What a boring Columbus Day. Not that I’m celebrating this day. hey, it’s another paid day off work. While reading about Columbus on Columbus Day, I stumbled upon the following:
8. Columbus was an opium addict, the same drug used in producing modern-day heroin.
9. There is genetic evidence that Columbus and his men brought the sexually transmitted disease Syphilis to Europe.
What an amazing hero! Just today’s thoughts…
Another labor day is upon us. Cooler weather is here, but not as cool as last year. It has been a sweltering hot summer as we’re looking forward to some cooler weather.
We were planning a camping this weekend, but the hurricane (or lack there of) and Audrey’s reaction to mosquito bites caused us to change our plans.
We are looking forward to the upcoming holidays and of course my birthday too (October 18th).
Happy Father’s Day. Fathers Day started in June of 1910, when a lady who was raised by her father was listening to a Mother’s Day Sermon, and wanted her father to know how special he was. Her father’s birthday was in June, so she chose June 19th as the very First father’s day. Interesting piece of info.
From Morning Glow Website:
The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.
Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora’s father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.
In 1926, a National Father’s Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father’s Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father’s Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honored with a special day just like we honor our mothers on Mother’s Day.
Happy Veterans Day!!!
Happy Veterans Day all! It’s a bit rainy here in Northern Japan… don’t think it has stopped in 3 or 4 days.
Still working on CSS, tweaking my main site here and there, & trying to learn what I can. Not much to say, it’s about lunch time and I’m going to go downtown and get something in the Japanese Grocery Store. Speaking of those stores, I put some video here & some pics here of a grocery store & a Wal-Mart/Home-Depot style store. Let me know what you think & post a comment…