Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Show Notes 01-06-09

First off, the Question: Impossible for today was: what was the first minimum wage in the U.S.? (Answer at the end...)

A New Year's Blessing

May God Make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardship from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,
and by making you anxious to be there to help.
God's love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.

After talking about Apple president Steve Jobs illness yesterday, a bag of apples appeared in the office refrigerator today (no kidding). Hmmm, thank you gift or coincidence?

And I leave you with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JHS8adO3hM


Answer: 25 cents per hour. The minimum wage was first introduced in 1938, it hit $1 in 1956, $2 in 1974, $3 in 1980, $4 in 1991, and $5 in 1997.


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