Garden Highlights

Jul 31, 2020 — Our tomatoes and bell peppers are still doing fabulous. In addition to this, we have been successful in raising banana trees this summer! Pictured: Cumberland resident Danny T. enjoys weeding the flower gardens on a sunny day!

Happy Birthday!

Jul 31, 2020 — Lillie A. 8/2 Herbert N. 8/2 Danny T. 8/5 Odessa C. 8/18 Lovie T. 8/18 Allie O. 8/25 Barbara P. 8/27

Bite-Sized Sandwich History

Jul 31, 2020 — Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches a day. That’s almost one for every person in the United States. To say sandwiches are a popular staple of the American diet is an understatement, but it wasn’t always this way. The sandwich was invented in 1762 by an Englishman, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. He... Read More

August is Sandwich Month

Jul 31, 2020 — No matter how you slice it, everyone seems to have a favorite sandwich. In a month known for its “dog-days” and heat, a sandwich may provide just the meal you prefer. They’re low fuss, yet can be quick and nutritious, and most require no cooking. A sandwich by definition includes one or more pieces of... Read More

Sons and Daughters Day – August 11

Jul 31, 2020 — The best gift you can give your sons and daughters is time. This is an excellent day to let your children know how glad you are to be a part of their lives, hear the events of their days and share family stories. The origins of the day are unknown, however, it has been celebrated... Read More

Purple Heart Day – August 7

Jul 31, 2020 — Most American adults have heard of the Purple Heart Award, or even know a veteran who has received it, but what is the origin of this distinguished honor? On August 7, 1782, President George Washington decided on a symbolic honor for three soldiers he originally called the “Badge of Merit.” After this inaugural honor was... Read More

Happy Birthday!

Jul 5, 2020 — Ivadean W. 7/4 Dorothy M. 7/8 Janice L. 7/11 Bobbie W. 7/12 Mary A. 7/13 Rebecca B. 7/17

July 30th is International Day of Friendship: Happy Friendships

Jul 4, 2020 — As the saying goes, when you’re happy, the whole world smiles with you. This means when we’re outwardly happy, positive, and upbeat, we may help to improve the moods and relationships of those around us. By listening, we make the other person feel important. Are we always talking about our own life, or do we... Read More

Priceless Collections

Jul 4, 2020 — From postcards, to coins, stamps, plates, baseball cards, albums, figurines and even thimbles, the makings of an un-intentional collection could be right under your nose. According to a Nielsen survey, one in ten collectors developed an interest in the hobby by slowly acquiring similar or sets of items over time, and only later decided to... Read More

Ice Cream Facts

Jul 4, 2020 — I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Ice Cream Month! To this day, the history of ice cream remains a mystery. However, many say that the first ice cream is credited to Emperor Nero of Rome. It was a mixture of snow, nectar, fruit pulp, and honey. Others proclaim that Marco Polo, a 13th... Read More