Category Archives: holiday

father and sun.

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some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot,

others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
– pablo picasso


“the best way to make children good is to make them happy.”
– oscar wilde

happy father’s day and summer solstice

may you have many bright hours today

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image credit: etsy.com

flamin’ fat tuesday.

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today is a day of celebration

mardi gras

fat tuesday

from life on the mississippi

and

new orleans

is 

in full swing

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in keeping with

the spirit

of the holiday

i

shall celebrate

with 

a bag of

flamin’ hot cheetos

and stay up

one hour late.

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it has been said that a scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an american has not seen the united states until he has seen mardi-gras in new orleans.

– mark twain – march 1859

image credits: ‘life n the mississippi’ first edition, tumblr

americans kick off the week with a day off. some of us.

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here’s the most amazing thing you’ll ever read about our 10th president:

john tyler was born in 1790.

he took office in 1841, after william henry harrison died.

and he has two living grandchildren.

not great-great-great-grandchildren.

their dad was tyler’s son.

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?

the tyler men have a habit of having kids very late in life.

lyon gardiner tyler, one of president tyler’s 15 kids, was born in 1853.

he fathered lyon gardiner tyler jr. in 1924, and harrison ruffin tyler in 1928.

harrison tyler has been interviewed in the last few years for new york magazine.

lyon tyler spoke to the daughters of the american revolution a while back.

it’s all in the math.

his living legacy continues.

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credits: j.english, mentalflossmagazine, google images

where there is life there is wishful thinking. – gerald f. lieberman

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babies j, b and f

believe

waiting

and

hoping

 for a glimpse

of santa

8 tiny reindeer

and

for

all

of

their wishes

to

come true.

clothing is optional.

all human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
-alexandre dumas