Family History Day

Learn a little about your genealogy and don't forget to bring hot dogs and lemonade to your family reunion this year! Bring up a good fact or story about family today.

Pop Goes the Weasel Day

 NATIONAL POP GOES THE WEASEL DAY

June 14 celebrates National Pop Goes the Weasel Day.  On this day people dig back into their memories, to the nursery rhymes they learned as children and celebrate the day singing “Pop Goes the Weasel”.

The origins of this nursery rhyme are believed to date back to the 1700’s.

The original version went as such:

Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle.
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop! goes the weasel.
Up and down the City road,
In and out the Eagle,
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop! goes the weasel.   

In the second verse, it is believed that “The Eagle” refers to The Eagle free hold pub at the corner of Shepherdess Walk and City Road.  The Eagle was an old pub in City Road London.  In 1825 it was rebuilt into a music hall, demolished in 1901 and rebuilt as a public house.   Today, this public house bears a plaque with this interpretation of “Pop Goes the Weasel” and the history of the pub.

Bourbon Day

Bourbon originated in the United States and sales are wonderful! Essentially, bourbon is just a watered down whiskey thanks to a reversal of a decision by a well-known whiskey maker. Raise a glass to celebrate this sweetened amber spirit today for National Bourbon Day!