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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

December is...

...one of the most exciting times of the year...colorful and musical!

So much to celebrate during the month of December with Christmas being at the top of the list! Every day is overflowing with tantalizing aromas and music in the air as multitudes of people hit the shopping malls looking for the best gift, the best buy. Lengthy lists, crowded stores, long lines and hectic plans too often become the defining moments for Christmas.

Don't forget the true reason for the season!

Be sure to add a little love...

A few December month celebrations include...

National Bingo Month
 Cartoon Fun & History
December is Bingo's birthday month. The game was originally called “beano” and dates back to 1530 with the Italian variation called Lo Giuoco del Lotto D'Italia. Bingo was made by toy salesman, Edwin S. Lowe, who initially overheard someone accidentally yell “bingo!” in their utter excitement playing Beano at a carnival. He produced the first commercial version of the game, which retailed at $1.
 Write a Friend Month
In the age of texting, twittering, and emailing, letter-writing has become a lost art. Grammar is thrown out the window and sentence structure has gone south with the birds. Challenge yourself during the month of December! Rediscover how to compose a well-crafted letter with The Right Letter!: How to Communicate Effectively in a Busy World, or spruce up your grammar with It was the Best of Sentences, It was the Worst of Sentences. For teaching children the art of writing, try How to Write a Letter or How to Write Letters and Email. If you want to get real fancy, how about trying your hand at calligraphy? Be sure to stay tuned for Letter Writing Day on December 7!
Challenge: Do you consider yourself your own best friend? Write a letter to yourself about the corrent events in your life. Seal it, stamp it, store it away and mail it to yourself in 10 years. Just don't forget where you put it!
The necktie, which is basically a long piece of cloth tied in a knot, is a snazzy fashion invention that dates back to the 17th century with the neckerchief. The necktie has developed into different variations over the years, meshing or clashing with the changing fashion eras (i.e. the clip-on, bow tie, skinny tie, novelty ties, silk ties, and ties for women). Primarily, the necktie had been a professional staple in wardrobes for men obeying a strict dress code. With the changing times, the accessory has developed throughout many fashion creations (the necktie skirt), tie trends like ties worn with casual wear, and terrible fads like females sporting the necktie with obscenely short skirts (such an fashion eye-sore!) During National Tie Month, let your BEST tie be seen!
Human rights are the fundamental rights which every living person is entitled to, and are considered to be universal rights or laws regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, country or time. Human Rights Month encourages greater awareness of human rights, and promotes the continuing struggle to ensure that all people have access to life’s basic necessities.

Begin the month of December...Eat a Red Apple Day!