Saturday, November 7, 2015

Forty Seven Days Until Christmas

Take a liking to butterflies?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Gearing Up For The Holidays

In today's world we are inundated with images of Christmas from the media. We are told that it is all about buying expensive gifts for each other. In today's challenging economic times it is a tragedy that parents spend way more than they can afford to try to please their children. I will buy one that they want and one that they need. A book to read and one article of clothing.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

What Happened in 2009 When Rocky Springs Started

Ongoing financial crisis and recession which began in late 2007 continues with many calling it the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s causing house prices to decline, and unemployment to increase. In 2009 governments in the US and around the world pumped trillions of dollars into the financial system and into the economies hoping to avert another Great Depression and by the end of 2009 although unemployment had continued to increase, markets had recovered and most thought the worst was over. The deadliest bushfires in Australian history ( Black Saturday bushfires ) in the Australian state of Victoria leave 173 people dead and more than 2000 homes destroyed. Russia shuts off all gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine. Mobile Phone technology continues to grow with increased use of 3G networks and improvemnents in the Operating Systems that drives most moblile phones today. The top two selling movies in 2009 are "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs"

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

It Happened The Year We Started 2009

- Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president - 44th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley win - "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide - 96th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain - MLB World Series: New York Yankees defeat Philadelphia Phillies to win 4-2 -