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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thinking Thursday

 Here's a little trivia to help your brain think and stay active -
    
ALABAMA .................. Was the first state to have 9-1-1, started in
1968.

ALASKA ..................... One out of every 64 people has a pilot's
license.

ARIZONA ................... Is the only state in the continental U.S.  that
doesn't follow Daylight Savings Time.

ARKANSAS ................ Has the only active diamond mine in the U.S.

CALIFORNIA .............. Its economy is so large that if it were a country,
it would rank seventh in the entire world.

COLORADO ................ In 1976 it became the only state to turn down the
Olympics.

CONNECTICUT ........... The Frisbee was invented here at Yale   University .

DELAWARE ................. Has more scientists and engineers than any other
state.

FLORIDA ..................... At 874.3 square miles, Jacksonville is the
U.S. 's largest city in the contiguous 48 states.

GEORGIA .................... It was here, in 1886, that pharmacist John
Pemberton made the first vat of Coca-Cola.

HAWAII ....................... Hawaiians live, on average, five years longer
than residents of any other state.

IDAHO ........................ TV was invented in Rigby , Idaho , in 1922.

ILLINOIS....................... Has a Governor in jail, one pending jail, &
is the most corrupt state in the union!

INDIANA ..................... Home to Santa Claus, Indiana , which gets a
half million letters to Santa every year.

IOWA ........................... Winnebago's  get their name from Winnebago
County .  Also, it is the only state name
                                       that begins with two vowels.

KANSAS ...................... Liberal, Kansas , has an exact replica of the
house in The Wizard of Oz.

KENTUCKY .................. Has more than $6 billion in gold underneath
Fort Knox .

LOUISIANA .................. Has parishes instead of counties because they
were originally Spanish church units.

MAINE ......................... It's so big, it covers as many square miles
as the other five New England states combined.

MARYLAND ................. The Ouija board was created in Baltimore  in
1892.

MASSACHUSETTS ....... The Fig Newton is named after Newton ,  Massachusetts
.

MICHIGAN ................... Fremont , home to Gerber, is the baby food
capital of the world.

MINNESOTA ................ Bloomington 's Mall of America is so big, that if
you spent 10 minutes in each store,
                                        you'd be there nearly four days.

MISSISSIPPI ................. President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a
bear here ... that's how the teddy bear got its name.

MISSOURI .................... Is the birthplace of the ice cream cone.

MONTANA ................... A sapphire from Montana is in the Crown Jewels
of England.

NEBRASKA .................... More triplets are born here than in any other
state.

NEW HAMPSHIRE ........ Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl
Tupper.

NEW JERSEY ................. Has the most shopping malls in one area in the
world.

NEW MEXICO ............... Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950 forest
fire here.

NEW YORK .................... Is home to the nation's oldest cattle ranch,
started in 1747 in Montauk.

NORTH CAROLINA ........ Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.

NORTH DAKOTA ........... Rigby , North Dakota , is the exact geographic
center of North America .

OHIO ............................. The hot dog was invented here in 1900.

OKLAHOMA .................. The grounds of the state capital are covered by
operating oil wells.

OREGON ........................ Has the most ghost towns in the country.

PENNSYLVANIA ............ The smiley  : )  was first used in 1980 by
computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University .

RHODE ISLAND ............. The nation's oldest bar, the White Horse Tavern,
opened here in 1673.

SOUTH CAROLINA ......... Sumter County is home to the world's largest gingko
farm.

SOUTH DAKOTA ............. Is the only state that's never had an earthquake.

TENNESSEE ..................... Nashville 's Grand Ole Opry is the longest
running live radio show in the world.

TEXAS ............................... Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco in
1885. The hamburger was invented in Arlington in 1906.

UTAH ................................ The first Kentucky Fried Chicken
restaurant opened here in 1952.

VERMONT ........................ Montpelier is the only state capital
without a McDonald's.

VIRGINIA .......................... Home of the world's largest office
building, The Pentagon.

WASHINGTON ................. Seattle has twice as many college graduates as
any other state.

