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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

Bunny Day and Other Politically Correct Holidays


I just read an article about an elementary school principal in Alabama who informed her teachers that students could participate in an “academic egg hunt” but the eggs were not to be called “Easter Eggs” in the interest of religious diversity. She even went as far as saying that “Kids love the bunny and we just make sure we don’t say ‘the Easter Bunny’ so that we don’t infringe on the rights of others because people relate the Easter bunny to religion.”  To which I say, “Really? No Easter Bunny died on a cross for my sins.”


Apparently, this principal received ONE call from ONE parent who asked about religious traditions being practiced at the school. So to make that ONE parent happy, she decided to make everyone else upset.

Perhaps this wise woman is up to something. Maybe we could come up with new non-offensive names for all holidays to make that ONE parent happy. Here are my suggestions:
  • Good Friday = Just okay Friday
  • Easter = Egg Day or Bunny Day
  • Earth Day = Worship the Earth is Fine, but Worship the Creator is Crazy Talk Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day = Any Color, but Mostly Green Day
  • St. Valentine’s Day = Heart Awarness Day
  • President’s Day = World Leader’s Day
  • Independence Day = Living Life on Your Own Day
  • Mother’s Day = Female Day
  • Father’s Day = Sperm Donors Day
  • Halloween = Harvest Day
  • Christmas = Winter Holiday
  • Groundhog Day = Rodent Day
  • Thanksgiving = Gratitude to No One in Particular Day
  • Flag Day = Sheet on a Stick Day
  • New Year's Eve = Old Year's Night
  • April’s Fool Day = April 1st

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