Monthly Archives: June 2014

There’s No “Lion” About It

“The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.” Source: Carnigie Mellon University

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Old Photo of the Day – Would You Like Some Tea?

Would you like some tea? Or coffee, perhaps? This is what was offered from a merchant van within the city of Waterford, Ireland. Interesting how one can still find these sorts of things at big social events even in the … Continue reading

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Old Photo of the Day – Sewing Shop

The inside of a sewing shop in Waterford, Ireland, from 1924. Image from the following source.

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Beatles Day

It’s Beatles Day! Here are some fun facts about The Fab Four:

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Jonathan Swift

“Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.” – Jonathan … Continue reading

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Henry Ward Beecher

“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” – Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman, June 24th, 1813 – March 8th, 1887 Happy Birthday!!

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Old Photo of the Day – Playing with Dinosaurs

Children play atop a dinosaur statue at the opening of the, then named, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in 1967, located in Washington D.C. Image from the following source.

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