Monday, May 12, 2014

Today is...
Limerick Day!
Limerick day celebrates the birthday of Edward Lear (1812-1888), an English writer who made the Limerick popular. In 1846, Lear wrote his Book of Nonsense, which made these poems especially admired. The Limerick is named after the third largest city in Ireland.
Did you know that a Limerick is a five-line poem where the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme, while the third and forth lines rhyme? These short, comical, and musical poems incorporate nonsensical, obscene, and humorous themes. Here is one of Lear’s famous Limericks:
There was a Young Lady whose chin,
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made sharp,
And purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin

To celebrate Limerick Day, read a few funny Limericks, or try writing some of your own. They are guaranteed to make you laugh!

Today is also National Nutty Fudge Day

May is National Bike Month & National Hamburger Month & National Strawberry Month

This week is American Craft Beer Week

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      History for May 12th

         1777 - The first ice cream advertisement appeared in the Philip Lenzi-New York Gazette.
        1928 - Mussolini ends woman's rights in Italy.

         1935 - Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith get together for the first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous.

         1949 -The Soviet Union lifts its Blockade of Berlin.

        1989 "Entertainment Tonight" performs their 2,000th TV performance.

"Self-worth comes from one thing - thinking that you are worthy."
- Wayne Dyer

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