Category Archives: Holidays

Nutz! It’s National Pecan Day!

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Holy moly. We almost missed National Pecan Day.  It’s today! (The recipes at the link are delicious.)

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Hope! Joy! Redemption! Easter 2016

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But Mary stood at the sepulchre without, weeping. Now as she was weeping, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre.  And she saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid. They say to her: Woman, why weepest thou? She saith to them: Because they have taken away my Lord; and I know not where they have laid him. When she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing; and she knew not that it was Jesus.  Jesus saith to her: Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, thinking it was the gardener, saith to him: Sir, if thou hast taken him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2016

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May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

And may there be a pot of gold at the end of your personal rainbow. On St. Patrick’s Day, everybody is Irish, so let’s hope that the luck of the Irish is with us all this election year. We’re going to need all the luck we can get.

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President George Washington’s Birthday 2016

It was cold. It was wet. Yet George Washington was leading, and not from behind. He was a brave man. Ever in the thick of it. Seemingly unafraid.

A true leader.

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2016

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our dear friends!

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Republican President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

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Happy Birthday to Republican President Abraham Lincoln!

As we all know, no longer is this day honored in the many states with a declared holiday. Lesser men have decided to combine Honest Abe’s birthday celebration with the commemoration of George Washington’s birthday. They have renamed it and re-purposed it as President’s Day, which is this coming Monday.

Honest Abe was the very first (and let us fiercely hope not the last) Republican president.

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National Pie Day 2016

ApplePie - CopyToday, January 23, is National Pie Day.

National Pie Day, an unofficial national holiday, was created simply to celebrate the pie.  It is a day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies.  Even more importantly, it is a day set aside for all to enjoy eating pies!

The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age.

Who doesn’t love a good pie?

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