November 1, 2017 8:42am CST
I hope you had a great Halloween night. We had a simple dinner with spicy chicken wings and a "Bloody Mary". I thought it was an appropriate drink to serve on this unusual night. This is the photo of our Halloween table, as @peachpurple asked to see it. Now it's time to welcome November. The flower of this month is the chrysanthemum, the birthstone the topaz and the Zodiac signs are Scorpio or Sagittarius. On this 1st day of November: - catholics celebrate "All Saints Day" to honor all those who have no special feast day. - In 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded in California. - In 1993, the European Union came into existence as a result of the Maastricht Treaty. Have you something special to celebrate in November? Our American friends celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday November 23. Anything else in the other countries?
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• United States
Your table looks very inviting, especially those appropriate drinks! lol We have two November birthdays and will celebrate them at Thanksgiving for two of our sisters-in-law. In addition, we will celebrate our older son's birthday, which is in early December. We will be in Florida by then. I'm sure our newly married son and his wife will regale us all with honeymoon tales, since he will return from his honeymoon days before Thanksgiving. Happy November!!!!
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• Genova, Italy
Nothing special for me on Halloween night Only "jumpiness" following the television broadcast "Di Martedì" aired on LA7. Guest: Elsa Fornero (with this I said already it all!!). Those who retire (workers, employees, etc.) have their TFR taxed at 43%, parliamentarians instead exempted, etc. I would like to add a sad recurrence for this month. On November 2, "commemoration deceased". However I believe this, only in Italy. Have a good "eleventh" Month! Alessandro
Oh my goodness Alessandro, why do you listen to Elsa Fornero, this woman is more scary that the worst Halloween monster. The "commemoration of deceased" is called "All Souls Day" in the other country and it is celebrated by all the Catholics, not only Italians. Have a good month of November.
• Genova, Italy
@LadyDuck I agree with your judgement on Elsa Fornero. She's a nasty woman! But on Tuesday, on TV, only interesting broadcast is "Di Martedi" that lasts up to 1.00 am changing after that midnight, the name in "Già Mercoledì". I did not know that "All Souls Day", Is celebrated even outside Italy. A famous poem by the italian comedian Totò (Antonio De Curtis) "La livella" dedicated precisely to November 2, begins with these words: (In Italian / Napoletano) : Ogn'anno,il due novembre,c'é l'usanza per i defunti andare al Cimitero.Ognuno ll'adda fà chesta crianza; ognuno adda tené chistu penziero. Have you studied this "sad" poem? Regards Alessandro
@LadyDuck no, it is celebrated by the whole world because it is the All Saints' day, or maybe Halloween in other parts of the world. same with his son whose birthday is on May 1st, which is Labor day of Arbor day. that is his joke; he says there is no office or classes when it is his birthday.
• Redlands, California
@LadyDuck That's cool, you have lived in a lot of countries. Pretty cool Europe gets along so well or used to that people could do that. Now with all the terrorism and economic greed it seems Europe is starting to become like us. Every man and women for them self. Sad, they always say, do not let the bad people win, but kind of think they are with how all this hate that has been coming to life around the world.
I've never drank a Bloody Mary and got curious as to why it is so named. There are a number of stories as to how the name came about. However, this is what Wikipedia states: "the name in English simply arose from "a failure to pronounce the Slav syllables of a drink called Vladimir" gains some credibility from the observation that the customer at Harry's Bar in Paris for whom Fernand Petiot prepared the drink in 1920 was Vladimir Smirnov, of the Smirnoff vodka family."