From someone who ought to know .. John and Ann Betar eloped on November 25th, leaving their neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older. On Valentine's Day this past year they were proclaimed by Worldwide Marriage Encounter as 2013's "longest married couple" in America. John and Ann were married November 25, 1932 – today is their 81st anniversary. John is 102, Ann is 98. They live on Long Island Sound, just a few miles from where they raised their five children in Bridgeport. John ran a grocery store before becoming a realtor. The couple lost one daughter and their only son to cancer within the past 15 years. Their oldest daughter is 80. The Betars have 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. According to John Betar. "The key is to always agree with your wife.
Something most pets don't like, these 4 legged friends love - watch today's "Video of the Day"
On this date in 1984, 36 of England's top musicians gathered in a Notting Hill, West London, England, studio and recorded Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia ... we remember that song today:
Leading up to today, the 50th anniversary of the assasination of President Kennedy, Harris Interactive took a poll of America's asking which event of the past 50 years they most wished they had wtinessed. The top 3: Neil Armstrong walking on the moon (27%) (1969) The fall of the Berlin wall (21%) (1989) which tied for with first place among 45-54 year olds The "I have a dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(20%); (1963) a top choice for 18-34 year olds and women
Forget the oven or deep fryer, here's how you should prepare this year's Thanksgiving bird -- in a trash can. It works like this: One big turkey on a wooden stake in the ground Covered by a big, clean metal trash can With hot coals on top and around the sides Your trash can turns into a giant dutch oven. The turkey will take about 2 hours to cook depending on the weather. Click and find out more about the "Trash Can Turkey"
Harris Interactive took a poll of more than 2,000 American adults in early November and asked about fashion. How would you respond if someone asked you what the best and worst fashion trends of the last 50 years were? The poll results:
The Best: The bikini (31%) The mini-skirt (15%) Skinny jeans (13%) And the worst: Baggy pants (19%) Parachute pants (18%) Leisure suits (12%)
Be honest - did you participate in any of these "trends?" And, are any of the worst still in your closet?
It's American Made Matters Day -- On this day, American Made Matters is encouraging consumers to buy at least one American-made product to show their support for American manufacturing. http://www.americanmadematters.com/index.php Today is Equal Opportunity Day -- As pronounced by President Eisenhower in 1957 to recognized the anniversary of the Gettysburg address It's Have A Bad Day Day -- Instead it was created for people who work in a customer service environment and are sick of saying “have a nice day”, and those who are equally sick of hearing it. In the nicest possible way, wish everyone a bad day Today is World Toilet Day -- Designated by the UN urging changes in both behavior and policy on issues ranging from enhancing water management to ending open-air defecation