Sunday, March 25, 2007

Guitar Hero on St. Patrick's Day

Jen, Rich and Mya came over to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. After the corned beef and cabbage we spent over 4 hours on Guitar addictive!

I came home from a girlfriend's party the next day and Mike was still going strong....


Madison bred butterflies from caterpillars a couple of weeks ago. When she released them, they were completely tame! She held them and hand-fed them for about 20 minutes before they flew away...

Saturday, March 03, 2007


Great Grandma Flo turned 100 yesterday! She had a big party with the Deputy Lord Mayor in attendance and lots of entertainment from her wonderful caregivers. You can see her card personally signed by the Queen on the picture below. Centenarians make up only 1 in 10,000 people in the UK. She is still sharp as a tack and hasn't lost her famous sense of humor and had a great time on her special day.

1906 Historical Events:
April 18 - The 1906 San Francisco earthquake (estimated magnitude 7.8) on the San Andreas Fault destroys much of San Francisco, California, killing at least 3000, with 225,000-300,000 left homeless, $350 million in damages. (see picture)
August 22 - The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured.
September 24 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower the nation's first National Monument.
November 3 - SOS becomes an international distress signal.
December 24 - Reginald Fessenden makes the first radio broadcast: a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech.
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunization for tuberculosis first developed
Richard Oldham argues that the Earth has a molten interior
Other People born in 1906:
April 13 - Samuel Beckett, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
July 1 - Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (d. 2004)
August 28 - John Betjeman, English poet (d. 1984)
Famous March 2 Birthdays:
Jon Bon Jovi (1962)
Lou Reed (1944)
Mikhail Gorbachev (1931)
Dr. Seuss (1904)