Daily Archives: September 21, 2019

Today’s Holiday: Appleseed Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Appleseed Festival

A legend in his own time, John Chapman—better known as “Johnny Appleseed”—was born in Leominster, Massachusetts, on September 26, 1774. It was supposedly in Fort Wayne, Indiana, that he died in 1845, and Chapman has been commemorated there since 1974 with a two-day fall festival at Johnny Appleseed Park. The festival includes traditional music and entertainment, demonstrations of pioneer arts and crafts, and discussions with “The Living Lincoln,” who talks with visitors about the social issues of the period in history he shared with Johnny Appleseed. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Anne of Cleves (1515)

Today’s Birthday:
Anne of Cleves (1515)

Anne was the fourth queen consort of King Henry VIII of England. She was the sister of a powerful German Protestant leader and was considered a desirable match for Henry by English councilors, most notably Thomas Cromwell, who sought to ally England with Protestants in Germany. The marriage was agreed upon in 1539, and although Henry tried to break the contract after actually seeing his bride, they married in 1540. The marriage was never consummated, however, and they divorced after how long? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Sara Jane Moore Attempts to Assassinate US President Gerald Ford (1975)

This Day in History:
Sara Jane Moore Attempts to Assassinate US President Gerald Ford (1975)

In September 1975, Ford was the target of two assassination attempts. Just 17 days after Manson Family member Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme unsuccessfully attempted to shoot Ford, Moore shot at him outside a San Francisco, California, hotel. The bullet just missed the president, and Moore was then subdued by a bystander, who likely saved Ford’s life. Moore was sentenced to life in prison but was paroled in 2007. What has she since said about the assassination attempt? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Noise Pollution

Article of the Day:
Noise Pollution

Noise is a recognized form of pollution, but it is difficult to measure because the annoyance or discomfort it causes varies between individuals. There is evidence that hearing sensitivity among young Americans is decreasing because of exposure to noise, including overly amplified music. Apart from hearing loss, excessive noise can cause sleeplessness, ulcers, high blood pressure, and possibly heart disease. A 2005 study found that city residents are willing to pay how much for noise reduction? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: contrary to popular opinion

Idiom of the Day:
contrary to popular opinion

Opposite to what is popularly or generally expected or believed. Usually used to introduce such a statement. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: coriaceous

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable.

Synonyms: leatherlike

Usage: Natalie ran her fingers lightly across the plant’s large, coriaceous leaves.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Willie Nelson – Night Life” on YouTube

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    When that ev’nin’ sun goes down
    Yeah, you’ll find me hangin’ around
    Because the night life
    It ain’t no good life but it’s my life

    Yeah, yeah, yeah listen to the blues
    Listen to what they’re sayin’
    Oh, please listen to the blues
    Listen to the blues they’re playin’

    Ah, ah, all of the people just like you and me
    They’re all dreamin’ about their old used to be
    Because the night life
    It ain’t no good life but it’s my life

    They tell me life’s an empty scene
    An avenue of broken dreams
    Because the night life
    It ain’t no good life but it’s my life

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: Paul Buskirk / Walt Breeland / Willie Nelson

    Night Life lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Glad Music Co., BMG Rights Management

Today’s Birthday: H. G. Wells (1866)

Today’s Birthday:
H. G. Wells (1866)

Wells was an English author whose early books exemplify the political and social beliefs of his time. Full of fantasy and fascinating pseudoscientific speculations, they include The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds. Although he is probably best remembered for his works of science fiction, he was also an imaginative social thinker who worked for many progressive causes. What novels did he write after he abandoned science fiction? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Kate Douglas Wiggin

Quote of the Day:
Kate Douglas Wiggin

There are certain narrow, unimaginative, and autocratic old people who seem to call out the most mischievous, and sometimes the worst traits in children. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope♉: 09/21/2019


A strange letter or phone call could come your way today, Taurus, and the information you receive could seem rather garbled. It may be good news or bad, or possibly neither, but don’t accept it at face value. Somewhere along the line someone has misinterpreted some important information. If what you hear is important to you, check the facts before accepting it as truth.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

ESL: So you think English is easy?

ESL: So you think English is easy?

ESL: So you think English is easy?


Watch “Bob Seger- Night Moves” on YouTube

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    I was a little too tall
    Could’ve used a few pounds
    Tight pants points hardly reknown
    She was a black haired beauty with big dark eyes
    And points all her own sitting way up high
    Way up firm and high
    Out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy
    Out in the back seat of my ’60 Chevy
    Workin’ on mysteries without any clues
    Workin’ on our night moves
    Trying’ to make some front page drive-in news
    Workin’ on our night moves in the summertime
    In the sweet summertime
    We weren’t in love oh no far from it
    We weren’t searching for some pie in the sky summit
    We were just young and restless and bored
    Living by the sword
    And we’d steal away every chance we could
    To the backroom, the alley, the trusty woods
    I used her she used me
    But neither one cared
    We were getting our share
    Workin’ on our night moves
    Trying to lose the awkward teenage blues
    Workin’ on out night moves
    In the summertime
    And oh the wonder
    Felt the lightning
    And we waited on the thunder
    Waited on the thunder
    I woke last night to the sound of thunder
    How far off I sat and wondered
    Started humming a song from 1962
    Ain’t it funny how the night moves
    When you just don’t seem to have as much to lose
    Strange how the night moves
    With autumn closing in
    Source: Musixmatch

    Songwriters: SEGER ROBERT CLARK

Watch “Willie Nelson – Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” on YouTube

In the twilight glow I see them
Blue eyes cryin’ in the rain
When we kissed goodbye and parted
I knew we’d never meet again

Love is like a dyin’ ember
Only memories remain
Through the ages I’ll remember
Blue eyes cryin’ in the rain
Some day when we meet up yonder
We’ll stroll hand in hand again
In a land that knows no partin’
Blue eyes cryin’ in the rain
Now my hair has turned to silver
All my life I’ve loved in vain
I can see her star in heaven
Blue eyes crying in the rain
Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Fred Rose
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC