Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
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Monday, February 20, 2017


> THE YEAR IS 1917
> Interesting!!!!  Have fun
>  The year is 1917 "One hundred years ago."
> What a difference a century makes!
> Here are some statistics for the Year 1917:
>  The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
> Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.
> Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
> Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
> The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
> The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
> The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
> The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
> A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year.
> A dentist $2,500 per year.
> A veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year.
> And, a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
> More than 95 percent of all births took place at home
>  Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
> Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which
>  were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard."
>  Sugar cost four cents a pound.
> Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
> Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
>  Most women only washed their hair once a month, And, used Borax or
>  egg yolks for shampoo.
>  Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into
>  their country for any reason.
>  The Five leading causes of death were:
> 1 Pneumonia and influenza
> 2 Tuberculosis
> 3 Diarrhea
> 4 Heart disease
> 5 Stroke
>  The American flag had 45 stars ...
> The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30.
> Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
> There was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day.
> Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.
> And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
>  Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter
>  at local corner drugstores.
> Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives
>  buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is, in
>  fact, a perfect guardian of health!"
> (Shocking?)
> Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant
>  or domestic help...
>  There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !
>  I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it
>  myself.
> From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD all in a
>  matter of seconds!
>  It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

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