Wow...I'm afraid that was just my out of state fishing trips! And to think that I probably fished about 70 more times on my local waters... ; ) As you can see, 2011 was a mighty fine year... Thanks to all of those that hosted The River Damsel on some great adventures! Where to next???
Monday, December 26, 2011
Do we still have some of these traditions? And if not, have we created new ones for our children and future generations? I'm sure that most of us have different ways to celebrate the holiday season in December. For me, Christmas Day has come and gone and I look back at what the last two days brought. The laughter and sounds of wrapping paper being ripped apart is now the silence of a large trash can outside filled to the brim of all the trimmings... The yahtzee dice and the Uno cards are now put away on the shelf of the hall closet. The day after...A time to collect my thoughts on all the preparation of the holidays and hoping that they were enjoyed by everyone that came by. And to wonder why Mr. Damsel would give me a box of Dunkaroos for Christmas...??? (Ok...to be fair, I did order my Eagle Claw 6'6 fiberglass rod which arrived a little before the holiday) Thanks, hun.
Posted by THE RIVER DAMSEL at 6:28 PM
Saturday, December 24, 2011
To my wonderful friends and family, may you have the spirit of the holiday season with you at this special time of the year...
And hopefully, there aren't any of these moments!!
And may your travels go much better than this...
Posted by THE RIVER DAMSEL at 3:58 PM
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I wasn't kidding when I said that I was "guest blogging" this month! One more "guest post" before the holiday break. Are you with me??? This one has special meaning to me. Nothing gets me more disgusted than seeing litter at the river beds. And I have found a group that is pro-active in the cause of cleaning up those places that you and I enjoy. I would like to thank Fisherous.com for letting me write about something that really can make a difference if we all get involved! Cory, over at Fisherous, has great reviews and spotlights that you should check out too! So, come on over to see what The River Damsel will be up to this new year...
Posted by THE RIVER DAMSEL at 6:59 AM
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Here are some fun factoids...errr...giblets for you.
1. The National Turkey Federation estimated that 46 million turkeys—one fifth of the annual total of 235 million consumed in the United States in 2007—were eaten at Thanksgiving.
2. Cranberry production in the U.S. is expected to reach 750 million pounds in 2011. Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington are the top cranberry growing states.
3. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds and measured just over 12 feet long. It was baked on October 8, 2005 by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio, and included 900 pounds of pumpkin, 62 gallons of evaporated milk, 155 dozen eggs, 300 pounds of sugar, 3.5 pounds of salt, 7 pounds of cinnamon, 2 pounds of pumpkin spice and 250 pounds of crust.
4. The sweet potato is most plentifully produced in North Carolina, which grew 972 million pounds of the popular Thanksgiving side dish vegetable in 2010. Other sweet potato powerhouses included California and Mississippi, and the top producing states together generated over 2.4 billion pounds of the tubers.
5. Though many competing claims exist, the most familiar story of the first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts, in 1621. Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a harvest feast, acknowledged as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations. The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three daysMore than 200 years later, President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving. Congress finally made Thanksgiving Day an official national holiday in 1941.
6. The top five most popular ways to serve leftover Thanksgiving turkey are: sandwiches, soups or stews, salads, casseroles, and stir-fry.
7. Only tom turkeys gobble. Hen turkeys make a clucking noise. A large group of turkeys is called a flock.
Stemming from traditions seen in Europe, the first parade was put on by Macy’s employees who were first-generation immigrants wanting to have festivals similar to the ones their families experienced growing up in Europe.
Posted by THE RIVER DAMSEL at 9:10 PM