VALENTINE’S DAY TRADITIONS

In ancient times, the heart was considered to be the source of all emotions, and so became a valentine symbol.

Centuries ago, if a lady wanted a man’s attention, she would drop her lace handkerchief. Thus, lace became linked with romance.

Children of old England sang door-to-door on Valentine’s Day and received candy, cookies, and money in return.

People in the Middle Ages drew names to see who their valentines would be, then pinned the names on their shirts. This inspired the phrase “to wear your heart on your sleeve”.

The red rose was said to be a favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

The oldest known valentines were sent in 1415 by the Duke of Orleans to his French wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

 

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ARE YOU “PHILLING” IT?

THE FATE OF WINTER 

It is GROUNDHOG DAY in Punxsutawney Pa., Again.

For all of you interested lovers of that cute little groundhog, here are some facts taken this morning from The Weather Channel who covers the festivities very well.

The first official trek to Gobbler’s  Knob was 2/2/1887

It has been going on for 132 years.

Phil is named after King Phillip

Phil sees shadow = 6 more weeks of winter

If not=Early Spring

Phil has seen his shadow 104 times.

He has not seen his shadow only 18 times.

( Numbers do not add up to 132 years. Some years there was no record taken )

The Inner Circle Group does well keeping this great tradition going.

WORD OF PHIL ” SAW MY SHADOW, WINTER WILL LINGER”.

 

 

FEBRUARY

Hello Readers. Happy FEB! Today’s post is FEBRUARY TIDBITS:

This month is: Black History Month, Grapefruit Month, The third Monday is observed as President’s Day or Washington’s Birthday. Valentine’s Day is always on the 14th. Super Bowl is this weekend. Ground hog day is February 2, Heart Healthy Day is the 3rd. (wear red). the 4th is homemade soup day. The 10th cream cheese brownie day. The 14th Ferris Wheel Day. The 16th National Almond Day. The 17th National Cabbage Day. The 23rd National Banana Bread Day. Just a few tidbits in today’s post. Too many to list them all.

Birthstone: Amethyst  Meaning: Sincerity / Flower: Violet  Meaning: Faithfulness

 

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HAPPY 2018

JANUARY NEWS

Today’s post is all about monthly news. January is National Soup month, National Oatmeal month, and National Thank you month. Along with New Years Day on the first was Bloody Mary Day. The 4th is Spaghetti Day. The 9th Apricot Day. 19th Popcorn Day. 23rd National Pie Day. 24th Peanut Butter Day. 26th Pistachio Day. The 30th is National Croissant Day. The Super Bowl occurs on the last Sunday this month or the first Sunday next month.

Birthstone: Garnet, Meaning: Constancy   Flower: Carnation, Meaning: Love.

Just a few January Tidbits. Have a wonderful Day!

NEW YEARS EVE / DAY

                        NEW YEAR, NEW TRADITION

In the U.S. traditional New Year’s Day meals vary by region, but no New Year’s meal is better known than the meal on the tables in the southern U.S. This dinner is made up of pork, to ensure prosperity and progress; a pig roots for food by pushing it’s nose forward,hence the superstition that eating pork on New Year’s Day will provide you with a year’s worth of progress. Cooked greens, symbolize money, and black-eyed peas are served for luck. However you like your food and drink on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Enjoy! And Good Luck to All. Have a Wonderful and Safe New Year’s Holiday! See you next year!!!!!!

RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR

Whether you want to celebrate the new year with a family party or a sleep over bash for your kids, here are some ideas to start the year right:

CLOCKFACE CAKE: Frost a round cake with white icing and use decorating gel to draw clock hands striking midnight.

RESOLUTION LETTERS: Write letters to yourselves, seal them in envelopes, and promise not to open them until the NEXT New Year’s Eve.

FRESH NEW YEAR: Open all your doors and windows ( for just a minute if it is cold out ) and let the new year breeze into your home.

GOOD LUCK: Serve Hoppin’ John or black-eyed peas, a traditional New Year’s good luck charm in the south.

Information from the Disney’s Family Cookbook.