Google+ Life Quotes by Great-Quotes.com “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” George Bernard Shaw Remember, you can listen to the day’s story of the music whilst reading my blog by clicking this link. 1972, The Rolling Stones released the second album on their own label, ‘Exile on Main Street’ featuring two hit singles, ‘Tumbling Dice’ and ‘Happy’
The weather was nice and I went down to meet Smithy at his hotel in Benidorm. We hadn’t seen Smithy for 30 years and those years dissipated the minute we got together. We had a really nice walk along Poniente chatting about old times. Smithy had a ginormous English Breakfast and I settled for a cup of coffee!
We came back to meet Anne at our house and it is her birthday. This is a really nice way to celebrate her special day and we really enjoyed remembering old times and the friends we all knew together. Around 2.30 pm I had a meeting with a Parent/Teacher group in La Nucia at the primary school and then I had to rush off to El Bressol for my Spanish class. We all met up again after my class and we drove over to Altea to show Smithy the mirador and the church. Next, we drove to Altea front to enjoy a meal together at Diferens. We rushed back to speak with my student from St. Petersburg and found the electricity had gone off. It came back around 9 pm.
My sister, Mary, runs a health website and has suggested we put the following information on offer. I have added a link at the bottom of the article to take you to her website.
For healthy eyes, antioxidants are vital. Vitamins A, C and E are the three most important ingredients in your diet for eye health.
Vitamin A – This vitamin is important for healthy cells in the retina and is essential to eye care. Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of night blindness and it plays an important role in preventing cataracts and Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Best sources for Vitamin A: Liver, beef, chicken, egg yolk, milk products, yellow and orange fruit and vegetables such as carrots, mangoes and sweet potatoes
Vitamin C – This truly is the wonder vitamin. Not only does it help with keeping your immune system strong, it also does wonders for your eyes. As with vitamin A, it assists in delaying the onset of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. More importantly, it assists in the prevention of glaucoma and pressure relief for glaucoma sufferers.
Best sources for Vitamin C: Citrus fruit, sweet peppers, broccoli, strawberries
Vitamin E – Apart from being good to prevent heart diseases, vitamin E also aids in the prevention of cataract formation and growth.
Best sources for Vitamin E: Raw nuts, sunflower seeds and oil, wheat germ oil
Apart from these three very important vitamins, your eyes will also benefit from the following:
- Selenium and Zinc that assist in antioxidant absorption. Nuts, yeast, seafood and wheat are good sources of Selenium and Zinc
- Lutein and Zeaxanthin, found in leafy green vegetables or yellow and orange fruits and vegetables have been proven to reduce cataracts. Source
Events 7th May
1429 – The English siege of Orleans was broken by Joan of Arc. Legendary
1525 – The German peasants’ revolt was crushed by the ruling class and church.Typical
1663 – The first Theatre Royal was opened in London.
1763 – Indian chief Pontiac began all out war on the British in New York.I can’t say I blame him
1912 – The first airplane equipped with a machine gun flew over College Park, MD.Bad news for those down below
1915 – The Lusitania, a civilian ship, was sunk by a German submarine. 1,198 people were killed. Terrible
1926 – A U.S. report showed that one-third of the nation’s exports were motors.Ford no doubt?
1937 – The German Condor Legion arrived in Spain to assist Franco’s forces. The Germans were his allies
1940 – Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister. Thank God
1942 – In the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese and American navies attacked each other with carrier planes. It was the first time in the history of naval warfare where two enemy fleets fought without seeing each other. Must have been surreal!
1945 – Germany signed unconditional surrender ending World War II. It would take effect the next day.Thank God
1946 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. was founded. The company was later renamed Sony.Cunning!
1951 – Russia was admitted to participate in the 1952 Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee. Good
1958 – Howard Johnson set an aircraft altitude record in F-104.Did his nose bleed?
1960 – Leonid Brezhnev became president of the Soviet Union.
1975 – U.S. President Ford declared an end to the Vietnam War.Good
1997 – A report released by the U.S. government said that Switzerland provided Nazi Germany with equipment and credit during World War II. Germany exchanged for gold what had been plundered or stolen. Switzerland did not comply with postwar agreements to return the gold. Crafty swines!
