Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy Thursday!

When at a loss for a blog topic, I Google.

Today In History:
1620 - the Mayflower docked at modern-day Plymouth Mass.
1865 - the 13th Amendment was formally adopted, abolishing slavery in the United States.

Silly Christmas Trivia:
The average number of lights on a Christmas tree is 200.
California has the world's largest living Christmas tree (but it didn't say how big it is??!).
The most popular item to put on the top of a Christmas tree is an angel.
The average number of Christmas presents an adult male receives is 6. (Huh?? How was this determined?)
Oklahoma was the last state to declare Christmas as a legal holiday.

Inspiring Quotes:

Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. 
-- Oren Arnold

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. 
-- Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more.”  – Dr. Seuss

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