If you’re a sucker for puppy dog eyes, you might want to head down to the George W. Bush Presidential Center near SMU sometime between now and January 15th. That’s because for a limited time there is a display recreating Laura Bush’s “All Creature Great and Small” Christmas theme for the 2002 holiday at the White House. All of the furry and feathered friends got me thinking about the presidential pets. Who were the most memorable? And who caused the most mischief? For this Bobtail Deliveries Dallas blog, we’ll explore the presidential pets of the past.
This past weekend I had the honor of attending a wedding of a family member who is very close to me. Sitting there surrounded by flowers and frills, I was reminded that weddings are entirely created for women. I am sure if you ask any groom what is preference is between eggplant and lilac table linens, or if he’d rather serve mini quiche or tartlets for appetizers, your response would be a blank stare, followed by the question, “which costs less?”. While décor and finger foods are incredibly important to a bride, perhaps the most important part of a wedding is the ring. Sure, the groom’s ring might be very elegant, but nothing beats the rock that rocks the fourth finger of every blushing bride. Even though our Dallas Box Truck Deliveries drivers have to be tough enough to handle a long haul in a big truck, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a softer side to them. So when I couldn’t stop talking about the magnificent ring from this wedding, they gave me some insightful information on where, exactly, the tradition of the wedding ring came from.
The employees of Dallas Courier’s Bobtail Deliveries Dallas division are pretty light-hearted. That makes the first of April one of their favorite days of the year. Why? It’s April Fools’ Day! While we’ve had some fun on this day for as long as we can remember, the origins of this holiday are a little tough to pin down.
One of the most believable theories regarding this day’s origins, according to the Bobtail Deliveries Dallas team, is that the New Year actually used to begin around the vernal equinox, which is around March 20th. Most of Europe celebrated this day as the start of the New Year. When Pope Gregory XIII came around, he shifted the calendar to celebrate the start of the year on January 1st. Believers in this theory say that there were those who refused to accept this new calendar or simply were not made aware of it; therefore, they continued to celebrate on April 1st. Those who got the memo teased the others, and called them fools, attempting to trick them into all sorts of false beliefs. They figured if people could be fooled into believing that the New Year was still in April, they could be fooled into thinking anything.