Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Donut Facts for Donut Day


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Donut Day is celebrated the first Friday in June

Shipley Donuts
                               Donut Fun Facts
    1. The weight of the average kitchen rolling pin is .48 pounds.
       The weight of the Shipley Donut rolling pin is 3.6 pounds.
    
    2. It is thought that in remote areas of Brazos County there
       are certain individuals that secretly worship pagan donut gods.
    
    3. The approximate size of the donut hole is 16/20 ".
    
    4. Scientific studies show that people who eat Shipley donuts 
       have a much higher I.Q. than those who eat those other nameless
       yucky brands.
    
    5. The Bryan and College Station Shipley Donuts produce more than 
       3 million donuts every year.
    
    6. Donuts promote world peace.
    
    7. The average donut lover in the Brazos Valley consumes about 56 
       donuts per year.
    
    8. Bear claws are loved most by bears.
    
    9. National Doughnut Day is June 23rd.
    
    10. The shape of the wedding band symbolizes eternal love and 
        happiness. The shape of the donut also symbolizes eternal love 
        and happiness. It is therefore very appropriate to give your 
        sweetie donuts on Valentines Day as well as for anniversaries.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Country music trivia

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Country Music Trivia Facts

  • Determining Patsy Cline's hometown is difficult since she and her family moved 19 times before she reached the age of 15.


  • Despite her greatest hit being "Stand By Your Man", country singer Tammy Wynette has been married five times.


  • In the US, there are more radio stations that play country music than any other type of music.


  • Kris Kristofferson worked as a janitor at Columbia studios while Bob Dylan was recording the album Blonde on Blonde.


  • Roy Rogers is the only person inducted two times into the Country Music Hall of Fame.


  • Charley Pride was a professional baseball pitcher before becoming a country music artist.


  • Faith Hill sang her first gig at a Mississippi Tobacco Spit contest.


  • Dottie West was the first female country singer to win a Grammy.


  • Dolly Parton penned the song "I will always love you" for Porter Wagner.


  • Johnny Cash had the first country music album to top the US Pop Album charts with "Ring of Fire" in 1964.





Country Music Trivia Game

Country Music Trivia Questions










Country Music Trivia Questions

Trivia Questions and Answers - Printable Trivia


Position your cursor over the question mark found beside each question for the answer.

Kingsland, Arkansas - He died in Nashville in 2003.Where was Johnny Cash born?

Tim McGraw - He has won three Grammys.Who is married to country music singer Faith Hill?

Charlie Pride - Charlie Pride was named the CMA's Entertainer of the Year in 1971.Who's signature song is 'Kiss An Angel Good Morning'?

Willie Nelson - He also appeared in The Electric Horseman.Which country music singer appeared in the films Thief and Gone Fishin?

Alan Jackson - Alan Jackson was born on October 17th 1958 in Newman Georgia.Who's first country album was titled 'Here in the Real World'?

Merle Haggard - Merle Haggard was born in Bakersfield Ca.Which county singer is noted for helping to create the Bakersfield sound?

Randy Travis - He had a number one hit with the song Three Wooden Crosses.Which country music star changed their focus from country music to gospel?

Dolly Parton - Dolly Parton has 26 number one singles.Which county singer has an album called 'Here You Come Again'?

Loretta Lynn - Sissy Spacek stars in the movie Coal Miner's Daughter.Which country music stars auto-biography is titled Coal Miner's Daughter?

Yukon Okalahoma - He has produced 3 albums under Capitol - Nashville, Liberty and Big/Machine Pearl.Where was Garth Brooks Born?


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Best country music artists

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You'll find various lists with suggestions on the best of various types of artists and their albums.

Country's Top 10 Most Influential Artists

Trying to determine the 10 most influential country music artists of all time is a tricky endeavor. Beyond a small handful of very obvious choices, the waters get a little muddier, and the debate becomes a little more heated.

Top 10 Most Influential Women of Country Music

In honor of Women's History Month, I've compiled a list of the 10 most influential female artists of country music. The women I've chosen are based on their total influence on other artists, record sales, among other things.

Top 10 - Classic Country Males

Classic artists are those that have recorded prior to the mid 1980s. These are the stars we know now as legends. Many of them are sadly not played on radio, except for during an oldies session. The picks below will comprise what I feel are the ten best albums by classic country males.

Top Ten Picks - Classic Country Females

Classic artists are those that have recorded prior to the mid 1980s. These are the stars we know now as legends. Many of them are sadly not played on radio, except for during an oldies session. The picks below will comprise what I feel are the ten best albums by classic country females.

