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Sunday Monday Coffee

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Coffee plays an important part in Louisiana – go to any house in South Louisiana and you will be served steaming cups of coffee. Just a way to say Welcome to our home. So on this Sunday -Welcome and Enjoy !    Lisa 

Coffee has played an integral role in Louisiana history since the early 19th Century. In 1802, 1,438 bags of coffee arrived at the Port of New Orleans; just 50 years later, the city imported more than 530,000 bags, according to the Louisiana State Museum. The Port of New Orleans quickly became a port of choice for Latin American coffee planters because of its enviable position at the bottom of the Mississippi Valley and its ability to receive goods from the Caribbean and South and Central America.

A great coffee  post about Louisiana  & New Orleans coffee         175 years of coffee

 

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Happy National Arcadian Day

 

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Arcadian Memorial Events – Events for Today

Celebrated in Louisiana – Arcadian Festival

It’s a pretty special day here in Acadiana (who are we kidding. Every day is special around here). How do you plan on celebrating “National Acadian Day”?

Lafayette Travel

 

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National Acadian Day celebrates the origin, unique history and vibrant culture of the Acadian people of Canada. In 1605, France established the first permanent settlement in North America, located in Port Royal, Nova Scotia. As a result of the Great Upheaval from 1755 to 1763, many thousands of Acadians were forced to leave their homes and relocate elsewhere. Although many eventually returned to the Acadian region, others never returned home.

Another century passed and in 1867, Canada became a nation. Shortly there after in 1881, the first Acadian Convention declared August 15 as National Acadian Day however it would not be until 2003 that the holiday is officially proclaimed as a national observance by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Saturday – Celebrating Vinyl Record Day

Happy August 12th – And Today i am celebrating! 

 

 

August 12th

 

 

In Honor of National Vinyl Record day!   

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I am celebrating one of the top selling albums of August. And Yes its a favorite and Yes I might still have a copy. And Yes – i am  that old. (LOL)

Actually my Mom was the big vinyl fan -she had a ton and was a Big Elvis Fan in the day. And No i am not named after her – i am named after a soap opera character.

Let’s Celebrate this day by enjoying some music – if it be vinyl or on the computer in honor of the holiday.  And Yes – I will be playing Rumors!

 

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Need to Buy some -The Vinyl Store @ Barnes& Nobles Buy Vinyl Records

 

 Favorite Music?  What do you listen to it on? Do you own vinyl?

 

July 24th National Tequila Day !

 

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National Tequila Day History

Tequila Day

National Tequila Day is dedicated to recognizing Tequila, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave plant and the main alcohol in a margarita.  Blue agave plants produce sugars such as fructose, which are ideal for preparing tequila.  The plant only grows in the rich and sandy soil of Jalisco, Mexico at altitudes of 1,500 meters.

 

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To make tequila, the heart or piña of the plant is removed when the plant is approximately 12 years old, and weighs around 40-90kg.  The heart is then heated to extract sap which is fermented and distilled into tequila.  According to history, the Aztecs created fermented beverages from the agave plant prior to arrival of Spaniards in 1521.  The origins of National Tequila Day are not well understood,  however, it appears that National Tequila Day began to emerge around the late 1990s. This holiday is celebrated every year on July 24.

  • According to Guinness World Records, the most expensive bottle of tequila was worth $225,000 in 2006.  The Platinum & White Gold Tequila bottle was sold by Tequila Ley .925 to a private collector.  The tequila was harvested from 100% blue agave plants that had been aged 6 years.
  • As per the Official Mexican Standard for Tequila (NOM-006-SCFI-2005), the alcohol content of tequila ranges from 35-55%.
  • As per the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (Tequila Regulatory Council), Mexico produced 118.9 million liters of 100% pure agave tequila, of which 77.9 million liters were exported.

 

Wedding -Six Pence

Today’s Wedding Superstition is the Coin Tradition. 

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Coin Tradition in weddings –

  • In Great Britain, the well-known tradition of the bride wearing ‘something old, something new,’ originally stems from the rhyme, ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.’ A silver sixpence in the bride’s shoe is a traditional good luck wedding gesture and customarily, it is the father of the bride who places the sixpence as a symbol of him wishing her prosperity, love and happiness in her marriage.
  • Sweden has its own variation of this tradition; before a wedding, the bride’s mother gives her a gold coin to put in her right shoe and the bride’s father gives her a silver coin to put in her left shoe. The coins represent their wish that she will never be without.
  • More information Royal mint

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A silver sixpence in the bride’s shoe is a traditional good luck wedding gesture and customarily, it is the father of the bride who places the sixpence as a symbol of him wishing her prosperity, love and happiness in her marriage.

Wedding Post # 14

 

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When a person (traditionally the wife in many cultures) assumes the family name of his or her spouse, that name replaces the person’s birth surname, which in the case of the wife is called the maiden name. “Birth name” is also used as a gender-neutral or masculine substitute for “maiden name.”  (Wikipedia)

A married name is a family name or surname adopted by a person upon marriage.

Did  You Take your husbands last name ? Kept your for professional reasons? Hyphened your name ? There;s lots of options out there  here a few options and One you might not even know about.  Lisa 

 

History of taking your husband last name – 

Custom of taking husband last name- The Feminist Bride

 

 

Lisa Tip – Yes in the South we have our own tradition- – Read the article for a great look at this  tradition- but I must confess  until I married my Midwestern husband I didn’t realize  it was primary a Southern tradition.

Southern Tradition on name changes Southern Weddings

June 14th Flag Day

 

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HISTORY On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation deeming June 14 as Flag Day.  President Wilson stated, “It is the anniversary of the day upon which the flag of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union.” He also wrote, “On that day rededicate ourselves to the nation, ‘one and inseparable’ from which every thought that is not worthy of our fathers’ first vows in independence, liberty, and right shall be excluded and in which we shall stand with united hearts.”

Are You displaying your Flag Correctly ? 

 

i) When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right, that is, to the observer’s left. When displayed in a window, the flag should be displayed in the same way, with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street.American Legion Flag Code

 

We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home… But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done.” — Calvin Coolidge