2016 is turning into the year that killed celebrities.
I got home. yesterday: from spending Christmas at my family’s place over in Pilgrim’s Hatch.
And managed to get an early — ish — night, having starting ripping some of my presents: so I could watch them later.
Only to have the Breaking News alert go off on both my phone And tablet.
Singer, George Michael, had died: at the age of 53.
Quite what from, no-one’s saying.
I was surprised.
I was never a Wham!, or George Michael fan: but my sisters were.
You couldn’t grow up during the Eighties, without hearing a well written George Michael tune.
It’s one hell of a loss.
It’s also a bit of a mystery, from where I’m sitting: the BBC article is very careful not giving an apparent cause of death.
I may be being morbidly curious, here.
But I’d like to know what killed him!
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five our of five in the process. The day also saw Olga† leaving us a comment, to say hello, AND see how Xmas was.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 26th December is the Feast Day of Saint Stephen, generally accepted as the first Christian what: saint, martyr or bishop?
Q2) He lived in what’s now which city?
Q3) The day is also known as what, in the UK: Boxing Day, Wrestling Day or Football Day?
Q4) In Ireland, the day is known as Wren’s Day. A wren is a what: a lizard, a bird or a dog?
Q5) Finally … The George 6th Chase takes place on the day: at Kempton Park. What IS that Chase: a boat race, a horse race or a marathon?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th December is Christmas Day. The earliest recorded celebrations — by Roman Christians — were in which year: 334, 336 or 338 AD?A1) 336 AD.
Q2) The period leading up to Christmas starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. This period is known as … what?A2) Advent.
Q3) Christmas Day in the UK is a public holiday: usually known as a what holiday?A3) Bank holiday. (Although, strictly? The Christmas Day bank holiday is on )
Q4) Priests traditionally wear what colour vestments in the period up to Christmas: Red, Purple or brown?A4) Purple. (It’s white, post Christmas.)
Q5) Finally … Who was crowned as Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas Day, 800AD?A5) Charlemagne.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“You desire that which exceeds my humble powers, but I trust in the compassion and mercy of the All-powerful God.”Saint Stephen.
And, as it’s set on the feast day? This …
Have a good day.
* I don’t think the pliers were a problems, Debbi. I do know Jude liked the Connect Four game I got him. I won a few of them: and think I’m going to have problems once he gets better at playing!
† Well, it looks like Carrie Fisher’s safe, Olga: but George Michael … ! Dear, me, but 2016’s turning into one of those years!