One day a little girl was watching her mom make roast beef. Her mother cut off the ends, wrapped it in string, seasoned it and set it in the roasting pan. The little girl asked her mom why she cut off the ends of the roast. Mom replied she didn’t know why — but it was the way that her mother had done it. That night grandma came to dinner and the little girl and her mom went to her and asked why she had cut the ends off of the roast before cooking. Grandma replied she didn’t know why — but that was the way her mother had done it. Great grandmother was quite old and in a nursing home. But the next time the little girl and her mom and grandma went to see her, she again asked the question. Great Grandma looked at them a bit surprised and said, “We were poor and had a small oven in those days. I cut off the ends so it would fit.”
On This Day in History
March 25 Events: 1807 - Slavery is abolished in Great Britain and Ireland. 1409 - The council of Pisa opens. 1634 - First settlers arrive in Maryland. 1655 - Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is discovered.
March 25 Famous Birthdays: 1920 - Howard Cosell (Sportscaster) 1940 - Anita Bryant (Singer) 1942 - Aretha Franklin (Singer) 1943 - Paul Michael Glaser (Actor) 1947 - Elton John (Singer) 1965 - Sarah Jessica Parker (Actress) 1971 - Sheryl Swoops (WNBA basketball player) 1982 - Danica Patrick (Race car driver) 1987 - Jason Castro (Singer and American Idol contestant)
Where Did That Come From?
WHY IS SOMEONE WHO OVERHEARS CONVERSATIONS AN EAVESDROPPER? : There are few things more obnoxious than a person who deliberately tries to overhear private conversations. Whatever names these sneaks deserve, “eavesdropper” is an odd-sounding and several hundred years old and its source is architectural. It comes from the eaves, the edge of a roof. The eavesdrip, or drop, was the space next to the wall where rain running off the roof fell to the ground. A person could overhear conversations by standing near the wall of a house in the eavesdrop under an open window. Then, presumably, he or she could take what they heard and drip it all over town.
Betcha Didn't Know This!
Vincent Van Gogh only sold 1 painting his whole life and that was to his brother!
On the Light Side
A teacher asks their students "Which is more useful, the Sun or the Moon?" After a moment of silence a ten-year old student puts his hand up and answers, "I think it's the Moon. “How so?” asks the teacher. The student replies proudly, “Because the Sun shines during the day when you don't need it, while the moon shines at night when you want the light.” The teacher is speechless.
Kids Say the Darndest Things
Melanie (age 5) asked her granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn’t remember how old she was anymore. Melanie said, “If you don’t remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six.