Daily Doses of Nostalgia for Each Season
Did you know that John Wayne was born on May 26, 1907, in Winterset, Iowa? His real name was Marion Michael Morrison; he played football for the University of Southern California and began his movie career with a summer job as a "grip" in 1927. Each page of these softback books contains information about an extraordinary person, place or event that happened on that day of the year. Use these books to generate interesting conversations - a great learning and activity tool for seniors. Copy the illustrations and use them to jog memories ("Today is Monday, July 9, 2007 - On this day in history...").
Winter - On January 16, 1911, Dizzy Dean, one of America's greatest baseball players was born (complete with bio and suggest questions).
Spring - On April 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was complete. The bridge is 746 feet high and spans 4,200 feet (the longest in the world), linking San Francisco with Marin Country, CA
Summer - July 28 is the birthday of Jacqueline Kennedy. She was born in 1930 in Southampton, NY. Her first husband was John F. Kennedy. After Kennedy's assassination, she married Aristotle Onassis, one of the world's wealthiest men.
Fall - October 6 marks the beginning of National Pickled Pepper Week, celebrating the popularity of the spicy vegetable. Columbus brought pickled peppers on his famous voyage to America and they are the subject of a nursery rhyme, beginning "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers..."