There is nothing nicer when a future groom does all he can to make the proposal to his future bride a very special one. Joshua Manson exemplified that kind of person. He decided that he wanted the perfect location to propose to his girlfriend Katie Davis. So, the two flew from their home in Denton Texas to Denver Colorado to hike up Jasper Peak, which is located on the Continental Divide. And Mason was successful! He found a spot located at a 13,000-foot summit. It was a momentous day. Mason proposed, and Davis accepted. Happily, they headed down the mountain...and that is when the perfect day took a turn for the worse. Mason had not allowed enough time for them to hike back in daylight. He had also forgotten to bring water...something that any experienced hiker will tell you is crucial to any long hike. Other issues were that neither of them knew Jasper Peak and became disoriented and got lost. And to make matters worse, neither of them were equipped for the cold weather that happens when the sun sets. They also didn’t have any kind of shelter for them to use to wait it out until daylight. Fortune did turn for them when a hiker found the couple and took them to friends of his that were camping at Diamond Lake. By this time, Mason and Davis were suffering from altitude sickness and dehydration. One of the campers decided it would be best to hike down the couple to her vehicle. She then drove them to the next town and called 911. Mason and Davis are on the mend now and yes, the engagement is still on! They will forever remember their proposal day and hopefully, they will have a good story to tell anyone who asks them how they got married.
On October 5, 1983, Earl Silas Tupper died at the age of 76 on an island that he had purchased off of Costa Rica. You’re probably saying, "Earl who?" Earl Tupper, as in Tupperware While working at the Dupont chemical company, he discovered how to mold polyethylene slag into lightweight, non-breakable containers, cups, bowls and plates. He founded the Tupperware Plastics Company in 1938 and within a few years he introduced his products to hardware and department stores. But, after a very advanced marketing program, he withdrew all of his products from the stores in the early 1950’s and made them available only through home Tupperware parties. The concept worked well enough that he sold Tupperware Company to Rexall in 1958 for $9 million dollars. Then to avoid taxes, he renounced his US citizenship and moved to Costa Rica. Some of Tupper’s legacy lives on at his alma mater, Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. In 1969, he donated 428 acres to the school, which became the home of their new campus in 1971. Did I forget to mention that he was born in Berlin, New Hampshire? Tupper’s family moved to a farm in Massachusetts when Earl was three. According to an article in the NY Times at the time of his death, "as a boy he found he could make more money buying and selling other people's vegetables than by raising his own." Apparently, his grasp of sales started at an early age. So, when you put your lunch or left-overs in those plastic food containers, just remember that it all started with a man born in New Hampshire. https://youtu.be/hRYh_mNCq4U
Holy Toledo. If that was me I would have wet my pants. I mean seriously.. This hunter's composure is undeniable. If a bear is 2 inches from my face, I'm either screaming at it (stupid) or shooting it (sorry). I know bears are curious, but still. You never know. Very lucky day for this hunter! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLP8mpP0knA
Imagine going to college to learn how to make beer? It’s now a reality with a new program being offered by the University of New Hampshire in Durham. The Craft Brewery Startup Workshop is a five-day class that will expose wanna-be beer makers to seasoned, professional brewers who will talk about the inner workings of the business and share some of their experiences getting started. The program promises participants will leave with a better understanding of the craft beer industry, a personalized business plan, and introduction to some contacts in the industry. Tuition for the class is $750 and includes tours of several breweries and access to the New Hampshire Craft Brew Conference on Manchester.
There may be a second act for Toys R Us, the retail wonderland for children that turned out the lights at hundreds of stores for what was thought to be the final time over the summer. After joining the parade of retailers that never recovered from the recession and radical changes in the way Americans shop for toys and everything else, a group of investors is planning a comeback for Geoffrey the giraffe and his crew. The last time we saw Geoffrey the Giraffe he had packed his bags and made a cameo at a wrestling event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=GNcUxWvogAU The group, made up of secured lenders, said in a bankruptcy court filing Tuesday that it's scrapping an auction for Toys R Us assets despite receiving a number of qualified bids. The investors said they'll work with potential partners to develop new ideas for stores in the U.S. and other countries "that could bring back these iconic brands in a new and re-imagined way." The seeming end of Toys R Us rippled through the toy industry and beyond. When the company closed the doors at some 800 stores, more than 30,000 people lost their jobs. Less than a month later, Mattel said it would cut more than 2,200 jobs partly because of lost sales to Toys R Us. Obligatory... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGFXGwHsD_A
The movie making business has evolved by leaps and bounds and with it, some of the magic is gone. Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) is the way they do most of the production now but back in the 1970’s it was a whole different animal! Real people, real props made for a real creature experience, and there were works of art by legendary directors and actors working with latex and polyurethane. They were adding hair strand by strand, using makeup and paint to turn out some of our favorite classic horror movies Here are seven examples of not only great old school film making but also classic performances by some great actors gifted in the ability to convey suspense and fear. Exorcist (1973)https://youtu.be/YDGw1MTEe9kThe Omen (1976)https://youtu.be/V7CEbd7ffNwAmityville Horror (1979)https://youtu.be/_Yr6VbT8QcUCarrie (1976)https://youtu.be/YuO26oJQLVsSalem’s Lot (1979)https://youtu.be/itgqj4okSv8Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)https://youtu.be/Vs3981DoINwAlien (1979)https://youtu.be/LjLamj-b0I8
Who's excited for the game tonight? Other than all of Patriot Nation...No. 11 on the field and No. 1 in our hearts, Julian Edelman. View this post on Instagram And it begins... #LFG A post shared by Julian Edelman (@edelman11) on Oct 4, 2018 at 9:45am PDT The Patriot's best wide receiver just posted to this to his Instagram account. Needless to say, this guy is ready to go to war tonight. Uh oh. TB12 has chimed in... View this post on Instagram Focus A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Oct 4, 2018 at 6:17am PDT