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Jun 13    Thank You

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A big thank you to all the helpers that planted the beautiful flowers in the back and front yards



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A smile is a universal sign of happiness and friendship, so don’t be afraid to show your pearly whites! Humans are the only species that uses the smile, in various forms, to demonstrate happiness. Even visually impaired children who have never seen a smile, have the same kinds of smiles that sighted people do. This tells us that smiling is something preprogrammed into humans. This behavior is not learned but instinctual.

 

We smile when we are happy, but can forcing ourselves to smile make us feel happy even when we are not? Neurologists have discovered that the physical act of smiling triggers chemical reactions in the brain that boost our moods, lower stress, and even strengthen our immune systems. So don’t just smile during the month of June; do it all year round!




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This year celebrates the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, a milestone that is expected to represent the last large gathering of D-Day veterans around the globe. This historic day in 1944, Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France. It is the largest amphibious assault in world history. This massive, bloody battle was the turning point in World War II. More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion and by the day’s end the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe.


On this day, 156,000 troops from the United States, Great Britain and Canada stormed five beaches. American troops landed on Omaha and Utah beach. At the same time, British troops landed on Gold and Sword beach. And, Canadian forces landed on Juno Beach. 4,000 Allied troops died on these beaches on D-Day, 2,000 of them were American.




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In astrology, those born May 1–20 are Bulls of Taurus. Bulls are stable, reliable, patient, and determined. They will work hard and finish the job no matter what gets in their way, but they expect to be rewarded! Those born May 21–31 are Gemini’s Twins. Twins seem to have two personalities and can blend into any situation. They have an energetic and fun-loving side that is the life of the party but also a deep and emotional side that needs love and nurturing. 

Bing Crosby (singer) – May 3, 1903
Audrey Hepburn (actress) – May 4, 1929
Nellie Bly (journalist) – May 5, 1864
Orson Welles (director) – May 6, 1915
J.M. Barrie (author) – May 9, 1860
Salvador Dali (artist) – May 11, 1904
Florence Nightingale (nurse) – May 12, 1820
Liberace (pianist) – May 16, 1919
Lorraine Hansberry (playwright) – May 19, 1930
Peggy Lee (singer) – May 26, 1920
Bob Hope (comedian) – May 29, 1903




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Thank you to all the families that came to our Easter Party.
 
All the kids had a great time hunting for Easter Eggs and enjoyed the rock painting. Also thank you to the residents that helped fill the eggs, color Easter Eggs and frosted all those great cookies. 



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