We haven't paid attention to our national celebration days. Today is Gingerbread House Day. Bake ginger bread cookies and use them to fashion edible houses and other architectural models.
It is also National Ding-a-Ling Day, and National Poinsettia Day.What is Ding-A-Ling Day?
Ding-a-Lings on this day call the people they haven’t heard from in a while. It may be an old classmate, co-worker or neighbor from years ago. Or perhaps a call will go out to the child who used to mow the grass during the summer. How about that couple who carpooled for soccer. What was their name? There are all sorts of people in our lives who manage to slip out of our lives who would love to hear the ding-a-ling of a call from you or me. Why don’t you join the Ding-a-ling club and call someone this year?
Poinsettias are easier to figure out. The U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 created Poinsettia Day to honour the father of the poinsettia industry, Paul Ecke. The date of December 12 marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, the man responsible for bringing the plant to the United States.
Tomorrow's celebrations include celebrating cocoa, violins, horses, national guards and "pathologist pals." Pick a Pathologist Day is observed annually December 13th. This day was created to encourage us to make friends with a pathologist or coroner because we never know what tomorrow holds.
Here are some of the Grimsby Landmarks from the Grimsby Historical Society's tree this year. The first is the well-known Nelles Manor, the oldest house between Kingston and Niagara-on-the-Lake.