June 3rd is time to get a crack on the annual observance of National Egg Day!

The nutrient-rich food has gone back and forth with science and nutritionists over the decades as to just how many eggs are too many for a healthy diet. However, one egg provides an excellent source of protein and vitamin D. At 75 calories and 5 grams of fat, it’s an easy choice to satisfy hunger, too. Eggs are easily seasoned and pair well with vegetables to increase the nutritional value of a meal.

Eggs are an essential ingredient to baked goods and are a part of our everyday diets. There’s so much to celebrate in these small packages.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalEggDay

Enjoy eggs for breakfast. How about a fried egg sandwich for lunch? What’s your favorite way to enjoy an egg? If you’re looking for terrific ways to cook up your eggs, explore Eggs 11 Ways to learn more.  Use #NationalEggDay when posting on social media.

Educators and families, check out a project from the April National Day Calendar Classroom that works well to celebrate this day, too!


While National Day Calendar has yet identified the origins of this egg-cellent holiday, take a crack at these other food celebrations. They’re hard to beat. That’s all yolks!

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“River Dance (Chinese Style)”

“Bother Tommy … sent this extra special  RIVER DANCE and with this … his very own comment… “This is more precision than I can handle!”


River Dance – Amazing performance made by members of The Church of the Almighty God (China)

Dec 25, 2019


Riverdance at the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics, Dublin 2003

Nov 26, 2010

In my BOOK… to be able to tap dance is one of the best exercises to do to stay in shape… have good health and live longer as a very strong and happy person.

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“Exercise for Mood and Immunity”


Two key elements of a good anti-viral strategy involve building the immune system and not freaking out. A good exercise program can help on both accounts. Moving the body generates electrical charges. It’s important for healing, repair and supporting the immune system, whose cells (like all cells) depend on bioelectricity. Exercise also improves oxygenation of tissues, supports pulmonary health and strengthens lung muscles, which are obviously going to be helpful for protection against a respiratory virus.

The exhale is important too. That’s where toxins are eliminated from the body and, in addition acids and other metabolic wastes, that includes yeast bacteria and viruses. If you’re experiencing anxiety over a seemingly chaotic state of affairs, vigorous exercise can re-establish a sense of control and can help up regulate serotonin and endorphins and other brain chemicals associated with peace of mind and a positive mood.

All you need to do to turn on neurotransmitters of well-being is a 5 minute workout. Try running up a flight of stairs or taking a brisk walk making sure you’re moving your arms as well as your legs or get yourself a rebounder or mini trampoline (don’t worry they’re not going to be running out of those anytime soon) and jump up and down for a few minutes every day. In addition to protecting yourself from the dreaded coronavirus you’ll be healthier, calmer, stronger and you’ll probably lose a few pounds along the way.

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“We have a KING in the Family”

There is nothing like receiving an old PHOTO of FAMILY… as it brings back some really good old time memories.

I just received this old PHOTO from Grandson, Alan, and had to put my thinking CAP on! Sometimes that is a real chore when twenty or more years have passed on and some of the people have moved out of STATE and you almost forget what you all did when they were little tots!

Our favorite place for our hair to be cut. Does anyone remember “Jack’s Barber Shop in the Maryland Plaza?”



and… Now looking in the mirror of time past… that is Mary in a very young and good looking shape… taking pictures of her two sons BILLY  on the left and on the right is ALAN! There could be almost two and a half years difference in their ages on this photo, but I have to remember the best memory of all…which took place when “Alan” was only and this is a maybe, just six weeks old

We lived in Fenton, and sometime in August, they had announced in the “St. Louis County News Paper” that they were going to have an event “Contest for the children” for the different ages…  with prizes to be given to the Winners.

So… I told Mary that we could go and see all that was going on… and what it would take to enter little Billy and newborn baby, Alan… and just enjoy some FUN time in the PARK with the other families.

