Archive for History

  • Where Did June Gets Its Name? Where Did June Gets Its Name?

    By Eloise Graham There are two theories as to how the name of June came about. The first is that June was named after the Roman goddess Juno. She was the goddess of marriage and the wife of the supreme deity Jupiter. The second theory comes from the Latin word iuniores, meaning “younger ones” a...

  • Calendar of Events - May 2022 Calendar of Events – May 2022

    If you have an upcoming event that you would like published, please mail info to: 50+Lifestyles, P. O. Box 2125, Davenport, IA, 52809  Attn: Eloise or email: publisher@50pluslife.com Attn: Eloise. Please submit by the 10th of the month prior to the month you want activity listed. Support Groups ...

  • Buds and Burrows Open in April Buds and Burrows Open in April

    By Eloise Graham April is derived from the verb “aperire” which means “to open.” During the month of April, the trees and many flowers begin to bloom or open. The smaller animals that hibernate start opening their burrows and come out of their winter home. For those born in April th...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Mind your business April is famous for a lot of things. Some are just downright silly and unimportant. Days like April Fool’s Day, National Fun at Work Day, National Canine Fitness Day, National Tell a Lie Day, and National Deep Dish Pizza Day are just a handful of the over 140 spe...

  • Iditarod -  The Alaskan Dog Sled Race Iditarod – The Alaskan Dog Sled Race

    PUBLISHER’S CORNER By Eloise Graham     The famed and treacherous dog sled race in Alaska takes place this year on Saturday March 5. The race as we know it today began in 1973. The tradition and mission, if you will, is steeped in loyalty to the dog teams, mushers and sle...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Mana from Heaven and Cupcakes from the Room Mothers Quite honestly, your humble observer of life and erstwhile cupcake connoisseur, QC Jones has a hard time keeping up with the twists and turns in the world of polite, and politically correct behavior. First of all, I am not completel...

  • A Powerful Connection A Powerful Connection

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling “You never know what could be on the other side!” Once or twice a week Gary and I find ourselves crossing a bridge over a large expanse of water in Florida. Last week we drove to Sanibel Island; the Sanibel Causeway spans San Carlos Bay, connecting Sanibel Isla...

  • February Titles – Songs, Movies, Books February Titles – Songs, Movies, Books

    By Eloise Graham This shortest month of the year has made its way into song, movies and literature.       Songs There are at least 14 song titles that contain the word February. They are: “Xmas in February” by Lou Reed, “February” by Elzhi, “February - What...