Category Archives: Holidays

We love all of the holidays becuase it means we get to see the kids and grand kids and great grandkids

We Are Off; Christmas Is Here

Fact: On 16 December 1965, the song ‘Jingle Bells’ made history by becoming the first song to be played in space during NASA’s Gemini 6A space flight. At least… we think it was the first… Today was a great day; … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving To All

Fact: Thanksgiving is the busiest day for plumbers!  Who do you think will be the busiest person on Black Friday?  Nike Sales Manager?  Walmart Staff?  Or Your Plumber?  You’re on the right track if your answer is the third option.  … Continue reading

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T-1; The Serious Work Begins And The It Happened!

Fact: TV dinners are a Thanksgiving-leftover invention.  Well, sort of.  In 1953, an overzealous Swanson employee overestimated the number of frozen turkeys the company should order for Thanksgiving—and the company was left with 260 tons of excess turkey after the … Continue reading

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T-Day Minus Two

Fact: “Jingle Bells” was originally a Thanksgiving Day song. Before becoming a Christmas anthem, “Jingle Bells” was an 1857 song titled “One Horse Open Sleigh,” and its composer, James Pierpont, intended it to be a Thanksgiving Day song. But it … Continue reading

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Happy Vetrans Day!

Fact: There’s no apostrophe in Veterans Day.  The lack of an apostrophe in “Veterans Day” implies that the occasion doesn’t belong to veterans.  Rather, it’s a day that honors all soldiers who once served their country, both dead and alive. … Continue reading

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Oh Dear, It Is Time To Get The Knives Out!!

Fact: After pumpkins and candy, apples may be the food most seen around Halloween, whether for bobbing or in a witch’s hand. Though we make the more modern link between apples and witches (Snow White, anyone?), the apple’s connection with … Continue reading

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Too Close To Halloween; It Was Scary!

Fact: The English word ‘Halloween’ comes from “All Hallows’ Eve,” being the evening before the Christian holy days of All Hallows’ Day (All Saints’ Day) on 1 November and All Souls’ Day on 2 November. Last night was the first … Continue reading

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Hump Day Returns

Fact: In a group of 23 people, there is a 50% chance that two will share the same birthday. Progress comes measured in inches.  The bullnose caps are being put on the top of the beds so we can sit … Continue reading

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A Day To Remember

Fact: Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. It is observed on the last Monday … Continue reading

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Happy Easter To All

Fact: The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680. The tradition continues.  Our family gets together at a local restaurant and celebrates.  We selected Seasons 52 because Downtown … Continue reading

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