Thursday, March 15, 2012
THE IDES OF MARCH
Before we go into the Ides of March it is “INCREDIBLE KIDS DAY.” To me all kids are incredible when they are born; it is our responsibility as parents to keep that incredibility flame burning by guiding them to do the right things in life. Roe and I have two incredible sons whom we are very proud of and two lovely grandchildren who are being raised by great parents. So for all you parents out there, keep that in mind each day.
“BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH CAESAR.” Now for a little history lesson; the word Ides comes from the Latin word Idus which means half division in regards to a month. The word Ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July and October. The Ides of March was a holiday honoring the Roman God Mars. It is best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was murdered in the Roman Senate by a group of back stabbers led by Marcus Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. According to Plutarch an ancient Greek historian who later became a Roman citizen tells a story of Caesar meeting a seer on his way to the Theatre of Pompey. The seer had foreseen that Caesar would be harmed not later than the Ides of March and as Caesar passed he joked to the seer that “The Ides of March have come”, to which the seer replied “Ay, Caesar; but not gone.” A little seer saying from Joey Z, “The Day Ain't Over Till the Fat Lady Sings” So there you go Speakies a little insight to the Ides of March.
For you Foodie Speakies today if “Pears Helene Day.” A dessert composed of poached pears in sugar syrup, topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and sliced almonds. Sounds good if I ever see it on a menu, I may give it a try. Enough for the Ides of March day. Have a wonderful one and a great evening.