Today, January 19, is National Popcorn Day. We love popcorn.
Popcorn from movie theater
For us, popcorn must have lots of butter. We were happy to learn that our new English cousins also like popcorn. To the best of our knowledge, popcorn originated in Mexico. Popcorn, is one of the six main varieties of corn, and it amazed the early Spanish explorers. The corn seemed to explode into small white flowers. Americans eat 16 billion quarts of pop corn each year. That is 51 quarts of popcorn per person, making popcorn one of the most popular snacks in the country. Maybe celebrate today eating popcorn with friends while watching a movie.
Today, January 13 is National Rubber Ducky Day. In 1970 Jim Henson, as Ernie, sang Rubber Ducky on the children’s TV show, Sesame Street.
Ernie, Bert and Rubber Ducky from Sesame Street
Ever since then, we rubber ducks have been famous and have our own day. Isn’t that great. Rubber ducks are found many places around the world. As we travel, we often find a rubber duck cousin. Friends also give mom rubber ducks from other travels.
Our rubber ducky family
As you can, we have a rather large family now. We love our rubber duck cousins. Happy National Rubber Ducky Day to all of you.
The Colorado Traveling Ducks wish Jesus a very Happy Birthday. And a very Merry Christmas to all of you.
Happy Thanksgiving! Today is the day we pause to give thanks for all our blessing. This is a day for families and friends to gather, to give thanks, and share a huge meal.
Happy Thanksgiving on wooden vintage board with pumpkins and leaves
The traditional meal features a roast turkey. But many prefer ham, beef, or any favorite foods. Today at our house, mom is cooking a turkey and a ham. We do plan for leftovers. We love this day and our guests will all be offered leftover turkey, ham, pies and whatever we have. This a great day, no presents are involved today, just family and friends giving thanks. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Today, and every day, we thank those brave men and women that have served, and those currently serving, the United States of America. Today, November 11 is the official holiday to honor all our veterans. Veteran’s Day is from Armistice Day, the end of World War I. The treaty was signed at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month. That was November 11, 1918. Yes, this is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Please call and thank a veteran today. Perhaps take a veteran for coffee or a meal. Visit a hospitalized veteran. Deliver some veteran’s day greeting cards. We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks and our humans, pause to reflect on how much we owe our veterans. Please don’t let Veteran’s Day be a lost day, overshadowed between the shopping frenzies of Halloween and Christmas.
Happy Veteran’s Day
Thanks you veterans.
Good Friday is the day Jesus was crucified. Christians all over the world remember this day. This photo was taken in the main cathedral in Maputo, Mozambique in southern Africa. I, Zeb the Duck, was there for this photo July, 2016.
Cathedral in Maputo, Mozambique
Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. This is exciting when the actual day is on a Saturday. We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks and our humans, wish you a happy and safe day.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
St Patrick, an English person, moved to Ireland, became a priest, and introduced Christianity to Ireland in the year 432. The shamrock, a symbol of St. Patrick’s Day, was used as a teaching tool and metaphor for the Holy Trinity. St. Patrick is also credited with chasing all the snakes out of Ireland. However, fossils show no evidence that there ever were snakes in Ireland. Much of the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with parades, parties, corned beef and cabbage and lots of green beer. Many people here, and elsewhere, celebrate with friends and family, in pubs and restaurants and many with huge dinners and fun at home. Green is the color of the day. Many things show up green that usually are not green. In the US city of Chicago, Illinois, 40 tons of green dye (a secret recipe) are used to color the Chicago River just the correct shade of green for the day. Some people add green food coloring to regular food, including green mashed potatoes. This is a holiday for fun for everyone. And on this day, everyone is a little bit Irish.
St. Patrick’s Day for all
Even our four legged friends. You will often hear “Erin Go Bragh” in many establishments. According to http://www.Mentalfloss.com, this is a corruption of a phrase meaning “Ireland Forever.” Have fun tomorrow, wear green and be safe. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!