I WAS THINKING…
that the 4th of July is a momentous day. First, and most important, it’s a special day to celebrate our independence and the people who made it possible. It also reminds me that the year is half over. And it’s a time when we can plan on hotter days. It brings to mind what I often heard growing up about the “Dog Days of Summer.” This made me curious so I did a little research.
THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Dog Days of summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning on July 3 and ending August 11, which coincide with the dawn rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. This indicates that heat will soon set in. Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, if you don’t count the sun. It can even be seen with the naked eye during the day. It is one star in a group of stars that form the constellation Canis Major, meaning “Greater Dog.”
4th OF JULY JOKES TO SHARE WITH THE YOUNG ONES
How do most American spend 4th of July weekend?
Stuck in traffic
What kind of tea did the American colonist really want?
What’s the difference between Donald Duck and George Washington?
Donald Duck has a bill on his face while Washington has his face on a bill.
What did the American flag say to the other flag?
Nothing, they just waved.
REMOVE WHITE SPOTS AND WATER SPOTS ON FURNITURE
(Taken from Haley Hints)
First, remember not to polish wood when it is damp or white patches may appear.
Remove white spots on mahogany by covering the spot with a thick layer of petroleum jelly. Wait 48 hours before wiping off.
Remove water rings by applying a paste of cooking oil and salt. Wait 15 minutes and wipe off. Polish as usual. Or another way, is to apply a small amount of toothpaste and baking soda to a damp cloth and rub the stain lightly.
It may be too late to arrive early, but never too early to arrive late.
He joined a neighborhood watch by becoming a peeping Tom.
Information for this blog is taken from many sources.
Deem reliable at your own risk.
Punch Lines are complimentary of Fr. John Hampsch, C.M.F