family traditions

November 11 Vetrans Day

After listening to one of those man on the street interviews/quizzes it is ridiculously important that we use traditions such as these not only to remember, but teach as well. Military history is so important, as is any history so we avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. It helps us understand some of the decisions that effect our troops even today.

The Political and World Affairs we see today can be influenced greatly by our knowledge of what came before. Much of the misinformation circulating today is from the absence of these important facts.

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces (and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable)[1][2]. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

There are a lot of discounts or freebies at restaurants for Veterans. To participate or enjoy be sure you know what identification is required. Some will offer a full free meal, free meal from a select menu, appetizer, or dessert. Some give a generous discount. Whatever or wherever you choose please know that most Americans in particular thank you profoundly for your service do that we may enjoy the freedoms you protect.

Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who have died while in military service.[3] There is another military holiday, Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.

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November 9, Chaos Never Dies

Feel like your life sometimes spirals into a chaotic mess? Then Chaos Never Dies Day on November 9 is the holiday for you.

This made-up holiday encourages people to realize that chaos is part of life and that it will never die. So instead of getting hassled by it, just take a deep breath and let go of things that create chaos in your life on this day.

How fitting that this made up holiday is settled in November, just before the chaos of holiday, planning, eating, parties, shopping, and gifting begin in earnest. So much so that many started gift shopping for the next year on December 26th. For those who didn’t start that early or at all I can promise it is easier and a lot less chaotic when not scrunched into a limited two month time period.

Chaos of the holiday season

If you are someone who thrives on chaos, you will find yourself firmly in your element as holiday events ensue. While I can quite happily join the holiday hustle, starting early gives me more time for personal gifting and enduring memory making.

Chaos Never Dies Crazy Busy Mom Coffee Mug or Tea Cup

by The Gift Castle
Chaos Never Dies Crazy Busy Mom Coffee Mug or Tea Cup

by The Gift Castle

Cozy up with a warm drink of the season while acknowledging the chair surrounding you. Pair it with a good book for a relaxing break from your busy schedule.

Chaos Never Dies Day is also known as National Chaos Never Dies Day in the United States.

How to Celebrate?

  • Take the day for yourself and do things that de-stress you. Pack your lunch and go for a picnic in the park with your loved ones.
  • Watch a feel good movie or read a book.
  • Take a nap in the middle of the day and remember chaos never dies, so it can wait to hassle you for one more day.
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Information on this and many more fun holidays go to https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/chaos-never-dies-day

NATIONAL DEVILED EGG DAY

National Deviled Egg Day features a favorite hors-d’oeuvre or side dish for parties, holidays, family reunions and potluck dinners. Deviled eggs are the star of the show each year on November 2.

Information on this and many other holidays by https://nationaldaycalendar.com/

This well-loved food wows guests at the holidays. Designers have even created specially designed carrying dishes and plates. The deli section of the grocery store prepares packaged deviled eggs, and they can be found in some convenience stores, too.

Other names for this devilish dish include eggs mimosa, stuffed egg, salad eggs or dressed egg. To make them, hard-boiled eggs are shelled, cut in half and filled with the hard-boiled egg’s yolk. The yolk is mixed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard.

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Snapware 1098734 Snap ‘N Stack 2-Layer Food Storage Container with Egg Holder Trays, Medium, Clear

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Eggs are quite versatile when it comes to making simple dishes elegant. The deviled egg is another example of taking the humble egg and transforming it with one or two simple ingredients. The final result is centerpiece-worthy. Colorful relishes, spicy peppers, pimentos or savory herbs, elevate deviled eggs. Additionally, the variety offers entirely new flavor profiles demonstrating just how delicious this family favorite can be.

Anchor Hocking Company 86148 10" Presence Egg Plate

by Anchor Hocking
Anchor Hocking Company 86148 10″ Presence Egg Plate

by Anchor Hocking

Other approaches make them a little more creamy with sour cream. Or, a bit more tart with added vinegar. It’s possible to please just about every palate can be satisfied. From the traditional paprika garnish to crunchy bacon, or a little caviar, anchovy or herring, there is some devilish experimenting any cook can do.

As these are a favorite I must admit to liking my homemade recipe the best. This recipe can be elevated with cucumber garnish or a grape tomato. Bacon is also really good. I have yet to try the avocado mix in though I’ve seen plenty of recipes for it. However, I have tried them with pickle relish and/or dill. These do not make my try again list but hey if you like it go for it. I also think chives make a good garnish while adding to the flavor. This is a great way to use those hard boiled Easter eggs. It almost always makes my list for entertaining. Including game days. They are easy to make and store well for a day or two in the fridge.

The first known print reference referring to the term “deviled” about food, appeared in 1786. It was in the 19th century that it came to be used when referring to spicy or zesty food, including eggs prepared with mustard, pepper or other ingredients stuffed in the yolk cavity.

