Category: Holidays

Dec 12

Happy Hanukkah

  Hanukkah 2017 begins at sunset (4:48 where I am) on Tuesday, December 12 and ends on Wednesday, December 20. Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights. It commemorates the victory of the ancient Israelites over the Syrian Greek army and the subsequent miracle of restoring the menorah in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The miracle …

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Nov 11

Giving Thanks, Day 25: November 11, 2017

Giving thanks to our Veterans today   I’m not sure how Veterans Day turned into a Friday holiday and a day to sell stuff, but then, most every holiday has turned into a day for stores to run “sales”.  Possibly, the original intent was to give our veterans a break but it has sure morphed …

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Oct 31

Giving Thanks, Day 14: October 31, 2017

  Today I am thankful for my dog, Mimi. She’s a beautiful dog, sweet, loving and usually very mild-mannered, but she’ll bark her head off whenever she hears someone in the driveway.   Tonight, she barked at potential trick-or-treaters and we have lots of candy left over.    Thanks, Mimi!  

Oct 31

Happy Halloween!

     

Oct 31

Who Knew? Scotland Invented Halloween!

IT SOUNDS like a bold claim to make, but evidence suggests that, if not for Scotland, Halloween would not exist – at least not as the world knows it.In medieval times, the 31st of October was the last day of the old Celtic calendar. Scots druids referred to it as Samhuinn, a term which loosely …

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Oct 29

Giving Thanks, Day 12: October 29, 2017

  Today I am thankful for my church choir.  Today the “low voice choir” formerly the Men’s Choir will be singing this:     I’ve had a long history with singing from the time I was a kid singing in the choir at my Dad’s church in Springfield, Mass.   In High School we had …

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Oct 25

Giving Thanks, Day 8: October 25, 2017

  TiVo. I love that I can fast forward through commercials and have all my favorite shows waiting for me when I lie down on the sofa (and fall asleep!) I probably wouldn’t have gotten one of these when we did but our son got us one for Christmas many years ago. He had it …

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Oct 09

Columbus Day, 2017

The day signifies Christopher Columbus’ arrival to America on October 12, 1492   Colorado first observed Columbus Day in 1906 as it became an official state holiday.  More and more people and states began to recognize Columbus Day.   In 1937, Columbus Day became a federal holiday in the United States.  There are many instances of people observing …

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Sep 29

My Favorite Holiday :)

  If you know me, you know that I nearly always have a cup of coffee nearby, at all times.  I’m glad that coffee has its own day now 🙂   The date might not be marked on your calendar, but if you are like more than 50 percent of adults who drink coffee every …

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Sep 22

The Best Day

I first read this in Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul and is posted several places online. The Best Day Of My Life by Gregory M Lousignont Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever! There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today; …

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