Archive for History

  • Calendar of Events - October 2021 Calendar of Events – October 2021

    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 ...

  • What is Special about the Month of October? What is Special about the Month of October?

    By Eloise Graham October has two birthstones. The first is the opal, a stone said to reflect the mood of the wearer. It intensifies emotions, encouraging freedom and independence. The pink tourmaline is the second birthstone, a gem with the meaning of love, compassion and emotional healing. Th...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Thank Goodness the Quad-Cities aren’t in Nebraska Speaking in the most general of terms, your pal QC Jones doesn’t have anything against Nebraska or the fine people who live there. In many ways, Iowa and most of downstate Illinois are close cousins to the lands just over the Mi...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Kari Smith Remember to Step Back and Enjoy the Moment On Thursday, August 12th, Iowa had the opportunity to host a major league baseball game for the first time ever because of a movie that was filmed in Dyersville, Iowa in 1989. Field of Dreams is a great baseball movie, probably one of the ...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones An Early Back-to-School Remembrance If September stands for nothing more, it represents the launch of the school year. Every living man, woman, and child in our country has experienced this end of summer phenomenon. I have yet to speak with a single soul who does not possess deeply...

  • Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

    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...

  • The History of September The History of September

    By Eloise Graham At one time, September was the seventh month of the calendar year. This was when the original Roman calendar was used. The first month of the year ran from New Years Day until mid March timeline. The month derived its name from the Latin word septem meaning seven. But because of th...

  • Outstanding August Events through the Centuries Outstanding August Events through the Centuries

    By Eloise Graham The 1500s - On August 16, 1501 the Overseers of the Office of Works (Florence, Italy’s cathedral church) awards Michelangelo the contract to create his statue of David. He began his sculpture masterpiece a month later, finishing it in August 1504. The public unveiling was Septem...