Memorial Day Tribute and History

memorial day webVeterans have served this country and will always honor those who have paid the ultimate price. As a veteran, Memorial Day holds a special place in my heart and in the hearts of all veterans. No matter in what capacity veterans serve, they all know the sacrifice those honored veterans and their families have made.

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Games People Play

poker playing dogs webLong before there were cell phones, telephones, and even saxophones, there were other methods of play and competition that required in-person interaction. As people begin to get out and enjoy each other's company, they are rediscovering simple pleasures that are easily shared.

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Things to Do with Grandkids - Spring 2022

nature grass person plant girl lawn spring webGo outside? Where is that? The combination of a cold winter and a continuing wariness about health have kept many of us indoors for so long that we can't wait to burst the bonds of our front door. This is especially true of kids who may have been schooling inside. Now that restrictions are easing and temperatures are rising, a lot of events and venues in the Lehigh Valley are back in action. Shouldn't you and the kids be, too?

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Past April Fools Pranks

hamburger burger web• Alabama changes the value of “pi”: The April 1998 newsletter of New Mexicans for Science and Reason contained an article written by physicist Mark Boslough claiming that the Alabama Legislature had voted to change the value of the mathematical constant pi to the “Biblical value” of 3.0. This claim originally appeared as a news story in the 1961 science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein.

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Daylight Save-Us Time

sun sunrise heart handsAs I write this (or, technically, type this — the constant use of the keyboard has rendered my penmanship [Remember pens?] illegible), daylight saving time is fast approaching. Daylight saving time (DST) was suggested in different ways for centuries, but was not officially observed in the modern world until World War I in order to save fuel by cutting down on the use of artificial light.

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Why You Should Record Your Family History

archive photo rgb webFirst, it was Alex Haley's Roots. Then, it was Ancestry.com. Currently, Henry Louis Gates's Finding Your Roots PBS show is sparking the latest trend in genealogy. For centuries, some religions and cultures have placed great emphasis on family history and ancestry. There is something special about discovering that your great-x5 grandfather was King Farquhar the Wiener or your maternal great-grandmother handed Betsy Ross the needle and thread.

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