Top Ten Picks - Contemporary Country Males

Contemporary artists are those that have recorded from the 90s through today. These are the artists that are the ones you will hear most often on country radio. The picks below will comprise what I feel are the ten best albums by contemporary male artists.

Top Ten Picks - Contemporary Country Females

Contemporary artists are those that have recorded from the mid 80s through today. These are the artists that are the ones you will hear most often on country radio. The picks below will comprise what I feel are the ten best albums by contemporary female artists.

Top Ten Picks - Classic Country Groups/Duos

Classic artists are those that have recorded prior to the mid 1980s. These are the stars we know now as legends. Many of them are sadly not played on radio, except for during an oldies session. The picks below will comprise what I feel are the ten best albums by classic groups and duos.

Top Ten Picks - Contemporary Country Groups/Duos

Contemporary artists are those that have recorded from the mid 80s through today. These are the artists that are the ones you will hear most often on country radio. The picks below will comprise what I feel are the ten best albums by contemporary groups or duos.

Top Ten Picks - Country Hat Acts

To some, the term "hat act" can be degrading. Back in the early 90s, the term was tossed around to describe the up-and-coming acts that came on the scene wearing a cowboy hat, many of whom were gone in a year or so. But, these "hat acts" are those with staying power. They may wear a hat, but they can also sing their hearts out.

Top Five Picks - Female Rising Stars

These gals have been around for less than three years, and none of them have more than two albums released to the public.

Most Underrated Male Country Artists

A list of the 5 country artists that seem to constantly be passed over for awards and attention, even though they put out outstanding music.

Top Picks - Diamond Award Artists

The Recording Industry Association of America hands out awards when an artist reaches a milestone of 500,000 units sold (Gold), and 1 Million units sold (Platinum). When an artist reaches that point of selling 10 Million units, they receive a Diamond Award. The artists below are those who have reached this incredible plateau.

Top Five Picks - Canadian Country Artists

Canada has given us some great country music artists. The top five listed below are some of the most successful acts that are still selling country music in the U.S. today.

Top Five Picks - Male Rising Stars

These guys have been around for less than three years, and none of them have more than two albums released to the public.

Top Five Picks - Rising Stars Groups

These groups have been around for less than three years, and none of them have more than two albums released to the public.

Top Picks - BNA Nashville Artists

BNA Records Label is one of three labels that is part of the RCA Label group, which is a unit of BMG Entertainment. The BNA roster includes: Kenny Chesney, Kellie Coffey, Lonestar, Brice Long, Tebey Ottoh, Pinmonkey, and Rachel Proctor. Also included in this label is the sub-label Bandit, with George Jones. Only artists with released albums are listed below.

Top Picks - Lost Highway Artists

Lost Highway is a division of Mercury Records, and is home to the "O Brother Soundtrack," and the "Down From the Mountain" project, as well as Tift Merritt, Willie Nelson, and Robert Earl Keen.

Top Picks - Lucky Dog Artists

SonyNashville is a country division of Sony Music. Lucky Dog is one of four labels under the Sony Nashville label. Artists listed on the Label are BR549, The Derailers, Deryl Dodd, Jack Ingram and Charlie Robison.

Top Picks - Mercury Nashville

Mercury Nashville is a division of the Universal Music Group. The artists on the roster are Steve Azar, Terri Clark, Daisy Dern, Meredith Edwards, Tom T. Hall, Marcel, David Nail, Jamie O'Neal, James Otto, Anthony Smith, Keith Stegall, Shania Twain, and Mark Wills. Only artists with released albums are listed below.

Top Picks - RCA Nashville Artists

RCA Records Label is one of three labels that is part of the RCA Label group, which is a unit of BMG Entertainment. The RCA roster includes: Alabama, Tracy Byrd, Sara Evans, Andy Griggs, Aaron Lines, Martina McBride, Tommy Shane Steiner, and Clay Walker. Only artists with released albums are listed below.

Top Picks - Warner Nashville Artists

Warner Nashville is a sub-label of the larger Warner Brothers Records. The artists on the roster are Faith Hill, Blake Shelton, Trick Pony, Dusty Drake, Sixwire, Tracy Lawrence, John Michael, Neal McCoy, and Elizabeth Cook. Only artists with released albums are listed below.

Top Picks - Country Females With "The Voice"

There are country singers that give you chills when they belt out a song. These are the singers with what I call "the voice." The list I've compiled below are today's country female singers that have the type of voice that can sing anything, and do it with power, or understated elegance.

