Archive for May 1st, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to the Month of May 2009 (05/01)

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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Did You Know?
May 01st

It’s May!

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Month of year: 5th
Days: 31
Birthstone: Emerald
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Season: Spring
Horoscope: Taurus, Gemini

History:
It is thought that May was named for the Greek goddess Maia, the Roman goddess of fertility

Important Observances:
May Day (01)
Cinco de Mayo (05)
Mother’s Day (10)
Memorial Day (25)

Notable Birthdays:
Pres. Harry Truman (08)
Malcolm X (19)
Cher (20)
Sally Ride (26)
Pres. J F Kennedy (29)

Anniversaries:
V-E Day
Academy Awards
1st US Same-Sex Marriage

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to May!

Happy May,
louie and the holiday elves

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother's Day 2009 (05/01)

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

May 01 : 09 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that stepmoms in America have their own special holiday?

National Stepmother’s Day is celebrated on May 1st. Of course, you are welcome to honor your stepmom on Mother’s Day, too!

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 10th!

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Countdown to Mother's Day: Top 10 Celebrity Moms: #6

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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In honor of Mother’s Day, join us as we continue our countdown of the Top 10 celebrity moms.

We’ll be highlighting 1 mom daily leading up to the big day, and to our #1 Celebrity Mom herself!

A Top Celebrity Mom

Katie Holmes Cruise
Katie – or Kate, as husband Tom Cruise has redubbed her – is mom to one of the most famous celebrity babes of all times: Suri (princess) Cruise. After Katie’s whirlwind romance with Tom – and her super quick pregnancy – rumors began swirling about the authenticity of their claims of love… and even whether Tom was the baby’s real father.

Hysteria intensified after Suri’s birth on April 18, 2006 (the one-year anniversary of the couple’s first date), since Tom and Katie kept their little princess shielded from the paparazzi for weeks. When Hollywood’s most talked-about couple finally introduced Suri to the world, pictures of the gorgeous, blue-eyed baby girl squelched the gossip. Suri is the perfect genetic combination of both mom and dad.

Once the naive girl next door on the WB series Dawson’s Creek, Katie Holmes Cruise is now one of Hollywood’s hottest fashion plates. From running the New York City marathon to walking the red carpet, Katie does it all with sophisticated style. Of course, her favorite person to accessorize is little Suri, whose shoe collection probably rivals that of the wife of a former South American dictator.

Check back each day for another celeb mom (or you can cheat and check out our whole top 10 list here).

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(May 01) Today we're celebrating . . .  May Day

Friday, May 1st, 2009

May Day
May Day itself is really a day of multiple celebrations. While its a celebration of Springtime, traditionally celebrated with a Maypole, throughout most of the world May 01st is known as International Workers Day.

Similar to the US Labor Day, May Day has become an international celebration of the social and economic achievements of the working class and labor movement and is marked by massive street rallies led by workers, their trade unions, anarchists and various socialist and communist parties.*

* source: wikipedia: May Day
photo credit: May Day – samsaundersleeds

Its May! (And I Feel Fine)

Friday, May 1st, 2009

05012007s.jpgWelcome to the month of May!

Its spring and the garden’s in bloom. We’ve got Mother’s Day coming up, Stepmother’s Day too. As well as the traditional start of summer (Memorial Day). And lets not forget the guacamole and margaritas for Cinco de Mayo!

Here are some facts about the month of May

May has 31 days and is the 5th month of the year. May was named for the Greek goddess Maia, the Roman goddess of fertility.
Birthstone: Emerald
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Season: Spring
Horoscope: Taurus, Gemini

Important Observances:
May Day (01st), Stepmother’s Day (01st), Cinco de Mayo (05th), Mother’s Day (10th), Memorial Day (25th)

Noteable Birthdays:
Pres. Harry Truman (08)
Malcolm X (19)
Cher (20)
Sally Ride (26)
Pres. J F Kennedy (29)

Anniversaries:
V-E Day (08)
1st US Same-Sex Marriage (17)

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