We were lucky to find the correct location…a Pavillion where the Judges were… and some room on one of the picnic tables… and Mary filled out the paperwork for each child…we thought we may as well enter both for the age group that they would qualify for.

So as we were watching each child go to the table to which the Judges were sitting… and for them to determine which child would be Winner material… I noticed that each child got to that table and did not know what they should do.

So I took our young Billy and with my right hand… I raised my right hand…high above my face and head… and extending my hand to the right… and saying to Billy… say… “MY name is Billy” … “How are you?”

Then I took Billy and turned him facing toward the head of the area where the Judges were… softly whispering in his ear… and moving his right hand and arm… so that he could do it… with some practice all by himself!

Several of the little children…just stood there … where their Mothers put them…some just sat down and or cried… not having a clue as to what to do.

Now see the following PHOTO and Copy from the FENTON Newspaper.



King  and Queen

King William (Billy) Winchester, Queen  Bethany Bollinger


It’s never too late to be a part and or take part in your Community.

At this year’s Fenton Festival and the attached picture

are… the now reigning  King William and Queen Bethany.





Now… little Billy’s name was called… I told him to start walking up to the “JUDGES” desk… and when you get there… smile real big…raise your arm and hand up high so all can see you moving and say nice and loud… so that I can also hear you say… “MY name is Billy”   and “How are You!”

Everyone was so surprised that one of the children was able to talk and not cry and or sit down… several people taking pictures and of course… they had a reporter for the NEWSPAPER… taking information and photos.

“After all was said and done…I tracked down the Reporter …so that I would know when these photos would publish in the Newspaper. When I did not see them the following week…I called the Newspaper… the Reporter called me and we met. She gave to me several Photos and said that just as soon as they are to be published… that she would contact me.

It was nice to have a KING in the family…that received a silver cup and crown and half a dozen other gifts… all of which makes for good memories…so I recommend…that if and when such an event is to take place in your area…be sure to enter your children… for the Fun and Memories… they last forever!”

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“Brother Tommy sent this over…to pass on”

Awaken the Giant Within is a 1991 book by the famous Tony Robbins. In its pages, Robbins provides personalized advice gleaned from decades of experience to help you overcome bad habits and unleash your full potential in both body and mind.

A 3 Minute Summary of the 15 Core Lessons

#1 Three Decisions Matter
Robbins argues that there are three primary decisions we make every day and consistently across our lives that determine our destinies. The first of these decisions revolve around what we decide to focus on. This will affect our career goals and relationship ambitions, and they can allow us to focus our efforts on what really matters.

#2 Decide What Things Mean to You
The second key decision to make is to determine what various things mean to you as a person. It’s not enough to just take cultural values for granted and assume that they are actually important to your heart. You need to take a hard look at what you value and figure out what you actually think about the things in your life.

#3 Decide What to Do About Those Things
After you’ve identified the two above decisions and what they entail, you then need to decide what to do about those desires and beliefs. Only now, after identifying what you are after and what truly matters to your personal goals, can you start taking steps to readjust your life and align it with your ultimate objectives.

#4 Focus on the Destination, Rather than Fear
Robbins stresses that it is important for everyone to focus on where they want to go and who they want to be rather than allowing fear to arrest their development. Too many people, he says, waste their lives paralyzed by fear and indecision and never end up doing what they want or obtaining their lifelong achievements all because they let fear get the better of them.

#5 People Do Things For Two Reasons
Broadly speaking, people take actions for one of two reasons: either to avoid pain or gain pleasure. Understanding this will allow you to better examine why you take the actions you do and what motivates most of your responses to stimuli throughout your day. Do you live a primarily fearful life or do you spend most of your time chasing your goals?

#6 Five Major Elements
Robbins goes over the five major elements of your decision-making process: core rules or beliefs (which are often instilled in us as children), values, questions, references, and emotional states. All five of these elements dictate our daily routines and where we end up heading throughout life if we decide to run things on autopilot.

