Archive for December, 2006

(Dec.31) Today we're celebrating . . .  New Years Eve

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
New Years Eve

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
And here’s a hand, my trusty friend
And gie’s a hand o’ thine
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne

Photo Credit via Flickr: Paul Mannix.

(Dec.30) Today we're observing. . . Eid-Al-Adha

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Eid-Al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice – Islamic)
The observance of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael. The festival also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

(Dec.29) Today we're celebrating. . . Tick Tock Day

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Tick Tock Day
Have you accomplished all you hoped for this year? Who has? Well time is running out. But there’s still time to get it all done before the year is gone. Now you better get going. And Good Luck!

(Dec.28) Today we're observing. . . A National Period of Mourning For The Passing of Gerald R. Ford

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

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A National Period of Mourning For The Passing of Gerald R. Ford

. . . THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, in honor and tribute to the memory of Gerald R. Ford, and as an expression of public sorrow, do hereby direct that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff at the White House and on all buildings, grounds, and Naval vessels of the United States for a period of 30 days from the day of his death. . . 

Presidential Proclamation: Announcing the Death of Gerald R. Ford

photo credit:
White House – portrait painted by artist Everett Raymond Kinstler in 1977

(Dec.27) Today we're celebrating. . . The 2nd Day of Kwanzaa

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
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The 2nd Day of Kwanzaa
The 2nd day of a week long festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history.

On the second day the black candle is again lit, as well as the farthest red candle on the left. This represents the 2nd principle of Kwanzaa – Kujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah): Self-Determination

source: Kwanzaa on the Net – Seven Days of Celebration

(Dec.26) Today we're celebrating. . . Kwanzaa

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
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Kwanzaa
A 7 day festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history. It is a time of celebration, community gathering, and reflection. A time of endings and beginnings. Kwanzaa begins on December 26th and continues until New Years Day, January 1st.

On the first day of Kwanzaa the black candle is lit, representing the first principle of Kwanzaa – Umoja (oo-MOH-jah): Unity.

link: Kwanzaa on the Net

(Dec.25) Today we're celebrating. . . Christmas

Monday, December 25th, 2006

And so this is Christmas. . . 

"John Lennon – Happy Christmas (War is Over)"

War Is Over If You Want It.
War Is Over Now
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Happy Christmas. Peace.

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