Sunday, April 18, 2010

Diminishing View. Volunteers needed in IN. Wendy.

"The Grand Canyon is known for its sweeping vistas. But did you know that those views are frequently obscured by haze-causing pollution from the Navajo Generating Station and Four Corners Power Plant?
These two coal-fired power plants have been degrading those famous vistas in the Southwest since the 1970s. Air pollution from these plants also lowers the air quality of 10 national parks in the region."
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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Needs Volunteers:

"Being ranked 16th in US population means that Indiana is a state that needs help. Tasked with managing Hoosier state parks, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is sending out the call for volunteers to help out in a variety of outdoor settings.
Camp hosting is one of those occupations that have a great appeal to RVers; but don’t feel limited. Opportunities for volunteers include greeting interpretive center visitors, demonstrating a craft or skill, assisting with special events, maintaining trails, or monitoring bluebird boxes. Helping control invasive plants such as garlic mustard is another possibility. "
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Many Happy Returns to my daughter, Wendy:

Top Songs for 1962
Telstar by Tornadoes    
Big Girls Don't Cry by Four Seasons    
Peppermint Twist by Joey Dee & the Starliters    
Hey! Baby by Bruce Channel    
I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles    
Duke of Earl by Gene Chandler    
Sherry by Four Seasons    
Roses Are Red by Bobby Vinton    
Soldier Boy by Shirelles    
The Twist by Chubby Checker

 1962 Prices:                                

Bread:               $0.21/loaf
Milk:                 $1.04/gal
Eggs:                 $0.94/doz
Car:            $2,275.00
Gas:                  $0.31/gal
House:     $19,000.00
Stamp:              $0.04/ea
Avg Income: $6,670/yr
Min Wage:       $1.15/hr
DOW Avg:          652

On TV in 1962
Leave it to Beaver
The Flinstones
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Andy Griffith Show
The Twilight Zone
The Beverly Hillbillies
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Perry Mason
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San Francisco Earthquake on this date in 1906:
Thought for the day :
" If we were intended to talk more than we hear, we'd have two mouths and only one ear. "

It was drizzling this morning when I went to pick up Jay.  Then it really came down, just because we had to take the gas cans to fill at the store around the corner! 

We sorted out some stuff in the workshop and organized it into bins waiting for the rain to abate.  So we concentrated on the things to go back up into my attic.  It took a while to get it all in their right departments.  Brought down two small humane traps to be photographed and advertised.
Then as soon as the rain slowed down we put the things away in the shed, and repaired an outside blind.

That was about it for today.

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