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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
The famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high St. Stephen’s Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time on this day in 1859.After a fire destroyed much of the Palace of Westminster–the headquarters of the British Parliament–in October 1834, a standout feature of the design for the new palace was a large clock atop a tower. The royal astronomer, Sir George Airy, wanted the clock to have pinpoint accuracy, including twice-a-day checks with the Royal Greenwich Observatory. While many clockmakers dismissed this goal as impossible, Airy counted on the help of Edmund Beckett Denison, a formidable barrister known for his expertise in horology, or the science of measuring time.The name “Big Ben” originally just app...
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
TODAY IS OFFICIALLY NATIONAL LOVING DAY   National Loving Day is observed each year on June 12. National Loving Day is an annual celebration that commemorates the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving vs. Virginia. This decision struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states citing “There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause.” Anti-miscegenation laws in the United States were U.S. state laws banning interracial marriage. Childhood friends, Mildred and Richard, met when she was 11, and he was 17. Over the years they began courting and in 1958 when she turned 18, they married in Washington. They returned to their hom...
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
National Making Life Beautiful Day is observed annually on June 11. It is a day dedicated to encouraging and celebrating men and women who are making life beautiful. Whether you’re creating beauty through building relationships or helping others achieve personal success, one small action can lead to a ripple effect, making life beautiful not just for yourself, but for those around you, too.Making Life Beautiful Day was submitted by Apriori Beauty and declared by the Registrar of National Day Calendar in April 2015. The date was chosen because Apriori Beauty launched their mission to help men and women look and feel beautiful with the availability of their internal and external approach to beauty on June 11, 2009.Help someone you know to achieve a personal goal, donate time to a worthy c...
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
                                         TODAY IS NATIONAL CORN ON THE COB DAY June 11 of each year is the day to celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day. Fresh corn on the cob is a summertime treat that people from all corners of the United States look forward to as we start the picnic season. Corn on the cob is also known in different regions as pole corn, cornstick, sweet pole, butter-pop or long maize. It is a sweet corn that is picked when the kernels are still tender when it’s in its milk stage.  Boiling, steaming, roasting or grilling are the most common ways of preparing corn on the cob. If it is grilled or oven roasted, the corn is usually left in its husk during the cooking process.   Proper dinner etiquette for eating corn says it is appropriate to hold the cob at each end wit...
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
Millennials are often disregarded by older generations as selfish, but studies show that over half of millennials have given to charity. Three college students in Germany showed the world just how selfless their generation can be through a beautiful video that went viral and has touched the hearts of millions since.  The students surprised a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk with a gorgeous instrumental and vocal performance that he originally thought was just for show (it began with one student asking to borrow the man's bucket to use as a drum)—until they handed him the money they collected from passers-by. The stunned man wasn't able to muster up any words as the students walked away, but the look on his face shows that his faith in humanity was restored at that very moment.  “You...
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”     “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely."     “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else."     “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have li...
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
National German Chocolate Cake Day is observed by chocolate lovers annually on June 11. Although the name may sound like the cake originated in Germany, it did not. The cake’s roots can be traced back to 1852 when American, Sam German, made a type of dark baking chocolate for the American Baker’s Chocolate Company. Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate’s brand was named in honor of Sam German. Over 100 years later in 1957, a recipe for “German’s Chocolate Cake” appeared as the Recipe of the Day in the Dallas Morning Star. This recipe, created by Mrs. George Clay, used the Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate, and it became quite popular. During this time, General Foods owned the Baker’s brand and distributed Mrs. Clay’s recipe to other newspapers around the country. The current name of German Ch...
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
National Iced Tea Day is observed annually on June 10th.  This day is set aside to celebrate one of summer’s favorite drinks. Whether it is sweetened or unsweetened, with or without lemon, it is loved by many and enjoyed by the glass full all summer long.Iced tea can be found in many flavors including lemon, peach, raspberry, lime, passions fruit, strawberry, and cherry. An alternative to carbonated soft drinks and quite popular in the United States, iced tea makes up about 85% of all tea consumed.  It can be readily found in restaurants, convenience stores, vending machines, grocery stores and self-serve soda fountains.   Recipes for iced tea have been found dating back to the 1870s. The Buckeye Cookbook, published in 1876 and Housekeeping in Old Virginia, published in 1877 both contai...
