Pool Time!

This Thursday, July 11, is National Swimming Pool Day! What with the hot weather many people are experiencing, I’m thinking this is a holiday we should celebrate every day. And since a lot of us are quite a drive from the nearest body of water, swimming pools are the popular choice for cooling off. So…

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Take a Pause

It’s Memorial Day–a day when we pause to remember those who have given their lives for our country. And did you know there’s actually a legally required pause? It’s at 3:00 p.m. The legal requirement was passed by Congress in 2000. Of course this isn’t strictly reinforced, but I do like the idea behind it….

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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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