May marks the beginning of the first adhesive postage stamp – an invention credited to Rowland Hill in 1840. Children today missed out on all the “fun” of having a gluey tongue when sending letters to pen pals, though many of us remember it all too well.
You might also recall that in May of 1966, NASA launched a rocket carrying the lunar lander “Surveyor 1” – the first American spacecraft to land on an extra-terrestrial body. An exciting moment in our history, for sure!
Although we don’t have any lunar landings planned for our Residents this month, we do have other exciting activities scheduled. To view an activity calendar for a specific area, click on one of the links below:
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As a bonus, May is also the Month of Mary, the Mother of Jesus the Christ (which is pretty timely for the month containing Mother’s Day). Roman Catholics around the world will be remembering Mary in special ways this month, and if you would like to join in the fun, this website has some great ideas and daily devotions: www.catholicnewsagency.com