Best of Classic Country Males

Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and George Jones. All these men are legends in the genre of country music. Whether you're new to country music, or have just not purchased music from anyone other than today's country stars, I've chosen three of the best from classic country male artists, so you can get a feel for the artists that paved the way for the stars of today.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

National Nursing Home Week 2017

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National Nursing Home Week 2017

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This year the theme of National Nursing Home Week 2017


 is The Spirit.of America For information on how to celebrate this special week follow the links at

Nursing Home Week 2017





Sunday, May 7, 2017

An activity just in time for Mother's Day


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Mother's day is all about love.

Here are some ideas for discussion questions about love.

They are ideal for lower functioning residents but can be easily adapted for higher functioning ones

They are all about a baby,love and people who love the baby as well as other things

They love our baby
Who loves the baby?
If the participants need help say;
Does the baby’s brother love him?
Does his mother love him?
Do you love the baby?
Who else loves the baby?
Possible responses and opportunities for discussion: father, sister, aunt, uncle, friend, dog, cat, etc. Have a discussion about people in one or more of the participant’s family.

What else do you love?
If the participants need help say;
I love ice cream, how about you?
Possible responses(which are almost endless) and opportunities for discussion: pizza or any other food, roses or any type of flower, watching television, singing a song, etc.
Have a discussion about any one or more of these things.
Sing one or more love songs. Recite a poem about love, something as simple as Roses are Red, etc.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Do not forget the ladies in nursing homes on or around Mother's Day



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Choosing the right present for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia is certain to give him/her joyful times independently or with a loved one. Here are some tips on how to pick a perfect gift. You can give a gift anytime, but Mother's Day is coming soon which is a perfect opportunity to give that special someone a special gift.

Over 5.3 million Americans are living with dementia. Is one of them someone you know or a client of yours? Get him/her or anyone with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, a gift that will keep on giving.

Of course, person appropriate offerings are the best. This means matching a gift to a person's interests and abilities, However, there are some presents that will make them smile no matter what.

One such gift is a book by Susan Berg called Adorable Photographs of Our Baby -- Meaningful, Mind-Stimulating Activities and More for the Memory Challenged, Their Loved Ones and Involved Professionals, This book features baby photographs that seniors with dementia love. This book shares a plethora of ideas and resources for you. Mothers especially love babies

Another gift dementia persons will fancy is a classic musical video or DVD especially a musical love story. A classic movie of this type is Rogers and Hammerstein̢۪s movie, Carousel (1945) or South Pacific (1949)

Any Roger's and Hammerstein movie is a good choice, However matching their interests and favorite actors and actresses should simplify the gift giving process. You can even discuss some of the movies to get a better feel for the one they might like the best.

A video sing along is great for persons who has Alzheimers disease or another dementia. Even if they were not music lovers in the past, music is extremely therapeutic for them. Often non-verbal folks with dementia will sing along to a song that is familiar to them. Russ Carlton has a series of videos that will enchant a person with dementia.

An audio cassette or CD is another good choice. Just as with the movies, talking about songs often brings to light a good musical selection. There are some by Mitch Miller that are favorites of many. Also Broadway tunes are a preference of those with Alzheimers disease or a related dementia.

Especially for a lower functioning person with dementia is the gift of hand or body lotion. Any kind will do. Just be aware of any allergies or pain issues he/she might have. If he/she can tolerate it, those with a pleasant scent work well. Give him/her a relaxing hand massage talking about how good the hand massage feels and how much you love this person,

If you cannot afford or do not have time to get these gifts before Mother's day, give the gift of yourself. No matter how hard it is for you to visit a dementia person, he/she will appreciate your company even though he/she may not be able to express it. Take him/her for a walk, sing some of your favorite songs together, or share some messages of love. Just spend some quality time with a dementia person. Both of you will feel better. Do remember to be upbeat animated and excited about visiting.

A phone call or a Mother's day card will do if there is no way you can visit in person. At least they will know you are thinking of them. Then visit on another day.

So no matter what you do, do not forget your favorite lady friend with dementia this Mother's day because it will make you and her feel good. What could be better than that?

Order most of the products mentioned in the article at Amazon.com or from the artists directly

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

More fun with Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo is another opportunity to have a celebration and to create moments of joy for those with dementia
Start by getting a picture book . Have a discussion about Cinco de Mayo. There is information on the May page Make up some trivia questions using the information
Make some easy Mexican dishes such as tacos, tortilla chips and salsa, or refried beans. Or you can be adventurous and make something in the cook book below
Do not forget the Mexican music. You can play it as you are cooking
Top the celebration off with an arm chair trip to Mexico