Name It!

Dec 3 2019 From the Messy Desk of Amanda Eichstaedt… The first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” was due to a financial crisis – the crash of the U.S. gold market on September 24, 1869. Later it became associated with heavy foot and vehicle traffic the day after Thanksgiving, due to a frenzy…

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Scrooge?

November 26th 2019 From the messy desk of Amanda Eichstaedt…. Scrooge is a word. It’s not just a name from a Dickens play. It’s part of the English language and describes someone who is miserly and selfish. We all know a scrooge and may have been one ourselves at one time. I know that I…

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Broken Record

10.16.19From the messy desk of Amanda Eichstaedt… Photo courtesy of Pixels. This past weekend Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour record for the marathon. That is some fast running! That is one type of broken record, even though it won’t be recognized due to the manner in which he set up his run. Still, he is just…

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Equinox Shmiquinox

9/24/19 From Amanda’s Messy Desk… Aequinoctium n. either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator and day and night are of equal length Yesterday was the autumnal equinox. This is when there is equal amounts of daylight and nighttime. This means that the days, which are…

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