Monday, March 3, 2008

Texas Independence Day

I hesitate to post this, but I do know that many of you lovely people out there are also in Texas. So for those of you living to the north, south, east or west of this great big beautiful state, feel free to ignore this.

Yesterday, March 2, was Texas Independence Day. We celebrated by whooping and hollering up a storm. Actually, that was our whooping cough and sneezing you might have heard and the storm came all on it's own without any help from us. When I mentioned to my kids today that March had come in like a lion Sunshine responded, "Yeah, I heard it roaring all night long!" Anyway... to learn more about why Texas has an Independence Day you can peruse this website or, for more fun and games, try this one. Anyone who went to school in Texas will have heard these stories by now ad nauseum, but reading them as an adult and sharing them with my kids is a little more interesting than hearing my 7th grade History teacher drone on and on and on. Oh, and speaking of Mr. Cates... he was wrong!!! Ha!

Updated to include another holiday that might be of particular interest to one of our lovely girl cousins (you know who you are!)... March 1st was National Pig Day! Not a day to make a pig of oneself, but rather to celebrate all thinks perfectly pink and porcine. Some ideas for you here.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this information! I have been in Texas but grew up in Oklahoma so I didn't get much Texas history. This will help me teach the kids about Texas Independence day. Thanks, I love reading your blog!

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