Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

The first ball dropping celebration atop One Times Square was held on December 31, 1907. 

"Auld Lang Syne" was written by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788. He may have based it on a folk song.
The words auld lang syne mean "times gone by".

January is named after Janus, the god with two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward.



Did you know a shark's teeth are literally as hard as steel?





Which U.S. president owned a pet hyena?
Theodore Roosevelt.




The oldest word in the English language is ‘town'.
This is in case you didn't know what a town looked like.


Montana's name comes from the Spanish word 'mountain'.



In 1952 “The Guiding Light” premiered on CBS.



Malachi, written about 400 BC, is the youngest book in the Old Testament.



The word “Christian” appears only three times in the Bible: Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16.


That is all for today.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Look who is a teenager!!!

I'm not ready, but ready or not Caroline is 13 today!!!

Caroline is my dear late twin's first grandchild.

And she is beautiful inside and out.

Here she is through the years...



























HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAROLINE!!!

WE LOVE YOU!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

What song does Lucy ask Schroeder to play on his piano in "A Charlie Brown Christmas"? "Jingle Bells"

 

 

What was the name of the magician with the magic hat in the 1969 TV special "Frosty the Snowman"? Professor Hinkle

 

Eggnog was first consumed in what U.S. city? Jamestown, Virginia

 

Why were candy canes first invented? The first candy cane was made in 1670 by a German choirmaster to help children endure lengthy nativity services. They were white and modeled after shepherds' canes to remind the children of the shepherds that visited baby Jesus at the first Christmas.

 

Who narrated the classic 1966 TV special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"? Boris Karloff

 

 

In the 1965 TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas", who builds a gray snowman? Pigpen

 

In what country are outdoor barbecues a traditional part of Christmas festivities? Australia

 

In the TV special Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970), which vegetable makes reindeer fly? Magical Feed Corn

 

That is all for today.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Relax. It's just another crazy holiday.

I know this is the season celebrating Christ's birth, but sometimes it gets crazy on every other level... so I blogged.




And here is an article that is super....  The Stress-Free Holiday. (Click that. It is good.)


And there are these...






That is all for today.

Don't make this season the reason to go insane.
(I'm preaching to myself.)


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Christmas funnies...

 Well, I think they're kind of funny.

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Research has determined that the shelf life of fruitcake is longer than the shelf itself.

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A child psychologist had twin boys—one was an optimist; the other, a pessimist. Just to see what would happen, on Christmas Day he loaded the pessimist’s room with toys and games. In the optimist’s room, he dumped a pile of horse droppings.

That night, the father found the pessimist surrounded by his gifts, crying.

“What’s wrong?” the father asked.

“I have a ton of game manuals to read … I need batteries … and my toys will all eventually get broken!” sobbed the pessimist.

Passing the optimist’s room, the father found him dancing for joy around the pile of droppings. “Why are you so happy?” he asked.

The optimist shouted, “There’s got to be a pony in here somewhere!”


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What would you call an elf who just has won the lottery?
Answer: Welfy

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Which elf was the best singer?
Answer: ELFis Presley.

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Why don't you ever see Father Christmas in hospital?
Because he has private elf care!
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Why do mummies like Christmas so much?

They’re into all the wrapping.

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Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

- from LoneStar Antiques, 5605 Denton Highway, Haltom City, TX (Fort Worth) -























That is all for today.
Merry Christmas!!!

 

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