Open Umbrellas

Have you heard that it’s bad luck to open an umbrella indoors? It’s a pretty common superstition, right up there with walking beneath a leaning ladder and not letting a black cat cross your path. But how did the superstition originate? Many believe that it arose during the Victorian period, when umbrellas with metal spokes…

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Happy Presidents Day!

It’s Presidents Day, which is a bit of a mixed up federal holiday. Some states call this day Washington’s Birthday, although his birthday is actually February 22. Many also use this day to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday as well, which falls on February 12th. Still others use this day to celebrate all presidents. Whatever your…

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