July 02, 2009
July is always a milestone in Everyday-Wisdom's history as the website will be starting its 5th year . As we look back on our first month we had added 27 pages with 201 visitors to our website, viewing 476 pages. We were tickled pink that we had been viewed in four countries as well. For June 2009 we now have 1630 pages with over 16,000 visitors reading over 30,000 pages and being visited from 91 countries. We want to thank all of our visitors for the growth we have had. We are enjoying building this website and look forward to supplying information that you can use and tell others about.
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Important days in July:
July 4th is our Independence Day…celebrating our freedom that we cherish here in America.
Fun Facts for America's birthday.
We are celebrating 230 years as a free nation.
The first flag had thirteen stars and thirteen stripes to represent each state. Over the next several years, when 2 more states were added to the USA, they added additional stars and additional stripes. It didn't take them long to figure out if they kept adding stripes that it would look more like a quilt instead of a flag. They changed to just adding a new star to the field, keeping the thirteen stripes for the original colonies.
The picture of George Washington crossing the Delaware river in a small boat in iced filled water has been displayed using the wrong American flag. The artist used the newer flag with more stars on it than when the event occurred.
When new states were added to the Union, the flag was changed on the 4th of July. The 50-star flag has flown the longest of any flag. The 49-star flag flown the shortest period of time… just one year.
Most flags have their stars in rows. The 36-star flag was a series of two circles. The inner circle had thirteen stars representing the original colonies and 23 in the outer circle for the new states that had been added. The thought was that the outer circle would always be there to protect and unite with the original thirteen states.
The American flag is the only flag that is flown on the moon.
Our flag is recognized around the world and stands for our strength, our caring, a land of opportunity, a land of hope. We as Americans often take our flag and our country for granted. We have our problems but we do live in the greatest country in the world.
God Bless the USA.
The Poetry contest is still bringing a huge response with the number of poems being submitted growing each month; we hope you will take the time to read some of them. If you create poetry or know someone that does, then join us in the JULY contest for your chance to win some cash. Entering the contest is easy.
.For those of you planning vacations we have a large selection of articles to choose from. Here are a few links that may be of interest to you. We have also added some links to articles to help you get through the summer.
Tips For Traveling Abroad.
Important considerations when driving a car on vacation.
Italian wine country vacation
Basic First Aid For Insect Bites and Stings
First Aid For Sunburn
Create a Garden and Patio Design to Enjoy Year Round.
Vintage Weather Tips.
Tips for the month...
During the hot summer days drink plenty of water. It is a good idea to keep a large container in the fridge to be able to enjoy a nice cold glass of water. .
If you plan on traveling by car, have the car checked out to make sure it is in good mechanical condition…nothing worse than spending your time and money in an out-of-town garage not knowing if you are being treated fairly.
Use plenty of sunscreen to keep from getting sunburned as you enjoy the outdoors on these sunny days.
Keep insect repellant handy to help keep the children and pets safe from bug bites.
When cooking outdoors and enjoying the deck or patio, plug in a small electric fan; it will help keep the area clear of mosquitos
Also keep a good supply of water available for the pets! If they are outdoors while you are at work, put the water in a container that they can't tip over.
Some humor to start the month off right.
Breaking up is hard to do.
A soldier stationed in Viet-Nam received a "Dear John" letter from his girlfriend back home. It read as follows:
I can no longer continue our relationship. The distance between us is just too great. I must admit that I have cheated on you twice since you've been gone, and it's not fair to either of us. I'm sorry. Please return the picture of me that I sent to you.
The soldier, with hurt feelings, asked his fellow soldiers for any snapshots they could spare of their girlfriends, sisters, ex-girlfriends, aunts, cousins, etc. In addition to the picture of Linda, he included all the other pictures of the pretty gals he had collected from his buddies.
There were 47 photos in that envelope....along with this note:
I'm so sorry, but I can't quite remember who you are, your name sounds familiar. Please take your picture from the pile, and send the rest back to me.
For more good jokes visit our humor index page.
Our wisdom quote of the month...
"Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others."
You really have no choice on this. Life requires you to develop your courage. And if you do so, you'll find yourself feeling better about yourself. The final result will be a rise in your self-esteem.
Another consequence as you develop your courage - that which you fear will lose its power over you and your energy level will grow.
Honore de Balzac
For more great quotes visit our
Words Of Wisdom Quotes
Thank you for your continued support for visiting our website! As always we are open to ideas and suggestions. Enjoy the Summer.
We hope that in some small way we have made a contribution to your life.
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