HOW TO OBSERVE #DeviledEggDay

Make up your favorite recipe or try something new. Try a fancy recipe. Serve them for guests or just for you.

Get my classic recipe that mom always made here.

For more great recipes try some more of our family favorites.

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Fun Holiday – Old Farmers Day

October 12 is Old Farmers Day, a day devoted to old farmers and their farming techniques.

Agriculture and farming today is largely mechanized and very scientific, but these developments would not have been possible without the wisdom and hard work of old farmers. This day gives them thanks. Listen to them and to their stories, and to learn from them and their techniques.

Farm, farmers, farming, old farmers, grow

While the origins of the holiday are unknown, Old Farmers Day is celebrated by many as a throwback to sustainable and farm-to-table farming practices of the old days.

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Varied Culture and History

Farming and agriculture have a long and varied history in every culture. Despite the differences on what is grown, how farming is done and what materials are used, one thing remains common to all agricultural societies – the farmer. Farmers are the lifeline of agriculture – they tend to the agricultural product from the time of sowing to the time it reaches the market. It is because of hardworking farmers around the world, that most of us have food on our tables every day.

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How to Celebrate?

  • Learn about old farming techniques.
  • If you own a farm, farm today using old farmers tools.
  • If you have an old farmer in your life, take them out for lunch and listen to their stories and ask for their wisdom.
  • Not a farmer? That shouldn’t stop you from celebrating this fun holiday. Visit your local farmer’s market and patronize your local farms. Buy only locally grown food and locally raised meat. Get involved in your local farm-to-table movement.
  • Start your own garden, like an indoor herb garden. Or plan a vegetable garden outside.

Did You Know…

…that according to scientists, almost 40% of the Earth’s land is used for agricultural purposes?

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October 1, International Coffee Day. Balloons Around the World Day

Most of us start our mornings with a good hot cup of coffee. Most of us go back for more. Hot, Iced, Latte, Breve, Cappuccino, or Frappe, chances are you’ve had some today. With it’s popular tastes and an extra boost to help us through our long days, is it any wonder how it has become such staple. Every year on October 1st, the world comes together to celebrate coffee and recognise the millions of people across the globe – from farmers, to roasters, baristas, coffee shop owners and more  – who work hard to create and serve the beverage we all love.

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With 3 billion cups consumed a day it’s easy to see that it’s quite popular. As that number continues to rise it’s can be said it’s one of the worlds most loved beverages.

Your morning coffee
Your morning get up and go.

Whilst this is a time for celebration, leading up to and during ICD each year, we also focus on how to continue to improve coffee’s future. At present, in spite of growing demand, coffee faces a dramatic issue, as the prices that producers receive today are more than 30% below the average of the last ten years, threatening the livelihoods of coffee farmers and their families. 

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This year we’re on a collectivemission to help coffee farmers around the world receive a fair, living income.

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So grab your regular or learn a new language from ordering at Starbucks. Maybe it’s a good enough reason to have an extra cup, just the way you like it, to celebrate. After all it’s International Coffee Day!

https://www.internationalcoffeeday.org/

Balloons Around the World Day

Balloons Around The World is a made-up holiday that aims to spread cheer around the world. It is celebrated annually on October 1.

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The unofficial holiday was created by Jeff Brown in 2000. The holiday encourages people to use balloons and the art of balloon twisting and decorating to bring smiles to the faces of those around them.

Balloon animal
Balloon animal

Balloons are bags, usually colorful and made of rubber or latex that can be filled with air or gases like Helium. Early balloons were made of animal bladders. While balloons are frequently used for decorative purposes, they can also be used for transportation, to gather atmospheric information, and by doctors to open up clogged arteries.

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How to Celebrate?

  • Have a party and use balloons for decoration.
  • Learn how to make balloon animals and objects.
  • If you already know how to make balloon objects, make some and give out to random people on the street and see them smile.
  • What about taking that special one on a hot air balloon ride?

Did You Know…

…that rubber balloons were invented by scientist Michael Faraday in 1824?

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/balloons-around-the-world-day

Music and Movies

On a dark, and spooky night…. Maybe you are hosting a costume party, heading for one or just treating your trick or treaters these songs will put you in the Halloween mood. So download your favorites and turn up the sound. I’ve also included some of the movies and shows if your in the mood for it. Great for adults and some the kids will love too.

