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June 24, 2013
★ ~ International Fairy Day:
Clap twice! Today fairy believers young and old to celebrate the stories, magic, and history of the Fair Folk. For centuries, fairies have been an important part of Celtic culture. In all of the ancient legends, these mythological creatures are described as intelligent, mischievous, and magical. They have the ability to fly and cast spells, and they live in “Tír na nÓg,” the land of eternal youth. Mortals don’t often see fairies because of the division between the two worlds, but sightings can occur at twilight or during Beltane, Mid-Summer’s Eve, or All Hallow’s Eve.
In his 1904 play Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie wrote that when the first baby laughed, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and that was the beginning of fairies.
When Cole was little, he spent a lot of time during the summer making fairy houses out of twigs and flowers and pieces of this and that; one day when he was around four he took a break from fairy house building to come inside and tell me the Indians (a plastic set of Indian figures bought in New Mexico) were visiting the fairy’s and he wanted to offer them a snack. After, I gave him refreshments for his fairy powwow, I heard the Chief Indian say to the head fairy, “Don’t worry—we won’t hurt you. We just came for brunch.”
Fast forward 13 years and that same kid is packing a cooler to take on a day trip with his mother to buy a VW beetle. I hope he is packing good snacks.
★ ~ National Praline Cookie Day:
Invented in France, pralines started out as sugared almonds. Settlers in 18th-century Louisiana replaced the almonds with pecans and added cream — voila, the Southern praline was born.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1497 – English explorer John Cabot became the first European to reach Newfoundland since the Vikings.
♥~ 1901 – Pablo Picasso, an artist with an unusual visual style had his first art exhibition.
♥~ 1997 – The Air Force issued a report on alleged alien sightings in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. The official report said the “aliens” actually were dummies. Many people continue to suspect a cover-up.
★~ Born Today
★~ Good to Know:
I’m off on a Beetle Bug adventure …Be back soon. I hope.
Have a magical Monday!
Odd Loves Company!