April Fools’ Day, which is sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most lighthearted days of the year. While its origins are uncertain some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it comes from the adoption of a new year.
Spring 2017 officially arrives at March 20, 6:29 A.M. EDT.
How much do you actually know about what happened on and around July 4, 1776? We all know that July 4th is the birthday of the United States, but is it really? Events that led up to the birth of the United States started in 1774 when 56 representatives from 12 of the British Colonies […]
May 1st is a holiday in many countries. One such holiday is International Workers’ Day (a name used interchangeably with May Day) a celebration of the achievements of the international labor movement. In the United States many view it as a socialist or communist celebration, although the day is the commemoration of the Haymarket Riot […]
The 21st Century turns Sweet 16. And like a teenager wanting to break away from their parents, I’m sure the century wants to break away from being thought as ‘moving into the 21st Century’.
The day before Ash Wednesday is Shove Tuesday also known as Pancake Day. The expression “Shrove Tuesday” comes from the word shrive, meaning “confess.” And while the day has turned into a day of celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. And I’m sure that many people end […]
This may be the last posting or maybe it’s not. It all depends on what happens on 12/21/12. It will be the day that the Mayan Calendar ends and many people are thinking that it will be the end of the world. Over the course of history there has been many prophesies of the end […]
A Happy Birthday goes goes to Barry Livingston born this day in 1953. Barry played Ernie Douglas (the youngest brother) on the 1960’s TV series “My Three Sons”. The Aztec calendar stone, Mexica sun stone, Stone of the Sun (Spanish: Piedra del Sol), or Stone of the Five Eras, a large monolithic sculpture that was […]
Is it the end of November already? It seems as if a couple of days ago we were beginning the clean-up and getting somewhat back to normal after Sandy made her appearance at the end of October. For many that back to normalcy came on Halloween. For others they are still trying to get there. […]
I was born on the Delmarva Peninsula a little over 54 years ago. Nearly all of my Thanksgivings have been on the Peninsula and I have many Delmarva Thanksgiving memories. My favorite memories, which could be the same for most, are from my youth. I was raised on a farm own by my grandparents and […]