Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tuesday Coffee Chat: Happy Easter!

Rory Bore at Ink Interrupted hosts the Tuesday Coffee Chat, and this week her topic is, Happy Easter!   Tell me about the best chocolate ever.  Or, if you are the religious sort, share some special thoughts on this day.

You would have to have never read my blog or been hiding under a rock to not know i am the religious sort.

Although, actually, i don't like religion.  No, i don't.  Religion doesn't help much, it doesn't do much good but instead makes people feel badly about themselves if they can't live up to all of the rules and regs, which no one really can.

Religion causes more trouble than it solves, and if you don't believe that spend about five minutes thinking about the Middle East situation.

What i like is relationship, the relationship with a personal and loving Savior.  The Savior Who cared so much He did everything possible to pay the cost and erase the separation between Him and us.

There's a popular Christian song with the lyric "All religion ever made of me was a sinner with a stone tied to my feet, it never set me free."

Don't go for religion, go for that relationship.

And Elmer's Gold Brick Eggs.  Until i gave up sugar, those were my go-to Easter standard.  Not necessarily the world's best chocolate, but locally made and delicious and they tasted like comfort to me. 

Today is:

Barthelemy Boganda Day -- Central African Republic

Borrowed Days begin -- old English/Scottish/Irish legends about how March borrowed the next 3 days from April; these are still seen as weather prognostication days based on several different legends

Day of Redress -- Fairy Calendar

Easter Tuesday -- TAS, Australia; Cyprus; Nauru

Knights of Columbus Founders Day

Martyrs' Day -- Madagascar

National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day -- as recognized by AICPA

Smoke and Mirrors Day -- some sites call it "Festival of Smoke and Mirrors Day," but appropriately no one knows who started it

Southland Provincial Anniversary Day -- Southland, NZ

St. Armogastes of Africa's Day (Patron of the poor and torture victims; against poverty and torture)

St. Gladys' and St. Gwynllyw's Day (the Welsh "Bonny and Clyde", who led a life of crime before their conversion)

Youth Day -- Taiwan

Anniversaries Today:

Harry Hamlin weds Lisa Rinna, 1997
Yeshiva College (now University) is chartered in New York, 1928

Birthdays Today:

Hideaki Takizawa, 1982
Jennifer Capriati, 1976
Lucy Lawless, 1968
Elle Macpherson, 1964
Christopher Lambert, 1957
Kurt Thomas, 1956
Earl Christian Campbell, 1955
Karen Ann Quinlan, 1954
Bud Cort, 1950
George Blaha, 1945
Eric Idle, 1943
John Major, 1943
John Joseph McLaughlin, 1927
Pearl Bailey, 1918
Sam Walton, 1918
Eugene Mccarthy, 1916
Philip Ahn, 1905
Denton True "Cy" Young, 1867
Isaac Mayer Wise, Rabbi and Founder of Reform Judaism, 1819
John Tyler, 1790
Carlo Buonaparte, father of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1746

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Woman of the Year"(Play), 1981
"The King and I"(Play), 1951
"Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows"(circus), 1919
"Mutt and Jeff"(Comic strip), 1908
"Jevgeni Onegin/Eugene Onegin"(Opera; Tchaikovsky Op. 24), 1879

Today in History:

The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded, 1549
Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629, 1632
Swedish colonists establish the first settlement in Delaware, 1638
Ludwig von Beethoven, age 24, debuts as a pianist in Vienna, 1795
Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway, 1806
Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam, 1848
The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab, 1849
Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day, 1852
Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867
Queen Victoria presides over the opening of Albert Hall in London, 1871
The Knights of Columbus are established, 1882
Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in his back yard, 1886
The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time, 1941
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage, 1951
NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury, 1974
The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982
Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province, 1993
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members, 2004
The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants, 2004
Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time, 2008
A transistor-like transcriptor is built out of DNA and RNA molecules by American bioengineers at Stanford University, 2013


  1. Sounds like a good relationship because you realize all the failing of religion. Most wars were started over religion.

  2. You and I are alike on religion. Hubby and I are spiritual, not religious.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  3. A spiritual connection with existence is much more valuable than religion, in my opinion.

  4. So perfectly said! And so important -thank you for showing the difference. The world needs to hear this more often.
    We used to have a Hershey's factory locally, but it closed down and I've been a bit sad ever since. :)