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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.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Second Week of February

The second week of February has some cra-a-a-a-zy celebrations along with foodie fun and music memories! We are just one week away from Valentine's Day so expect a prelude and a bit of Valentine's Day history throughout the week. As with week one, better get started or we'll turn around to suddenly realize another month has gone! Time to...

February 7 is...
Super Bowl Sunday
 

Check out the posts leading up to the big game...

Super Bowl Nostalgia

Super TGIF!

Inside the Stadium...Super Bowl 50

Partey! Parte-e-ey! PARTE-E-EY!

What Makes the Super Bowl 'SUPER'?

 

They're sweeping the country!
Beatles Come to America!
Today in Music History: February 7, 1964
Stay indoors! Beetles invade America's shores! Not the insect but might as well have been with all the hysteria in the midst.


February 8 is...

Go Fly a Kite Day! 
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It's not the month of March but still a month with windy days! Fly, fly away! But not home. Sail away, sail away! But not on the ocean. Soar away! Soar away! But not a bird. What am I? A KITE!
February 8 is...


http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2016/02/mosey-on-up-to-bar.html
Recipes for the Molasses Bar vary so click each image at the posting and perhaps you will find just the right one for your taste.

Stars and Stripes Newspaper Revived
Today in History: February 8, 1918 

World War I created a need for the revival of the Stars and Stripes newspaper. So, on February 8, 1918, the paper resumed in Paris as a means to serve American troops stationed in Europe. Keep in mind this was wartime.

PLUS What is a newspaper without Sunday comics!

 
February 9 is...
http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2016/02/let-good-times-roll.html
This is a holiday that’s focus on having a good time and enjoying food and drink. What’s not to love?
February 9 is...


Why not relax in style? Reading in the Bathtub Day sends out vibes of disconnecting the phone, locking the door, picking out your favorite book and simply enjoying time for yourself.
Check out Sweethearts of the 60s

February 10 is... 

 

There are many items in existence whose names have changed (not to protect the innocent) from one century to the next. If you do not recognize the names, the image is a surefire giveaway!

The first ever Gold Record
Today in Music History: February 10, 1942
The sale of 1.2 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo" rewarded this famous musician with the first ever Gold Record.

Remembering America's 'Little Darling' Sweetheart
(April 23, 1928 - February 10, 2014)
A super smile, bubbly persona, bouncing curls and ability to capture the hearts of her viewers are irreplaceable earning this film personality the title of America's sweetheart.
February 11 is... 
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 So many different things being celebrated on this one day! Yep! February 11 has been designated with eight, that's right, 8 celebrations! You don't want to miss this day's announcements!
The Nation's First Hospital
This Day in History: February 11, 1752
Have you ever wondered about the building of the first hospital...the who, what, when, where and how? Visit on this day for a look and gather some interesting facts along the way.

February 11 is also... 
 It's all about the candy!
With chocolate being a primary gift at Valentine's, what is more refreshing than a peppermint pattie? or is it patty? Um-m-m-m? Pattie refers to a meat product. According to the dictionary, patty is more correct for the candy.
 
February 12 is...
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What? No plums in Plum Pudding?
What is the idea of a pudding that is usually served around Christmas but celebrated in February and named after a fruit that is not even an ingredient in the recipe?
Times Gone By...Times Remembered
This Day in History: February 12, 1773, 1809, 1908, 1909, 1973 plus Music History 1924 and 1964
Every day is a historical day, only some days are just more memorable than others.  
February 13 is...
http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2016/02/turn-your-radio-onturn-volume-up.html
Around the WORLD!
World Radio Day seeks raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through radio and enhance networking among broadcasters.
Honor Before the Medal
This Day in History: February 13, 1861
What do you know about the action which brought about someone receiving the Medal of Honor? After all, actions are the foundation upon which awards are based.