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Kitty has high hopes | by Linda Brendle

Published in the Rains County Leader on February 2, 2016:

High HopesIn 1959 the song “High Hopes” became popular after Frank Sinatra sang it in the movie “Hole in the Head.” With its lyrics about an ant who moved a rubber tree plant and a ram who butted a hole in a dam, the song became an anthem of encouragement for both anyone who was discouraged and anyone who had big ideas. Recently, there have been times when Kitty has reminded me of that song. (more…)

New Year’s Day – What’s It All About? | by Linda Brendle

Happy New Year

David recently posed an interesting question. “I wonder why we celebrate New Year’s Day.”

In this era of the Internet and cell phones, I gave him my standard answer. “I don’t know. Why don’t you Google it.”

He did, and he discovered that Julius Caesar, along with scientists of his day, completely revised the calendar, adding days, renaming the seventh month after himself, and shifting the beginning of the year from March to January. This Julian calendar, with a few minor tweaks, is still used by much of the world, but not all. (more…)

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