Thursday, July 29, 2010

RED letter day :o)


The phrase "RED LETTER DAY" signifies a special day or occasion...

The following was taken from www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/red-letter-day.html.


Meaning
In earlier times a church festival or saint's day; more recently, any special day.
Origin
This comes from the practise of marking the dates of church festivals on calendars in red.
The first explicit reference to the term in print that we have comes from America. This is a simple use of the term "Red letter day" in the diary of Sarah Knight - The journals of Madam Knight, and Rev. Mr. Buckingham ... written in 1704 & 1710, which was published in American Speech in 1940.
The practice is much earlier than that though. William Caxton, referred to it in The boke of Eneydos, translated and printed in 1490:
"We wryte yet in oure kalenders the hyghe festes wyth rede lettres of coloure of purpre."
red letter dayThe term came into wider use in 1549 when the first Book of Common Prayer included a calendar with holy days marked in red ink. For example, Annunciation (Lady Day), 25th March, was designated in the book as a red-letter day.
The term is sometimes written without the hyphen - 'red letter day'.


Some most recent "Red Letter Days" of our children have occurred within this past month or so...

Our daughter Girly~Twirly's First day of Work as a dentist.


(Girly~Twirly is working 5 days a week in her new office and has been an amazing dentist...we always took their "First Day of school" pics and so it was fun to see this of her taken by her hubby).

Our son-in-law's (Girly~Twirly's Mr.) First day of Work as a physician.

(His first rotations are on ICU and if there were any physician that I would want to have on duty, it would be our son-in-law! He has an awesome work ethic and ability to retain all that he has learned!)

Our daughter Girly~Whirly's First Dental Board Exam completed.


(Girly~Whirly enjoying the day after a very lengthy and challenging board exam. She is standing by one of the many, many horse statues in Lexington, KY. These are displayed during the same time as the upcoming World Equestrian Games being held from Sept 25 to Oct 10).

Our son's, Heartbreaker's, awesome First day of an awesome Hawaii vacation, courtesy of our dear family friends.


(Photo of Heartbreaker, our friend's son K, daughter B, and our friend K-taken by our friend T at the Honolulu airport, when Heartbreaker and B flew in. Both Heartbreaker and B were born in Hawaii, 20 yrs ago, when my hubby and T flew Blackhawks for the Army in Hawaii).

And today, is a "Red Letter Day" of significance...since I am posting the winner of the $40 CSN gift certificate...

The winner is..... Entry #4...Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife :o) I will be contacting you with the special code.

I truly appreciate all of you that participated in that giveaway! I wish that I was able to have had more CSN certificates to giveaway!

I am keeping this post as brief as I can this week...since I had a full work week and limited time and was not able to share more of the photos that I had initially planned.

Blessings & Aloha!

Heading off to bed! It's almost midnight! And the 6am wake up call comes way tooo soon!!!  I will share more past drawings next time, but please take a peek around to see previously posted drawings. 

 ...I am linking up this week only with Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday.
The upcoming weeks will be represented with the colors of the rainbow :o)


(Here is a beautiful photo taken by our son of a beautiful 
Hawaiian rainbow in Waikiki!)

I truly like to get to be a part of other memes, but feel that I cannot this week, since I do try to visit those participating on the different memes.  

I am still trying to get to all of you that left wonderful comments on my last week's ABC post! (I will hopefully stop by soon...just have not been able to yet with lots of drawing orders to complete still).

Thank you so much for stopping by!

40 comments:

Debbie said...

No wonder it's a red letter day for you. You must be one proud mama. Congratulations to your daughter and son-in-law as they begin their new careers. And I pray that your son has an awesome vacation.

Now get some sleep and don't worry about not visiting all the blogs. We all love you and appreciate you.

Sending you a blog hug,
Debbie

Bacardi Mama said...

You must be so proud of your kids. They are truely amazing. Congratulations to the winner.

Short and Sweet said...

Nice take on the color red. You have a lovely and successful family. Thank you for the information about Red Letter Days.

Mary said...

How wonderful to have a dentist and doctor in the family~ what a beautiful family :-)

myorii said...

What a month you and your family had! Red Letter Day...you sure did have plenty of those :) Congratulations to your daughter and your son-in-law! You must be so proud :)

Nora Johnson said...

Congrats to all yr successful family - you must be so proud! And thanks for all the information about the origin of the phrase.

Have a lovely weekend too,

LOLA:)

PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can stop by!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

Such a talented family!!! You have to be so proud :-) Beautiful, smart and talented, each one of you!

yay for me!!! what a great way to wake up to find out I won something :-) thank you!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What great accomplishments of your beautiful children! RED letter days for sure! You have a right to be a VERY PROUD MOM!
Hugs,
Coralie

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What a super cool rainbow picture!!! Very fitting for the summer theme.

DT ~ RDH said...

Hurray for your fam ~ wonderful accomplishments!!
And I love the rainbow photo...

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What great kids! You must be sooo proud of them...

Lindsey said...

You have so much to celebrate. I loved your take on red.

Christy said...

how proud you must be! Red letter days indeed!

