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January 6, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote:
star of wonder, star of light
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to thy perfect light.
★~ Three Kings’ Day:
Three Kings’ Day (also known as The Epiphany) is a Christian holiday that commemorates the biblical story of the three kings Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar. The three kings followed the bright star of Bethlehem to bring gifts to the Christ child.
Various countries around the world celebrate Three Kings’ Day. Each has its own customs and traditions associated with the holiday. On the twelve days leading up to Three Kings’ Day, many children in Latin America dress up in king costumes and go door to door in their neighborhoods, singing carols.
In Argentina, sweet wine, fruit, and milk are left outside the night before for the three kings and their camels to enjoy. In France, people eat galette des Rois, or “king cake,” that has a trinket or bean hidden inside of it. The person who receives the piece of cake with the trinket becomes the “king” for the day.
Three Kings’ Day always falls twelve days after Christmas, also representing the Twelve Days of Christmas. Happy Three Kings’ Day!
★~ Cuddle Up Day:
Cuddle up with a child, spouse, or pet—heck, have a big old puppy pile and all cuddle together. Cuddling with a good book and some time alone can also be a great way to spend an evening.
★~ Bean Day:
North Dakota is America’s top bean grower. The USDA suggests adults eat more than three cups of beans each week to take advantage of their health benefits, which include reduced risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1912 – The Land of Enchantment, the territory acquired by the U.S. as a result of the Mexican War, entered the United States of America as the 47th state. Santa Fe, is the capital of New Mexico. The state bird is the roadrunner. the state flower: yucca; tree: pinon; animal: black bear; vegetables: chili and frijol; gem: turquoise; and insect: tarantula hawk wasp. The state motto is in latin: Crescit eundo, which translates to “It grows as it goes.”
♥~ 1973 – Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’, (with Mick Jagger on backing vocals), started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.
♥~ 1975- Wheel of Fortune made it’s debut, hosted by Chuck Woolery. Pat Sajak became host in 1981, assisted by Vanna White. Over 90 million Americans have never known a world without Wheel of Fortune.
♥~ 2007 – David Whelan and his son Andrew hit pay dirt with their metal detector in a farmer’s field near Harrogate, England. The pair discovered a Viking trove of coins and jewelry that had been buried for more than 1,000 years. The collection of valuable relics was traced to Ireland, France, Russia and Scandinavia.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1913 – Loretta Young (Gretchen Michaela Young) Academy Award-winning actress: The Farmer’s Daughter ; Emmy Award-winning actress: Letter to Loretta 
★~ Good to Know:
Outside my window. Largest icicle is over 5 feet.
Wishing everyone a Merry Monday!
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