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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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Nov 07

Giving Thanks, Day 20: November 6, 2017

As it turns out, I didn’t give thanks yesterday when the Roto-Rooter guy left yesterday as he did absolutely nothing. 🙁 Our troubles weren’t going down the drain at all.     Today, I give thanks and shed a more than a few tears for a wonderful friend, co-worker, choir buddy, special person to everyone …

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Oct 31

Happy Halloween!

     

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 24

Giving Thanks, Day 7: October 24, 2017

Today I’m thankful for Travel. We’ve been fortunate to be able to travel to several interesting places. Some, like Iceland, we just lucked in to. We’d wanted to go to Ireland but the travel agent couldn’t get us in at any time over that summer. She did get us a deal where, if we flew Iceland …

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Oct 18

Giving Thanks, Day 1: October 18, 2017

  Today, since it’s a “teaching day”, I’m thankful for my piano studio, my students, and my piano 🙂   When I was growing up, my dad was a minister, meaning we lived in whatever parsonage the church chose to let us live in.  The one we had in Pawcatuck, CT had an upright piano …

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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 06

Read a Book Day?

Shouldn’t every day be Read a Book Day? In another of the “Who Knew” Holidays…   National Read A Book Day is observed annually on September 6th. Don’t keep it to yourself.  Share the experience!  Read aloud to anyone who will listen. Reading improves memory and concentration as well as reduces stress.   Older adults …

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Sep 04

Happy Labor Day!

  Labor Day was celebrated for the first time in New York City in 1882.  It was originally celebrated on September 5th, but was moved to the first Monday in September in 1884. Labor Day started out as a state holiday, getting voted in by individual states. As the day gained popularity, Congress declared Labor …

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