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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter. 2018
August 01, 2018


August 1st, 2018

At last the The midterm election run off’s are behind us, just think we only have to endure for a few more months the endless ads, speeches, campaign promises and minute by minute of who said what until the midterm elections are over. Time to vote out some of the people who have been in there forever and get some new people that can be efficient in running our government. While we consider our process of electing officials the best in the world, we know that for more than a year already we have been bombarded by the political parties. The good news is that we will have a year or so where we will not be seeing so many ads and speeches.

We honor the men in blue who have died while protecting those around them. America needs to get back to teaching respect for those who enforce the laws. Stop and think who you would call if there were no police in your area. Obeying the laws are easy if you choose to be a respectful citizen. Criminals by their very acts show how they disregard and disrespect the law abiding citizens.

August starts the first step into fall, some areas of the country the kids are back into school as you read this newsletter. We do hope that all your summer plans worked out for you but if not you still have some time to get them accomplished. August, the eighth month of the year and the sixth month of the Roman calendar. The Romans called the month Sextilis, which means sixth. Eight years before Jesus was born the name of the month was changed to Augustus in honor of the Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar, because many of the important events in his life happened around that time of year. The Anglo-Saxons called it Weod monath, which means Weed month, because it is the month when weeds and other plants grow most rapidly. August is the busiest time for tourism, as it falls in the main school holiday of the year, the summer holidays, which lasts for six weeks for state run schools.

Important days in August:

August 1, 1779 - Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner, was born.
August 3, 1492 - Christopher Columbus began his first voyage across the Atlantic.
August 6, 1945 - An American bomber dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare, on Hiroshima, Japan
August 9, 1974 - Richard Nixon became the first U.S. President ever to resign from office
August 15, 1914 - Panama Canal opened to allow ships to navigate from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
August 15, 1914 - The Famous Davey Crockett was born.
August 21st 1959 - Hawaii became our 50th state.
August 22, 1881 - First local chapter of the American National Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton
August 26, 1920 - The 10th Amendment was passed giving women the right to vote.

With August comes the back to school routine for many of you ,We know that there is a rush to get the last available days of free time used to create the best possible memories for your children. Then there is the hurry up and get all the supplies and clothes purchased. As this school season starts please remember to watch for the kids getting on and off of the school buses. The young ones don’t look and the older ones are busy texting. Keep an eye on all of them.

Here are some articles for school that you will find interesting

  • Bullying in Schools: Tips for Teachers
  • A child learning to read is so vital in this day and age.
  • ClickN' READ phonics, A simple program to help your child to read better.
  • More tips when reading with your child.
  • 5 Easy Ways to Motivate Students
  • 10 tips on homeschooling from

    Some humor to start the month off right.

    The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.
    "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, 'There's Jennifer, she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, He's a doctor'."
    A small voice at the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher, she's dead."

    My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, "62." He was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?

    For more good jokes visit our humor index page.

    Our wisdom quote of the month...

    "When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn."

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    For more great quotes visit our

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