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Other than the circles, everything else is hand drawn.
Just from the last few months.
We are running out of room.
On a Christmas card, for a lucky recipient, today
— in minutes
She showed us the mandala (right at the top) this morning. She was (justifiably) quite proud of it. She has worked out that she is onto something special. She is getting better — i.e., more intricate and symmetrical — with each one. I think she does about 2 a week! I think she has put up 12 of these on the dining room wall in the last few weeks. Never asked permission. Just started putting them up.
I will share the finished version with you. Yes, we go through a lot of Sharpies and she has asked for more for Christmas.
I am never sure as to what the right greeting should be for many of the Jewish holidays, BUT I know that when it comes to Chanukah “happy” is the right word.
So, Happy Chanukah/Happy Hanukkah. Enjoy.
If you are in the Northeast try and stay warm. It is cold.
There is nothing that says you shouldn’t THINK at Thanksgiving. If anything it is a good time to THINK. You can’t be THANKFUL unless you THINK.
At some point please make a point of giving THANKS that you still can THINK.
Prior to that it was 1961, 1923 & 1904.
This makes it the 5th time since 1900.
As this graph from last year shows that, i.e., 5-times, is par for the course., Nothing to get excited about.
Next time will be 2037 — 19-years from now (and interestingly, half the interval from the prior occurrence).
It was also a 19-year gap between 1980 and 1961 … and between 1923 and 1904.
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Yes, Chanukah/Hanukkah falls on certain days — within the 30-day range it can fall on — more often than not, though over, the last 118 years, the distribution has been fairly even, as one would hope (and expect).
December 7, for whatever reason, has been more favored than any other.
December 12, as in 2017, has had 5, which is a fairly common.
The first day of the range, November 27, as can often be the case, has only had 2 ‘showings’.
Friday, November 23, 2018, Is ‘Acadian Day’ In Louisiana — Commemorating The Arrival Of The ‘Acadians’.
Yes, my beloved ‘Acadia National Park‘ is related to the Acadians but semi-indirectly. The actual ‘Acadia‘, as can be seen from the above map, was further north, in Canada. But, the notion of calling that whole NE area ‘Acadia’ persisted.
Canada has a ‘National Acadian Day’. The Day After Thanksgiving holiday is restricted to Louisiana.
Not that long ago. In 2012. 6-years ago.
You may remember it.
November 22 is the EARLIEST the 4th Thursday can fall.
Bear that in mind.
The first time Thanksgiving fell on November 22 as of 1900 was 1945.
U.S. Thanksgiving has NOT always been on
the 4th Thursday of November.
It used to be on the LAST Thursday of November.
You can have 5 Thursdays in November,
as was the case 2012 & back in 1939.
The 4th Thursday in November
was made a Federal Holiday in 1942.
So, Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday
is but 76-years old.
Next November 22 Thanksgiving is in 11-years time; i.e., 2029.
Check Category ‘Holidays’.