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Buzzards Day

Hey it's my day... You know "old buzzards" like me finally get recognized!! Smile

A true friend,
freely advises,
justly assists readily, 
adventures boldly, 
takes all patiently,
defends courageously
and continues a friend unchangeably.

William Penn

Well Happy "Buzzard" day to you!!!!!
~Be the Aloha you want to see in the world~
u r not an old buzzard.

i thought it was the Ides of March. Isn't that when Brutus killed Caeser? Et tu, Brute? I think it went.

(CNN)It's the ides of March, the day Uncle Shakespeare warned you about all those years ago in school. Just in case you're not aware, you're supposed to beware it.

Its foreboding tone comes from William Shakespeare's play "Julius Ceasar."

I am no fun. Too much schooling for me.

Buzzard day it is. HAPPY BUZZARD DAY, Y'ALL.
Angel  It is Well with My Soul  Angel
Happy Day for the Iceman!!
Where are brutus and cassius today when we need them? Oh dear, that was mean wasn't it? Wink
In Ohio March 15th is the return of the Buzzards. Pretty much a day created to get tanked at local bars around the spotting points.
The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under! - Anne Frank
(03-15-2016, 02:16 PM)IceWizard Wrote: [Image: buzzards-day-2-e1457687779525-808x380.jpg]
Buzzards Day

Hey it's my day... You know "old buzzards" like me finally get recognized!! Smile


LOL, is this place goin' to the birds?

Ice my friend, you are no buzzard. More like a grand eagle with a big Heart
But, I'll go ahead and wish you a happy buzzard's day if you want. BTW, you are not the only old buzzard around here LOL. I'm sure we have a few in the flock. It's ok tho. Us old birds can take some of the new chicks under our wings and teach them how to fly right. Big Grin
16 March 2016

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Lips Appreciation Day

Who doesn’t love lips, right?

Take a moment to appreciate the tactile and speech facilities given to you through the use of your lips for Lips Appreciation Day!


Freedom Of Information Day

On March 16th 1751, in a nation that was heading towards a rebellion that would change the world forever, James Madison Jr. was born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was raised on a tobacco plantation with his 11 younger brothers and sisters, and inherited the plantation upon his fathers death.

Showing the sort of fearless ambition and political savvy that would serve him well in the years to come, he then grew that plantation to 5000 acres, becoming the largest landowner in Orange County, Virginia, and one of the most important citizens of the area.

He would later come to be known as “Father of the Constitution” for drafting the United States Constitution and the United States Bill of Rights, and was the loudest voice of the time for ensuring that the government of the newly formed nation held no secrets from the people it served.

History of Freedom of Information Day Freedom of Information Day is dedicated to that very concept, with the Freedom of Information Act being enacted on July 4th, 1966 and coming into effect a year from that date.

It declared that every person has the right to get information to federal agency records that are not protected by one of nine exemptions, or special law enforcement record exclusions.

This put into law the very concepts that James Madison had held so dear, and ensured that the citizens of the United States were able to obtain that information to which they were entitled.

A true friend,
freely advises,
justly assists readily, 
adventures boldly, 
takes all patiently,
defends courageously
and continues a friend unchangeably.

William Penn

How fun and how important.

Hey I was thinking it it might be the one year anniversary of the board's creation.

Looking at Char's join date, I am thinking soon ...
Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There's not some trick involved with it. It's pure and it's real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things. Tom Petty
17 March 2016

Saint Patrick's Day

[Image: History_History_of_St_Patricks_Day_SF_still_624x352.jpg] The Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick")

Here's what we know about the real St. Patrick

The modern St. Patrick’s Day celebrations that will take place on Thursday, at least in the United States, will likely be characterized by commercial lucky charms and green beer—all of which has very little to do with the historical figure of the saint.

As it turns out, it took centuries for the holiday to accrue the elements that now seem crucial to its celebrations.

The March 17 celebration started in 1631 when the Church established a Feast Day honoring St. Patrick. He had been Patron Saint of Ireland who had died around the fifth century—a whopping 12 centuries before the modern version of the holiday was first observed.

But very little is known about who he actually was, according to Marion Casey, a clinical assistant professor of Irish Studies at New York University (and a regular marcher in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan). “We know that he was a Roman citizen, because Britain was Roman then, and then he was enslaved and taken to Ireland, where he either escaped or was released,” Casey says. “And then he became a priest and went back to Ireland, where he had a lot of luck converting the Druid culture into Christians.”

Legend says St. Patrick was actually born Maewyn Succat, but that he changed his name to Patricius (or Patrick), which derives from the Latin term for “father figure,” after he became a priest.

And that supposed luck of his is the root of all the themed merchandise for modern St. Patrick’s Day.

It wasn’t until the early 18th century that many of today’s traditions were kicked into high gear. Since the holiday falls during Lent, it provides Christians a day off from the prescriptions of abstinence leading up to Easter, and around the 1720s, the church found it “got kind of out of control,” Casey says. It was to remind celebrants what the holiday actually stood for that the church first associated a botanical item—customary for all saints—with St. Patrick, assigning him the symbol of the likewise lucky shamrock.

Modern-day celebrations and themes continued to take shape during the rest of the 1700s. In 1762, the first New York City parade took place. It wasn’t until 1798, the year of the Irish Rebellion, that the color green became officially associated with the day, Casey says. Up until the rebellion, the color associated with St. Patrick was blue, as it was featured both in the royal court and on ancient Irish flags.

But as the British wore red, the Irish chose to wear green, and they sang the song “The Wearing of the Green” during the rebellion, cementing the color’s relevance in Irish history.

As for the green beer, that’s an even later addition. In fact, it wasn’t until the late 20th century that Ireland repealed a law that initially kept everything—pubs included—shut down for the day.

Since then, thanks to a marketing push from Budweiser in the 1980s, downing beer has become a common way to celebrate, regardless of how closely it’s tied to the actually meaning of St. Patrick himself.

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A true friend,
freely advises,
justly assists readily, 
adventures boldly, 
takes all patiently,
defends courageously
and continues a friend unchangeably.

William Penn

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