Choose The News 11/21/18

The 10 Best Pieces of Advice We Get From Our Grandparents

Your grandparents have a lot of wisdom to share with you.  Also a lot of politically incorrect comments and made-up stories . . . but in between all of that, wisdom.  Lots of wisdom.

A new survey found the 10 best pieces of advice people have gotten from their grandparents.  Check ’em out . . .

1.  Don’t grow up too fast.

2.  Don’t take your family for granted.

3.  Don’t be afraid to fail or lose at anything you do.

4.  If you’re not 10 minutes early, you’re late.

5.  Don’t keep your emotions bottled up inside.

6.  Write everything down.

7.  You can learn a lot by staying quiet and watching.

8.  You never get a second chance at a first impression.

9.  Live by your words and stand by your words.

10.  If something doesn’t feel right, then it’s not right.


Four Myths About the Pilgrims

We’ve been taught a lot about the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving, but some historians think we don’t really have our facts straight.  Here are four things you’ve learned that may not be true . . .

1.  They landed at Plymouth Rock. They actually landed in Cape Cod first, then went to Plymouth.  And no one ever claimed they set foot on Plymouth Rock anyway, until 121 years AFTER they arrived.  None of the original pilgrims ever wrote about it.

2.  They came to America in search of religious freedom.  They actually went to Holland first, and had lots of religious freedom there.  But they couldn’t find work.  So yes, they came here to KEEP their religious freedom, but also to make a living.

3.  The Pilgrim Thanksgiving was the first American Thanksgiving.  Native Americans had similar celebrations all the time, mostly involving their crops and harvests.  They didn’t call it “Thanksgiving Day,” but neither did the Pilgrims.  The first known use of that term was in 1674, 53 years after the first Pilgrim Thanksgiving.

4.  The Pilgrims were boring and always wore black. In the descriptions of items from the Plymouth Colony, there are references to red, blue, green, yellow, and orange clothes.  And there are also mentions of beer and barbecues.


Bears Break Into Car; Steal Candy

Lillie Thurman, of Asheville, North Carolina, says a family of bears recently broke into her Toyota Prius before stealing 49 candy bars. The 16 -year-old was selling the candy for a fundraiser. Her car was parked in her driveway when the bears opened her door and stole her candy. They left behind one dark chocolate bar.



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