June 14th, 2023

Family History Day

Family history day is a great opportunity to learn more about your family heritage. It can be really interesting to find out where your ancestors came from and what they did for a living. You may also be surprised to learn about some of the family traditions that have been passed down through the generations.

If you're not sure where to start, there are plenty of resources online and in libraries that can help you get started on your family history research. The best way to gather information is by interviewing relatives who know more about the topic than you do. They may have old photos or documents that can help shed light on your family's past.

Even if you don't have any direct descendants, it's still worth exploring your family tree because everyone has a story to tell. By learning more about your ancestors, you'll gain a better understanding of who you are and where you come from. So take some time this Family History Day to explore your roots and discover the fascinating stories hidden within them! 

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!

Bourbon Day is a celebration of America's native spirit. It is a day to enjoy the rich, smooth flavor of bourbon and to learn more about this iconic drink.

Bourbon has been distilled in Kentucky since the 18th century. The first distilleries were founded by French immigrants who brought their expertise in winemaking with them to the new world. Bourbon quickly became popular because it was smoother and less expensive than other spirits available at the time.

Today, bourbon is enjoyed by people all over the world. There are many different brands and styles of bourbon, each with its own unique flavor profile. Whether you're a fan of sweet bourbons or smoky bourbons, there's something for everyone to enjoy on Bourbon Day!

So grab your favorite bottle of bourbon and raise a glass in honor of America's native spirit! Sláinte!


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