1998 – Residents of London voted to elect their own mayor for the first time in history. The vote would take place in May 2000. Dick Whittingham returns
2003 – Roger Moore collapsed during a matinee performance of the Broadway comedy “The Play What I Wrote.” He finished the show after a 10-minute break. He was fitted with a pacemaker the following day. I like Sir Roge
Music Events May 7th
1964, The Searchers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Don’t Throw Your Love Away’. The group’s third and last No.1.Frank Allen has appeared on my show
1966, Johnny Cash appeared live at the Empire, Liverpool, England.I can’t believe I missed this
1966, The Mamas and the Papas started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Monday Monday’, it made No.3 in the UK. The group was reported, as saying they all hated the song except for its writer John Phillips. I loved the song
1967, Jimi Hendrix played two shows at London’s Saville Theatre. Ringo Starr, Brian Jones and members of The Beach Boys and The Moody Blues were in the audience. I’ll bet that was a good night
1972, Reginald Dwight changed his name by Deed poll to Elton Hercules John.What happened to Hercules?
1972, The Rolling Stones released the second album on their own label, ‘Exile on Main Street’ featuring two hit singles, ‘Tumbling Dice’ and ‘Happy’.Good album
1977, Former backing singer with Stevie Wonder, Deniece Williams was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Free’, her only UK No.1 hit.Good song
1977, The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hotel California’, the group’s fourth US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK.Was this really only no 8?
1978, 90,000 tickets were sold in eight hours for Bob Dylan’s forthcoming London dates at Earls Court. 10.000 per hour-not bad, eh?
1988, Terence Trent D’arby went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Wishing Well’, a No.4 hit in the UK. Good song
1989, Ron Wilson, drummer with US Surf group The Surfaris died of a brain anueryism. (1963 US No.2 & UK No.3 single ‘Wipe Out’).Sad
1991, Wilson Pickett was arrested after running into an 86 year old man and yelling death threats whilst driving his car over the mayor’s front lawn in Englewood, New Jersey. Pickett was charged with driving with open bottles of alcohol in his car. He should have known better
1992, A leather Jacket worn by John Lennon during 1960-1963, was sold at Christies, London, England for £24,200.Wow
1994, British house music performer Tony Di Bart scored his only UK No.1 single with ‘The Real Thing’. I like this
1998, Eddie Rabbitt, US singer, songwriter died of lung cancer aged 56. During his career, he scored over 20 No.1′s on Billboard’s country singles chart including 1981 ‘I Love A Rainy Night’. Elvis Presley, Dr Hook, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Crystal Gayle and Lynn Anderson all recorded his songs.Very underrated
2000, Britney Spears went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’. Written and produced by hit-makers Max Martin and Rami Yacoub, who had previously collaborated with Spears on ‘…Baby One More Time’.Quite good
2004, A planning inquiry hearing Madonna’s appeal to ban ramblers from parts of her £9m country estate heard details of the land’s make-up. The pop star claimed 100 acres of land at the 1,200-acre Ashcombe House estate had been inaccurately classified as open country. Madonna was appealing against the classification in a hearing. Under the act, people would have the right to access any land registered on the final map as open country-mountain, moor, heath or down. She had a cheek to come to the UK and ban ramblers….
Born on this day
1939, Jimmy Ruffin, (1974 UK No.4 single ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’).
1942,Derek Taylor press officer for The Beatles also worked with Beach Boys and The Byrds. Taylor died on 10th September 1997.
1943, Rick Westwood, guitarist, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, (1967 UK No.1 & US No.11 single ‘Silence Is Golden’). 1943, Born on this day, Thelma Houston, US soul singer, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.13 single ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’).
1945, Christy Moore, Irish singer, songwriter, Planxty, solo, 1946, Born on this day, Bill Kreutzmann, drums, The Grateful Dead, (1970 UK No.69 and US No.127 album, ‘Workingman’s Dead’).
1948, Pete Wingfield, singer, Pianist and producer, (1975 UK No.7 and US No.15 single ‘Eighteen With A Bullet’)
1949, Keith, (James Keefer), US singer, (1967 US No.7 and UK No.24 single ’98.6′).
1960, Anne Dudley, Art Of Noise, (1988 UK No.5 single with Tom Jones ‘Kiss’).