Pageviews past week

Saturday, September 29, 2012


I'm taking Sundays off from Blog Posting from now on, so I'll lay the "100 years ago Today" on you a day in advance, and I'm giving you September 30th instead of the 29th because September 29, 1912 was a Sunday. We'll be back in synch on Monday with the October 1, 1912 offering. My condolences to all you Southbridge readers on the death of George Wells.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Old photos of Dunure The good people of Dunure in the past

108 stores with Senior Discounts


Hundreds of  retailers are featuring new and improved discounts exclusively for the 60 and older crowd. Here is a list of senior savings that will help you keep more cash in your pocket.   
Applebees: 15% off  with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arbys: 10% off (55+)
Ben & Jerrys: 10% off (60+)
Bennigans: discount varies by location
Bobs Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Captain Ds Seafood: discount varies on location (62+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+)
Chilis: 10% off (55+)
CiCis Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Culvers: 10% off (60+)
Dennys: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+)
Dunkin Donuts: 10% off or free coffee (55+)
Einsteins Bagels: 10% off bakers dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddruckers: 10% off any senior platter (55+)
Gattis Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardees: $0.33 beverages everyday  (65+)
IHOP: 10% off (55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal (55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+)
Long John Silvers: various discounts at participating locations (55+)
McDonalds: discounts on coffee everyday (55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoneys: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off (55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off (50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendys: 10% off (55+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+)
Retail and Apparel
Banana Republic: 10% off (50+)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (50+)
Belks: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55+)
Big Lots: 10% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days (55+)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
Clarks: 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 10% off (55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 20% off (50+)
Kohls: 15% off  (60+)
Modells Sporting Goods: 10% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)
Albertsons: 10% off first Wednesday of each month (55+)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50+)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 6% off every Monday (60+)
Frys Supermarket: free Frys VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday (55+) Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday (50+)
Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (55+)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppes Marketplace: 5% off (62+)
Alaska Airlines: 10% off (65+)
Alamo: up to 25% off for AARP members
American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount) Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Best Western: 10% off (55+)
Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Clarion: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+)
Econo Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
Greyhound: 5% off (62+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+)
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Travelers Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+) Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62+)
Motel 6: 10% off (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+)
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Activities & Entertainment
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55+)
Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 30% off Ripleys Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket (55+) SeaWorld Orlando: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
Cell Phone Discounts

AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $29.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50+)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+)
    *Check out our Secret Cell Phone Discounts to view all cell phone discounts           available to you!
Great Clips: $3 off hair cuts (60+)
Super Cuts: $2 off haircuts (60+)
Since many senior discounts are not advertised to the public, our advice to men and women over 55 is to ALWAYS ask a sales associate if that store provides a senior discount. That way, you can be sure to get the most bang for your buck.

This Week Genealogy News

If this newsletter is not displayed correctly, please click here
geneaNet - 09/29/2012
 Hi Terry,

This Week Genealogy News

Archaeologists Discover Lost Indian War Battlefield

After three years of documentary and archaeological research, the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA) has discovered the location of the Battle of Hungry Hill, also known as the Battle of Grave Creek Hills, in [...]

Geneaalogy Software Updates of the Week

Brother's Keeper 6.5.17 (Full Featured - Windows - Purchase)
* Added option to 'show burial date if death unknown' on the Tree chart.
* Added about 25 new lines for the translators to translate.
* Added some new options [...]

The French Prime Minister Who Married a Connecticut Schoolgirl

Mary Plummer was a beautiful young student at the Catherine Aiken Seminary For Young Girls in Stamford, CT. She fell in love with her French teacher, Georges Clemenceau, the future prime minister of France during World [...]

Are You Related to Hilary Duff?

Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28, 1987 in Houston, Texas, to Susan Colleen (née Cobb), a homemaker, and Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in a chain of convenience stores. Duff has an elder sister, [...]

Eighty Bodies from Onondaga County Poorhouse Reburied As Part of OCC Renovation

The remains of 80 bodies first laid to rest more than 150 years ago were reburied today as part of renovations by Onondaga Community College.
The bodies of homeless adults and children were buried from 1826 to [...]

Alaskan Cartography Influenced by Native Mapmakers

"Aha moments" probably come more often in the sciences than in social studies, but every once in a while an historian makes a find that changes everything.
Recently, a researcher combing through the National Archives made just [...]

