Share these interesting facts with someone you know, love, care for or about.
Pumpkinshave inhabited the planet for thousands of years. They originated in Central America. They were used then (and now) as a food crop. Over the course of centuries, pumpkins spread their vines across all of North and South America. When Europeans arrived in the New World, they found pumpkins plentiful and used in cooking by Native Americans. They took seeds back to Europe where they quickly became popular.
Grandparent’s Day…Making Memories
7, 2014 marks National Grandparent’s Day. The origin of this special time can
be traced back to 1973 and Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade. She envisioned this
grandparents and the elderly. The day was a perfect opportunity for
grandparents to shower their love on their children's children and make fond
memories. The celebration would help children appreciate the strength, and
wisdom older people can offer.
acceptance for this celebration from President Jimmy Carter.
Moments – Preparing for Valentine’s Day
Ah…Valentine’s Day, it
happens once a year. It’s a time for roses, chocolates and romance. A time to
celebrate a one-of-a-kind love with your sweetheart. A time to lavish that
special someone with hearts, flowers, and lacey “Be My Valentine” cards.
But, true love is celebrated
365 days a year. For this, there is no greeting card, no heart shaped box of
chocolates or pink and red roses. This celebration is a time of caregiving,
compassion, and patience even in the most stressful of circumstances.
September 8, 2013marks National Grandparent’s Day. The
origin of this special time can be traced back to 1973 and Marian Lucille
Herndon McQuade. She wanted this holiday to:
- give grandparents an opportunity to shower their love on their
- help children become aware of the strength,
information, and guidance older people can offer.
painstakingly sought acceptance for this celebration and on August 3, 1978
President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation to make the first
Sunday of September after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day.
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
It's a time to relax, enjoy family and friends, fire up the grill and just kick back. However, when you are caregiving, this may not be possible. For many, caregiving is a 24/7 responsibility. It truly is a "Labor of Love." For me, there is nothing more personally rewarding and more challenging than caregiving for a loved one" It's a daily workout of trying to achieve a balance that ensures that you have the time to love yourself and recharge your batteries so that you're in the game for the entire race, not just the sprint.