Although it's been said, many times, many ways...
A French Breakfast
Breaking the fast in France is typically fuss-free and minimal. Great starts begin with fresh fruits in season and tartine, which is another name for your favorite crusty bread topped with butter and confiture (jam). Morning coffee is “cafe au lait” (coffee with milk) served in a small bowl which comes in handy when dipping your tartine.
When you think you’re having a bad day, remember what it was like back in the day, say around 1500? We’re going lighten things up a bit with a few memes along with a play on words!
Lets kick things off with a bit about personal hygiene, long, long ago. The next time you’re washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about this… Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!”.
Send us your favorite “old-saying” and we’ll design and feature it next month in our October newsletter on FaceBook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Did you know that most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May. But by June they started to smell, so the bride carried a bouquet of flowers to mask the body odor. Hence, the custom of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
In the spirit of the season, here is a creepy little tale from the crypt. Back in the 1500s, England was old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. Their solution was to dig up the coffins, take the bones to a bone-house and reuse the coffin. When reopening these coffins, they discovered that 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive! Their next solution was to tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground where it was tied to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night hence, the “graveyard shift” to listen for the bell, whereas someone could be “saved by the bell” or was considered a “dead ringer”. Happy Halloween Everyone!!