Archive | May 2014

THANK YOU! Military Fallen, THANK YOU!

“We do not know one promise these men(and women) made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men(and women) and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

– James A. Garfield
May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery
Black Union Soldiers
Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War.  But during World War I,  the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.  For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day.  Except for the south:

  • Mississippi: Last Monday in April
  • Alabama: Fourth Monday in April
  • Georgia: April 26
  • North Carolina: May 10
  • South Carolina: May 10
  • Louisiana: June 3
  • Tennessee (Confederate Decoration Day): June 3
  • Texas (Confederate Heroes Day): January 19
  • Virginia: Last Monday in May

But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.


Black WWII Soldiers




“I don’t feel that I need a pedicure.” WHAT!?

When and how often should one get a pedicure?  Some people feel that summer is the best time to get a pedicure.  They think because the feet are out and therefore the feet need to look good.  Actually, winter is the most important time to get a pedicure.  The feet are taken through steep temperature changes during the course of a day.  Also, during these temp changes,  the feet are placed in tight, sweaty shoes, socks and/or boots.  The weather is not conducive for pretty feet during the cold months of winter.   The feet may go from dry to wet several times during a day.  All of these changes cause drying of the skin.  Cold winter floors further pull the much-needed moisture from the feet.  Here is an example of putting off  much-needed foot care.

"I feel I might need a pedi."

“I feel I might need a pedi.”


After assessment of the feet, a thorough pedicure was performed with special care and attention given to the reduction of thicken nails and overgrown cuticles, also the hard and misshapen calluses were reduced and smoothed.  Dew Drop Crystals were applied to exfoliate and lighten the skin.   Finally, a light massage was given to increase circulation.

"Tote me to my car, cause I don't w to walk on my new feets."

“Tote me to my car, cause I don’t want to walk on my new feets.”


This  is the season for looking and feeling your best.  Get those tootsies looking their best , starting this Memorial Day weekend!



Think2Day:  Do you value yourself by what you do or by what you are?  You do have a choice.  Whose opinion count any?