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Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg (c. 924-994)

Posted by Marge on October 31, 2017 in Spiritual Corner |

Wolfgang was a man who rolled-up sleeves. In the beginning he was drawn to the life of a Monk and the desire for a life of solitude. He did leave  his diocese to devote himself to prayer, but his responsibilities as bishop called him back. Doing what had to be done was his path to holiness.  Wolfgang was […]

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Candy Corn

Posted by Marge on October 30, 2017 in History or Holidays |

Every Halloween, I and other trick-or-treaters harvest a lot of candy corn. The little yellow, orange, and white treat is a favorite among holiday candies. I especially like the candy corn with the brown or chocolate base. This candy has become my favorite at Halloween and goes back more than a century. In the 1800’s, a candy […]

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What is a saint?

Posted by Marge on October 30, 2017 in Spiritual Corner |

I am going to be adding saints to my blog soon. I believe it’s interesting to know saints who were holy people for their entire life and those who changed from sinners to saints during their lifetime. We have both of those in our history of Christianity. You may be surprised. When we give the […]

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The Meaning of Halloween Colors

Posted by Marge on October 29, 2017 in History or Holidays |

Do you know why the colors orange, black, purple, red, and green are Halloween colors? Do you know what these they mean or symbolize? Do you know what Halloween facts are behind the colors? The main traditional Halloween colors are Orange and black. However, green, red and purple have become popular on October 31. Purple, […]

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Frankenstein Friday

Posted by Marge on October 27, 2017 in History or Holidays |

  This special day was created by Ron MacCloskey from Westfield, New Jersey in 1997. Ron’s hometown of Westfield, NJ. is also the hometown of Charles Addams, the New York Times magazine cartoonist who created The Addams Family. Ron’s interest in Frankenstein comes as no surprise. He chose Friday to celebrate Frankenstein day for the […]

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National Pumpkin Day

Posted by Marge on October 25, 2017 in History or Holidays |

  Did you know the word pumpkin comes from the word pepon? I didn’t.  Pepon means “large melon” in Greek. Tomorrow is National Pumpkin Day! Pumpkin has become a favorite autumn decoration and food. Pumpkin is actually a squash that is native to  North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds are found in Mexico, dated back to somewhere between 7000 and […]

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Unity Day

Posted by Marge on October 25, 2017 in History or Holidays |

Today is UNITY DAY and the color to wear today is ORANGE. Orange was chosen for today because it provides a powerful, expression of a common goal; our unity against bullying. It is a day to fight together against bullying and be united in kindness, acceptance and including others. Wearing orange helps everyone come together […]

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A Few Halloween Facts and Traditions

Posted by Marge on October 23, 2017 in History or Holidays |

Did you know Halloween can be traced back to the Celtic culture in Ireland? The celebration of their “Druid” religion began on November 1, which was their New Years. However the celebration began on October 31 into the following day. They believed the spirits of all who died during the past year would rise up […]

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International Sloth Day

Posted by Marge on October 20, 2017 in History or Holidays |

Look at those faces. How could you not fall in love with those cute little faces. The claws not so much, but the faces are adorable. Some people think sloths are stupid or lazy or a combination of both, but have you ever noticed they always look like they’re smiling. Their expression is so peaceful. We should […]

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National Meatloaf Appreciation Day

Posted by Marge on October 17, 2017 in History or Holidays |

Tomorrow is “National Meatloaf Appreciation Day” What does this mean for you? For me it means love. It was something special my mother made with baked potatoes and sweet peas. Mm, mm what a special night. Problem is my mother didn’t measure ingredients, neither did her mother. I had to combine different recipes to get […]

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