Veteran Proposes in Front of Two Former Presidents

A soldier who was badly wounded in Afghanistan has proposed to his girlfriend in Maine while two former presidents looked on.George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and their first ladies watched as retired Army Spc. Tyler Jeffries proposed to Lauren Lilly . Jeffries is one of ten veterans featured in the book “Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed”. On Monday, the veterans featured in the book had been invited to the Bush home which is why he was there in the first place.
soldier who lost both legs in Afghanistan proposed to his girlfriend in Maine – while two former presidents and their first ladies looked on.
Jeffries, who is from Florida, lost his legs – one above the knee and the other below the knee – in an IED explosion in 2012.

George H. W. Bush wrote the foreword to the book, which discusses mothers helping their sons recover from combat injuries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
At the gathering, Jefferies mentioned that he was going to ask his girlfriend, Lauren Lilly to marry him soon.
The Bushes encouraged him to pop the question at their house that very day.

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“Bleeding” Woman Runs Marathon Without Tampon

A woman ran the London Marathon with no tampon to raise awareness for women who have none.The 26-year-old Harvard graduate ran over 26-miles with blood freely flowing down her legs.She says she did it to raise awareness about women who don’t have access to feminine products, and to encourage women to not be ashamed of their periods.

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10 Traditional Skills That are Disappearing

Not that long ago that, people could actually do things without googling them first.  Or they had to learn how to do them hands-on.  In other words, your grandparents had a whole set of skills your kids probably never will.

According to a new survey of 2,000 people, here are the ten traditional skills that are dying out . . .

 

 

1.  Reading a map.

 

2.  Using a compass.

 

3.  Knowing how to tie different knots.

 

4.  Darning socks, which means fixing holes in them.  Most young people don’t even know “darning” is a word.

 

5.  Looking something up in a book by using the index.

 

6.  Knowing how to format a letter.

 

7.  Knowing measurement conversions, like there are four quarts in a gallon.

 

8.  Spelling and grammar.

 

9.  Building a fire.

 

10.  Having good penmanship, because no one writes anything anymore.

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News Anchor Storms Off Set Because he Didn’t Want to Talk About the Kardashians

Can’t blame him…

A Good Day Orlando anchor decided he couldn’t stand to talk about the Kardashians any longer and walked off the set of a live broadcast on Friday. He was about to report that Kylie Jenner has a new rabbit named “Bruce.”

He walked off of the set and said, “I’ve had enough Kardashians. I can’t take any more Kardashian stories on this show.”

A replacement anchor came in and the trio left on camera tried to talk the anchor down from his rant. He had left his microphone on and shouted from off-camera. “I don’t care about this family. I’m sick of this family. It’s a non-story!”

After the rant, the anchor posted video of his protest on Facebook accompanied by an apology.

This Day In History – August 10

1821

Missouri became the 24th state in the Union

Missouri in Sioux means towns of the large canoes

1945

The day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan announced they would surrender

The only condition was that the status of Emperor Hirohito would remain unchanged

 Back-to-back World War Champs

1985

Madonna’s Like A Virgin became the first album by a female to be certified for 5 million sales

1995

Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were indicted, 11 counts each, for bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City

The first three counts of the indictment were for conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction to kill people and destroy federal property

The eight remaining counts were for killing federal law enforcement agents

The April 19, 1995 blast killed 168 people

and then lastly…

2009

Brooks & Dunn announced that they were breaking up in 2010 after 20 years as a duo

Signed to Arista Records in 1991, the duo recorded ten studio albums, one Christmas album and three compilation albums 

They also released fifty singles, with 20 become #1 hits, and nineteen more reaching the top ten

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – August 7

1995

LL Cool J and Simone Johnson were married

Happy 20th wedding anniversary to Ladies Love Cool James and the Ladie Who Does Love Cool James! 

1997

Garth Brooks played a free concert in New York’s Central Park

250,000 people! Wow! 

