Every year on June 14, World Blood Donor Day is observed in many countries around the world. It is a day to remind us all to go out and give blood as well as to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products. June 14 was chosen as the day to recognize World […]
You may or may not know of a woman named Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) from Westfield, New Jersey. Read further and you’ll realize how she has had something to do with the birth of some of us and most surely our children and grandbabies, at least since the early 1960s. And why am I writing about […]
It’s time to make a reservation for dinner at Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham. Why? The restaurant just won the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurant in America! Only 2 of the previous 27 winners have been from cities other than New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or New Orleans. So yes, we […]
Grammy’s Word for Today – Decrudescence noun: reduction of a disease Click here to see where I party!
Walter Hunt, an American mechanic and inventor, created the modern day safety pin. He received a US patent April 10, 1849. The anniversary of the patent day is informally celebrated annually. The design of this ingenious invention has remained nearly the same. Strong and sharp but safe enough to be to be used on clothing. Millions of […]
Do you love sunflowers as much as I do? It is my favorite flower! They just look so bright and cheerful, adding sunshine to any room or landscape. Oh, and sunflowers seeds, YUM! “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.” – Helen Keller Sunflowers symbolize […]
Grammy’s Word for Today – Capsaicin noun: used in topical creams for its analgesic properties, it is an active component in chili peppers that causes them to be hot to the taste Click here to see where I party!
Snow in Alabama means one thing – panic!! Well, not really. I think some folks enjoy seeing it and taking photos. Kids enjoy playing in it as it’s not a regular occurrence. The scene above is from the backyard of a blogger friend of mine who lives outside of Birmingham. Nikki blogs at Gwin Gal’s Inside […]
Grammy Dee’s Word for Today – Balneology noun: the science dealing with the therapeutic effects of baths and bathing Click here to see where I party!
Did you grow up hearing your elders say phrases that you had no idea what they meant? I know I did. Even today, when I hear or read such, I find myself thinking of my grandmother and recalling those old sayings coming out of her mouth. Some of them you heard so often that they […]
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ps: Yes, I just adore sunflowers!