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#1. May 15, 2013
Psst… can I tell you a secret? I’m turning 60 in 3 weeks. Okay, so maybe it’s not such a secret, but it’s a big milestone, and one that’s been on my mind for about a year.
60? Wow. But as many have said before me, it’s just a number. But I believe it’s a number that deserves some recognition.
So I’ve decided to do something amazing for a child that needs heart surgery, but can’t afford it. I am raising money for a group of cardiac surgeons that donate their time and their expertise to help kids (and doctors) in disadvantaged communities all over the world. So far they have saved over 6000 children in places such as Iraq, Angola, Romania, Palestinian Authority, Haiti and more. The organization is called Save a Child’s Heart, and it is based in Israel.
It takes $10,000 to cover all the non-donated expenses, such as travel, medicine, equipment, and so on. I wish I could raise $10,000, but that number terrifies me. So I picked a much smaller goal of $3,000.
Can you find it in your heart to help me? Together we can save a life. http://www.crowdrise.com/barbaras60th/
*Save a Child’s Heart is a registered 501(c) (3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. SACH is certified by Independent Charities of America as one of the Best Charities in America, a designation awarded to charities that demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Amelia Earhart
by Barbara J. Feldman
Amelia Earhart Printable (** for premium members only)
Amelia Mary Earhart, the first women to fly solo across the Atlantic, was born July 24, 1897 at her grandparents’ home in Atchison, Kansas. Despite her many pioneering achievements, she is best known for her tragic disappearance over the Pacific on July 2, 1937, halfway to her goal of circling the globe. Like many today, Earhart believed that technology would open new worlds for women.
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Thousands of visitors a year tour the museum at Earhart’s birthplace in Atchison, KS. Best clicks for virtual visitors can be found under the Amelia Earhart subhead (in the left-hand menu) where you’ll find a biography, fun facts, and news clips. “During her childhood, Amelia invented a tribe of imaginary small black creatures she called Dee-Jays. Described as a cross between a Krazy Kat cartoon and a jabberwocky, the creatures were often blamed for Amelia’s own irresponsible behavior, such as: talking out of turn, eating the last piece of candy, or when something turned up lost.”
Amelia Earhart Biography
In 1920, Earhart flew in an open cockpit biplane at an aerial meet in Long Beach, California. “As soon as we had left the ground I knew I myself had to fly.” She soon began lessons with another women pilot, Anita “Neta” Snook, in a restored Canadian training plane. “On April 27, 1926, her life was to change forever . . . a phone call from Captain H.H. Railey asked, ‘How would you like to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic?'” This detailed biography, neatly organized into Early Years, Celebrity and Last Flight, is a terrific resource for school reports.
Official Amelia Earhart Site
Created on behalf of Earhart’s family, this official site is excellent in content, design, and navigation, earning my pick of the day accolade. Of course there is an Earhart biography, but don’t stop there. Other highlights include a nice collection of quotes (“Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.” ), a photo gallery, and screensavers and wallpaper (listed under Downloads).
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#5. Surfing the Calendar
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May 15, 1856
Discovery of Largest Prime Number Known to Man
May 15, 2004
Jumping Frog Jubilee in Angels Camp, CA
May 16-19, 2013
Sue Debuts at Field Museum
May 17, 2000
Karol Wojtyla Birthday (Pope John Paul II)
May 18, 1920
Major Mount St. Helens Volcanic Eruption
May 18, 1980
Premiere of Star Wars: Episode I
May 19, 1999
Amelia Earhart’s Atlantic Crossing
May 20, 1932
Weights and Measures Day
May 20, 2013
National Geographic Bee
May 20-22, 2013
National Backyard Games Week
May 20-24, 2013
#6. Quote of the Week
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.” ~~ Amelia Earhart ~~ (24 July 1897 – 5 January 1939) American author, aviator, and women’s rights advocate. Read more determination quotes from other trailblazers like Mahatma Ghandhi, Henry David Thoreau, and Sojourner Truth.
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