Bob Cratchit and Ebenezer Scrooge Quotes from A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens: “Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.” ~ Narrator “Bah, Humbug.” ~ Ebenezer Scrooge "God bless us, every one!" ~ Tiny Tim “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the … Continue reading I’M DREAMING OF A KIND CHRISTMAS
HAPPY FREAKING THANKSGIVING
“Thanksgiving dinner’s sad and thankless. Christmas dinner’s dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey’s point of view.” ~ Shel Silverstein “I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time, and I am quite proud … Continue reading HAPPY FREAKING THANKSGIVING
IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A BIT LIKE CHRISTMAS – WITH SOME CAVEATS
“I have already received my full vaccine series, thanks to my old age, I was one of the first to receive the vaccine." ~ Santa Claus, in the Barents Observer, Rovaniemi, Finland "Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be lightNext year all our troubles will be out of sight..." "Have Yourself A … Continue reading IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A BIT LIKE CHRISTMAS – WITH SOME CAVEATS
THANKSGIVING ETIQUETTE 2021
(Note: The behavior depicted in the photo above is not the etiquette about which I write below.) 🙂 Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. ~ Theodore … Continue reading THANKSGIVING ETIQUETTE 2021
TO CLINK OR NOT TO CLINK – THAT IS THE QUESTION
"He who clinks his cup with mine, adds a glory to the wine.“ ~ George Sterling, poet "Ragtime plinking, glasses clinking, choruses getting sung with only half the lyrics right, giggles bubbling over like a tower of champagne. It's a party, shaking down the dawn." ~ Catherynne M. Valente, New York Times bestselling author “This … Continue reading TO CLINK OR NOT TO CLINK – THAT IS THE QUESTION
"Its most famous tolling, however, was on July 8, 1776, when it summoned Philadelphia citizens for the first reading of the Declaration of Independence." ~ Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence, history.com The Liberty Bell cracked beyond repair on February 23, 1846.~ National Park Service “A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what … Continue reading SILENCING LIBERTY
WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS…AND A RESCUE BILL IN OUR STOCKING!
"This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses." ~ Heroes' Act - H.R. 6800 Note: The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Heroes' Act in May and an updated version in October, but it has yet to … Continue reading WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS…AND A RESCUE BILL IN OUR STOCKING!
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
"Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays'Cause no matter how far away you roamWhen you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gazeFor the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!" ~ Music by Robert Allen and Lyrics by Al Stillman “My Thanksgiving is going to look very different this year. I would … Continue reading HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
"In diversity there is beauty and there is strength." ~ Maya Angelou "Remember that you are capable of giving this time of year new meaning and new memories." ~ Kovie Biakolo “Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.”— Author Unknown For years we have heard from some quarters … Continue reading Holiday Diversity
Taking a Spring Break!
"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well." ~ Louisa May Alcott The Three E's will return in two weeks! Until then, all the best, Jeanne