If Your Child Is Disabled, Social Security Can Help
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, designated to bring attention to the types of cancer that largely affect children. About 13,000 children under age 21 receive cancer diagnoses every year. About a quarter of them will not survive. Those who do will likely suffer with the disease for some time.
While Social Security cannot help with the cure, we can offer financial support to children with cancer-or any other severe disability.
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Cleveland Museum of Natural History
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Traveling the Silk Road Exhibition
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Imagine a world in which the latest ideas traveled not by wireless networks but by camel.
Centuries ago, merchants, missionaries and other travelers made their way across Asia, along the enormous trade network known as the Silk Road. Over rugged mountains and forbidding deserts, camel caravans loaded with precious cargo made possible the exchange of valuable goods, ideas and innovations. Named for the fabric that enticed traders from all over the world, the Silk Road spanned the far reaches of China to the center of the Islamic world from A.D. 600 to 1200.
The exhibition opened in New York and then went to Asia, Rome, Los Angeles and now Cleveland. Cleveland is the first city in the area to host this fascinating exhibit. And you can win free tickets to visit the exhibit!
The tickets include General Admission so you will be able to visit the Museum's permanent galleries of amazing dinosaurs, gems and jewels, live animals outside in the Perkins Wildlife Center and the hands-on, interactive Snead Discovery center for children.
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Do you remember shelling peas? - Keeping Up With MauryMy friend George asked me, Where have all the English peas gone? Yes, those old time long peas that you had to open up one by one are called English peas.
So, here is the story. Everything changes, even peas. Many years ago the English peas were the only story in town. In summer, there were a few local growers who would grow them. It was wonderful because they usually were plump and full bodied with lots of peas.
It was the job of the youngest family member to shell them...
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RIP Joan Rivers - ClevelandWomen.Com Book of the Week
The last book from the late Joan Rivers.
Follow Joan on a family vacation in Mexico and on trips between New York and Los Angeles where she mingles with the stars, never missing a beat as she delivers blistering critiques on current events, and excoriating insights about life, pop culture, and celebrities (from A to D list), all in her relentlessly funny signature style.
Diary of a Mad Diva
It's not too early to be thinking about Halloween!
Wags 4 Warriors
Frank DeLorenzo and Jen DeLorenzo of Wags 4 Warriors spoke at the 12th annual Support Our Troops luncheon in Cleveland, Ohio. The Mission of the 501c3 non-profit WAGS 4 WARRIORS is to unite veterans whom upon returning home from war suffer with PTSD or TBI with an appropriate dog, and to provide all of the training, equipment and support for the dog to become the veterans service dog at NO COST to the veteran.
The ultimate goal is for the service dog to take away the struggle the veterans face every day. W4W was founded by Frank DeLorenzo (OIF Veteran) and Jen DeLorenzo. The organization was started to help service men and women that have been affected by their combat experience.
Amy remembers the old phones
We had graduated to a single party phone line. Hooray! No more would mom have to wait for that party- line person to finish her endless conversations.
Before her Smarter-Than-I-Am-Phone
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To the girls who want to date my son
Mrs. McLinda White was a volunteer at Peace in the Hood Peace Camp. After observing the 'raging hormones' among the teenagers she wrote this piece called 'To the girls who want to date my son' and performed it at the Peace in the Hood celebration of peace at the end of Peace Camp 2014 in Cleveland.
ClevelandWomen.Com Joke of the WeekThree blonde men are stranded on an island. Suddenly a fairy appears and offers to grant them each one wish.
The first blonde asks to be intelligent. Immediately he is turned into a brown-haired man and he swims off the island.
The next blonde man asks to be even more intelligent than the previous one. So he is turned into a black-haired man and he builds a boat and sails off the island.
The third blonde man asks to be made even more intelligent than the first two. The fairy turns him into a woman and she walks across the bridge.
ClevelandWomen.Com Facts of the WeekThe average height of a woman in the U.S. is approximately 5 feet 4 inches, and the average weight is about 163 pounds. These figures vary greatly throughout the world, due to differences in nutrition and prenatal care
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