June 1st, 2011
Summer is here, school is out, vacations have started and everyone is busy with as many outside activities as possible. We know how you feel. Our lives get hectic this time of the year also.
Here’s a quick update about our website. It continues to grow each and every month. In May we had visitors from 182 countries, which mean there are less than a dozen countries we have not reached. We had over 70,000 brand new visitors.
While we’re all busy with summer events, we want to thank those of you who read our newsletters and visit our site.
For people who have been affected by the tornados and flooding, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Interesting facts for Father's Day :
The most bought gift? You guessed it...a necktie! The least used gift? Again...the necktie!
Father's Day always falls on the third Sunday in June.
Father's Day originated in America. The first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington USA.
The idea of Father's Day came from a Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd.
Father's Day was supported by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924.
In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day with a presidential proclamation.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon established Father's Day as a permanent holiday.
The Romans honored their dead fathers, every February.
Some fun facts from the US Census Bureau (2006)
64.3 million...the estimated number of fathers across the nation;
9,003...the number of men’s clothing stores around the country (a good place to buy dad that tie!!) Consider building an outdoor grill/kitchen
14,012...the number of hardware stores; a place to buy hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers and other items high on the list of Father’s Day gifts. Additionally, there were 6,749 home centers across the country in 2006.
23,270...the number of sporting goods stores in 2006. These stores are good places to purchase traditional gifts for dad, such as fishing rods and golf clubs.
78 million...the number of Americans who participated in a barbecue in the last year — it’s probably safe to assume many of these barbecues took place on Father’s Day.
Just a quick look at the numbers and it is easy to see that Dads would rather cook out, play some sports, or do some handy work around the house rather than get all dressed up!
With this in mind, here are some articles that you will enjoy reading.
Play golf more effectiely
The many uses of WD-40
Vaction checklist…very handy guide
Tips for the month...
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--this will help keep the area clear of mosquitos.
During the hot summer days be sure to drink plenty of water! It is always a good idea to keep a large container in the fridge to make it easier and even encourage you to drink a tall glass of of water.
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.
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 repair shop and not knowing if you are being treated fairly.
Some humor to start the month off right.
I want to be a bear.
If you're a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that.
Before you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too.
If you're a bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you are sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that.
If you're a mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too. I could deal with that.
If you're a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat.
Yup... I want to be a bear!
Some of lifes unanswered questions...
Why is most lunchmeat bigger than the bread?
If Pringles are "so good that once you pop, you can't stop" why do they come with a re-sealable lid?
Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?
Do sheep get static cling when they rub against one another?
If love is blind, how can we believe in love at first sight?
Why do people never say "it's only a game" when they're winning?
Why doesn't a chicken egg taste like chicken?
Why don't the hairs on your arms get split ends?
If you made biscuits with chocolate milk instead of regular milk, would they taste chocolaty?
Why do we sing 'Take me out to the ball game', when we are already there?
You traffic sigs that say Reduced Speed ahead. Where are the signs that say Increased speed ahead?
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