Hi Sam and Hi Ginny.  Here we go . .


Survivor Season 46 began on Wednesday, February the 28th, 2024. 

Today, Wednesday, May the 22nd, a three hour show will be the 13th and the final episode for Season 46. 

I have said many times that I personally look forward to, and enjoy, watching Survivor as much as I do any sporting event. Especially the shows toward the end of a season.

Below will be our last look at Survivor Season 46.

Who will win and become The Sole Survivor?

Maria / Kenzie / Liz / Charlie / Ben

Thanks Survivor for 20 years of memories.

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I’ve written it once, I’ve written it again and again, Patti and I select Holidays that we relate to or are personally interested in.

We are not trying to pick Holidays that might fulfill some “Grand Purpose”. As such you all may, and you all may NOT, be interested in our choices.

Yesterday May the 21st was my Mother’s Birthday. How interesting  that this particular Holiday falls on May 22nd!


Canada? What gives Captain?”

My Mother was born in London, Ontario, Canada. She was raised out in Western Canada in Regina, Saskatchewan. Eventually her family then returned to London, Ontario.

In the late 1920’s,  she attended the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. There she met my father. On June the 3rd, 1933, they married in Ann Arbor.

During the “War Years” in the early 1940’s she “officially immigrated to the United States”. 

100% of my mother’s family, including her parents and twin sister remained forever in Canada!  

So? I am part and I am parcel, one half Canadian.

During all of my “growing up years” from earliest childhood until I joined the Marine Corps, we were constantly back and forth between Detroit, Michigan, and London, Ontario. I know London, Ontario, as well as I know Detroit, Michigan. My grandmother lived on Central Avenue, across from Victoria Park, next door to John Labatt of the beer brewers and two doors away from the owners of the Cairncross Drug Store chain.

Patti also “knows” London, Ontario, because she has been there with me “countless times”. 

I know. Who Cares!

Canadian Immigrants Day is observed on May 22 every year. The holiday is meant to celebrate Canadians who immigrated to the United States. Citizens of the two neighboring countries have always found it easy to visit each other’s countries. In the early days of the two nations, Canadian immigrants mostly crossed the border for better job opportunities in factories. As the years passed, the profile of the average Canadian changed with the improvement in living standards in Canada. Today, many Canadian immigrants form an integral part of many industries across the United States.

The U.S. and Canada have a long history with each other. When the United States gained independence from the British, several loyalist anti-Americans fled to Canada, which was still a British colony. Over the years, the two countries’ relations have oscillated between tense and amicable. The first wave of Canadian immigration to the U.S. began in the mid-1800s when the majority of the influx of people consisted of unskilled labor looking for jobs. A significant portion of the Canadian immigrants that relocated to the U.S. during the early 1900s were people fleeing from religious discrimination.

After the Second World War, Canada’s economy began to stabilize and the quality of life within the nation improved. This, in turn, decreased the number of people immigrating to the U.S. from Canada. Furthermore, the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 drastically limited migration to the country from within the Western hemisphere. However, the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) made it easier for Canadian citizens to access new temporary work visas, thus boosting immigration.

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On National Solitaire Day on May 22, let’s acknowledge the brilliance behind the game of solitaire and how it helped entertain us for years. There is so much history behind the game and numerous fun facts! Here’s all you need to know.

Around 80% of solitaire games are winnable based on your skills.

Well, you aren’t alone in your obsession with this card game, since there are over 242 million people from over 200 countries who are equally addicted to it. However, solitaire wasn’t solely created as a fun game by Microsoft. It was created to teach people how to use the mouse attached to computers and train them to become accustomed to the device. Today, solitaire is one of the most beloved and viral PC games known to mankind and, seeing how it is played by millions of people across the globe, it seems like the trend of solitaire is going to continue for years to come.

Due to the popularity of the game, Microsoft declared May 22 as National Solitaire Day in 2018. The purpose of the day is to recognize the card game that has reigned supreme for over 30 years by hosting large-scale celebrations. The National Solitaire Day event itself has gained a lot of traction in the past few years and even broke records of the most games of solitaire ever played in one day in 2020. Other official commemorations of the event by Microsoft include special surprises for the players, a double XP bonus in the game on Windows and mobiles, and video testimonials recorded for the purpose of honoring fans. Solitaire was also honored in the Video Game Hall of Fame in 2019.

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Cap and Patti

Oh By The Way. Aloysius, one of our loyal  followers, made the 6,000th comment here on dotnet. So? Yesterday, we slipped in a short Post about Aloysius!

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