Daily Quote: February 1, 2022

Things are worth what they will fetch at a sale.

~ Edward Coke
English – Businessman February 1, 1552 – September 3, 1634

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Happy New Year! Always ready for a party today is the Chinese New Year.

For all of you spunky old broads, today is Spunky Old Broads Day.

Be certain to enjoy some Baked Alaska for Baked Alaska Day.

We spent the Saturday and Sunday driving to Florida. Monday I tried to pack and organize. The change in temperature from -22C to 18C caught up with me and I spent the late afternoon throwing up and sleeping. Today I was able to go for a walk around the local “lake” and going to my first “Fun Club” meeting for the Corn hole toss tournament. At home you can’t go anywhere without a mask. Restaurants are closed and gatherings are limited. Once we showed our proof of vaccinations and crossed over the boarder to the USA it was like we had stepped into a different world. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated people, restaurants are open and they suggest you maintain 6′ distance. So glad to be able to go to Florida.

Daily Quote: February 12, 2012

A man’s friendships are one of
the best measures of his worth.

~ Charles Darwin (English – Scientist / February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Happy Chinese New Year. Even though the dragons won’t be dancing in the streets, we can still be certain to celebrate with some Chinese food.

February 12th is not only Darwin’s Birthday, but it is also Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. So I guess it should really be called “Thinker’s Day”. President’s Day is next Monday in the USA (the Monday after Lincoln’s Birthday.) But with Lincoln on the American Penny, Lincoln’s Birthday is also called National Lost Penny Day. In Canada we really could celebrate Lost Penny Day as pennies haven’t been minted since May 2012, they’ve been eliminated from our currency. Debit and Credit Cards still add up the cents, but cash is rounded up or down to the nearest nickel.

And the biggest reason of all to celebrate February 12th is it’s Paul Bunyan Day. Get out those tall tale books and remember how Paul and Babe the Blue Ox playfully created the Great Lakes. Giant tales of the giant lumberjack.