Category Archives: Holidays

Independence Day 2016: Happy Fourth of July Weekend!!!

Fireworks in San Diego John Adams wrote to his wife on July 4, 1776:

It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of the country to the other, from this time forward forever more.

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Happy Father’s Day 2016

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Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads in our reading audience.

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Flag Day 2016

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Fly your flags proudly.

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Memorial Day Weekend 2016

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Over this long holiday weekend, all Americans should pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. As you know, Monday is Memorial Day in these United States.

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Happy Mother’s Day 2016

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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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