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Saturday, November 12, 2022
The hubby and I walk the mall before it opens for a little exercise and we have done it for about a year now. There is a old woman who has had a stroke who walks with her son and we have noticed that as they walk they stop at the vending machines and she checks to see if there is any change left. A friend who also walks and has for years and years told us that the son sneaks ahead and puts a quarter in the slot for her to find every so often :)
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
U.S. elections used to be held over a 34-day window.
|As implied by its name, Election Day is, well, a single day. That wasn't always the case, however: States used to hold elections whenever they wanted within a 34-day period leading up to the first Wednesday in December. This ultimately created some issues, as you might imagine — early voting results ended up holding too much sway over late-deciding voters, for one thing. The current date was implemented by the Presidential Election Day Act of 1845, and federal elections now occur every two years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.|
That may sound arbitrary at first, but the date was chosen quite deliberately. American society was much more agrarian in the mid-19th century than it is today, and it took a full day of traveling for many to reach their polling place. Church made weekends impractical, and Wednesday was market day for farmers, so Tuesday proved ideal. November, meanwhile, worked because weather was still fairly mild, and the harvest was complete by then.
The current process isn’t perfect, of course. U.S. elections tend to have lower turnout than those of most other developed nations, and there have been calls for decades to make Election Day a national holiday. A 2018 poll found that 65% of Americans favored the idea, though there’s been little legislative movement on the proposal. Should it ever be put to a vote, you know when it will be held.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
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Monday, October 10, 2022
Alaska’s flag was created by a 13-year-old.
has a story, but few are as endearing as Alaska’s. One of the rare places to
have a flag before it was actually a state, the Last Frontier held a contest
to design its territorial standard in 1926-27 — and a 13-year-old won. (The contest was only open to
Alaskan children in the 7th-12th grade, but still.) Benny Benson lived in an
orphanage known as the Jesse Lee Home in Seward, Alaska, when he came up with
the winning design, which included a description he wrote himself: “The
blue field is for the Alaska sky and the forget-me-not, an Alaska flower. The
North Star is for the future of the state of Alaska, the most northerly in
the Union. The dipper is for the Great Bear – symbolizing strength.” His design
also featured “1867” in commemoration of the year
the United States bought Alaska from Russia,
although the numbers didn’t make the final cut.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
was hanging around the Garden of Eden feeling very lonely.
So, God asked him, "What's wrong with you?
Adam said he didn't have anyone to talk to.
God said that He was going to make Adam a companion and that it would be a woman.
He said, "This pretty lady will gather food for you, she will cook for you, and when you discover clothing, she will wash it for you.
She will always agree with every decision you make and she will not nag you, and always be the first to admit she was wrong when you've had a disagreement.
She will praise you! She will bear your children, and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them.
"She will NEVER have a headache and will freely give you love and passion whenever you need it."
Adam asked God, "What will a woman like this cost?"
God replied, "An arm and a leg.
"Then Adam asked, "What can I get for a rib?" Of course the rest is history......................