Ice Angel Camellia is one of the few evergreen shrubs that bloom as the weather turns cold. Fungus gnats plague house plants with the first frost; treat with Bonide Systemic Insect Granules.
<p>Affectionate pets can help us reduce our levels of stress and, in some cases, can actually lower blood pressure, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. </p><hr id="system-readmore" /><p>So, when Nancy Cowen checked herself into a nursing home in England not long ago, she was distressed that she had to leave her cat with neighbors. But not for long. Cleo the cat missed Nancy, too, and ran away from her foster home intent on finding her mistress. And, find her the cat did just a few weeks later. The eight-year-old feline trekked some 16 miles to the nursing home, despite the fact that she had never been there. </p><p>And then there is the story of Nigel, the parrot, whose British accent was comforting to his Torrance, CA owner, Darren Chick, until the parrot went missing in 2010. Four years later, Nigel was reunited with Mr. Chick, thanks to an implanted microchip. It was a happy, if not puzzling reunion. </p><p>AMAC reports that Nigel no longer spoke the Queen's English; instead the bird was gabbing in Spanish. </p>
Every day—but particularly on Veterans Day—Social Security salutes those who have put their lives on the line for our freedom.