WASHINGTON D.C. ......... Is the first planned capital in the world.

WEST VIRGINIA ................ Had the world's first brick paved street,
Summers Street, laid in Charleston in 1870.

WISCONSIN ..................... The ice cream sundae was invented here in
1881 to get around Blue Laws prohibiting ice cream from being sold on
Sundays.

WYOMING ........................ Was the first state to allow women to vote.


 What state are you from and did you find out something interesting?


I want to tell you some good news for a change.  My husband went to the doctor today having had a CT scan first.  The doctor was amazed, but the blood on both sides was gone!  Totally.  He said this was an amazing case because he was so young and there was no reason why, how, or if it could or would happen again - and that at first the doctors had wanted to operate on him.


Do you remember how mad I was when he was dismissed from the hospital by his doctors because he had to wait until the aspirin was out of his system?  


Why did I doubt things?  Why didn't I believe that God knew what he was doing?  I have such a hard time letting go and believing HE will take care of things.


And - what if he had died?  What if he had to have the surgery?  Would this also have been the will of God?  I always wonder things like this.  I have no doubt in God - but I don't always understand HIS ways.  I do know this - I don't have to let the unexplainable ruin my believable. 



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY -  now men can think the same way - I just don't have a picture for you.  
Thank you Sandra at Madsnapper. 




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60 comments:

Catherine said...

Those are some fun facts! Being from the province of Saskatchewan, like your state of Arizona, we do not follow Daylight Savings Time ~ and that makes me happy! :)

Happy Thursday!
xo Catherine

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm from Illinois ... and unfortunately that other governor is also in jail. :-(

Praise God on the awesome news on your hubby!! And you're not alone in having difficulty in letting go and trusting God. I think I should have been in with the kids during VBS ... the theme was "trust in God".

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Let me clarify ... it's not unfortunate that our former governor is in jail ... that's certainly where he belongs. It's just unfortunate because it's so very embarrassing.

Beth said...

ILLINOIS....................... Has a Governor in jail, one pending jail, &
is the most corrupt state in the union!

Correction on this fun fact, which by the way is not a fun fact for us.
All governors are now in jail and accounted for. :-)

Beth in the heart of Illinois.

Michaele said...

Lots of good stuff here Chatty. New things I did not know! Enjoy your day : )

Rose said...

Enjoyed the state facts...

Now, to your husband...what was going on with him? I missed it...I had mean to go back through your blog and try to find it, but somehow don't get the time.

Anyway, that sure sounds good for him.

Changes in the wind said...

Loved all the info on the states...many I had no clue of and wonderful news on your hubby....great testimony to the one who can.

Sandra said...

no wonder coca cola is king in the south. and the intersting thing about Jacksonville FL being the largest city is it only has 800,000 people in it.

Jill said...

Amen! That is such wonderful news about your husband! I'm so happy for both of you.

Sandra said...

OOPS forgot the most important thing. Hallelujah on the blood is gone and the CT scan found nothing. joy joy

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I didn't even know Gerber was from my home state! And I'm mad at Illinois right now because I've lived there too. lol

Sr. Ann Marie said...

So glad your husband is doing better! I'm from Delaware--and I don't know anything about either science or engineering! However, we are one of three states that have no sales tax! One other is New Hampshire and I don't know the other one.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

The hot dog wss invented in Ohio? Who knew? Don't tell my daughter. She thinks I invented it just for her.

Lynn said...

That is just AWESOME news about your husband's recovery.

TexWisGirl said...

the state info was very interesting. :)

and CONGRATS on the news on your hubby!!! awesome!

LL Cool Joe said...

That is fantastic news about your husband! We have a house in AZ, and I had no idea, so thanks for that bit of information.

And yes, everybody is beautiful. :)

Terri Buster said...

That is wonderful news about your husband!

BelovedBomber said...

Praise God! He is so faithful! Glad to hear such an amazing report!

EM Illustrator said...

A lot of interesting information today :-) I have actually been visiting a few of the listed states. Can't wait to go back one day. Have a lovely day!

