The Pumpkin

With today being Thanksgiving, here in the U.S., I thought this fabulous poem, by John Greenleaf Whittier, would be a nice addition to our collection of Americana on this truly American holiday.   The Pumpkin   Oh, greenly and fair in the lands of the sun, The vines of the gourd and the rich melon […]

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April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day, also known as All Fools Day, is typically celebrated on April 1st and is a day when practical jokes are played on unsuspecting people. “Although the day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery. Some historians speculate that April […]

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Food Traditions – National Doctors Day 03/30/12

National Doctors Day is celebrated every March 30th as a way to show appreciation to our doctors. In healthcare, this day has long been celebrated with food. Most hospitals show their appreciation by hosting a breakfast, lunch or dinner at the hospital so that the physicians can come and go as their schedule allows. Many […]

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