Here are a few of my fav sites.
For Pet Owners a Must Read:
www.entirelypets.com/toxicfoods.html - this site will tell you all things toxic for your pets. Some will surprise you, like did you know a grape or raisin can kill your dog?
www.truthorfiction.com/ - You know all those e-mails that spread like wildfire but seem a bit too unbelievable?! ie; 'a special new spider that waits to attack you from underneath toilet seats'... or 'watch out for needles on gas pump handles'! Well this site will clue you in as to whether they are Truth or Fiction. I always go there now before forwarding any email to friends that way none of us look foolish :)
www.gardenersnet.com/ - Another must-log-onto site for gardeners. Any query you may have can most likely be answered here.
imdb.com/ - Okay how many times have you been chatting w/someone and either you or they are trying to remember; the name of an actor, what movie they were in, who directed a picture, or even who did the soundtrack. This site will instantaneously answer all those questions and more. Also a great cheat site to prepare for an upcoming game of Scene It!!
www.letssaythanks.com/ Really great way, and super fast too, to say thank you to our troops. Just log on, pick a card to send and a message to include and Xerox will send the card to a soldier absolutely FREE!!! After all it wouldn't be home of the free without the brave; let's thank the troops for thier incredible bravery and show how much we appreciate them and thier sacrifices.
In memory of buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper, I'll play
Don McLean's "American Pie" today at about 12:30pm.
The Day the Music Died
February 3, 1959, near Clear Lake, Iowa tragedy struck when a plane chartered by Buddy Holly crashed, killing him along with fellow musicians, Richie Walens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and the pilot Roger Peterson.
Richardson, who had the flu, swapped places with Waylon Jennings, taking the latter's place on the plane, while Tommy Allsup lost his place to Ritchie Valens on a coin toss. Dion DiMucci of “Dion and the Belmonts” also dodged death that day when he decided not to board the plane for the $36 fee.
Don McLean was a 13-year-old paper-boy at the time of the plane crash and learned of their deaths while folding papers for his route the morning of February 3rd, 1959.
“American Pie” is an autobiographical look at his life in the mid 50’s until the time he wrote the song in the early 60’s and how the plane crash and deaths of Holly, Valens and The Big Bopper affected him.
McLean has stated that writing the first verse of the song exorcised his long-running grief over Holly's death.
American Pie is the second studio album by Don McLean, released on 24 October 1971. The album reached number one on the Billboard 200, containing the chart-topping singles "American Pie” and "Vincent".
The phrase "The Day the Music Died" was coined by McLean on this song, and has since become the unofficial name for the event.