*-And Now We Sing-*

© Laura E. Swan

*-And Now We Sing-*

Laura E. Swan level-classic 6/4/2009 10:48:58 PM

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/birthday-traditions.html

COPY AND PASTE TO YOUR BROWSER TO LEARN ABOUT BIRTHDAY TRADITIONS ALL AROUND HE WORLD.

CANADA IS NUMBER 2.) On The List.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER KAREN! WITH LOVE ALWAYS! #1137168

Pat and Graham Robards level-classic 6/4/2009 11:46:24 PM


Happy Birthday Karen, don't break
your leg in the butter! Big Sis!

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Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 6/5/2009 12:39:07 AM

What a wonderful birthday gift this is, SSSL. Happy birthday Karen. #7599073

Christine R. Lobsinger level-classic 6/5/2009 4:33:03 AM

I'M LAUGHING SO HARD.... wondering where on EARTH or IN CANADA I've Been??? Never heard of this funny funny thing before sis Laura... I will have to copy/paste/look this up!!! Ha!
I love your guy's facial expression in the middle... lol...
good card!!!
Christine
SMILING WITH YOU #7599544

Douglas Perry level-classic 6/5/2009 7:55:24 AM

Happy Birthday Karen. And watch out for Miss Laura and her stick of butter! I hear she has a bad right hook too! #7600114

ROLAN NARMAN 6/5/2009 7:58:43 AM

Happy Birthday Karen! A lovely birthday card SS Laura! I'm so glad I was not born in Canada! #7600125

Walter H. Wiesbeck 6/5/2009 8:18:30 AM

Happy Birthday Karen,If big sister is giving the party you may not come out the same way you went in,Beautiful job with this one,Laura! #7600202

Laura E. Swan level-classic 6/5/2009 9:20:14 AM

HEY!!!! I HEARD ALL OF THAT!!!

(Laughing here!)

Too funny! Thanks for dropping in on the party guys! NOW COME JUST A LITTLE BIT CLOSER... #7600393

Karen Kessler 6/5/2009 9:20:38 AM

Good thing I'm only "29", huh?! I wouldn't be able to lift my arms for a month if I had all those punches - that would mean no more photos, either! THANK YOU, SIS LAURA! Oh, I just can't wait until I'm at home and can enjoy reading all of these fun wishes!!! #7600396

maria I. Warren level-classic 6/5/2009 2:50:56 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! #7600996

Lorna Shutter level-classic 6/5/2009 7:11:41 PM

Hey, I'm Canadian and I've never heard of greasing anyone's nose! ... but in Toronto, we do give "Paddy Whacks" on the behind for each year of someone's birthday! So get ready, Karen! LOL! This was a very funny capture, Laura ... and a great dedication! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, K.K.!!!!! :)
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Laura E. Swan level-classic 6/5/2009 8:44:08 PM

Thank you guys and thanks, Sister Karen! This was fun to make and I, too, was shocked reading about this Canadian folklore on the web.

I -KNOW- Christine and Lorna! Aren't the eyes on the middle guy WILD looking? HA!

I'm pretty sure he was looking RIGHT AT KAREN. #7601754

Karen Kessler level-classic 6/7/2009 4:28:10 PM

Thank you all for the Birthday greetings! I enjoyed laughing while reading through the thread, too! :) So Sis, you think he's "making eyes" at me!!! #7606472

Laura E. Swan level-classic 6/7/2009 5:54:57 PM

OH YES! MOST DEFINITELY! I am still trying to figure out if that's his lower lip there or his tongue but he is surely eyeballing you! HA!!!!!! BIG TIME!

(~SO~... does this mean you are willing to move to Cancun Mexico to be his Bonnie Bride??? Think of the cute kids you could have...They'd all have wild little eyes!) #7606736

Chris Ebben level-classic 6/17/2009 5:07:24 AM

A happy Belated Birthday to Karen, boy I am getting behind with the Birthday Wishes.Martini Pictures, Images and Photos Hope you had a good one=^..^= #7639394

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/6/2010 10:03:10 AM

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Oh Karen Our Fair Leader,
Birthday Cake We Gotta Feed Her...
How Old Are You? No One Knows,
LETS PIN YOU DOWN AND GREASE YOUR NOSE!

Although You're Filled With Lots Of Charm
WE'LL RAISE OUR FISTS, AND SOCK YOUR ARMS!

-The End

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I know, I know. A cruel little song
but apparently it's Canadian Tradition!
I KID YOU NOT! READ BELOW!

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In Canada, the birthday boy or girl is ambushed
and their nose is greased by butter or margarine.
It is believed that the greased nose makes the birthday child
too slippery that bad luck canít catch them.


This tradition is presumed to have origination from Scottish culture.
In some parts like Quebec, the birthday boy or girl
receives the punches equal to the number of their ages
plus one for good luck.

(?YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME?)



Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: fired, auto mode, red-eye reduction mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 9.11 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

Uploaded on 6/4/2009 10:06:53 PM


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