Music

Adams family theme

Adams Family Main Theme
Vic Mizzy and His Orchestra and Chorus
Banana boat song from Beetlejuice movie
The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) [From “Beetlejuice”]
Davy Jones

Hans Zimmer

From the Album Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Davy Jones

Hans Zimmer

From the Album Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Enter Sandman Metallica

Enter Sandman Metallica
Ghostbusters theme song, ray parker jr

Ghostbusters
Ray Parker Jr.
Disney's Haunted Mansion, Grim Grinning ghosts
Grim Grinning Ghosts (From “The Haunted Mansion”)

Hell (Remastered 2016)

Squirrel Nut Zippers

Hell (Remastered 2016)

Squirrel Nut Zippers

I want candy bow wow wow

I Want Candy
Bow Wow Wow
Jump In the Line featured in Beetlejuice the Movie
Jump In the Line featured in Beetlejuice the Movie
Ftiday tge 13th main theme, or Jason's theme
Main Theme from Friday the 13th
Marie Laveau Bobby Bare

Marie Laveau
Bobby Bare
Monster mash

Monster Mash
Bobby “Boris” Pickett
Munster theme song
The Munsters – Theme from the Television Series (Jack Marshall) [Clean]
Dominik Hauser and Tim Kobza
Spooky
Spooky
The Classics IV
From the Album Best Of
January 1, 1975
Supersition

Superstition
Stevie Wonder
From the Album Talking Book
The Phantom Of The Opera (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
The Phantom Of The Opera (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Purple people eater, sheb wooley

The Purple People Eater,
Sheb Wooley
This is Halloween, Nightmare before christmas
This Is Halloween
the Citizens of Halloween
Thriller

Thriller
Michael Jackson

Witch doctor, Alvin and the chipmunks

Witch Doctor
Chris Classic
From the Album Alvin And The Chipmunks (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Eagles Witchy Woman
Witchy Woman (2013 Remaster)
Eagles
X files theme song

The X-Files Theme (Main Title: Materia Primoris)
The X-Files Theme

Movies and Tv Shows

The Addams Family - The Complete Series

Slip Case

Box Set
The Addams Family – The Complete Series

Slip Case
Box Set
The Addams Family/Addams Family Values 2 Movie Collection
The Addams Family/Addams Family Values 2 Movie Collection
Alvin and the Chipmunks 4-Movie Collection
Alvin and the Chipmunks 4-Movie Collection
Amazon’sChoice
Beetlejuice (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) by Warner Home Video

Deluxe Edition
Beetlejuice (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) by Warner Home Video
Deluxe Edition
Ghostbusters / Ghostbusters 2 Double Feature
Ghostbusters / Ghostbusters 2 Double Feature
The Haunted Mansion
The Haunted Mansion



    



The Munsters: The Complete Series

DVD

Box Set
The Munsters: The Complete Series
DVD
Box Set
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THE TIM BURTON'S

Anniversary
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THE TIM BURTON’S


The Phantom of the Opera (2007)

Joel Schumacher (Director), Gerard Butler (Actor), & 1 more
The Phantom of the Opera (2007)
Joel Schumacher (Director), Gerard Butler (Actor), & 1 more

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

The X-Files: Complete Series Collector's Set + The Event Bundle
The X-Files: Complete Series Collector’s Set + The Event Bundle

Treat your family or friends to one of these great finds tonight. Great for slumber parties. We stayed up camped in the living room just catch some of these.

Fall into Happiness

September is here! I love fall, & not just because pumpkin-spice everything is back on menu’s. (I’m a Cinnamon dolce latte girl.) After the high temperatures of summer in Florida I look forward to cooler breezes blowing through the northwest Florida climate. While our fall runs a much shorter period of time here there are several really good reasons to look ahead.

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Cooler temperatures here means less likely to get a hurricane. That said I know the tropics have just started their fireworks for places along any coastline. While our hearts and minds go out to family, friends, and even strangers as we watch Dorian, we are breathing a small sigh of relief it’s not coming here. I’m a native Florida girl do I have grown up with it just like Californian’s grew up with earthquakes, and others grew up with tornados. Between you and me i’ll take my hurricanes over the others. (We at least get about a weeks warning to get out if it’s going to be really bad.)
Hurricanes – What You Need to Know

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If you never learn anything about how this works, that’s okay. Cool weather means high pressure systems. They repel hurricanes, for the most part. While there can be late season surprises we only need to be hyper vigilant through November. The cooler temps let me unpack my favorite sweaters and even wear a pair of jeans outside without melting. I get to show off my cute boots, make out my birthday wish list, and make cozy comfort food like my easy chili that everyone loves.

Jens easy chili recipe
Jen’s Easy Chili Recipe

With the holiday season not far away I’ve started thinking about the joys of the season, the gifting, I love doing and the way things seem to sparkle under the moon with frost on the ground.

With the hustle if everyday life going full speed ahead I like to remind myself of the simple things that brighten someones day. Seeing others smile pleases me. Especially when I get no credit for it. The season of Thanksgiving is coming but, I like to spread some joy when it’s not expected. A kind word, a cup of hot tea, a child’s excitement, or just the neighbor helping neighbor we see in communities impacted by foul weather. Each of us have the power to make each day a wonderful experience to remember. So jump in the pile of leaves with the kids, dress up for Halloween, volunteer, and brighten the day.

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