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It's time to CELEBRATE! : Click for Boncarbo, Colorado Forecast In sixteenth-century France, the start of the new year was observed on April first. It was celebrated in much the same way as it is today with parties and dancing into the late hours of the night. Then in 1562, Pope Gregory introduced a new calendar for the Christian world, and the new year fell on January first. There were some people, however, who hadn't heard or didn't believe the change in the date, so they continued to celebrate New Year's Day on April first. Others played tricks on them and called them "April fools." They sent them on a "fool's errand" or tried to make them believe that something false was true. In France today, April first is called "Poisson d'Avril." French children fool their friends by taping a paper fish to their friends' backs. When the "young fool" discovers this trick, the prankster yells "Poisson d’Avril!" (April Fish!) MORE......... Subscribe To The Mountaingnome-Today! The Internets Answer To Variety and FUN!! Free E-mail Newsletter - Outdoor and Beyond....

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The Kosciusko & Southwestern Railway is offering motorcar rides on it's railroad. The rides consist of a thirty seven mile round trip beginning and ending in downtown Kosciusko. Leaving Kosciusko, passengers will pass through light industrial and residential areas before entering wooded areas near the West Jefferson Street bridge. The excursion continues westward past the country club lake to the McAdams community where farm land is passed. Near Sallis the excursion enters the Long Creek bottom lands with its mixture of crop land, pastures, and hardwood forests. Sallis at Mile Post 7 is a rest stop before continuing westward. At mile post 2 the excursion enters the Big Black swamps by crossing the river on a trestle over 1600 feet long. At Aberdeen Jct. the line joins the Canadian National-Illinois Central Railroad. At this point the excursion retraces its route back to Kosciusko. On Saturdays meals are available at CB's Restaurant in Sallis on the return trip (price of meals are not included in excursion fare).

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Outdoor Adventure: Mary Murphy Mine
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The Mary Murphy Mine is one of the more intriguing historical sites in this region, particularly since it has not had the benefit of restoration efforts. Several buildings are standing in various stages of deterioration. As always, use extreme care in exploring sites like the Mary Murphy Mine.
To get to the Mary Murphy Mine, drive towards Hancock on County Road 295. Turn left at the sign for "Mary Murphy Mine" and drive (4-wheel drive only!) or hike the one mile up to the mine site.
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What happens when a president gets elected in a year with a "0" at the end?

    Also notice it goes in increments of 20 years:
  • 1840: William Henry Harrison (Died in Office)
  • 1860: Abraham Lincoln (Assassinated)
  • 1880: James A. Garfield (Assassinated)
  • 1900: William McKinley (Assassinated)
  • 1920: Warren G. Harding (Died in Office)
  • 1940: Franklin D. Roosevelt (Died in Office)
  • 1960: John F. Kennedy (Assassinated)
  • 1980: Ronald Reagan (Survived Assassination Attempt)
  • 2000: ?????????????????????????????????????????????
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Have a history teacher explain this ---- If they can.

  • Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
  • John F Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

  • Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
  • John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

  • Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
  • Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

  • Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
  • Both Presidents were shot in the head.

  • Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
  • Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.

  • Both were assassinated by Southerners.
  • Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

  • Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
  • Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

  • John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

  • Both assassins were known by their three names.
  • Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

  • Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
  • Kennedy was shot in a car called 'Lincoln.'

  • Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
  • Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
  • Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

    And here's the kicker:

  • A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
  • A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.
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Makes about 8 dozen. I suggest using a dessert wine such as French sauterne in this recipe; whatever wine you choose needs to be quite sweet.

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 5 cups sifted flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup sweet wine
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
Cream butter, sugar, and egg yolks until light and fluffy. Sifted together flour and salt; stir into butter mixture alternately with wine. Mix well. Cover dough and chill 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick on a floured board. Cut into 2-inch rounds. Brush with lightly beaten egg white; sprinkle with nuts. Bake 10 minutes.

Caleries per serving: Who Cares!! Enjoy!!

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