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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter ~ 8 Animal Misconceptions ~ Lawn Mower

Good 52º Easter Sunday morning ...

Weather forecast was for rain and 81º temp yesterday. Yep. We even surpassed that with 82º!!! Then last night we had thunder and lightening and a few drops of rain. Today more rain expected.

Easter is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament.

Easter is the culmination, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday), commemorating the Last Supper and its preceding foot washing, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.

Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon following the March equinox. Ecclesiastically, the equinox is reckoned to be on 21 March (even though the equinox occurs, astronomically speaking, on 20 March in most years), and the "Full Moon" is not necessarily the astronomically correct date. The date of Easter therefore varies between 22 March and 25 April. Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian calendar whose 21 March corresponds, during the 21st century, to 3 April in the Gregorian calendar, in which the celebration of Easter therefore varies between 4 April and 8 May.

Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for "Easter" and "Passover" are etymologically related or homonymous. Easter customs vary across the Christian world, but attending sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting (Instead of "hello" or its equivalent, one is to greet another person with "Christ is Risen!", and the response is "Truly, He is Risen", and decorating Easter eggs,

a symbol of the empty tomb,(Easter eggs are special eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime. As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide. In Christianity, they symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus.: though an egg appears to be like the stone of a tomb, a bird hatches from it with life; similarly, the Easter egg, for Christians, is a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave, and that those who believe will also experience eternal life.) are common motifs. Additional customs include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades, which are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians.

The following video is funnnnnnny! You are told 8 misconceptions that we have all believed forever! Hilarious narration!

Historically this date....
1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.

1918 – Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.

1930 – The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty eight years.

1951Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.

1992 – The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.

And births this date include....
1929Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer (d. 2007)

1934Richard Chamberlain, American actor

1934 – Shirley Jones, American singer and actress (The Partridge Family)

1935Herb Alpert, American trumpeter and band leader

1943Christopher Walken, American actor

1945 – Gabe Kaplan, American actor and comedian

1948 – David Eisenhower, American author and professor
.....David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower...

1948 – Al Gore, American politician, 45th Vice President of the United States and Nobel laureate
.............So, after he said he invented the internet, he decided we were going to have climate change. Ergo... the Nobel Prize! GAG!!!!!! And if you look at the list of Nobel "winners" (weeners!) you will see Jimmy Carter and BO. Excuse me while I go throw up!                     (I LOVE Photoshop!)


1948 – Rhea Perlman, American actress

Yesterday, Larry from Woodville Rentals came and picked up my riding lawn mower. Hope it comes back fixed soon!!!


Dinner last night was a simple dinner of refrigerator biscuits, eggs, and bacon. Will share tomorrow. I watched The Ten Commandments. Wow, long movie! And parts of the film I had to snicker...the "over the top Hollywood production" music they played. Didn't go with the scenes. Unrealistic doesn't even come close describing it!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. I will be enjoying the day with Brian & Jen and family. Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 31st
(Today is a busy day.... click on the blue link for recipes!)

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Today you get at least two holidays in one! Did you know that every Easter is also National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day? A modern Easter tradition owing in part to the fact that a baked ham will feed a sizable group of people, the pineapple rings add sweetness and color to a nicely browned and salty ham. Search for baked ham on CDK and you'll find nearly a hundred recipes to choose from!