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September 9, 2007

Newsletter 9-2-07

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 8:43 pm

The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary. By 1893, more than half the states were observing a ‘Labor Day’ on one day or another, and Congress passed a bill to establish a federal holiday in 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward – designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day.

If you enjoy looking at traffic cameras or just watching online real time video from cameras around the world, then this site is for you. Traffic Land has links to many to camera all over the word showing real time traffic. Some are much more interesting that others, but you can select from hundreds of different cameras and save your favorites for a later visit.

Today in Literature began in 2001 — the naïve idea of an English teacher on leave from the classroom. It was a weekly radio series in Canada before moving to the internet, on and several other sites. It is now an independent web-site and subscription service, with over 25,000 visitors a day and subscribers in virtually every country in the world. It is pleasing to think that TinL helps to keep the world of books alive for so many — especially those two subscribers on Bouvet Island in the Antarctic, whoever you may be.

Would you like to take a trip in a time capsule to some time in history?
To begin your trip in this Time Capsule enter a date. You will be presented with your own customized page that includes all the information you’ve chosen, plus typical consumer prices from that year, Academy Award winners that year, etc. Site has data online for the years 1800 through 2002, although data for the years 1800 – 1875 is probably spotty.

Food is very important in our daily lives, especially mine. Therefore this site is dedicated to helping you learn about food terms.
“Search our dictionary of more than 4,000 food terms and you’ll never have to eat your words. Just type the word or phrase you’re looking for in the box above and select the ‘Find’ button. If you’re unsure of a term’s correct spelling, just type in the first few letters. You may also browse through the dictionary by selecting any of the letters above. “

Now that I am hungry after looking at the above web site and finding out what all those food terms mean, I need to find some good recipes. “All recipes has more than 40,000 free recipes—all created, tested, reviewed and approved by home cooks worldwide.” I read a few and now have some great meals to prepare or have my favorite chef to prepare them.


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