Monday, October 13, 2008

catch up day

Well, home from a long weekend away and it's been a day filled with laundry and supposed to be bank deposit day & grocery shopping day. Lynn wasn't out of school, so it didn't dawn on me until I pulled up to the deserted bank that it is a holiday! Ah ha - Columbus Day. Good ole Columbus. Banks and the USPS celebrate this holiday, but hopefully our kids are in school learning about it while we moms are stopped from running certain errands?! :-)

A little history on the holiday (courtesy of Wikipedia):
The first Columbus Day celebration was held in 1792, when New York City celebrated the 300th anniversary of his landing in the New World. In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event.
Since 1971, the holiday has been commemorated in the U.S. on the second Monday in October, the same day as Thanksgiving in neighboring Canada. It is generally observed today by banks, the bond market, the U.S. Postal Service and other federal agencies, most state government offices, and many school districts; however, most businesses and stock exchanges remain open.

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