2012
Randy Travis was arrested after being found naked, smelling apparently of alcohol and lying on a remote stretch of roadway in northern Texas just before midnight.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated and felony retaliation, after allegedly threatening to fatally shoot highway patrol troopers who responded to a concerned caller who notified authorities of “a man lying in the roadway”

Oh, Randy Travis…

-Tyler Jackson

100 People Fix Up Elderly Couple’s Home After Teenagers Make Fun of it.

A guy in Oregon heard two teenagers make fun of an elderly couple’s house last month, because it was in such rough shape.  So he posted on Facebook that he and his friends were going to repaint it, and over a HUNDRED PEOPLE showed up.  They also fixed up the porch, and made it wheelchair accessible.

A railway worker named Josh Cyganik has waved to Leonard on his porch almost every day for the last four years, but never actually talked to him until last month, after he heard two teenagers making FUN of the place.

They were joking that it looked so bad, someone should just burn it down.  And Josh knew Leonard heard them too, when he saw the look on his face.

So a few days later, he asked Leonard if he and some friends could repaint the place for him, and got a hardware store to donate supplies.  Then he posted about it on Facebook, and more than a HUNDRED PEOPLE showed up that Saturday to help.

They painted the house . . . fixed up the porch . . . made it wheelchair accessible . . . and bought everything they need to replace the ROOF, which is still in the works. Josh says one of his friends drove by around 10:00 P.M. that night, and Leonard and Dorothy were both still out on the porch smiling.

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Top Lies That Men and Women Tell

A new study looked at the most common lies men and women tell, and the top lie for BOTH is, “Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine”.  Here are the top ten lies women tell.

 

1.  “Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine.”

 

2.  “This isn’t new, I’ve had it forever.”

 

3.  “It wasn’t that expensive.”

 

4.  “It was on sale.”  That’s three in a row that are shopping related.

 

5.  “I’m on my way.”

 

6.  “I don’t know where that is, I haven’t touched it.”

 

7.  “I didn’t drink that much.”

 

8.  “I’ve got a headache.”

 

9.  “No, I didn’t throw that away.”

 

10.  “Sorry, I didn’t see your call.”

 

 

Now here are the top ten lies MEN tell . . .

 

 

1.  “Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine.”

 

2.  “This will be my last drink.”

 

3.  “No, your butt doesn’t look big in that.”

 

4.  “I didn’t have cell phone service.”

 

5.  “My battery died.”

 

6.  “Sorry, I didn’t see your call.”  That’s the third one in a row about not wanting to talk on the phone.

 

7.  “I didn’t drink that much.”

 

8.  “I’m on my way.”

 

9.  “It wasn’t that expensive.”

 

10.  “I’m stuck in traffic.”

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This Day In History – August 6

1945

The American B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare

The bomb named Little Boy was dropped over the center of Hiroshima, Japan at 8:16 Japanese time

An estimated 140,000 people were killed

It had the energy of 15 kilo tons of TNT

1986

Timothy Dalton became the fourth actor to be named James Bond

He’s joined by Roger Moore, David Niven, Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Pierce Brosnan & Daniel Craig as James Bond alums

Dalton starred in The Living Daylights & License To Kill

1993

Alan Jackson had the #1 song in the land with Chattahoochee

Chattahoochee also received CMA awards for Single of the Year and Song of the Year

1996

NASA announced the discovery of evidence of primitive life on Mars

The evidence came in the form of a meteorite that was found in Antarctica

The meteorite was believed to have come from Mars and contained a fossil

and then lastly…

2003

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his candidacy to replace Gray Davis as governor of California to Jay Leno on theTonight Show

And he did replace Davis. California actually elected the Terminator! 

-Tyler Jackson

What NOT to Post on Your Facebook Page!

You would think people would know what to post on social media by now, but sadly that’s NOT the case!  A new survey found the six things that a company could find on your Facebook page that would make them IMMEDIATELY stop considering you for a job.  Listen up . . .

 

1.  Risqué photos . . . 71% say this would instantly get you cut.

 

 

2.  Negative comments about work in GENERAL . . . 69% say it’s a dealbreaker.

 

 

3.  Negative comments about your current job or a former job, 66%.

 

 

4.  Cursing, 65%.

 

 

5.  Photos of you partying and drinking, 60%.

 

 

6.  Controversial political or social opinions, 30%.  Obviously it’s not legal for someone to discriminate during the hiring process, but this is before you even GET there, smart guy.

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