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Origins of Christmas Traditions

What are your Christmas traditions? Are there certain things that you do during the holiday season? Have you ever wondered why? Here are some answers.

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Posted by Jimm - December 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm

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The History of Birthdays

What are the history of birthdays? We celebrate them, whether we want to or not and they have a set of traditions that most of us adhere to. Here's why...

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Posted by Jimm - December 22, 2013 at 5:21 am

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Odd Methods Of Snow Removal

[ReviewAZON name=”shovel” id=”46″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”B0030BG1JU” trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]Winter is here and that means that it is time to start thinking about snow removal. I hate shoveling snow, so I thought I’d find how people got rid of snow in the old days. There had to be an easier way of getting rid of that freezing white stuff than using a back-breaking shovel or snow blower.  While doing the research on this, I found some very Odd Methods Of Snow Removal.  Most of these techniques you can still do yourself, although you might have to be careful if you try to decide the last one on the list… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - January 14, 2012 at 11:45 pm

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Mother’s Day Throughout History

Happy Mother's DayIt may surprise you that the concept behind Mother’s Day is pretty darn old.  It’s been celebrated in different forms throughout most of history, even though the current traditions that we celebrate in the United States are not related.  Nonetheless, mothers are very important people in all of our lives and it has always been a reason to respect and honor them, no matter what background you originate.  This Sunday, mom’s all over the United States will be honored for giving life and nurturing their children.  Here’s a little history on how they have been celebrated throughout the centuries. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - May 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm

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The Story Behind Fat Tuesday And Mardis Gras

Fat Tuesday and Mardis GrasWell, tomorrow kicks off the Lenten Season in the religious world and that means today is considered “Fat Tuesday”.  It’s sort of an odd name for a holiday or event and you’d think people might be offended by it.  I know in my case, every Tuesday is a Fat Tuesday (along with Wednesday, Thursday, the weekends, etc…).  There is actually a lot of significance behind the day that is lost on most people.  So, tonight, while you are out drinking, partying, and throwing beads, you might want to consider the history behind all of the hub bub.  Here are five stories behind Fat Tuesday. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - March 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm

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Five Points You Didn’t Know About Valentine’s Day

Valentine's DaySo, today is Valentine’s Day.  It saddens me when I read people commenting that this day is a made-up holiday by the candy and greeting card companies.  In fact, those companies are the capitalistic byproduct of this holiday.  When I was younger, we used to call this St. Valentine’s Day.  This would make you believe that it was originally a religious holiday.  It wasn’t.  However, if you want to know some sad truths about this holiday, read on! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - February 14, 2011 at 6:22 pm

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