Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

Paul McCartney's schoolboy idol was Little Richard, and "Long Tall Sally" was the first song McCartney performed in public, at a Butlins holiday camp talent competition.


Here's Little Richard singing "Long Tall Sally" in 1956

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Australia has the biggest camel population in the world.
You can read about Australia's feral camels by clicking HERE.

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On August 22, 565 - Columba, an Irish missionary, reported seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.



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 Venice’s Grand Canal isn’t a canal, it’s a seawater channel.

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On August 9, 1930 - Betty Boop made her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes.

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Ancient Rome became the first city to reach a population of one million in 5 B.C. It would be more than eighteen centuries before the second such city, London, would reach that milestone in 1800.


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Aretha Franklin sang at the inaugurations for three American Presidents:
Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.


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That's all for today.

Have a great week!!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Thirty-four years ago today...

... Samuel Williams Carmack VI came into our lives.
We've been forever blessed.

Here are some pictures of Will through the years...
Is he not adorable??


(The photographer told him not to smile.
for serious effect.)


Those are two of my favorite men in the whole wide world.

And those are two of my favorite siblings in the whole wide world.

He met the love of his life at church,
and years later they got engaged.


They got married in October, 2010 and they only had two little attendants.
That's Caroline, and Andrew.
Sweetnesses.



Will's made music through the years.


He and Bailey spent a year in Scotland getting Master's degrees at the University of Glasgow.
And they visited London.


And they came back and sweet Nell was born...

Two years later they had precious Samuel WilLIAMs Carmack VII, Liam!!



Here are Nell and Liam together not long ago...
Is that not a great picture?!


 Here is Will's family at the beach last month.
They make me proud.
Oh yes.
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Will, today is YOUR day.
This month is YOUR month.
Well, and this is YOUR year.
Why not celebrate your birthday all year round?
Yeah!
Let's do it.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wednesday Whimsy

from LoneStar Antiques, 5605 Denton Highway, Haltom City, TX...






















That's all for today.

Have a great week!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

“God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys was written in under an hour.
The track has become one of the most beloved in the band’s canon, famously praised by Paul McCartney as the greatest song ever written. 

Here is the first video of it...

(I strongly advise you not to buy the software in the ad from the above site. Sam just told me it is likely malware.)

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Other news...
Real diamonds do not show up in X-ray.


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GEICO stands for Government Employees Insurance Company. Why? When GEICO first started, it was targeted to U.S. government employees and military personnel.




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The first American woman to go to medical school was admitted as a joke. Geneva Medical School thought it was joke when Elizabeth Blackwell applied to attend 1847. She graduated in 1849, started her own practice, and opened an infirmary for the poor.  (She was born in England, also had American citizenship.)


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Enzo Ferrari told a man "you may be able to drive a tractor but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari properly." The man was so angry that he vowed to create the perfect car. His name was Ferruccio Lamborghini.
That's a Lamborghini.

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That's all for today.

Have a great week!!