Preston County Gifted
How much is a million?
million: six zeroes
billion: nine zeroes
trillion: twelve zeroes
quadrillion: fifteen zeroes
quintillion: eighteen zeroes
sextillion: twenty-one zeroes
septillion: twenty-four zeroes
octillion: twenty-seven zeroes
novillion: thirty zeroes
decillion: thirty-three zeroes
undecillion: thirty-six zeroes
duodecillion: thirty-nine zeroes
tredecillion: forty-two zeroes
quattuordecillion: forty-five zeroes
quindecillion: forty-eight zeroes
sexdecillion: fifty-one zeroes
septendecillion: fifty-four zeroes
octodecillion: fifty-seven zeroes
novemdecillion: sixty zeroes
vigintillion: sixty-three zeroes
Happy Mother's Day
Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May. This year is May 13th. Mother's Day originated in Grafton, WV by Anna Jarvis. In 1908 President Wilson made it an official National Holiday in 1914. Anna Jarvis died in 1948 regretting that Mother's Day had become a "Hallmark Holiday," which means it is very commercialized. "I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit."
This is a holiday celebrated on the Last Monday of May to remember our soldiers who have fallen during wars. This Federal Holiday was started, we believe, directly after or right before the Civil War. Southern families would "Decorate" the grave of a soldier from the Civil War. Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day. Please remember those who have fought so that we could be free.
Happy Valentines Day
Valentine's day honors a Christian martry named Valentine. Valentine was a priest in Rome who was martyred about AD 269. Valentine's Day has become very commercialized. Flowers, Candy and Jewelry are the normal gifts given to a special someone.
What Easter means to me. I celebrate Easter because of what Jesus did on the cross for me. Friday is the day He was crucified. Sunday is the day he overcame the grave and rose again. That is what Easter means to me. However many people celebrate in different ways. Kids may go on an Easter Egg hunt, Easter Egg roll or they may go to a family dinner. Its a wonderful holiday and I actually consider it they best holiday of the year.
Happy Veteran's Day
It is celebrated on November 11th and is a Federal Holiday. Also, Veteran's Day is known as Armistice Day or Rememberance Day around the world. Veteran's Day is always celebrated on November 11th no matter what day of the week it lands on. This Veteran's Day happens to be a very special one: it's 11-11-11.
September 11, 2001 Remembered
Russo-Georgian artist Zurab Tsereteli dedicated a sculpture titled "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism" to NJ in 2006. If you look closely you can see were the twin towers would have been. (see faint lines in background.)
The Gail's of Great Britian celebrated the end of summer, this is how Halloween got started. My family celebrates Halloween every year with a birthday party for my nephew Jake. We carve jack-o-lanterns and eat pizza and cake. Looking forward to Jake being 17 years old.