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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter January 2014
January 01, 2014


Jan. 1, 2014

Another New Year time for a new start new resolutions to be broken and a time to start writing 2014 on our paper work. We hope that 2013 was a great year for you and that 2014 will be even better and more prosperous for you.

We want to thank our new readers as well as the ones who have returned to our site over the last 8 ½ years that we have been publishing on the web. Our site has grown and for that we are thankful. In 2013 we had 1,918,328 visitors with a page count of 2,812,229 were honored to have visitors from 179 countries.

We are proud to announce that we have developed a relationship with the outstanding author Lisa Coleman. Together with her knowledge and guidance we have created a new website that is designed for healthy living. Please Take some time and visit our new site at

We at look forward to all the possibilities that lay ahead of us, the challenges, the rewards, and continuing to provide you with a website that helps you with good information.

Events that happened in the month of January.

1861 President Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate states unlawful.
1862 The first US income tax (3% of incomes over $600, 5% of incomes over $10,000.
1880 Building of Panama Canal begins.
1881 Dr. John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes.
1886 The first Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, CA.
1892 Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants.
1902 The first Rose Bowl game Pasadena, CA - University of Michigan-49, Stanford-0
1908 The first time a ball signifying a new year dropped at Times Square.
1913 Post office begins parcel post deliveries.
1914 The first scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa …Tony Jannus pilot
1918 The first US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
1934 Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison
1941 Formal opening of CBC News Service in Canada
1950 Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo-China.
1956 Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel.
1960 US census at 179,245,000
1962 Navy SEAL teams established
1966 All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution: Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health".
1985 US's first mandatory seat belt law goes into effect.
1990 David Dinkins sworn in as first black mayor of New York City.
1995 Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)
1998 US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
2009 Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the Hudson River..Our hero for 2009 is Captain Chelsey "Sully" Sullinenburger

We know that we face some colder weather ahead as we enter into the new year. We wanted to provide you with articles that will help you through the cold weather.

  • Coffee Is More Than A Drink, It's A Lifestyle
  • First Aid For Frostbite
  • Live in Comfort The Natural Way Using Solar Power
  • Holiday Storage Tips
  • Cabo San Lucas: Paradise Found.
  • Does A Jamaica Vacation Sound Exciting Enough for You?

    Some humor to start the month off right.

    The month after Christmas

    Forwarded by e-mail author unknown.

    Twas the month after Christmas,
    and all through the house,
    Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

    The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste,
    At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

    When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
    When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber.

    I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared,
    The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared.

    The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese,
    And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."

    As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt,
    And prepared once again to do battle with dirt.

    I said to myself, as I only can,
    "You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"

    So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,
    Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.

    Every last bit of food that I like must be banished,
    'Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

    I won't have a cookie--not even a lick,
    I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

    I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
    I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

    I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore,
    But isn't that what January is for?

    Unable to giggle, no longer a riot,
    Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

    For more good jokes visit our humor index page.

    Our wisdom quote of the month.

    Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. —Helen Keller ~Helen Kellerl

    Thank you for your continued support for visiting our website! As always we are open to ideas and suggestions.

    Enjoy the Holidays!

    We hope that in some small way we have made a contribution to your life.

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