Are You Related to Steve Kerr?

Kerr was born on September 27, 1965.
He shot .454 from 3-point range over his career and currently holds the record as the most accurate 3-point shooter in NBA history. Kerr is a 5-time NBA champion, [...]

First Ever Great Hunger Museum Opens Next Month in the US

The crisis moment in our collective history, the year zero through which our past and our present must always travel, is 1847. Now Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut is set to unveil the first Great Hunger [...]

Iraq Archives Chief Moves To Seal Saddam-Era Files

The terror of Saddam Hussein's secret police has lived on long after his fall through their millions of reports, which are still dragged up by Iraqi politicians and the media, often with damaging results.
But Saad Iskander, [...]

Are You Related to Olivia Newton-John?

Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948 in Cambridge, England, to a Welsh father, Brinley ("Bryn") Newton-John, and a German-born mother, Irene Born, the eldest child of the Nobel prize-winning atomic physicist Max Born.
Her [...]

Armenian National Archive Will Publish Digitized Materials on Armenian Genocide in Internet

The Armenian National Archive carries out digitalization of the Archive's documents and creation of an electronic database. In 2013 the administration of the Archive intends to make the important Armenian Genocide-related documents available in the Internet. [...]

Are You a Genealogy Geek and Proud of it?

This got me to thinking ...... just how do you know when you are a 'Genealogy Geek'? Since it takes one to know one .... here are my symptoms:
* You know exactly how far back you [...]

Archaeologists Dig Up Wrong Body: Mona Lisa Skeleton Still Not Found

A skeleton dug up from an excavation site at the Saint Ursula convent in Florence, Italy, does not belong to Mona Lisa. Archaeologists who found the remains in July, earlier thought it to be of Lisa [...]

GenerousGenealogists: Free Genealogy Research & Support

An announcement by GenerousGenealogists: "We are a community of volunteers who agree to provide free genealogy research and assistance, as an act of kindness, to "those in need." But, that simple statement does not define us [...]

Are You Related to Michael Douglas?

Douglas was born on September 25, 1944 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the first child of actor Kirk Douglas and Bermudian-born actress Diana Dill. His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Gomel in Belarus (at that [...]

'Unknown' WWI Kiwi Soldier Found in Belgium

The remains of a New Zealand soldier who died in World War One have been discovered in Belgium. The New Zealand Defence Force said the remains were discovered in Messines (Mesen) in West Flanders in April, [...]

Grave of Singapore Pioneer Found

The final resting place of wealthy land owner, Chia Ann Siang, after whom Ann Siang Hill in Chinatown was named, has been found.
Yesterday, five of his descendants went to view the tomb and pay their respects [...]

Vadodara, India - Over 28,000 Manuscripts of Oriental Institute To Be Digitized

M S University (MSU) will digitize over 28,000 manuscripts that are part of the rich collection of its Oriental Institute. The decision regarding this was taken during Friday's syndicate meeting.
The university has sought a report within [...]

Graveyard fashion shoot angers Poles

Poland has protested a photo exhibition by a Ukrainian fashion magazine featuring models posing next to Polish graves. The photographs showing women in provocative poses against a backdrop of crosses at a cemetery in the western [...]

Ceremony Honors Pittsburghers Who Served in War of 1812

Two hundreds years to the day after members of the Pittsburgh Blues left for military service, each was remembered by name during a service Sunday in the burial ground at Trinity Cathedral.
Their commander, Capt. James R. [...]

Former Women's Pro Baseball Players Together Again

When Delores "Dolly" Brumfield started dating her future husband, Joe White, in the 1970s, she never bothered to tell him about her youth - when she played in a league of her own.
"I really didn't tell [...]

Third Tranche of Colonial Administration Records To Be Released at the National Archives of the UK

The National Archives is working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to transfer and begin releasing colonial administration records, referred to as the 'migrated archives' between April 2012 and November 2013. This is in accordance [...]

GeneaNet - New Invitation Message for your Family and Relatives

When adding a new person to your Address Book, you can quickly and easily attach them to your Online Family Tree.
This helps you keep track of your family links.
A new and attractive invitation message with an ancestry chart will now [...]

