Happy New Year

By | Dec 31, 2011

The celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon 4000 years ago. The Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon after the first day of spring. The Romans in 153 BC established January 1 as the beginning of the New Year. The Greeks […]

Jerry Lieber

By | Dec 28, 2011

Lyricist Jerry Lieber along with composer Mike Stoller wrote the soundtrack of the 50’s generation. Some of their songs were Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley and Charlie Brown, Poison Ivy and Yakety Yak for the Coasters. Jerry Lieber died in 2011 on August 22nd. Jerry Lieber, born on April 25, 1933, and was […]

John Barry

By | Dec 27, 2011

For the past couple of years between the week of Christmas and New Year I have written about a couple of those that we lost during the past year. Usually it’s about someone who is familiar but didn’t realize they had passed away. This year I will be doing three with this being the first. […]

Merry Christmas

By | Dec 24, 2011

We will be taking the next few days off to enjoy the holiday with friends and family, but before we do we are: Wishing Everyone a

Items to Keep in Your Car – Winter

By | Dec 22, 2011

A first-aid kit Actually for this one the season doesn’t matter. You should always have a first-aid kit in your car. Accidents, (I’m not referring to an auto accident, but a cut finger or nose bleed) alway seem to happen when you least expect it. In the winter part of your first-aid kit should include […]

Pagans and Wiccans

By | Dec 18, 2011

Paganism is an umbrella term to describe pagan religions. Wicca is one of those, as is Hellensimos, Asatry and Kemeticism. It is a worship of deities. Wicca is a practice of witchcraft, but not all witches are Wiccans or even pagan. There are 8 holidays during the Wiccan, and generally Pagan, year. Those are Samhain […]

The Christmas Season

By | Dec 15, 2011

Many people are away from home or alone on Christmas. Many people will journey home during the holidays, but there are those who won’t be able to with family during the holidays. Some may not be able to afford the expenses to travel. There are others who can’t take the time off from work or […]

The Death of Washington

By | Dec 14, 2011

George Washington lied dying in his bed at his Mount Vernon home on December 14, 1799 and at 10 PM he breathed his last breaths. The man who had lead the United States first through War as the Commanding General and later as the first President of the United States was dead at the age […]

Santa Claus in The Movies

By | Dec 8, 2011

Silent Santa’: SANTA CLAUS AND THE CHILDREN (1898) SANTA CLAUS (1899) SANTA CLAUS FILLING STOCKINGS (1897) SANTA CLAUS’ VISIT (1900) WAITING FOR SANTA CLAUS (1901) AN UNEXPECTED SANTA CLAUS (1908) A TRAP FOR SANTA CLAUS (1909) THE ADVENTURE OF THE WRONG SANTA CLAUS (1914) SANTA CLAUS VS. CUPID (1915) THE DETECTIVE’S SANTA CLAUS (1924) SANTA […]

The Many Names of Santa Claus

By | Dec 5, 2011

As tradition goes, at least in the United States, Santa Claus, a jolly old elf in a red suit riding a sleigh pulled by 8 (or 9 with Rudolf) reindeer, comes from the North Pole traveling across the world delivering toys to all the good boy and girls. Our vision of Santa Claus comes from […]

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