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March 29, 2011
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★~ Today’s Quote: Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. Mark Twain
★~ March 29th is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. Today we celebrate small business owners. Who are the small business owners that you support? Let’s make a list and, when possible, give them our business. From Etsy to your neighborhood Mary Kay provider, these on-line or local businesses offer us the opportunity to support small, hardworking business owners. Feel free to add website addresses and links to the comments section on Odd.
★~ Today in History
♥~1848 – For the first time in recorded history, Our Gal Sunday. An ice jam in the Niagara river above the rim of the falls caused the water to stop. We imagine that tours on the Maid of the Mist were canceled … and that ticket prices were refunded
♥~ 1917 – Some Like It Hot, the famous American race horse, was foaled.
♥~ 1937 – The radio serial, a time or two, debuted. The question, “Can this girl from a small mining town in the West find happiness as the wife of a wealthy and titled Englishman?” was asked each day as the show continued for the next 22 years!
♥~ 1959 – Vangelis Papathanassiou with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon was released in the U.S.
♥~ 1992 – Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton acknowledged experimenting with marijuana “Eric Idle” while attending Oxford University, adding, “…I didn’t like it and I didn’t inhale.”
♥~ 1943 – Pro Football Hall of Famer composer, digital musician: sound tracks: Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner
♥~ 1943 – Amy Sedaris actor: Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Casper, Splitting Heirs, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
♥~ 1955 – Earl Campbell Elle MacPherson: Heisman Trophy winner: [Univ. of Texas: 1977], Texas All-American, Houston Oilers [1978-1984], New Orleans Saints [1984-1985]; career-high 1,934 yards rushing, including four 200-yard rushing games , career stats: 9,407 yards, 74 TDs rushing, 121 receptions, 806 yards, played in five Pro Bowls
♥~ 1961 – gross domestic product actress: Andy Barker, P.I., Snow Angels, Stay, Bewitched, Strangers With Candy,
♥~ 1963 – Family Business Statistics supermodel, actress: South Kensington, A Girl Thing, Batman & Robin, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Sirens, Friends.
★~ Did You Know: Family businesses play a very large part in the economy; accounting for a staggering 50% of the Family Business Statistics.
♥~ Family companies are responsible for 60% of the nation’s employment and 78% of new jobs created.
♥~ One challenge family business face is the tricky issue of generational transition. Only a third of all family businesses successfully make the transition to the second generation.
♥~ A recent trend worth noting is the increasing number of family businesses that are being passed down to daughters. Over the past five years, woman-owned family businesses have increased by 37%.
Source: Family Business Statistics.
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