'Lost Village' of Studmarsh Unearthed by Archaeologists

More evidence has been uncovered as the search for the lost village of Studmarsh continues. A team of archaeologists and volunteers from mental health charity Herefordshire Mind has spent two weeks digging at the National Trust's [...]

First Ever English Translation of Rare 1895 Czech Resource to be Made Available Free

For the first time ever in English, a rare look at an early immigrant community as well as more than one thousand immigrant family names will be available to historians and genealogists as a free, online [...]

Hillsboro, Illinois - The Mystery Of The Traveling Gravestone

For the second time in 99 years, the tombstone of a nine year old boy who died in 1858 has been found in a ditch. The stone reads: "John T. Misenheimer, Son of H.C. & E. [...]

Asheville, North Carolina, Organizes Historic Slave Deeds Online

If you squint your eyes as you look at the computer screen, you can see handwritten script with words such as "Negro child, age 3, named Rose, is sold, to have and to hold ..."
Those words, [...]

Unsubscribe from this newsletter, click here.

KGO Traffic Update

We also post the occasional Shaky Town News.
TwitterFBSubject: KGO Traffic Update
From: Mark Nieto

Dear Terry . . .

Mark Nieto
Please, join me in congratulating Stan "The Traffic Man" Burford on a well-deserved retirement.  Today is Stan's last day on KGO 810 and he'll be in studio with Ronn Owens after the KGO Morning News.  I'll be taking over traffic duties for Stan in the mornings and am very excited to be part of the KGO Morning News.

As the new traffic guy at KGO, I wanted to give you a heads up on some events the weekend of October 6 & 7 in San Francisco.  They include San Francisco Fleet Week along the Marina Green, San Francisco 49ers football at Candlestick, the San Francisco Giants will start their postseason run at AT&T Park, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, America's Cup, the Castro Street Fair, and the Italian Heritage Parade.  Please, plan ahead and expect some delays.  We'll have traffic updates throughout the weekend.

Check out the KGO Contest Page for all your prizes like tickets to the Singularity Summit with Ray Kurzweil on October 13 & 14 at Nob Hill Masonic Center and for family favorite Yo Gabba Gabba! at the Fox Theater in Oakland on November 25.

A quick programming update: Ronn Owens will have House Candidate Eric Swalwell (Monday), Gary Deitrich (Wednesday), Bobby Slayton (Thursday) and Richard Miniter (Friday) all on the program next week.  Also, on October 3 from 6-7:30pm, KGO will air the first presidential debate live from the University of Denver in Colorado.  Find more election coverage here.

Mark Nieto
KGO 810 Traffic
Know Your News QuizKnow Your News Quiz - San Francisco Magazine FallFest
All next week on the Know Your News Quiz, Peter Finch and Nikki Medoro will have your chance to win tickets FallFest 2012 presented by San Francisco Magazine on October 13 from 12-4pm at Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco. San Francisco Magazine brings it's award-winning food editorial to life with an inspiring day of premier wine and food tasting, chef demonstrations and more, Listen each weeknight at 7:10pm for the Know Your News Quiz question of the day.  Be the first person to call back at (415) 678-1780 with the right answer to win.
Bridge to BridgeOral B Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge
Sunday's forecast is calling for one of those perfect September days in San Francisco, so get yourself out to the Oral B Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge Run! You can sign up easily at Justin Herman Plaza starting at 7am race morning, cash or check only.  Have your family and friends join you at the free post-race expo featuring Lou Seal and the Giants' Orange & Black Attack, live music, Off the Grid food trucks, children's entertainment and more.

Make sure to pick up your official 2012 race poster at the St. Mary's Medical Center & Saint Francis Memorial Hospital booth ahd have it signed by the artist!

A special thanks to Oral B Glid Floss, Hanwha Solar One, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, and Your Northern California Acura Dealers for supporting this year's race.

