WELCOME to TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2021
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and were still smelling pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the B.O.
Baths equaled a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the Privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.
Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.”
Houses had thatched roofs. Thick straw, piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so, all the pets … dogs, cats and other small animals, mice, rats, bugs lived in the roof. When it rained, the roof became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.”
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could really mess up your nice clean bed. So, they found if they made beds with big posts and hung a sheet over the top, it addressed that problem.
Hence those beautiful big 4 poster beds with canopies.
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying, “Dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors which would get slippery in the winter when wet. So, they spread thresh on the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on they kept adding more thresh until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed at the entry way, hence a “thresh hold.”
They cooked in the kitchen in a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They mostly ate vegetables and didn’t get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes the stew had food in it that had been in there for a month.
Hence the rhyme, “Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot, nine days old.”
Sometimes they could obtain pork and would feel really special when that happened. When company came over, they would bring out some bacon and hang it to show it off. It was a sign of wealth and a sign that the man of the house “Could really bring home the bacon.” They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and “chew the fat.”
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a HAPPY TUESDAY people,
stay safe, and whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
“The other day in Australia, a wedding took place inside a Costco. Because
it was Costco, the groom came home with 12 brides.” -Conan O’Brien
“I saw that one hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein presented his theory
of General Relativity, which explains how gravity works. And it also marks the last time
someone actually meant it when they said, ‘Way to go, Einstein.'” -Jimmy Fallon
“Nestle is recalling its Hot Pockets Four Cheese Pizza Snack Bites due to misbranding.
They’ll be re-released with the corrected name, Scalding Hot Yet Somehow Still
Frozen in the Middle Pockets.” -Seth Meyers
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
Recently, I called to make reservations on a small charter plane that departs from Teterboro airport in New Jersey. I knew that I would be flying in a very small plane, so I was not surprised when the clerk said, “The plane is very full with baggage and passengers.” Then she asked, “How much do you weigh, sir?” Not thinking clearly I answered, “With or without clothes?”
“Well,” said the clerk, “how do you intend to travel?” 😳
Mondays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
“I love you a million Swedish fish.”
Answer: What a Girl Wants!
Daphne’s mom says this to her in “What a Girl Wants”. They always use sentences with food to say that they love each other. Daphne replies to her with “I love you a million red MandM’s.” This movie is about a girl named Daphne wanting to find her dad, because he and her mom divorced a long time ago. She finds out he lives in Britain and goes there. She also finds out that he’s getting married. So she goes and lives with him.
Tuesday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“Mom, that’s like saying the Titanic is not great with icebergs.”
Monday’s Quizzler is….
Of all the words; we are four
All rhyming down to the core
One is what a pen is for
Another’s brightness can’t be more
The third is a toy soaring through the wind
The last happens late, you must comprehend
Now tell me what these four words are
And you just might go really far
Answer: Write, White, Kite, Night
Tuesday’s Quizzler is…….
You are enjoying your breakfast after having put some salt on your scrambled eggs when your nerdy brother presents you with an ice cube floating in a glass of water and a short length of string. He challenges you to remove the ice cube from the glass using the string without tying any knots. What strategy do you use to remove the ice cube from the water glass?
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