Archive for March 25th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to April 2009 (03/25)

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Month of April

March 25 : 07 days till April

Did you know that April was originally the second month, not the fourth month, of the year?

In the early Roman calendar, the month was referred to as Aprilis, likely derived from the Roman word for “to open” — perhaps referring to the opening of spring flowers.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the the month of April! So stop by again tomorrow.

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(March 25) Today we're celebrating . . .  Pecan Day

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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Pecan Day
Why should that damn peanut get all the attention? Always looking smug in his top hat, spats and monocular.

Well its time for that tastier cousin, Pecan, to take his place in your life.

Lets look at the facts – peanuts basically make peanut butter. Whoopdie Do!

Ah – but the Pecan is part of such wondrous and tasty delights as Pecan Pie and Pralines and Cream Ice Cream! (Yum Yum!)

And while we’re at it – today’s the anniversary of the planting of Pecan trees at George Washington’s Mount Vernon home by none other than George himself. Oh, and those trees? Why they were a gift from Thomas Jefferson!

Maybe it’s time to send that peanut packing back to Jimmy Carter, cause its pecan time now!

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