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Thursday, December 6, 2012

River of Chocolate ~ Daughters of Presidents ~ St. Nicholas Day

Good 40º too dark to see morning. Supposed to be somewhat sunny today. Yeah.

Does anyone remember playing spin the bottle???
Yesterday was busy.... LE/Fire luncheon, shopping at Petco for chews for Maggie and a warm and snuggy bed for Bruiser, Brian's office to drop off Toys For Tots, the post office for boxes to ship care packages to military folks, the market for stuff, dropped off payment at the dentist, and one to Ace. Whew. Back home to my chair and dinner was a rerun of the Chef's Salad from the Elk's lodge lunch.

On the way home I stopped at the Rogue River Bridge. The river looks like chocolate milk.... and of course up over the banks.

Today is the 48th Wedding Anniversary of two Wilsonites, Christina Vasquez and Tommy Lozano. HAPPY ANNIVERSAR!!!! (If any of you have their email address, I would appreciate it!)

Here is an interesting link of the daughters of the Presidents, then and now. The only one who is gross is Amy Carter!
This from Wayne Low (SEB Motors ret)

Harold's kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted criminals. One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person. 'Yes,' said the policeman. 'The detectives want very badly to capture him. Harold asked,"Why didn't you keep him when you took his picture ? "

Historically this date....
1768 – The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.

1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.

1877 – The first edition of the Washington Post is published.

1877Thomas Edison, using his new phonograph, makes one of the earliest recordings of a human voice, reciting "Mary Had a Little Lamb".

1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.

1897London becomes the world's first city to host licensed taxicabs.

And births this date include....
1900Agnes Moorehead, American actress (d. 1974)

1920Dave Brubeck, American pianist and composer (d. 2012)
1924Wally Cox, American actor (d. 1973)

1928Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)

1948 – JoBeth Williams, American actress

All I know. Nuff said. Christmas shopping today with my pal Jeannie. Lunch and wine! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 6th

St. Nicholas Day is today. Yes, there really was a christian Saint Nicholas. He lived in the country of Greece, just a couple hundred years after the birth of Christ. This day is in honor of Saint Nicholas and his life. Saint Nicholas became a priest, and later, a Bishop of the early Catholic Church. True to the christian concept of giving up belongings and following Christ, St. Nicholas gave up all of his belongings. He was well known for giving to needy people, especially children. There are may stories and tales of him helping out children in need. The practice of hanging up stockings originated with Saint Nicholas. As the ancient legend goes, Saint Nicholas was known to throw small bags of gold coins into the open windows of poor homes. After one bag of gold fell into the stocking of a child, news got around. Children soon began hanging their stocking by their chimneys "in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there". It wasn't until the 1800's that the spirit of St. Nicholas' life evolved into the creation of Santa Claus. And, this happened in America. Santa Claus emerged (or evolved) from the stories and legends of St. Nicholas. Santa Claus was kind and generous to children. Unlike "St. Nick", Santa Claus is largely a non-religious character.