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A RANDOM ORIGIN

Friday, October 07, 2011

THE ICE CAPADES
In 1940 John H. Harris, owner of a Pittsburgh minor-league hockey team, booked former Olympic figure skaters to perform during game intermissions to increase family attendance. It worked, and as Harris added jugglers, clowns, and barrel jumpers to the show, other arenas became interested, so Harris decided to take it on tour (Boston Garden owner Walter Brown combined “ice” with “escapades” to come up with the name “Ice Capades”). For the next 50 years, the Ice Capades toured the world with an evolving format that included everything from themed shows (The Flintstones, Barbie, and Ewoks, to name a few) to Olympic-skater showcases. But in the 1980s, the popularity of the Ice Capades dropped sharply, facing new competition such as Stars on Ice and Disney on Ice. The Ice Capades was sold four times, and finally folded in 1995.

I don't know how many of you ever went to the Ice Capades, but I remember going often - it was GREAT!! I have always loved watched ice skating, although I can't really do it-my ankles are too weak.

  
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GAYLLYNNE 10/7/2011 8:01AM

    Thanks for that tidbit of info. I love learning things like this and am truly sorry that they folded. I remember them as a little girl. Great blog!

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10/6/2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

“Wherever men have lived, there is a story to be told.”—HENRY DAVID THOREAU



  
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STARRPARENT 10/6/2011 8:20AM

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10/5/2011

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

“To know that one has never really tried—that is the only death.”
—MARIE DRESSLER, Canadian actress

Like I always say...one day at a time, one step at a time...
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Just DON"T GIVE UP!!!!

  
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DMT1956 10/6/2011 3:13AM

    ty your a great encourager

I'm glad I tried

And apreciate all the kind words on my journey

chilly here in uk so indoor exercise treadmill and indoor swim

all good emoticon

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AWONDERS59 10/5/2011 6:51AM

    That's a great quote!

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ON THE JOB

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

FIRST JOBS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
• Steve McQueen was a towel boy in a brothel.

• Danny DeVito was a hairdresser at his sister’s salon.

• Chris Rock was a busboy at a Red Lobster.

• Bill Gates was a page in the Washington state capitol building.

• Michael Jordan was a bellhop.

• Duke Ellington was a peanut vendor at Washington Senators baseball games.

• Walt Disney mashed apples in a jelly factory.

• Stephen King was a high-school janitor.

So, there's hope for me yet, huh? Maybe I can still become a STAR?

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 10/4/2011 8:31PM

    Kewl I willgive that tomy trivia friends.Thanks

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TREKPURRSON 10/4/2011 3:13PM

    You already ARE a emoticon in my eyes! Maybe Walt Disney had plenty o' time to DREAM while he mashed apples! emoticon

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A Soothing Soak

Monday, October 03, 2011

Feeling bad after a breakup? Wish your new coworkers had invited you to happy hour? Instead of drowning your sorrows in a tub of Ben & Jerry's, submerge yourself in a different tub altogether.

New research from Yale University shows that raising your body's temperature-say, by relaxing in a steamy bath-can make you feel less isolated. "As infants being held by our mothers, we learned to connect physical warmth with emotional well-being," says study coauthor John Bargh, Ph.D. "So merely feeling something hot against your skin helps you lose that lonely feeling.

  
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TREKPURRSON 10/4/2011 3:19PM

    I'm with the first 3 girls-cannot sit down in a bathtub but LOVE a hot tub(with steps)---now I know WHY! emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 10/3/2011 1:38PM

    I'm with starrparent can't do the bath tub but love a hot tub emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/3/2011 11:31AM

    ThaT sure sounds good, but how do I get out of the tub?? :) emoticon

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STARRPARENT 10/3/2011 8:21AM

    I don't normally take baths but oh does this make me!! I love going to the beach and getting into those hot tubs!

Relaxing........

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