Denevi Digital ImagingDenevi Digital Imaging
Denevi Digital Imaging makes preserving your  family memories incredibly easy.  Video tapes to DVD, slide scanning, movie files to DVD, photo scanning. Or have your memories transferred to a hard drive or digital file.  Denevi's is having a BOGO sale.   Buy one at their normal low price and get another for 50% off.  You heard me right! Buy One Get One at 50% off.  Cllick to see the Denevi-KGO BOGO Sale Special or visit
Canada College15th Annual Art & Olive Festival
The 15th Annual Art & Olive Festival is Sunday, October 7th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. The Arts & Olive Festival began in 1998 as part of Canada College's celebration to benefit student scholarships. The celebration includes the olive industries top experts and 80 Arts & Olive vendors. For more information visit
You are receiving this opt-in email because you are a member of the KGO Listener Club, KGO Radio, 55 Hawthorne Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco CA 94105.
To unsubscribe from all future commercial e-mails from KGO regarding its products and services, please click here.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


"A Nation Once Again", John McCormack with orchestra

Democratic convention in New York City 1924 (Silent~Explanation below window)

LS Forney Johnston, placing name of Sen. Underwood before the convention. MLS same. LS Sen. Phelan placing the name of W.G. McAdoo before the convention. HS crowd, demonstrating in Madison Square Garden. Pan shots crowd in Madison Square Garden as they receive reports of convention through amplifiers. LS Franklin D. Roosevelt placing name of Alfred E. Smith before convention. HS demonstrators parading through garden with Smith banners. Angle shot, looking up at tall buildings with confetti falling, pan down to Smith rooters in streets. Davis and Bryan nominated (Davis, former envoy to Great Britain is named candidate for President on 103rd ballot) Crowds cheering. Semi-long shots and close shots of John W. Davis. Mr. and Mrs. Davis. CU Charles M. Bryan, Gov. of Nebraska, named vice-presidential candidate. (brother of William J. Bryan) CU Bryan seated at desk. CU Charles M. Bryan and brother William J. Cameramen taking pictures of Davis and Bryan. Semi CU Davis and Bryan.


Good Night Folks, I've got a date in CZECHOSLOVAKIA.



Sent to you by terry via Google Reader:


via Moscow Daily Photo by Irina Rekhviashvili on 9/25/12

In October 1917 the green building building to the left hosted "the District Committee and the Revolutionary Committee of Russian Social Democratic Revolutionary Party of Bolshevick of Presnensky District of Moscow.
I read it on the sign sticked to this beautiful wooden "izba".
I'd prefer some kind babushka to live there.

Posted by Irina.


Things you can do from here:


Fwd: Fwd: What is Butt Dust?

 The last e-mail from my friend Michael Bernard, who has since passed away after a long battle with cancer.  We were diametrically opposed politically, but went back 50+ years and I'm thankful that he forwarded to me a lot of inside baseball, that, had he known my private philosophy, I might never have gotten to see.  Thanks for the inadvertent insights, Michael, and may you Rest in Peace.
----------Original Message----------

From: Michael Bernard

Date: Aug 3, 2012 3:37:10 PM
Subject: Fwd: What is Butt Dust?



What Is Butt Dust?

What, you ask, is 'Butt dust'? Read on and you'll discover the joy in it! These have to be original and genuine. No adult is this creative!

JACK (age 3)

was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister.  After a while he asked: 'Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?

MELANIE (age 5)

asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, 'If you don't remember you must look in the back of your panties.  Mine say five to six.'

STEVEN (age 3)

hugged and kissed his Mom good night. 'I love you so much that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window.' 

BRITTANY (age 4)

had an ear ache and wanted a pain killer. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle.  Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a child-proof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: 'How does it know it's me?'

SUSAN (age 4)

was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. 'Please don't give me this juice again,' she said, 'It makes my teeth cough.'

DJ (age 4)

stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: 'How much do I cost?'

CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried when his Mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, 'I don't know what'll happen with this bed when I get married.  How will my wife fit in it?'

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad: 'Why is he whispering in her mouth?'

TAMMY(age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy  looked at her for a while and then asked, 'Why doesn't your skin fit your face?'

JAMES (age 4)
was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: 'The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.'  Concerned, James asked: 'What happened to the flea?'

The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget...

This particular Sunday
 sermon....'Dear Lord,' the
minister began, with arms
extended toward heaven
and a rapturous look on
his upturned face. 'Without
you, we are but dust...'  He
would have continued but
at that moment my very
obedient daughter who
was listening leaned over
to me and asked quite
audibly in her shrill little
four year old girl voice,
'Mom, what is butt dust?' 

Make sure you pass this one on and spread the smiles