Monday, March 3, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the tradewinds in your sails.
-Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka, Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Author
Monday, February 17, 2014
... as in Van Briggle
Van Briggle Pottery began in 1900 in Colorado Springs, CO,
by Artus and Anne Van Briggle.
Both were accomplished decorators for Rookwood Pottery, OH,
and relocated to Colorado due to Artus' health restrictions.
He suffered from tuberculosis and died in 1904 at the age of 35.
Anne continued to run the Pottery until 1912, lending the pieces
their unique and lovely hues of turquoise, burgundy, and deep blue.
Van Briggle Pottery continues to be one of
the oldest active potteries in the United States.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Groundhog Day Official:
- We're closing the road. Big blizzard movin in.
- What blizzard? It's a couple of flakes.
- Don't you listen to the weather? We got a major storm here!
- I make the weather! All this moisture coming up out of the Gulf will push off to the east and Mt. Altoona.
- Pal, you got that moisture on your head. You can go back to Punxsutawney or you can freeze to death. It's your choice. What's it gonna be?
- ... I'm thinkin...
Groundhog Day (2 Feb.) marks the midway point between the winter solstice (21 Dec.) and the vernal equinox (21 June).
The commemoration of this day began in 1887 in Punxsutawney, PA with a lowly groundhog as beacon for winter days ahead. Sun and shadow = winter grips for 6 more weeks; no shadow = spring is imminent.
Hope springs eternal!
Posted by Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff at 5:30 AM