Saturday, November 5, 2016

Penny for the Guy...

I remember stories from my Dad of growing up in Liverpool in the '30s, and begging a "Penny for the Guy", on a long-ago today...of the bonfires the neighborhoods built at the end of streets, not to burn down the 'hood, or cause destruction, but to burn the effigy, and roast potatoes wrapped up in foil and placed in the coals.

As long as I can remember, I have known about Nov.5th, at least as it related to English history.  This website, has a good summary of what happened long ago on this day, and what happened to those responsible for the wasn't pretty then, and it isn't pretty now.  But treason never is...

With our own country's elections concluding next week, I know this is a divisive issue.  I only ask that you pray we, as a people, choose thoughtfully and wisely whom we would have lead this country for the next 4 years.

Remember Remember poem

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...


  1. Oh, yeah, it's Guy Falks Day. I love the old British culture (their new culture is awful like ours). Wish I could send you a penny in celebration. Hope your day is blessed. ~:)

  2. I'd forgotten but did remember it's Roy Rogers birthday and, on 11/5, Dave went Home.
    Perhaps we need such a day in the USA, eh?


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