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Squirrel!

I was in my back yard yesterday evening and noticed this squirrel on the fence.  He was kind enough to wait on the fence until I went back inside and got my camera.   185 more words

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Art - A Bridge to the Past - Reading a Janam Patri from Raja Bhom's era

A few days ago scroll or manuscript fragment came my way…

The naive art that supplemented the text got my attention. And I got drawn in… 975 more words

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Just Scratching the Surface -- Beware the Lowly Chigger

I have lived a long time and have experienced the joy of being stung and bitten by a wide variety of insects.  I have had allergic reactions to various agents.  372 more words

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It Happened Today in New York City

On May 17, 1792, under a buttonwood tree at 68 Wall Street, 24 stockbrokers drafted and signed an agreement establishing themselves as “the New York Stock & Exchange Board”. 47 more words

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It Happened Today in New York City

On May 15, 1832, poet Fitz-Greene Halleck walked into John Jacob Astor’s counting house where he would remain employed for 17 years. Already a celebrity for his poetry and dubbed “the American Byron”, Halleck claimed that poets are always poor and supplemented his income working for Astor, eventually becoming his personal secretary, adviser, and cultural tutor, and a trustee of the Astor Library. 38 more words

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It Happened Today in New York City

On May 14, 1967, Mother’s Day, Mickey Mantle hit his 500th home run in a 17-year career entirely with the New York Yankees. The game-winning run came in the bottom of the 7th inning against pitcher Stu Miller of the Baltimore Orioles. 54 more words

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Herbal Salves

We use our homemade herbal salves for so many things. Often our volunteers ask about them, so here goes!

They very simple to make and yield such wonderful goodies for us to use…most from our gardens here on Herbhome. 482 more words