Wednesday, December 6, 2017

'Tis the Season/Did I Really See That? (Wordless Wednesday)



Linking up with Wordless Wednesday


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Between the extra work and the difficulties with transportation this week, i have not had a chance to compose a Words for Wednesday story, i will try to use both sets of prompts next week.


Today is:

Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri -- Odawara, Japan (ritual giving thanks for fire and water)

Birth of Prophet Mohammad and of Imam Sadegh -- Iran

Day of Quito -- Ecuador (founding of the city in 1534)

Days of Reckoning Begin -- Fairy Calendar (no, they will not tell us what they reckon)

Dia de la Constitucion Espanola -- Spain (Constitution Day)

Give a Secret Gift Day -- obviously in honor of the original St. Nicholas

Independence Day -- Aland Islands(1917); Finland(1917)

Microwave Oven Day -- patented this day in 1945

Mitten Tree Day -- remembering when mittens, along with maybe a knit cap or scarf, were the big gift to find hanging from the Christmas tree

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women -- Canada

National Gazpacho Day

National Miner's Day -- US

Pawnbrokers' Day -- on St. Nicholas' Day, in his role as Patron Saint of pawnbrokers

Sindhi Topi and Ajrak Day -- Sindh, Pakistan

Special Kids Day -- a day to make sure special needs kids get to visit Santa with whatever accomodations they require   

St. Nicholas of Myra's Day (Patron of apothecaries/druggists/pharmacists, archers, bakers, barrel makers, boatmen, bootblacks/shoe shiners, boys, brewers, brides, captives, children, coopers, dock workers/longshoremen, fishermen, grooms, judges, lawsuits lost unjustly, maidens, mariners/sailors, merchants, penitent murderers, newlyweds, old maids, parish clerks, paupers/poor people, pawnbrokers, perfumers, pilgrims, prisoners, scholars, schoolchildren, spinsters, students, penitent thieves, travelers, unmarried girls; Greek Catholic Church in America; Greek Catholic Union; University of Paris; Varangian Guard; Greece; Russia; also dozens of cities around the world; against imprisonment, robberies, robbers)
     Christkind -- Central and Southern Europe (the traditional gift giving day, instead of Christmas)



Birthdays Today:

Andrew J. Howard, 1969
Macy Gray, 1969
Janine Turner, 1962
Andrew Cuomo, 1957
Peter Buck, 1956
Randy Rhoads, 1956
Steven Wright, 1955
Tom Hulce, 1953
JoBeth Williams, 1953
Craig Newmark, 1952
James Naughton, 1945
David Ossman, 1936
Wally Cox, 1924
Dave Brubeck, 1920
Agnes Moorehead, 1906
Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1898
Ira Gershwin, 1896
Lynn Fontanne, 1887
Joyce Kilmer, 1886
William S. Hard, 1870
John Singleton Mosby, 1833


Debuting/Premiering Today:

Star Trek VI- The Undiscovered Country(Film), 1991
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"(TV special), 1964
"Talent Scouts"(TV), 1948
"Du Barry Was a Lady"(Porter musical), 1939
"La damnation de Faust"(Berlioz opera, Op, 24), 1846


Today in History:

The Mongols under Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kiev, 1240
Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews, 1424
The first edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica is published, in Scotland, 1768
Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, 1849
The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery, 1865
The first crematorium in the Us begins operation, in Washington, Pennsylvania, 1876
London becomes the first city to license taxicabs, 1897
One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence, 1922
U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene, 1933
The Vanguard rocket, the first US attempt to launch a satellite, fails, 1957
The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador, 2001
NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars, 2006
Belgium's new federal government is sworn in after 541 days of negotiations, 2011

12 comments:

  1. I can't believe there is a patron saint for pawnbrokers?

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  2. Nice photo, we have our tree up now ( my task every year since it gives everyone else in our house a rash). Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Christma is coming Mimi and the temperature this morning is 12 degrees F. Cold, cold, cold. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

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  4. Cute little display. I guess it is the season. I've been disgusted by news stories about lowlifes stealing packages off of porches and even taking Christmas decorations! How wrong has our world become?

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  5. Yes, you really saw that. Cute.

    You're still in my prayers. I hope the money and transportation issues ease and soon.

    Have a blessed day. ♥

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  6. How cute is that photo heheh!

    I hope you get your transportation probs fixed very soon

    Have a lovelytastic day

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  7. I'm sure that stops traffic.

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  8. National Gazpacho Day? Who comes up with these?

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  9. It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas- Interesting photo

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  10. I love that there is a special needs day for kids with disabilities to be able to visit with Santa.

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  11. Mimi,

    "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" aired the year I turned 3 and I'll be celebrating my bday next week. I remember watching this Christmas special when I was very young. I sat in my grandparents too cool, dark living room with my eyes glued to their tiny B&W TV set. :) Happy WW a day late!

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  12. Wonderful photo of the symbols of the Season ~ great post too ~ ^_^

    Happy Weekend coming to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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