Thursday, March 29, 2007


I found this meme at both Pea's Corner
and Pepperlady's blog, so I thought I would play along.

Here are the rules if you want to join in.
1) Go to Wikipedia
2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year
3) List three events that happened on your birthday
4) List two important birthdays and one death
5) One holiday or observance (if any)
My birthday is Oct. 10th. Here is what I learned

1845 - In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipmen students and seven professors.
1966 - Simon and Garfunkel release the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.
1973 - Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.

Birthday's and Death
Born 1958 - Tanya Tucker, American singer
Born 1974 - Dale Earnhardt Jr., American race car driver
Died 2004 - Christopher Reeve, American actor

Old Michelmas - Celtic holiday

I wasn't sure what Michelmas was but you must know I love anything Celtic so I looked it up and here is what it told me

Michaelmas (pronounced /'mɪkəlməs/; also the Feast of Ss. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael or the Feast of Michael and All Angels), is a day in the Christian calendar, taking place on 29 September. Because it falls near the equinox, it is associated with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days. St Michael, one of the principal angelic warriors, was seen as a protector against the dark of night. Michaelmas has also delineated time and seasons for secular purposes as well, particularly in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

During the Middle Ages, Michaelmas was celebrated as a holy day of obligation, but this tradition was abolished in the 18th century. It was also one of the English and Welsh and Irish quarter days when accounts had to be settled. On manors, it was the day when a reeve was elected from the peasants. Traditional meals for the day include goose (a "stubble-goose", i.e. one prepared around harvest time) and a special cake called a St Michael's bannock. On the Isle of Skye, Scotland, a procession was held.

Michaelmas is also used in the extended sense of "Autumn", used as the name of the first term of the academic year, which begins at this time, at various educational institutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland (typically those with lengthy history and traditions): Abingdon School, King's College London, St Andrews, Cambridge, University of Wales, Lampeter, Durham, London School of Economics, Oxford, Lancaster, Trinity College, Dublin, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Eton, Gresham's, Norwich School, Worksop College and Royal Holloway, University of London.
The Inns of Court of the English bar also have a Michaelmas term as one of their dining terms. It begins in September and ends towards the end of December.

I had fun with this meme and hope you will join in. If you let me know so I can come by



Blogger Dorky Dad said...

I don't think my mother-in-law can cook anything without including parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. She just can't. And the entire family hums the song, too.

March 30, 2007 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger PEA said...

I'm so glad you did this meme also...I thought it was fun:-) And see that, you learned something new about the Mechelmas!! I had heard of it before but never knew what it really I do:-) Have a great day dear Patty!! xox

March 30, 2007 at 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Dianne said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
I have never heard of Michaelmas either. Much better than world toilet day!

March 30, 2007 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I think I have done this one before. You sure find a lot of interesting things there.

March 30, 2007 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

very interesting meme and I may just try it one day next week. WIshing you a happy weekend!

March 30, 2007 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Ligeia said...

I will play along...check my blog Sat morning.

March 30, 2007 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

I did this one once upon a time too.

It may be easier to do it again than to go back and find it.

March 31, 2007 at 6:48 PM  

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