Monthly Archives: November 2013

Old Photo of the Day – Kookaburras

  Kookaburras, birds native to Australia and New Guinea, are seen collected together on a branch. Because these birds are normally larger in size, it would seem that these are young kookaburras not fully grown. This would explain why they … Continue reading

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Old Photo of the Day – Kindergarten

  A look back to kindergarten from years long passed, c. 1920-1930s, in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Those children look absolutely thrilled. (And by thrilled, it’s actually implied they’re bored out of their minds.) Image from the following source.

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C.S. Lewis

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” – C.S. Lewis, author best known for Chronicles of Narnia, November 29th, 1898 – November 22nd, 1963 Happy Birthday!!

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Frank A. Clark

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” –Frank A. Clark, politician, March 28th, 1860 – April 14th, 1936

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It’s Turkey Day!!

In honor of Thanksgiving here is a photo of President Truman receiving a turkey from Sen. Olin Johnston of South Carolina in the Oval Office. The photo is from November 25th, 1946.   Image from the following source.

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Old Photo of the Day – Comet Roller Coaster

  An image of the Comet roller coaster at Forest Park Highlands, in St. Louis, Missouri. A particular date is unknown, although the style of the Comet logo suggests it may have been somewhere between the 1950s or 60s. Image … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah!!

In honor of Hanukkah here is an image of President Truman receiving a Menorah as a gift from the Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion (the man in the middle) and Abba Eban, the Ambassador of Israel to the United … Continue reading

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Bruce Lee

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” –Bruce Lee, martial artist and film director, November 27th, 1940 – July 20th, 1973 Happy Birthday!!

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Old Photo of the Day – Tricks and Tricksters

  Oh-no! A little kid has lost his head while at the beach!! … Wait, no, that’s two kids playing a prank. Quite amusing, you tricksters! (Circa 1940.) Image from the following source.

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Charles M. Schulz

“If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself” – Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist and creator of Peanuts, November 26th, 1922 … Continue reading

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