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Monday, January 7, 2013

Back for Mancat Monday

Oh! Hello Evfurryone,

I was just lying here entertaining myself (as you can see) when Pellie asked me if I wanted to do today's post.
So here I am and here you are too.  Great; Now I can begin.

Today if we are so inclined we can celebrate a number of fine things
For instance it is "I'm Not Going to Take it Any More Day"  and come on admit it who hasn't felt like that every once in awhile), it is also  Harlem Globetrotter's Day , International Programmers Day (and where would all us computer people be without programs) and to round things out it is also "Thank God, It's Monday Day"

Oh and today we at our house celebrate the "La Befana" the Christmas Witch.  Blasphemy you say- no not really. The Befana was just a nice little old lady who lived alone; and the towns people called her a witch- but she really wasn't,   Sir Knight is of Italian Decent and of course we all know that everyone has slightly different beliefs; and in Central Italy they have the Befana.




This is the story as related to me by Sir Knight.

 Christian legend of la Befana starts at the time of the birth of baby Jesus. Befana spends her days cleaning and sweeping. One day the magi, also known as the three wise men, came to her door in search of baby Jesus. Befana turned them away because she was too busy cleaning. Later that night  Befana notices a bright light in the sky; she thinks this is the way to baby Jesus. She brought some baked goods and gifts for baby Jesus put them in her bag and took her broom to help the new mother clean and began her search for the wise men and the baby Jesus. She searched and searched for Baby Jesus, but never caught up with the wise men and never found Jesus because He and his family had already headed to Egypt to avoid the slaughter of the infants that King Herod ordered.  
Befana still searches today, after all these centuries.
Befana comes to a house where there is a child and leaves a gift because the Christ Child can be found in all children


Now isn't that the coolest story.  She brought me a new nip mousie - cuz I  was such a good boy this past
year.

Well I hear Pellie taking a shower- so I think I'll head off and take a nap

Purrs,
Genghis


FYI

 Tomorrow is National Bubble Bath Day.  Now I know Pellie likes this one.  there is nothing, and I mean nothing she likes more than taking a bubble bath.


It is also Earth Rotation Day.  Well of course the earth rotates and it does it very well every day - but this  is the day way back in 1851 that Physicist Jean Foucault, proved it to everyone's satisfaction ( other scientist and even the Church; who prior to this believed everything rotated around the earth.) So how cool is that????   Pretty darn cool if you ask me.


3 comments:

Eric and Flynn said...

We have learned a lot today Genghis, but we have to say we like the story of La Befana the best.

The Island Cats said...

Wow, we've never heard the Befana story before. What a cool story. Thanks for sharing that with us.

Johanna said...

Hi Pelli,
thats a cute story. I knew that Befana brings the Italian children the Christmas gifts, but I never heard the story before. Thank you for the lovely story. And a kid is found in every cat, too. What a fun that Genghis got a mousie.
Best greetings, Johanna