A Day in the Life of…

…  A Christmas Shopper

If you ask almost any boy under the age of 12 or 13 what he wants for Christmas I would bet that Legos would be at the top of the list. At least that’s my experience. I got to thinking about how long LEGO has been around. I know my boys used to play with them. The boys at the Boys Ranch played with them and my grandson plays with them.

I did some google searching about Legos and found these fun facts.  Most of these things I didn’t know. I hope you enjoy this. There ’s lots more if you want to do your own research.

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A Day in the Life of …

…A Thanksgiving Day Blogger

Like millions of other people, this was another great day with family eating way too much.  And, like millions of others, we watched some of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, some football and played some games while catching up on the latest with each other.

While surfing on my computer this morning I came across some Thanksgiving fun facts I decided to share today.

Here they are!

  • In 1953, Swanson overestimated the number of frozen turkeys that it would sell on Thanksgiving by 26 tons. The company decided to slice up the extra meat and repackage it–creating the first ever TV dinner.
  • One of the most popular first Thanksgiving stories recalls the three-day celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621. Over 200 years later, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving, and in 1941 Congress established the fourth Thursday in November as a national holiday.
  • Now a Thanksgiving dinner staple, cranberries were actually used by Native Americans to treat arrow wounds and to dye clothes.
  • In 2007, George W. Bush granted a pardon to two turkeys named May and Flower. The tradition of pardoning Thanksgiving turkeys began in 1947, though Abraham Lincoln is said to have informally started the practice when he pardoned his son’s pet turkey.
  • Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879), who tirelessly worked to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday, also was the first person to advocate women as teachers in public schools, the first to advocate day nurseries to assist working mothers and the first to propose public playgrounds. She was also the author of two dozen books and hundreds of poems, including “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
  • The first Thanksgiving football game was in 1876
  • Baby turkeys are called poults. Only male turkeys gobble and, therefore, are called gobblers
  • The Friday after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday largely because stores hope the busy shopping day will take them out of the red and into positive profits. Black Friday has been a tradition since the 1930s
  • The flap of skin hanging off of a turkey’s chin is called a “wattle.” The wrinkly thing hanging over the turkey’s beak is called a “snood.”     selective focus photo of red turkey head

I hope you all got to enjoy the holiday and spend time with friends and family.                         

 Happy Thanksgiving


A Day in the Life of Being Thankful

A Day in the Life of…

… Of a Thankful Person

Most of today’s blog is coming from our church sermon today.

There was a simple man who lived an average life according to today’s standards.  One day he received a notice that a great aunt passed away and left him $40,000. He was happy to receive that.  About a week later, another relative passed away and it was in his will that this man was to receive $20,000.   Then another week later, another relative passed away and left him $85,000.  It was not too long after that he ran into a close friend. The friend noticed that he was feeling down and asked him what was wrong.  He told him about receiving the $40,000, then the $20,000 and then the $85,000. His friend asked him then “Why are you feeling so low?”.  His response was, it’s been about 2 weeks and I haven’t received anything.

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A Day in the Life of a Work Camper

A Day in the Life of a Workamper …. Not working

I think I mentioned in my last post that the camp job we came back to Milton to work in did not work out for us.  The job was miles apart from what we agreed upon and we couldn’t come to an agreement so we pulled out. My understanding is that this doesn’t happen very often. I’m counting on that being true or it takes the joy out of work camping. In the meantime, we’re staying at another campground in Milton Florida. We decided to stay around here as long as we can but it turns out this location is completely booked from December until April. We’re staying through November but will be moving after that. Right now I have another location booked for December only. .One of our sons, our grandson, and daughter in law are here as well as some good friends and a church we like very well. We were counting on spending time with them. So far, It doesn’t seem like there’s another work camping position in this area, so we’re looking outside of work camping for something part time here until we move on to the next work camping location.  We should have that determined by January or February.

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