Monday, December 1, 2014

Embarrassing Parents and the End of Door-to-door Mail Delivery ~j


Today's Writing Prompt: Oh, Parents

What do your parents do - or have they done - that embarrasses you?

I don't know whether my parents have never embarrassed me because I can't remember an instance. So either they were well behaved in public OR it was so traumatic that I've blanked it out.

My only blog post on February 4th was to show one of my oddball afghan finished squares . . . one of my favourites, in fact.

February 4, 2013 - Canada's penny withdrawn from circulation; following the lead of Australia and New Zealand; last one produced by the Royal Canadian Mint on May 4, 2012. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Create a Vacuum Day
When : Always February 4th
Create a Vacuum Day just might leave you in an empty void. We found no factual information or records about this day. So, we can only speculate to its cause..........
Theory #1: A hard working housewife, frustrated over her vacuuming chores, declared a day to commemorate the chore of vacuuming. The hole in this theory is that the day would likely be simply called "Vacuum Day" or "No Vacuuming Day". Why include the word "Create" in the title? This led us to........
Theory #2: A (mad!?) scientist created this day to celebrate the creation of a vacuum during laboratory work. But, isn't this routine scientific work!? We think so. Therefore, it led us to..............
Theory#3: Someone desperately in need of a simpler life, conceived this day. They wanted to create a vacuum that would suck all of the daily work, chores and clutter out of their life. If only for one day, they would be freed to enjoy the simple life of leisure. Now, here's a theory that really makes sense for today!
However you choose to commemorate this day, we hope it's a good one!
Origin of Create a Vacuum Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We can offer two theories about what happened to the original documentation of this day:
1. As the originators were creating a vacuum in their laboratory, the records were caught up in the void.
2. The originators were vacuuming their home, and the papers were sucked up along with the dust bunnies.

Thank a Mailman Day

When : Always February 4th
Thank a Mailman Day is your chance to say thanks to the guy, or gal, who delivers your mail. After all, they are there six days a week. The reliable postal worker is always there doing their job, regardless of the weather. They are a hardy lot. You'll find some mail carriers on walking routes, wearing shorts in all but the coldest of winter days.

Don't let Canada Post end door to door delivery

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