Posts Tagged ‘Google’
We live just south of were the Oregon Trail ends at the ocean. The trail and its historic trailblazers represent one of the pioneering achievements in American history. It speaks to the strength and determination of our predecessors, who sacrificed so much to build the west.
Today we can cover the distance that Lewis and Clark spent a lifetime traversing, in mere hours by plane. These and other pioneers blazed the trail with guts and brawn and laid the foundations of many of our great western cities.
The pioneering responsibility falls upon those who see something in the distance that… Read the rest »
The Christensen’s of McMinnville are not going to get arrested for helping friends and neighbors steal gifts from each other this year. Their family has been stealing from each other in an online white elephant gift party for the last 3-years. Now they are sharing the fun on Facebook, so everyone can start gift swapping this season.
You have probably played one of the White Elephant Gift Exchange, or Yankee Swap games during the holidays in the past. It is the gift party where everyone brings a fun wrapped gift, they put the gifts in a pile and then they… Read the rest »
In honor of getting one year older, I am adding some Elephant-age trivia:
Elephants live an average of 70 years, but some go into the 80′s.
According to the NY Times; Lin Wang, originally from Myanmar, died at the age of 86. They reported that this was the oldest elephant as of 2003.
There is a report out of Taiwan that there was mail elephant, Plai Aek, who at 89 is thought to be the oldest elephant father in the world…
There are ancient relatives of the modern elephant that date back 60 Million years.
That’s Google’s story and I’m… Read the rest »