Friday, February 29, 2008
Here's a little Leap year info from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
February 29 is a date that occurs only every four years, in years evenly divisible by 4, such as 1988, 1996, 2008 or 2016 (with the exception of century years not divisible by 400, such as 1900) for the Gregorian calendar, which is most widely used in the world today. These are called leap years, and February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of that year. February 29 is also known as bissextile day or Leap Day.
There is a tradition that women may make a proposal of marriage to men only in leap years, further restricted in some cases to only February 29. There is a tradition that in 1288 the Scottish parliament under Queen Margaret legislated that any woman could propose in Leap Year; few parliament records of that time exist, and none concern February 29. Another component of this tradition was that if the man rejects the proposal, he should soften the blow by providing a kiss, one pound currency, and a pair of gloves (some later sources say a silk gown). There were similar notions in France and Switzerland.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Happy Birthday! We Love You very much and miss you and can't wait until May when you'll be home to visit!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
To celebrate I wanted to share two Valentine cards my Dad sent to his parents while he was serving in the Army during World War 2. I think they are beautiful!
This card was sent to both his parents 1943.
He sent this card to his mother in 1944.
They are both signed simply "Len". The date, Feb 43 & Feb 44, are written on both in pencil and Dad's signature was done in pen. So possibly my Grandmother put the date in them. I'm glad she did.
Here is my Dad in his army uniform!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sara & Aaron - 2007
Sara and her Dad - 2006
Sara and me - 2005
Sara & Lori - 2006
Sara and John - 1987
Sara & John - 1999?
1 year old!
Sara & John - 2006
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Saturday, February 02, 2008
View of a farm off Parkersburg Road.
A quiet little farm house on a cold winter day.
When I suggested we try and find some winter photos I didn't know it was going to involve still covered winter roads.
He knew and boy was he having fun at my expense! Spinning the wheels, fish tailing, and anything else to make me scream and grab the "oh*&%@ bar". You can check out his road trip pictures here.
Finally, back on clear roads. This farm house belonged to Paul's Grandfather. It's still in the family but unfortunately not us.
Walk your horses across this bridge or pay $10 fine.