Monthly Archive: January 2017

Jan 27

National Chocolate Cake Day

  Who even thinks up these holidays?       Time to go bake something…

Jan 27

Happy Anniversary!

  Another anniversary rolls around, the 44th, to be exact.   I always like to check out this picture of our wedding expenses.  We have it framed and sitting on our mantle.   Tom paid $50.26 (blood tests and wedding ring!) and my costs (I made my own dress) were $29.25. We were lucky.  My …

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Jan 25

Burns Night

  Burns Night commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759.     The day also celebrates Burns’ contribution to Scottish culture. Burns’ best known work is “Auld Lang Syne”. We were at the Edinburgh Tattoo for this performance but I didn’t take this video.     …

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Jan 14

Greyfriar’s Bobby

  When we were in Scotland last year, we walked to Edinburgh Castle and back from hotel a couple times. I had never heard of Greyfriar’s Bobby until our bus tour the second day although we had walked by the statue 3 times already! On our 4th pass-by, we saw several people taking pictures of …

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Jan 13

Also on January 13…

Today, January 13, holds a couple anniversaries for me.  I remember the day of the Air Florida Flight 90 Crash in 1982 so well. We were living in the Metro DC area and our young son had just turned 2 in December.  Tom, my DH, worked in DC and I was never sure the route that …

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Jan 13

National Rubber Ducky Day

  According to a 1973 Sesame Street calendar, Rubber Duckie’s Birthday is January 13 so around the country it’s National Rubber Ducky Day! A friend of Ernie and Big Bird, Duckie made his debut in a February 1970 episode. The rubber ducky (also spelled duckie) has come a long way from his first concept as …

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