Category Archives: celebration

“nobody roots for goliath.” – wilt chamberlain

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in a snow bowl game

with rivalry roots from way back when

that hadn’t been won

by

the university of michigan over the ohio state university

in so many years

at last the wolverines bring a victory home

and with the win

michigan stadium is filled with jubilant fans

spilling out onto the field

and into the very, very happy town of ann arbor.

“you don’t have a real rivalry unless both sides are great teams.”

-carson palmer

 

 

photo credits: mlive

happy hour.

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friends on november 12th celebrating national happy hour day to the fullest.

why limit happiness to just one hour?

note: happy hour began as an event in the military.

it is believed that the term comes from events organized

by a club called the happy hour social for the United States Navy in 1913.

“fair thoughts and happy hours attend on you.”

-william shakespeare

 

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: google images

oldies.

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happy i’m still around and sweatin’ with the rest of the michigan oldies – one more special day to celebrate

Header 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 20, 2021

Governor Whitmer proclaims August 21 as Older Michigander Day

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), is celebrating the state’s more than 2.4 million adults aged 60 years and older by proclaiming Aug. 21 as Older Michigander Day.

 

“the great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”

-Madeleine L’Engle

low key.

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this year’s celebration is just going to be a low key affair

how will you be welcoming in the new year?

 

“embrace curiosity, be open, playful, and persistent.”

-Debra Kaye, Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections 

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: pinterest vintage images, the pickle sisters vaudeville troupe, 1920s

eve eve.

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in talking with the grandies

about all the excitement leading up to christmas eve

i soon realized

that i was even excited for the eve before that eve

because i know what comes next

and it just grows from there.

“I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.”

– Fred Rogers

latke.

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“It is very frus­trat­ing not to be under­stood in this world. If you say one thing and keep being told that you mean some­thing else, it can make you want to scream. But some­where in the world there is a place for all of us, whether you are an elec­tric form of dec­o­ra­tion, pep­per­mint-scent­ed sweet, a source of tim­ber, or a pota­to pan­cake. On a cold, snowy night, every­one and every­thing should be wel­comed some­where, and the latke was wel­comed into a home full of peo­ple who under­stood what a latke is, and how it fits into its par­tic­u­lar holiday.”

And then they ate it. AAAHHHH!!

-Lemony Snicket, The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming

Happy Hanukah to all who celebrate 

 

 

credits: Daniel Handler, Lisa Brown, McSweeney’s Publishing

more excited.

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(not me,  a famous model who is a couple of years older, but we share a strong birthday spirit)

it has been my birthday for 5 hours already

 and according to my math

each year

i become less worried

about life

  and

i become more excited

about this day

in the exact same amounts

which equals out. 

“surround yourself with people who are more excited about your birthday than you are.” 

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jumps.

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 an early long weekend
 a couple of hours drive
and miles away
it’s time to have a 
three generation
light show/jump on the beds/stay up late
kind of end to the day
tonight we fly. 
“it is not the jumps you made in your life,
but mostly the jumps you haven’t made that are the real source of regrets in your life.”
-mehmet murat ildan