Eva

Shelly said...

That is amazing news about your husband! Thank you, Lord!

And I am from Texas, and between your state and mine, I guess we take the blame from so many for the obesity problem, since they blame much of it on sodas.

Butterbean Row said...

Interesting facts that you shared. I am having a problem believing that Kentucky Fried Chicken was started in UTAH?! LOL I thought it was a southern thing.
Glad your hubby is doing well.

♥charlotte

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Didn't know the fig newton was named after Newton, MA. See? Learn something new every day.

SOOOOO glad to hear the good news about your hubs. Gosh, if we could just POUND patience and total reliance on the Lord into our brains, we'd be doing ourselves a favor, doncha think? I'm like you. I spazz out and worry and get all flustered. In the meantime, He takes the reigns and turns everything into good.

Take care and hope you are having a good, good day. How could it be otherwise with such good medical news? Susan

Fiona said...

Fantastic news about your husband.

I am delighted that all is well.


Happy weekend Sandie

Fiona x

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm in Ohio and it's interesting to see we made the first hot dogs. It's hot enough to roast one with out any fire here today. Looks like it's going to be this way for a while now too. I'm so thankful for that great news about your hubby. Isn't God merciful and good! I have come to trust His ways over and over again. We don't always understand but we know that all things work together for the good ! Have a great Thursday!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Interesting reading about the states... Of course, I looked at Tennessee first, but then looked at Virginia (my birth state).... NEAT!!!!

Great news about your hubby... It's all about having FAITH, isn't it?
Hugs,
Betsy

Stacy said...

I'm from Pennsylvania, not far from Carnegie Mellon Univ. :)

Thank your friend, Jean, for the photo...I thought about it and I've never seen a baby swan before.

Maple Lane said...

I'm so thankful about your husband's visit with the doctor. Praise the Lord that he did not have the surgery earlier. This is a wonderful answer to prayer.

mare ball said...

Great news for your husband! Re: Illinois - did not know this. Glad I'm in Florida. We just have the loony bins.

Linda Chapman said...

Praise God!!
"Our times are in HIS hands!"

Regarding brain bleeds - I had never even heard of them before your husband had one and then Baby Harrison had a level II brain bleed. I am so grateful that both your husband's and my grandson's just VANISHED on their own!!

Karen said...

Interesting trivia...and I rejoice with you on the news about your husband!

THIS spoke volumes to me today:

"I don't have to let the unexplainable ruin my believable. "

I would love to share it on Facebook if that's alright with you...

Ann said...

I had no idea that the first smiley was used right here in Pennsylvania :)
Great news on your husband. Fantastic

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Chatty, we are originally from NJ - state with most shopping malls - and now living in VA, which has the largest office guilding. We hope to relocate to NH where we can find Tupperware :-)

Mary said...

That is gratifying to learn his blood clots are no longer there! He is blessed, as is your entire family. I wonder...and hope and pray for faith all the time. I think in the great here after we will be very amazed at answers to thinks just like this.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I was here (I think).

Dee said...

Great news about your husband...I believe all the prayers helped in his recovery...next time something comes up try to remember how good this outcome was..it helps as our human doubts and fears try to take over...I like your comment...do not have to let the explainable ruin my believable. Your trivia held a few surprises for me...I did not know about Fremont Michigan being the baby food capital of the world. Who would have thunk it. :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A fun read! This Philly girl didn't know about the :) Good to see us known for something happy this time! Also, great to hear about your hubby:@)

Arkansas Patti said...

Wonderful,wonderful news about your hubby. I believe everything happened as it was meant to.
I keep meaning to get to the Arkansas Diamond mine. Think I will wait till the temps get under 100 though.

Renae said...

Great news about your husband!!!! Wonderful news. I love miracles like that and being patient to realize those miracles is our part. God does the rest. ((( big hug )))

Renae said...

oh --- ooops, ya I knew that about Utah, but you would think it was in Kentucky. I still know exactly where that first restaurant was, still is! 3900 South State Street in Salt Lake City Utah - EEeh,hawww!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well I'm from California. I love that a sapphie from Montana is in the Crown Jewels of England! Also the triplets in Nebraska, that's weird. Happy about the good news on your husband. Love, Debby

Grandma Bonnie said...