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”  “We receive His pe...
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense” - Winston Churchill
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
“I've got to admit it's getting better. It's a little better all the time.” “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans” “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.” “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” “You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!” “I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.” “I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in ...
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
New Page 4 Taking leadership lessons from ‘Honest Abe’When Abraham Lincoln won the U.S. presidency in 1860, he astonished both friends and foes by appointing his chief rivals to the most important posts in his cabinet. It wasn’t just a defensive strategy, but an effort to ensure he had the ablest people to win the Civil War and unify the nation afterward.In distilling the brilliance behind that and other moves of this great president, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin captured the attention of thousands of real estate practitioners at the recent 2007 Realtors® Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.Kearns is one of the country’s foremost presidential historians and is the best-selling author of “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.”But Goodwin was there for more than just to gi...
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” - Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche German:15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist and a Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. He became the youngest ever to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869 at the age of 24. Nietzsche resigned in 1879 due to health problems that plagued him most of his life and he completed much of his core writing in the following decade. In 1889 at age 44, he suffered a collapse an...
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.The window overlook...
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By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille)
                           TODAY IS OFFICIALLY NATIONAL SMILE DAY!   On May 31, National Smile Day encourages everyone to wear their best smile!  The first recorded smile on record took place on 126 B.C. Okay, we made that up. But did you smile? Joking aside, we generate a smile when funny things happen or find pleasure in the things we do. Someone we love or enjoy spending time with may be the cause of a grin or beaming look of joy. Smiles are powerful! They not only create engagement between two people but the more a person smiles, the healthier their brain can be. Smiling has a direct link to our brain and can help to reduce stress.There is so much a smile can do. Just one smile can brighten someone’s day. It can also improve your day. Smiles are infectious. A healthy smile can deve...
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By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Westcliffe, CO Weather for July 24, 2020Good Morning Westcliffe, CO54°Our Friday morning starts with pleasant temperatures and scattered clouds to grace our morning sky.Today will be partly sunny with a high temperature in the middle to upper 70's.We have a 70% chance for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.We can expect a southwest wind around 10mph.Sunrise:  5:58Sunset:  8:17Enjoy your day! 
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Cindy Lou Hensley was born in Phoenix, Arizona back in 1954 to James and Marguerite.  While I do not know where she went to high school at in 1972 she enrolled at the University of Southern California graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in education in 1976.  She continued her education graduating from USC with a Master of Arts in special education in 1978.After graduation, she worked as a special education teacher dealing with children with Down Syndrome at Agua Fria High School in Avondale, Arizona.  In 1979 at a reception in Hawaii, she met her future husband John.  They were married in 1980, the union produced three children.  Sadly, John died in 2018, he was 81.If you haven’t figured it out by now I’m writing about Cindy McCain, of course you know her husband former Senator John McC...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
 Ecclesiastes 3:11“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. “ When you don’t understand how it plays out and cannot fathom how and why God has called you and how you can offer your gifts and anointing to the world then join the club!  We continue to walk by faith and not by sight knowing that the work that God started in us will bring out the goodness of God in us for the good of all. When we see heartbreak or injustice in the world or experience this in our own life, we can still give thanks and praise because we know God makes everything beautiful; and good will come from this in its own time!  Your time is now to walk into the heavenly way of living.  There is nothing s...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 We are so proud of each and every one of you. We know you will all do amazing things!!! Watch our Facebook Live Show every Wednesday at 12p.m. est. Elite Realty Group 423-307-8566 Licensed in TN Equal Housing Opportunity The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forge and surrounding communities.We specialize in working with Home Sellers in getting their homes listed and sold. We utilize the latest and most up to date marketing materials in assuring the job gets done quickly and with the least amount of hassle. Our homes are listed on over 32 differen...
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