• Wayback Wednesday

    Happy Birthday America!

                  In honor of our nations birthday, let’s take a little look at some Independence Day trivia. Questions: There are thirteen stripes on the American flag, can you tell me what these stripes represent? Who made the first American flag? Who wrote the “Star Spangled Banner”? Answers: (1) The thirteen stripes represent the New World’s 13 colonies, which rebelled against the British rule to set up the freedoms we enjoy today.         (2) Betsy Ross   (3)  Francis Scott Key penned the words to this national song aboard HMS Tennant where he witnessed Fort McHenry being bombarded in the Battle of…

  • Fun Stuff

    Barking Up the Wrong Tree

    School is in session! Yep, you heard me right. Don’t fret, though. This is a bit of fun education. Have you ever wondered how common saying came to be? The above cartoon caption, ‘Barking up the wrong tree’, is one such example of today’s fun education.  If you have ever gone hunting with a dog, then you may know this phrase particularly well. Dogs will chase animals up trees and start barking to let you know there’s something up there.There are times when the dog will make a mistake and pick the wrong tree, hence, he’s ‘barking up the wrong tree’. The earliest account recorded of this expression is 1832.…

  • Friday Fill-ins

    Follow Friday Four Fill-in Fun

    Did you know… Most of Santa’s reindeer have male-sounding names, such as Blitzen, Comet, and Cupid. However, male reindeer shed their antlers around Christmas, so the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh are likely not male, but female or castrati.* *For more interesting facts, visit Random Facts & Interesting Trivia For the Curious Mind. This is my Friday to link up to my regular weekend meme fun! Let’s dash over to… Each week, Hilary lists four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at feelingbeachie@gmail.com. If she uses…