Archive for November 9th, 2006

Holiday Celebration Stamps Now Available

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

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Now available from the US Post Office is the 2006 edition of Holiday Celebrations stamps. Featuring stamps celebrating the Winter Holidays, Christmas, Chanukah, Eid-Al-Fitr, and Kwanzaa.

Available now, the stamps can be purchased at your local post office.   You can also order the stamps directly from The Postal Store @ the US Post Office’s website.

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Chanukah Stamp Now Available

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Send a bit of holiday cheer this season with this Chanukah stamp. Part of this 11092006cha.jpgyears Holiday Celebration stamp series, the Chanukah stamp features a photograph of a dreidel and the word “Hanukkah.*”

If you can’t find the stamp at your local Post Office, you can order it directly from The Postal Store, the post office’s website.

*Because there is no exact English translation of the Hebrew word for Chanukah you will see multiple spelling. All are correct.
More info: “Spellings of Chanukah
 

 

 

Catalog Alert – Wolferman’s

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

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I’ve received lots of holiday catalogs this past week. And I have to say one of the most unique catalogs has to be the one from Wolferman’s. Why so unique? Well I have to admit that a catalog, basically, devoted to English Muffins (!) has to be something I have never seen before. Nor have I even contemplated such a delight!

But here it is. A catalog featuring pages and pages of some of the most beautifully photographed English Muffins along with Scones and Crumpets and Jams galore. There are 13 different muffins to taste, from the Original Recipe to Apple Orchard to San Francisco Sourdough to Mixed Berry. YUM YUM YUM!

Wolferman’s

 

 

Countdown to Thanksgiving (T minus 14) – The Thanksgiving Turkey

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

turkeyan.gif “I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country: he is a Bird of bad moral character: like those among Men who live by Sharping and Robbing, he is generally poor and very often lousy.

The Turkey is a much more respectable Bird and withal a true original Native of North America”
Benjamin Franklin

Yes its true. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey named the official bird of the US, thinking the Bald Eagle  to be “of bad moral character.” With 2 weeks to go before Thanksgiving Day, have you wondered how the turkey has been associated with this holiday?

For more turkey news check out our Thanksgiving Turkey webpage.

(Nov.09) Today we're observing…The Anniversary of Kristallnacht

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

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Anniversary: Kristallnacht
Crystal Night” or “Night of Broken Glass” was named for the smashed and broken glass of store windows as mobs and troops turned on Jewish residents in towns throughout Germany. Businesses and Synagogues were burned or destroyed while bonfires consumed Jewish prayer books and Torah scrolls. Over 30,000 Jewish men were taken to concentration camps.

 

Links:
Wikipedia – Kristallnacht
Kristallnacht The November 1938 Pogroms

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