the pounding of my heart by the quieting of my mind.
Steady my hurried pace with a vision of the eternal reach of time.
Give me, amid the confusion of the day, the calmness of the everlasting rills.
Break the tensions of my nerves and muscles with the soothing music of the singing streams that live in my memory.
Help me to know the magical, restoring power of sleep.
Teach me the art of taking minute vacations - of slowing down to look at a flower, to chat with a friend, to pat a dog, to read a few lines from a good book.
BEAUTIFUL ORCHARD TREES
by Orin L. Crain
Today in History:
1565 - 1st Spanish settlement in Phillipines - Cebu City - founded.
1937 - US Social Security system makes its first benefit payment.
1945 - founding of the Second Republic - in Austria.
Some Historical Birthdays:
1791 - Samuel F. B. Morse
1822 - Ulyssses S. Grant, 18th President (1869-1877)
1896 - Wallace Hume Carothers, invented nylon.
I've located an informative site for you, all about the history of nylons... I actually did not know there was a difference between nylons and 'stockings'... a sampling of the article says:
The first nylon stockings appeared in New York stores on May 15, 1940 and over 780,000 pairs were sold in the first day alone. In the first year, 64 million pairs were sold in the US, and nylons soon became the generic name for all hosiery products containing nylon.
You can read the rest of the article HERE
BARB'S HANDY TIP #246
I'm sure many of you work, some because you have to, and many of you because you enjoy it and find it rewarding - this site will be very helpful to you!