#7 Changing the Elements Changes Your Life
At the same time, while these elements work together to broadly determine the direction of our lives, changing just a single of them can result in a powerful adjustment to your daily experience. If you want to make a change in your life, focus on altering one of these elements and you’ll immediately see results for good or for ill.

#8 Hijack Your Habits
Robbins says that habits are inevitable, but what you should do is pair your bad habits with pain and pair your good habits with pleasure. As an example, Robbins suggests listening or singing to a song that you hate every time you want to eat a sugary snack that causes you to gain weight.

#9 Use Your Words!
Robbins draws from his experience as a public speaker and advises the reader to use their words to transform their daily experience. Learn new words and speak them to yourself to change your state of mind. You can reinforce your good feelings with powerful and positive words or make bad emotions seem less intense by using mitigating language.

#10 Make Up Rules To Follow
We too often make up rules that give others control over our lives. As an example, we only allow ourselves to be happy if our bosses are satisfied with our performances. You can instead make up different rules, like deciding to be happy if you do good work at your job regardless of whether or not your boss appreciates your efforts.

#11 How to Create Lasting Change
Robbins argues that there are three main ways to create lasting change in your life: raise your standards, change your beliefs (or the elements described earlier), or change your strategy. The first method involves not accepting mediocre work or effort from yourself or others who are important to you. Raise your standards both for your relationships and your work and you’ll see better results.

#12 Changing Limiting Beliefs
Too many of us are locked into old patterns of habit and inaction because we have certain limiting beliefs. Many of these come from childhood experiences, such as when we are told by our parents that we aren’t good enough for a particular sport or hobby. You must learn to change these beliefs to take away their power over your behavior.

#13 Altering Your Strategy
The final way to create lasting change is to alter whatever strategy you are currently following. If you have a long-term goal that you want to attain before you die, it only pays to use winning strategies. If you’ve been on the path to your goal for some time and haven’t yet achieved victory it may be time to switch things up and pursue a different strategy.

#14 Learn From Decisions
Robbins stresses the importance of learning from all your decisions, especially since some of them won’t be perfectly successful. Don’t get discouraged by your failures but instead, take every opportunity to learn from decisions that don’t work so you don’t make them again.

#15 Learn to Enjoy Making Decisions
Finally, Robbins advises anyone looking to create lasting change in their life to get used to enjoying making decisions. You’ll be able to flexibly adapt your strategy and more consistently pursue your goals if you get in the habit of relishing in the chance to control your destiny and make real decisions that yield tangible results.

Top 10 Quotes from Awaken the Giant Within

  1. “If you can’t you must, and if you must you can.”
  2. “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. ”
  3. “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
  4. “Every problem is a gift – without problems… we would not grow.”
  5. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
  6. “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”
  7. “It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.”
  8. “It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.”
  9. “Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.”
  10. “People are not lazy, they simply have impotent goals..that is..goals that do not inspire them.”

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Lessons From Trees – Pharmacist Ben Fuchs – Moment of Truth

To deal with our vulnerability, during these perilous times, we could learn a thing or two from some of the oldest and wisest entities on the planet: the intelligent and conscious beings called “trees”. If a tree is to withstand a storm, it has to be flexible, it has to be able to bend without breaking and it has to maintain a strong root system.

Likewise, when the crap hits the fan, we have to be flexible. This is the great unknown. No one has been in this situation before. We have to let go of old ideas and come up with intelligent and creative ways to respond.

At the same time, we have to be anchored in our communities, our families and in our own sense of strength and resilience. Be inspirational to those who are scared. Contribute where you can. Contributing time and money, if possible, to those who are in need. Sign up to deliver Meals on Wheels, go shopping for the elderly, call the United Way and see if you can volunteer, donate blood, or donate food…

We don’t really know what the coming days may bring, but we do know that, like all things, this too shall pass. Whether we like it or not, we are in this situation and there is very little we can’t handle. If we protect ourselves intelligently, stay psychologically strong and don’t give in to unconscious reactions of fear.

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