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Yacu-mama

[mother of waters]. A fabulous sea-snake, fifty paces long and twelve yards in girth, said to lurk in the lagunes of South America, and in the river Amazon. This monster draws into its mout…

Mother's Day Quiz

Answers to the Mother's Day Trivia Quiz are below. 1. Who played Mrs. Robinson, the seductress mother who slept with the young Dustin Hoffma…

Mother's Day Quiz

Answer Key Who played Mrs. Robinson, the seductress mother who slept with the young Dustin Hoffman, in The Graduate? Faye Dunaway Anne Bancroft Elizabeth Taylor Lauren Bacall W…

Mother's Day Quotations

Need a suggestion for your Mother's Day card? compiled by Christine Frantz More Mother's Day Features Related Links Mother's Day FeaturesQuotations by WomenWinter Quotation…

Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton

Willie Mae Thornton toured the south as a blues singer in the 1940s, earning the nickname 'Big Mama' both for her powerful voice and her ample girth. She wrote and sang blues songs, played the harmoni…

Day

When it begins. (1) With sun-set: The Jews in their “sacred year,” and the Church—hence the eve of feast-days; the ancient Britons “non dierum numerum, ut nos, sed n…

Constitution Day & Citizenship Day

One day, two observances by Shmuel Ross The Constitution of the United States of America The Constitutional Convention Text of the ConstitutionSigners of the U.S. Constitution F…

Dorothy Day

Dorothy Daysocial activist, journalist, and cofounder of the Catholic Worker movementBorn: 1897Birthplace: New York, N.Y. From 1914 to 1916, Day attended the University of Illinois, where she …

Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day was co-founder of a community of activists who published a newspaper while feeding, sheltering and living with the poor of New York City. The group and its paper, both called The Catholic …

Boxing Day

Traditional English holiday extends Christmas giving by David Johnson Related Links Boxing Day QuizWinter Holiday RoundupBank HolidaysChurch of England Historians say the holi…