Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Some people will wave that red, white and blue. But there is a difference, you can wave it., but you have to maintain the flag, the honor and the respect for those who gave, their lives, so we can wave the red, white and blue.
This is not how we honor those brave men and women.
Someone tell these people, to fix it.
Dr. Seuss' latest book was sitting in a box for at least two decades, but starting Tuesday, it can be found in bookstores everywhere.
"What Pet Should I Get?" is the first book by Theodor "Seuss" Geisel to be released since his death in 1991.
Sure are pretty birds.
Part of my walk today, the bird was enjoy the morning sun.
Just enjoying the sun, I almost wanted to join the bird.
Hey, looks like he spotted me, I guess me dressed a small palm tree didn't fool the bird.
So anyway these birds have been a fixture in this neighborhood for years and years.
Back when I was at Lincoln School (never seen one at that time) but this girl named Teri from school, said she had Peacocks in her yard.
Teri was like born with a silver spoon in her mouth (should of been a silver cork) so we took what ever she said, and said OK Teri
But not long after that, I seen one, crossing the street. I was on my bike, and I seen one.
Wow that's one big rooster, peacock, whatever it was. OK I'm a believer now.
So that was my first experience, in meeting the big bird. And that's how it was back in 1963
Way back when I use to attend Lincoln School, this house use to remind me of a haunted house. Back then it wasn't kept up very well. But now I'm glad to see who ever bought it is taking care of it, what a great old house (great if I could get permission to go inside and take some pictures) back then as a kid, I thought it would be cool to have a haunted house, in your own neighborhood.
Even when we use to come this way for Halloween trick and treating, there was just the front porch light on, and that was it. We use to dare each other to go and knock on the door, but we only got as far as the sidewalk lol.
While I was there taking pictures, it's easy for me to travel back in time, and remember who lived where. The short cuts we use to take to get to a friends house, and the curbs we use jump off with our bikes.
The curbs are still there, but all my friends are grown up now, like myself. But you know what, I'm still able to see a lot of them, on fb. It's great to know their doing well.
On my walk, I passed through Lincoln Park, and again, I remember that on hot summer days. We use to lay down on the cool grass, and look up to sky.
So I laid down on the cool green grass, now that felt real nice. It also reminded how itchy the grass could be lol.
Well it's time to go back as being a grown up, but not for long, I'll be back, to lay in the cool grass again, you can count on it.
Aug 01, 2015 - 02, 2015
HARD Summer Music FestivalLocation: Fairplex campus
HARD Summer Music Festival is back at Fairplex
Concert begins both days at 11 a.m.
Open to adults ages 18 and up (must be 21 to consume alcohol)
Parking is $20 at Gate 9 on White Ave. & Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr.
Parking gates & box office open at 9 a.m.; entrance gates open at 11 a.m.
All drop-offs, Uber & taxis go to Gate 9 on White Ave.
Visit the website for more information and tickets
The Rotary Club of La Verne will host a food drive on Aug. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit Sowing Seeds For Life.
Donations of boxed and canned items will be accepted at La Verne City Hall, Community Service Office at 3660 “D” St., or Hillcrest Meeting House lobby at 2705 Mountain View Drive.
Information La Verne Rotarian Dick Bates at 909-518-6330.
American Legion Post 835 will hear a talk about VA benefits at its next regular meeting on Aug. 6, at 7 p.m.
The post, which meets on the first Thursday of every month, holds its meetings at Sweeten Hall, 9324 San Bernardino Road, Rancho Cucamonga.
The Pomona Police Department’s Explorer program and the Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center will benefit from the Rotary Club of Pomona’s “Hot August Night” event at the Fairplex Conference Center on Aug. 23.
The fourth annual “Hot” event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the center, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. Tickets are $75 each, or $700 for a table of 10.
“Hot August Night” this year follows a “Hawaiian Style” theme, and will feature music, entertainment, food and beverages in that vein. Proceeds will go to the Explorer program, whose membership includes Pomona teens interested in law enforcement and supervised by Police Department personnel, and the Lewis cancer center, which is part of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.
Reservations can be made by calling Beth Brooks at 909-229-5921, or Carol Wilt at 909-573-4634. Checks for tickets/reservations also can be mailed c/o Beth Brooks P.O. Box 7787, La Verne 91750 -- include name, address, phone number, number of tickets desired and amount enclosed.
Information about the club: www.pomonarotary.org.
NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY
Milk Chocolate lovers, today is a your chance day to celebrate! Each year on July 28th we observe National Milk Chocolate Day. Solid chocolate when combine with either powdered, liquid or condensed milk is known as milk chocolate. The most popular of all candy bars sold contain milk chocolate. Milk chocolate is also a popular ingredient in baking, in specialty coffee drinks and hot chocolate.
Milk had sometimes been used as an addition to chocolate beverages since the mid-17th century, but in 1875 Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate by mixing a powdered milk developed by Henri Nestlé with the liquor. (Wikipedia)
Enjoy your favorite milk chocolate. Create a special treat with one of these “tried and true” recipes:
Post on social media using #MilkChocolateDay and encourage others to join in.
Our research has found that National Milk Chocolate Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was started by the National Confectioners Association.
On National Drink Wine Day, you can be aboard a fabulous Caribbean Cruise. Join us as we celebrate this National Day. For more information, CLICK HERE.
BUFFALO SOLDIERS DAYBuffalo Soldiers Day is observed annually on July 28th. This day commemorates the formation in 1866 of the first regular Army regiments comprising African-American soldiers.
“Buffalo Soldiers” (one of many African-American regiments raised during the Civil War) were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.
Mark Matthews, who is now buried at Arlington National Cemetery, was the oldest living Buffalo Soldier at 111 years old when he died on September 6, 2005.
The segregated regiments were disbanded during the 1940’s and 1950’s as the U.S. armed forces embraced integration.
On the first Buffalo Soldiers Day in 1992, a monument to the Buffalo Soldier was dedicated at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas by General Colin Powell.
The Buffalo Soldier Museum is located in Houston Texas.
Post on social media using #BuffaloSoldiersDay to encourage others to pay tribute to to these heroes..
Buffalo Soldier Commemorations have been held throughout our nation since 1992 when the United States Congress passed a law designating July 28th as Buffalo Soldiers Day in the United States.
Are You Prepared? Learn about home and community preparedness with an overview of the City of Ontario Community Emergency Response Team C.E.R.T training program and other community projects on Thursday, August 6 from 6 PM - 7:30 PM at the Ontario Museum of History and Art. Reservations are required. For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.
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