Category Archives: Holidays

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

Off And Running To Long Beach & Riverside

Fact:   Like most authors, Clement Clarke Moore was his own harshest critic.  The intellectual professor wrote “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” for his kids, but did not publish it under his own name until 21 years had passed at the insistence … Continue reading

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International Dining Today!

Fact: One of the oldest carols still commonly sung today, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” dates back to at least the 16th century. The song describes how Jesus has come “to save us all from Satan’s power when we were … Continue reading

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Whos Birthday Is It??

Fact:  Guinness World Records also records the world’s tallest snowman — or woman.  Residents of Bethel, Maine, pitched in on the 122-ft, 1-inch tall creation which measures just a few feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty (also a woman).  … Continue reading

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The Remainder Of Our Outdoor Lights Came Today!

Fact: A 2014 survey from Japan-based online retailer Rakuten found three-quarters of Americans didn’t like their holiday gifts, with one-third choosing to regift, 27 percent donating to charity, and 14 percent cutting their losses and selling while the item still … Continue reading

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Yeah Rain!

Fact: The term “Xmas” dates back to the 1500s. Contrary to popular belief, “Xmas” is not a trendy attempt to take Christ out of Christmas. According to From Adam’s Apple to Xmas: An Essential Vocabulary Guide for the Politically Correct, … Continue reading

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Hither And Tither!

Fact:  The Jamestown settlers created the first American batch of eggnog, although it likely bore little resemblance to today’s comforting tipple.  The word nog comes from the word grog or any drink made with rum, and an early nog didn’t … Continue reading

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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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