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Share a Smile Day 

 March 1

“Peace begins with a smile.”        – Mother Theresa

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”                  – Dr. Seuss

“A smile is the best make-up any girl can wear.” 

             – Marilyn Monroe

“Maman told me that every time you smile, a very tiny bit of the smile stays stuck to your face, so as you get older and older your face starts to show all the tiny bits of all your smiles and you look like you are smiling all the time, even when you are just thinking about what to have for breakfast. She said, also, that if you frown a lot then the frown sticks to your face instead. That way when you are old you have a very frowny face and look cross all the time and people are scared of you.”            

                     – Claire King

Read Across America Day – March 2

“A capacity and taste for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” 

           – Abraham Lincoln

“Reading – even browsing – an old book can yield sustenance denied by a database search.” 

                     – James Gleik

“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.” 

          – Ursula K. LeGuin

“Books are the plane, the train, the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.” 

                – Anna Quinlan

International Women’s Day – March 8

“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”

              – Amelia Earhart

“Clearly older women, and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life, have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.”              – Alice Walker

“My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady and the other was to be independent, and the law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the ‘40s, the most important thing was not your B.A, but your M.R.S.” 

     – Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Anniversary of Anne Franks’ Death 

 March 12, 1945 

Quotes from Anne Frank 

“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

“People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you from having your own opinion.”

“Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones, because regret is stronger than gratitude.”

“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.”

Spring Begins – March 20

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” – Algernon     Charles Swinburne

“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”            – Mark Twain

“Finally, my winter fat is gone. Now I have spring rolls.”                 – TechJunkie

“There’s nothing like a warm spring day to remind you to take your antihistamines.”      – Woman’s World

First Tweet 

 March 21, 2006

Actual tweets

“I’ve never been in love…But I imagine it’s similar to the feeling you get when you see your waiter arriving with your food.” 

          – Zach Galifianakis

“Wife: Is that what you’re wearing?

Me: I guess not” 

              – Simon Holland

Alaska purchased

 March 30, 1867

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” 

                       – John Muir

Questions asked by tourists to Alaska – from

(looking at Mt. McKinley) “How much does that mountain weigh?”

“How do people drive to Alaska since it is an island? Is there a bridge?”

“When do you turn on the northern lights?”

“At what altitude does a deer become a moose?”

Tom Swifties 

(Ed. Note: For those who remember. If not, ask someone.)

“I can’t believe I ate the whole pineapple,” Tom said dolefully.

“I dropped the toothpaste,” Tom said, crestfallen.

“That’s the last time I pet a lion,” Tom said offhandedly.

“I shouldn’t sleep on the railroad tracks,” said Tom, beside himself.

“I’ll have to telegraph him again,” said Tom remorsefully.  

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