7 Jun

A busy day here at Tilly Bud Towers means I haven’t had time to blog. I bring you instead a re-blog of my most frequently visited post, edited slightly because I winced when I saw the text wasn’t justified and the pictures weren’t centered.

The Laughing Housewife

I read this quote today: 

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

-Joseph Addison

So here you go:


According to Mr. Higgins’ Honors Algebra II class at Norwalk High School (07-08) 

The smile of the “smiley face” is in the shape of a parabola.

The smiley face was designed in 1964 in Worcester, Massachusettes by Harvey Ball, and has become a crazy-huge symbol all over the world.  

The equation for a parabola is: (x-h)^2=4p(y-k)             (h,k)=vertex    p=distance from vertex to focus

I thought I would do some research into smiling (gotta love that Google button).  This is fromhttp://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4128/is_200311/ai_n9341157/:

…smiling isn’t just for fun-it’s a matter of survival. Scientists have discovered that newborn infants, even those who are born blind, know how to smile […] A baby’s smile is designed to attract and…

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18 Responses to “”

  1. vivinfrance June 7, 2012 at 14:33 #

    Me too, busy, of which more later. It’s well worth while re-iterating posts as happy as this one.


  2. laurieanichols June 7, 2012 at 14:56 #

    I like reading Tilly Bud from the past and the kitten made me smile. The smiley face reminded me of Forrest Gump when he was running and he wiped his face off on the white tee shirt and the guy got the idea for the smiley face, I love that movie.


    • Tilly Bud June 8, 2012 at 10:34 #

      Me too! It’s in my Top Ten (which is about thirty movies too short).


  3. Piglet in Portugal June 7, 2012 at 14:59 #

    You are right about smiling 🙂


  4. lanceleuven June 7, 2012 at 15:11 #

    At one of my previous jobs we had that picture of the smiling monkeys as the screen saver on our shared PC. Our manager told us to change it because it could be distracting. I concluded that he had incredibly poor concrentration skills.


    • Tilly Bud June 8, 2012 at 10:34 #

      You so had the moral high ground until that second-to-last word 🙂


      • lanceleuven June 8, 2012 at 13:15 #

        Hah hah! You got me there Tilly. I have to admit it 🙂


  5. terry1954 June 7, 2012 at 15:30 #

    really enjoyed your blog today!


  6. grannymar June 7, 2012 at 15:51 #

    A smile is no good until you give it away 😀


  7. viveka June 7, 2012 at 20:34 #

    Those monkeys… adorable … !!! Want both of them. I rather take them then the guy with no teeth. A smile says everything about us. A smile is the mirror of our souls. Wonderful !!!!


  8. SchmidleysScribbling June 7, 2012 at 21:04 #

    I probably don’t smile enough unlike my husband who never met a stranger. He reminds me of a little friendly dog, and if he had a tail he would wag it. Dianne


    • Tilly Bud June 8, 2012 at 10:37 #

      When David and I meet we will be sniffing each other’s bums in no time 🙂


  9. siggiofmaine June 7, 2012 at 22:45 #

    I love your posts, first run or re-run. Don’t sweat the details…love them just the way they are. Now do as I say, not as I do !
    Siggi in Downeast Maine


  10. jmgoyder June 8, 2012 at 02:40 #

    I love reading your previous posts because haven’t had time to go back to them myself. This is a great one and, yes, it made me smile!


  11. eof737 June 13, 2012 at 05:47 #

    And it’s okay to frown now and again… Keeps us human. 😉



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I welcome your comments but be warned: I'm menopausal and as likely to snarl as smile. Wine or Maltesers are an acceptable bribe; or a compliment about my youthful looks and cheery disposition will do in a pinch.

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