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Another Possible Photoshopped Image

Sitting At The ER

~Stolen from FB

When You Look Just Like The Painting

I Just Bought My First "Legal" Weed In Illinois

The only dispensary near me that got licensed for recreational is like 12 miles away though. Still a long line today, but not quite as long as the first two days (I only had about an hour & a half wait).

There were a half-dozen food trucks and a DJ playing in the parking lot, so it was a strange kind of a party atmosphere outside. A lot of people were smoking & vaping in line too, so I had a little buzz by the time I got inside (probably why those tacos tasted so good). I'd guess about half the people in line were from St. Louis too.

They were only out of a couple of things, which surprised me a little considering how much business they did those first two days. The local news had a lot of coverage of the re-opening & the huge lines, so I waited till today. They had a lot of staff so once you got inside it was pretty quick & easy.

It's a little expensive, almost twice what I'm used to with all the taxes & what-not, but it's sure going to be convenient. And they're certainly going to be more reliable than the people I've been getting it from.

A Christmas Drinking Game

Ho Ho Ho!

Nicely Photoshopped Meme

Great New Ornament

Fun Fact

Why Is Thanksgiving A National Holiday?

Due in large part to this woman's effort.


Giving Thanks To Sarah Josepha Hale For Crusading To Make Thanksgiving A National Holiday


A staunch advocate for women’s education and economic independence, Sarah became a pioneering editor and prolific writer who published nearly fifty volumes of work – novels, short stories, cookbooks, poems – throughout her life, one of which included her most famous nursery rhyme, ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’ (1830). She’s also known as the “Godmother of Thanksgiving” for her tireless campaign to establish the day as a national holiday in America.


It was Sarah’s reverence for the domestic arts that brings us to how she became known as the “Godmother of Thanksgiving”. Thanksgiving had been celebrated in the U.S. since the 1600s, but not in all States and with no set date. Sarah set out to change this. So in her first year running Godey’s Lady’s Book, Sarah wrote the first of her Thanksgiving editorials, “praising the holiday for its domestic and moral influence.”

“…might, without inconvenience, be observed on the same day of November, say the last Thursday in the month, throughout all New England; and also in our sister states, who have engrafted it upon their social system. It would then have a national character, which would, eventually, induce all the states to join in the commemoration of ‘Ingathering,’ which it celebrates. It is a festival which will never become obsolete, for it cherishes the best affections of the heart – the social and domestic ties. It calls together the dispersed members of the family circle, and brings plenty, joy and gladness to the dwellings of the poor and lowly.”

This kicked off her nearly 26-year long, one-woman crusade to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. In addition to using the pages of Godey’s Lady’s Book to campaign, Sarah also wrote letters to any and every politician she could reach, and lobbied no fewer than four U.S. presidents.

Finally, on October 3, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation making the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day.

Here's A Great Story/Idea


Former homeless man pays for new apartment with money earned from Little Rock cleanup program

Roy paid his first month's rent for his own home with money earned/saved from the Little Rock program paying homeless people $9.25 per hour to pick up trash.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Bridge to Work program paying homeless people in Little Rock $9.25 per hour to pick up trash in the city has seen success among LR's homeless population, city and community members.

One person proving that success is Roy, who can now pay his first month's rent at an apartment he now lives in with the money he earned and saved working in the program.


The Bridge to Work program began in April 2019 and was originally planned to last six months. Mayor Frank Scott Jr. has since extended the program through the end of September 2020.

The program is always in need of volunteers willing to form a relationship with participants along with helping with transportation.

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