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Monday, July 11, 2005

St. Swithun Day

It is said that if it rains on St. Swithun Day, it will rain for 40 days there after; but if it dose not rain on St. Swithun Day, if will not rain for 40 days there after.

Friday, July 15 is St. Swithun Day, and I think it is a good reason to do something special. Well, as good a reason as any. Now, how should one go about celebrating St. Swithun Day?

5 Comments:

At 10:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rereading Darwin's Origin of Species and rejoicing in how rationalism frees us from illogical, superstitious "thinking." --biking curmudgeon

 
At 7:21 AM, Anonymous James said...

Dear biling curmudgeon,

Thank you for your point of view, as it is interesting and valuble. I would like to point out, that St Swithun was a nice guy, and, I suspect, he would have liked you, if the two of you had evern been introduced.

 
At 7:50 AM, Anonymous Theresa said...

I wonder if Swithun should be patron saint of micromanagers:

Swithun was "a diligent builder of churches in places where there were none before and a repairer of those that had been destroyed or ruined. He also built a bridge on the east side of the city and, during the work he made a practice of sitting there to watch the workmen, that his presence might stimulate their industry."

Britannica

I think I'll celebrate by hiding out in my cubicle trying to stay below the radar of my personal men on bridges watching my every move in an attempt to stimulate my industry.

 
At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I amplanning to have a bit more about St. Swithun on the blog later in the week. I still think he was most likely a nice guy, and I think he would have liked you Theresa.

 
At 9:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My point of view is neither interesting nor valuable, but merely the crabbed mumblings of a disillusioned atheist. I don't want to meet St. Swithun, and I doubt he was as nice a guy as he is being portrayed; we all have faults. Fact is, we have to get beyond this magical-thinking nonsense of "saints" and the like and adopt a more pragmatic approach to the challenges of everyday life. If you ask me (you didn't). --biking curmudgeon

 

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