Cheryl D. said...

Wow, what a successful family! You must be a very proud mom!

Pondside said...

Congratulations on those red letter days! Good reason to celebrate!

Natasha said...

How wonderful-so many happy things going on for you and your family! No wonder you have posted about a red letter day! Congratulations to everyone.

Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
Natasha.

LV said...

Marie. I have enjoyed all your family related post, but this one is just the greatest. Your daughter could work on my teeth any day. I am not in favor of doctors or hospitals, but sure would let her handsome husband take care of me. You and hubby have done very well with your children. Also, it seems they have a desire to do well. That makes a difference. That photo your son made in Hawaii is stunning. I really like it. It would be so pretty framed. You have a family to be proud of.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

How wonderful! You must be thrilled!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Mrs.G said...

You are such a busy lady,and a very pround mother at that!!!Your beautiful daughter not only is embarking on an exciting carrer but is also married to a handsome doctor...and has a good mom such as your self.

I have finally put up a post of our nearly completed home,lots of work!!!
Mr.B. has been so faithful at his work on it.

Please drop by when you have some free time.
Many blessings Tracy

PS: I and Mr. B are almost ready to put our order in... tell me when you have some time in your agenda for it???

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I enjoyed learning about how the term red letter day came into being. Congratulations on the red letter days in your family's life. (I always took pictures of my kids on the first day of school too.)

Bearly Sane said...

Oh wow Marie...you have a whole heap of first there...you must be so proud of them all...and with good reason too!
Congratulations also to the winner of your giveaway.
BTW I will finally be posting the award you gave me on my blog later today...sorry to have been so neglectful.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Susan said...

Thanks for the lesson :)
and you have lots of great Red -letter days...WOWZA!! a doctor and a dentist...they are sure to have a brightly successful life and future!

Congrats on their careers and marriage :)
Susan

Veronica Lee said...

WOW! You must be so proud! Congrats to your kids. You've raised them well. And thank you for sharing this awesome post.

Have a blessed Sunday!!

Jen said...

How proud you must be of your kids! Have a great day!

Jenny said...

What wonderful achievements from your beautiful family.

OK, if I fly there to have your daughter be my dentist, can I have that smile? She is gorgeous. Just like her Momma.

I really liked the rainbow picture you shared, too, Maria!

Thanks for linking to Alphabe-Thursdays first Summer School Class!

You are amazing!

A+

PS. Fingers crossed this comment will come through!

Karen Mortensen said...

What asome days for your family. It is wonderful.

Madame Samm said...

Best to you all, this chapter of your life will no doubt bring you many rewards and accolades..blessings to a wonderful Mumm too...
( a new follower I am )
madame samm

Muthering Heights said...

I love the first day of work photos...such a sweet idea! :)

Lourie said...

Wow! A dentist and a doctor! So many wonderful red letter days! What a great use of the color. I also love the rainbow picture. Absolutely beautiful.

Alicia said...

Wow! I can imagine how proud you are of your daughter and her husband!! And I know you feel the same way about your other children too. What a blessing to see the fruit of your labor!!!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just stopping by from Jenny's Party!! I am late getting around to everyone! Very interesting! You have to be so proud of them! Love the rainbow!

yonca said...

Your son's first day of Hawaii vacation picture with his friends made me feel like I was there:)

*Maybe* Baby ♥ Mama said...

It's only been a couple of weeks since our journey began but we are so over the moon excited! I just wanted to drop in and invite you along for the ride - either you're a follower of my OTHER blog or just a sweet person I'd love to come along!

Hopefully, the secrecy won't last long... www.DefinitelyMaybeBaby.com

Much love, luck, and blessings!!

The *Maybe* Baby Mama

Julie Musil said...

What a beautiful family! You are truly blessed.

Debbie said...

Maria, I'm adding another comment here to let you know I received your email. I've not been able to respond yet because my husband is insisting I take a little break. I have my computer but my email account is on my other computer. I have many resources to send to you that may answer some of your questions.

I hope to get to use that computer in another day. It's a long story but the stress of our prolonged circumstances have taken a bit of a toll on me. But the Lord is working in my heart and I'll be just fine as I trust Him.

Much love,
Debbie

Maggi said...

Wow, definitely some Red Letter events happening for you and your family, that's awesome! :D

Cheryl said...

Wow! Just wow! What an awesome way to celebrate red. Those photos of your daughter and son-in-law on their first days as professionals in their difficult fields are fabulous. They do look like first day of school pictures!

Mo said...

oh my, what a gorgeous photo! much congrats to the kids! wow! what an accomplishment!!! the smile on heartbreakers face is priceless....glad he's having fun! thanks for sharing such wonderful photos! oh, congrats to the winner too!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Just stopping in to say HI...have not had time to visit my favorite blogs...Happy Saturday...

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

It's so funny .... I saw that picture of your daughter, and thought, "WAIT! She's in Louisville!" So funny to see it was just down the road, in Lexington! Those horses look like our Gallopalooza horses!

Beautiful daughter, and I'll bet you are so proud!

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