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Freitag, Mai 29th, 2020


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Freitag, April 3rd, 2020

Easter is a Christian holiday. It celebrates the Resurrection or return to life of Jesus Christ. Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the fourth full moon following Christmas. Easter is the end of a season in the church called LENT. In the USA and other parts of the English-speaking world, Lent is the season after MARDI GRAS. Mardi Gras means „Fat Tuesday“ and is the last day before Lent. The Lenten season begins with ASH WEDNESDAY. Traditionally people gave up eating meat for Lent. The world CARNIVAL comes from this tradition (carne = meat). Even today many people try to give up a bad habit for Lent. Lent lasts for forty days (the Sundays of Lent are nor counted). The Sunday before Easter is PALM SUNDAY. On the Thursday after Palm Sunday (Holy Thursday), Jesus and hos disciples ate supper together. This is called the LAST SUPPER. Jusus Christ was crucified or killed on a cross the next day. The day of the crucifixion is now known as GOOD FRIDAY.
After Jesus Christ died he was buried. His followers were very sad about his death and went to the place where he had been buried to mourn him. When they got there he was gone. They believed that he had gone directly to heaven to be with God, his father. This resurrection is celebrated on Easter.
Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. The name Shrove comes from the old middle English word „Shriven“. This word means to go to confession to say sorry for the wrong things you`ve done. Lent always starts on a Wednesday, so people went to confession on the day before. The other name for this day, Pancake Day, comes from the old English custom of using up all the fattening ingredients in the house before Lent, so that people were ready to fast during Lent. The fattening ingredients that most people had in their houses in those days were eggs and milk. A very simple recipe to use up these ingredients was to mix them with some flour and make pancakes! The custom of making pancakes still continues today. In many U.K. towns and villages pancake races (where people race with a frying pan while tossing a pancake in it) and pancake tossing competitions are held on Shrove Tuesday. In other countries Shrove Tuesday is known as „Mardi Gras“. This means „Fat Tuesday“ in French and also comes from the idea of using up food before Lent.
Hot cross buns
Hot cross buns, now eaten throughout the Easter season, were first baked in England to be served on Good Friday. These small, lighty sweet yeast buns contain raisins or currants and sometimes chopped candied fruit. Before baking, a cross is slashed in the top of the bun. After baking, a confectioners`sugar icing is used to fil the cross.

Thanks and greetings  to c.p.

Some Christmas Facts

Freitag, Dezember 21st, 2012

a) In A.D. 350 Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ.

b) The song „White Christmas“ is the most-selling Christmas single of all time.

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Thanksgiving in the United States

Donnerstag, November 29th, 2012

Thanksgiving is a special holiday in the United States because it brings all Americans together.

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Dienstag, September 11th, 2012

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The Husband

Montag, Juli 11th, 2011

A woman was sipping a glass of wine
sitting on the patio with her husband and she says, „I love you so much, I don’t know how I could ever live without you…“

Her husband asks,
„Is that you or the wine talking?“

She replies,
„It’s me… talking to the wine.“

Only great minds can read this

Mittwoch, Mai 18th, 2011

This is weird, but interesting!

If  you can raed this, you have a sgtrane mnid,  too.

Can   you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100   can. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod   aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg.  The  phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid,  aoccdrnig to  a rscheearch at Cmabrigde  Uinervtisy, it dseno’t  mtaetr in what  oerdr the ltteres in a word are,  the olny  iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and  last  ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can   be a taotl mses and you can still raed it   whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the  huamn  mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by  istlef, but  the word as a wlohe. Azanmig  huh? Yaeh and I  awlyas tghuhot slpeling  was ipmorantt! If you  can raed this  forwrad it.

Short  Neurological  Test

1-  Find the C below..  Please do not use any cursor help.


2-  If you already found the C, now find the 6 below.


3-  Now find the N below.. It’s a little more difficult.


This is NOT a joke. If you were able to pass these 3  tests, you can cancel your annual visit to your  neurologist. Your brain is great and you’re far from having a close relationship with Alzheimer..


Men can fix anything?

Donnerstag, Februar 24th, 2011

Don`t have a spoon?

I can fix that!

fix 1

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Here are next year`s wishes for you

Freitag, Dezember 31st, 2010

May you always make the right moves.

may you always make the right moves

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Naughty Boys

Montag, April 12th, 2010

I need adventureTwo little boys, ages 8 and 10, were very naughty . They were always getting into trouble.If any mischief occurred in their town, the two boys were probably involved.
The boys‘ mother heard that a preacher in town had been successful in   disciplining children,   so she asked if he would speak with her boys.
The preacher agreed, but he asked to see them individually. So the mother sent the 8 year old first,  in the morning.The older boy was to see the preacher in the afternoon.
The preacher, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, ‚Do you know where God is, son?‘
The boy’s mouth dropped open , but he made no response, just sat  there wide-eyed with his mouth hanging open.
So the preacher repeated the question in an even sterner tone, ‚Where is God?‘
Again, the boy made no attempt to answer.
The preacher raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy’s face and bellowe, ‚Where is God?‘
The boy screamed and ran quickly  from the room, ran directly home and dove into his wardrobe, slamming the door behind him.
When his older brother found him in the wardrobe , he asked, ‚What happened?‘
The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied,’We are in BIG trouble this time,‘
(I just LOVE reading this next line again and again:)

‚GOD is missing, and they think we did it!‘