Friday, December 07, 2018
"Let your faith be bigger than your fear."
"How many mystery writers does it take to change a light bulb? A: Two. One to screw the bulb almost all the way in, and one to give a surprising twist at the end."
Notice came to St Peter at the Pearly Gates that the Devil and his mob had challenged Heaven in a football match.
St Peter was quickly on the phone to accept. “By the way,” he told Satan, “You haven’t much of a chance, all the best footballers are up here.”
“Maybe,” said Satan, “but we’ve got all the referees down here.”
It's Letter Writing Day! A day to practice a lost art and write out those Christmas letters for sending with the Christmas cards. It's Faux Fur Friday! A day to suggest alternatives to real fur and give the animals a break. Fake fur made with cellulose fibers came out in 1929 and became mainstream in the 1950's. It's Civil Aviation Day (a day to honor the non-military airlines, private and commercial; to remember the importance of air travel to social and economic developments around the world), Cotton Candy Day (a popular confection at fairs, circuses, and amusement parks; spun sugar has been around since the 19th century and machine-spun cotton candy was created in 1897 by dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton), Armed Forces Day in India (citizens of India honor their soldiers, sailors, and airmen by collecting funds for the forces well-being), and Day of Little Candles (celebrated in Columbia on the eve of the Immaculate Conception holy day). It's Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day to honor the 2403 citizens killed in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu by the Japanese with no declaration of war. The attack sank 4 battleships and damaged several others. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would declare war the next day, citing "a date which will live in infamy". In 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the new U.S. Constitution.