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300 Year old Oak Trees, Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana

Top 10 FREE Genealogy Websites.

Daughter of the American Revolution library in Washington DC, go to "Online Research" tab for access to the Genealogical Research System, available to non-members.

September 11, 2001

Mind blown

Mark Twain was born on the day of the appearance of Halley's Comet in 1835, and died on the day of its next appearance in 1910. He himself predicted this in 1909, when he said: "I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it."

You may not know it, but you love this woman. Mae Questel (1908-1998) was the voice of Betty Boop, Olive Oyl, Little Audrey, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Minnie Mouse, and Felix the Cat. AND she played Aunt Bethany in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

When 5-year-old May Pierstorff asked to visit her grandmother, her parents had no money to buy a rail ticket. So they mailed her. In 1914, May’s parents proposed mailing her from Grangeville, parcel post to Lewiston, Idaho, 75 miles away. The postmaster found the “package” was under the 50-pound weight limit, so he winked at their plan, classed May as a baby chick, and put 53 cents in stamps on her coat. May rode in the train's mail car and was delivered safely to her grandparents.

World Trade Center Attack September 11 2001 - 2002 Pulitzer Prize, Spot News Photography, Steve Ludlum, New York Times I remember what i was doing this day, watching this on tv and trying to figure out if i was just watching a movie , till i really got the news... :-(

Eight year old coal miner, USA, early 1900’s.


Photo of the “Llullaillaco Maiden”, a 15 year old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a ritualistic diet for an approximate twelve months to make her gain weight, then was drugged and left on the shrine at Volcano Llullaillaco, where she was left to die of exposure. For five hundred years, her body had been preserved at 82 ft. She is considered to be the best preserved Andean mummy uncovered.

John Muir, 1907. His wilderness preservation activism helped save Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park. Founder of the Sierra Club.

Veterans-Don't forget to Thank them whenever you get a chance.

Bobbi Gibb, first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966, running without a number because women were not allowed into the race.


Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

Monet close to the Bassin aux Nymphéas, summer 1905 -by Jacques-Ernest Bulloz

Helen Keller reading braille

John Lee Hooker

First woman to enlist, 1917, yeoman in US Navy


We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa

“This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.” ― Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place