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December 22, 2021

Wishing you all the best of the season.

A Step Back in Time

The world does not stop on Christmas day and New Years Day, though we may feel it does or should. Here are a few events that have changed our world during the holiday celebrations:

Dec. 25.

1066: William the Conqueror crowned King of England. The leader of the Norman invaders took the throne in Westminster Abbey. Since that time, we have regarded the name of Norman as being one signifying ‘strength.’

336: Christmas was first celebrated by the Romans, marking the birth of Jesus Christ. It is widely believed that this was the first Christmas celebration after Emperor Constantine I declared Christianity the empire’s official religion.

1990: The first Web page, on the first Web server, using the first Web browser, got its first hit, as software consultant Tim Berners-Lee, a British software designer, tested his system for connecting computers.

Jan. 1.

46 BC: Julius Caesar accepted Jan. 1 as the date for New Year. In 1752, England and its American colonies officially adopted Jan. 1 as New Year.

2000: Just 22 years ago, people worldwide believed that the world we knew was about to come to a disastrous end. Many thought that the year 2000 would be read by most computers as the year “1900”, and the Y2K Crisis was born.  As a result of the rapid dependence on computers in our life, it was predicted airplanes would fall out of the sky. The world’s power plants would no longer function, and elevators in skyscrapers would strand folks high in those buildings. People stockpiled water, food, and other emergency items in case the crisis became a reality. But, as the clocks ticked past midnight and into the new year, nothing happened.  The world’s computers corrected themselves, and life went on as usual. Nevertheless, the Y2K Crisis was over.


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Elf Jokes

What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?  –It’s Christmas, Eve!

 How do you make an idiot laugh on boxing day? — Tell him a joke on Christmas Eve!

 What do you have in December that you don’t have in any other month?  – The letter “D.”

Trivia Quiz

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1. Lt. Colonel John McRea is best known for writing what?
In Flanders Field.
2. As a boy, what instrument did guitarist Carlos Santana play?
Violin (In a Mariachi band).
3. What is the primary difference between a blizzard and a snowstorm?
Wind-speed. Blizzards= 35+mph.
4. What do you call an area where water is collected and stored?
A Reservoir.
5. In which US state is Milwaukee located?
6. Where were the 2008 winter Olympics held.?
7. Who became the Prime Minister of England in 1997?
Tony Blair.
8. Where would they say 'Gracias' when standing near the windmills of La Mancha?


Your Horoscope

For Amusement Only

ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Stay in touch with yourself. Placing emphasis on the deep desires, you hide inside yourself.

TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: You may come up against an “unspoken” rule that does more harm than good. Prepare to fight it.

GEMINI May 21-June 20: Your interests are about to expand. Following a new path for a while will pay you big dividends.

CANCER June 21-July 22: Don’t let your moods harm others. You must keep your spirits high. Look on the bright side.

LEO July 23-Aug 22: Your imagination will solve complex problems. The coming year holds high expectations and begins on a high note.

VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Right now, you are playing a waiting game. Someone close will backtrack to meet you halfway.

LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Protect yourself from an attack, both personally and professionally. Stand your ground, and you will triumph.

SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: This is the time to ‘up’ the pace and get a head start on the new year. Start looking ahead.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Some minor matters take on a greater significance. Ask yourself, “Did I make the right decisions last year?”

CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Early planning helps you get past some small health challenges. There’s a good year coming to you.

AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Love and romance are soon to be highlighted. Lessons learned will help you to get what you want this coming year.

PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: You may be mistaking Prosperity for Progress. Complex things can be overcome when you adopt a positive mindset.

Are Men Dumber?

A man’s dog goes missing, and he is frantic. Finally, his wife says, “Why don’t you  put an ad in the paper?” So he does, but the dog is still missing two weeks later. “What did you put in the paper?” his wife asks. “Here, boy!” he replies.

Some Down East Humour

  • Two guys have solved their fuel problem. They bought fifty million tons of sand from the Arabs. Now they can drill for their own oil.
  •  Jimmy’s buddy’s missus left him last week. She said she was going out to get a pint of milk, and she never came back. Jimmy asked his buddy how he was coping. “Not bad.” Said his buddy, “I’ve been using that powdered stuff.”
  •  The police came to Shamus’s front door holding a picture of his wife.”Is this your wife?” they asked. “Yes, that’s her.” said Shamus.”Well’, they said, ‘It looks like she has been hit by a bus.” “I know,” said Shamus, but she’s really good with the kids and a pretty fair cook.”
  •  Two men are out for a stroll when they find a mirror in the road. The first one picks it up and says, “I know that face, but I just can’t place it.” The second one takes the mirror, looks in it and exclaims, ‘You stupid ejet, it’s me”.

Funeral Expenses

A woman and her picky irritating husband were on holiday in Jerusalem. During the visit, her husband passed away. The undertaker informed her that she could bury her husband right there in the Holy Land for only $200, or they could ship him back to Canada for $5,000. The woman thought about it and told the undertaker to send her husband back to Canada.

The curious undertaker asked her why she would spend so much more when she could have a beautiful funeral for only $200. “Well,” explained the woman, “Long ago, a man died here, was buried here, and three days later he rose from the dead. I can’t take that chance”.

And The Award Goes To…

When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a parked motor home in Seattle, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived on the scene to find a very sick man curled up on the ground by the motor home. A police spokesperson said that the man admitted to trying to steal gas from the motor home. But he plugged his siphon hose into the home’s sewage tank by mistake.

The Last Word

“The Old year had many lessons for us to take with us as we eagerly step into the new one.”

you tend to forget about the things you don’t have.

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