Last week, the Earl of Sandwich had his special day,
We enjoy his creation of a portable edible delight.
While knowing by asking his servant to make this,
Earl was able to continue playing his game of cards.
(John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich, November 3rd)
Next, came the Honor Roll Call of all who have served,
The sound of a Trumpet recognizing their heroism.
Those who stayed behind needing some recognition,
Letters sent overseas showed their loving devotion.
(Veteran’s Day, November 11th)
Graceful origami birds are world travelers on their way,
Celebrating an intricate Japanese paper-folding craft.
The peaceful days will bring brightly colored paper,
Creating delicate treasures to hang or put on shelves.
(World Origami Days, October 24 – November 11th)
It began with Little Violet holding the football,
For Trusting Charlie Brown to kick.
She became scared and pulled it up and away.
From then on, Fearless Lucy was the “mean girl,”
Who every year prevented Charlie Brown’s kick.
Poor Charlie Brown, disappointed again,
Ever optimistic for the coming year.
November 11, 1951 (Violet) only once.
November 16, 1956 (Lucy) annually ever since.
Celebrating Memories of
Charles M. Schulz’s
Annual Football Ritual
Kindness spreads far and wide across the globe,
Adding importance to this joyful day of giving.
Find someone who is quiet or seems lonely,
Smile at neighbors and share special times.
(World Kindness Day, November 13th)
Purse your lips they may be sour, as in Dill,
Lick your lips they are sweet, as in Bread and Butter.
Chew and crunch down on those crisp vegetables,
Enjoy this yummy, centuries’ old way to preserve food.
(National Pickle Day, November 14th)
Written by Robin O. Cochran
~* 11/12/14 *~