I love reading all the facts. I passed a few on to my kids.
I am glad to hear your husband is on the mend. God does work wonders. We just need to have faith.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Thank you. My brain needs all the help it can get.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

And I'm glad your husband's doctor visit was a huge success!

That corgi :) said...

Praising and thanking God because I had prayed that there would be complete healing, no blood! Thank you Lord!!

I enjoyed all the facts about the states; I read them from the states we lived in; since I was born in Pennsylvania, I enjoyed reading that's where the :) came from!

betty

silverthoughts2 said...

I'm from New Jersey...and I can probably drive to four different malls with my eyes closed....and probably can name at least a half dozen more-JUST in the southern part of the state. lol

Janie Fox said...

I am an IL resident and all our governors are locked up. Crooks abound. :)

TARYTERRE said...

Things happen for a reason. The power of prayer is amazing. It must be such a relief to get this GREAT news about your husband's condition. I'll soon be blogging about mine. LOVED the factoids about the states. take care.

Munir said...

I am glad that your husband is getting better.
I admire the strength in your faith.

Paula said...

About Alaska: John's brother-in-law not only had his pilot's licence, he had the whole air plane in his yard. Wasn't flyable of course. He is dead now and I'm sure that was the first thing John's sister got rid of. lol

Crystal Mary said...

Praise God he is in control and Ricks clots are gone...so great!!!
Ray is a bit brighter today also.
Gosh you sure have a lot of information about the states.. I looked to see how TN faired.
TENNESSEE ..................... Nashville 's Grand Ole Opry is the longest running live radio show in the world.
I visited there and so enjoyed it!!!!
Much love to you. C xx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Fun facts! So glad Rick is doing so well. Praise God! Hugs, Linda

Renegades said...

From the state with the most triplets born I leave this comment. Have a great evening!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I'm glad I live in the state that invented smilies. Better to be known for a laugh than burping Tupperwear (New Hampshire).

KC said...

Great news about hubby! and I liked all the interesting facts about the USA.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Amazing facts! My husband's brother lives in Alaska and they do NOT have their pilot's licenses, but I wouldn't put it passed them to try soon! Great news about your hubby! And I think like you also when hard times come and it's hard sometimes to wrap our brain around all the questions of "Why?" and "What if?" All I can say is we have to continue to trust the Lord and know that His will is perfect. A hard concept to understand when you're going through things and are hurting. I'm "stealing" your photo of the body beautiful, okay?? :) Enjoy your weekend!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I never would've guessed Alabama would be the first to get 911.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

Great news about your husband!!!

Yes N.J. is the only state where you could shop till you drop and never go to the same store twice. Well almost...... lol

We also import the cola leaves to make Coca-Cola right here in Maywood N.J. Then it's sent to Georgia!

xo,
Dee

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hawai'i doesn't have DST either.

Nor does Hootin' Anni's I refuse to go along with it...but, it's a privilege of being retired and not a care in the world about the 'time of day'. LOL

SquirrelQueen said...

That is wonderful news about your husband Sandie! So glad the surgery got postponed.

I love your trivia.

I grew up in GA, I did a report on John Pemberton for a GA history class in high school.

Then I moved to Alaska. That is so true. My husband has a pilots license. I know of a neighborhood in Anchorage that has a runway in the backyard of the houses.

To California, an expensive place to live.

Then we moved to OR. We have been to a few of those ghost towns.

Now we live in WA state. Our little town on the other side of the state from Seattle has 3 colleges.

Debbie said...

I don't know if you'll even see this because you posted it so many days ago. I have been AWOL from my computer.

I just wanted to join in the praise about your husband!! That's just wonderful, and I love what you said about not letting the unexplainable ruin your believable.

That's just downright quotable.


Now... go have a Coke and smile!!