Archive for History

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones A bad speller in two languages Your pal QC and the Misses have been regular visitors to Mexico since the 1980s. Upon each of those visits, I have always had the dream of being able to speak the language. A couple of times, I even made at least a token effort to pick-up one of the t...

  • 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...

  • Fun, Fanciful Facts for July Days Fun, Fanciful Facts for July Days

    By Eloise Graham In 44 BC, the Roman Senate decided to honor the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar and name a month after him. Hence, this month became July. Prior to that, it was known as Quintilis, meaning five. The old calendar clumped January, February and March all together. The pronunciation, until...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham Grasshoppers, Locusts, Crickets, Katydids or Cicadas...What is that night time noise? Back in my misguided youth, right around five years of age, I saw many of those empty insect shells clinging to the bark of our locust tree. I was told they were locust shells (or at least that...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy Reflecting on July pulls me into a kaleidoscope of thoughts tied to points throughout my life. Just like red-blooded all-American boys in every small town in this wonderful country, I was fascinated with firecrackers. Everything with a boom, sparkle, or ...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones June 2021 -The QCA June Survey Results For the past several months I have been totally emersed in creating surveys. Looking back, I have sorted data from hundreds of people; slicing, dicing, and analyzing their responses to help my clients better understand customer behavior. This ...

  • Highlights of the Hilltop Campus Village - Happy Trails to Us All Highlights of the Hilltop Campus Village – Happy Trails to Us All

    By Scott Tunnicliff Director of The Hilltop Campus Village This June issue of 50+ Lifestyles coincides with my departure from the Hilltop Campus Village, after nearly 12 years of having the honor to serve as its initial Executive Director. Much has happened since I “assumed the position” in Au...

  • The Symbols of  May The Symbols of May

    By Eloise Graham Emerald is the birthstone for May. The green hue of the emerald “has soothed souls and excited imaginations since antiquity.”* Its name is of Greek origin “smaragdus” meaning green. The Roman, Pliny the Elder, claimed that “...nothing greens greener.” in his Natural H...