umbrella day

There are times where I like to just sit and read about ‘what day it is today’.
I don’t mean which day of the week it is – although admittedly I sometimes lose track for a moment πŸ˜›
Somehow, someone out there, has made an extensive list of celebrations for each and every day of the year.

Did you know that today is ‘clean out your computer day’, and ‘cream cheese brownie day’ AND Umbrella Day? I’m avoiding the cream cheese brownie post because that will entice me to try and make some and right now they’re probably not what I need πŸ˜›

Umbrella Day got me thinking though… what is the umbrella’s history?

The following snippets of information were derived from thoughtco :

”The basic umbrella was invented more than 4,000 years ago. There is evidence of umbrellas in the ancient art and artifacts of Egypt, Assyria, Greece, and China. These ancient umbrellas or parasols were first designed to provide shade from the sun. TheΒ Chinese were the first to waterproof their umbrellas for use as rain protection. They waxed and lacquered their paper parasols in order to use them for rain.”

”The word “umbrella” comes from the Latin root word “umbra,” meaning shade or shadow.”

”The first all umbrella shop was called “James Smith and Sons.” The shop opened in 1830 and is still located at 53 New Oxford Street in London, England.”

As some of you know from previous posts, I love the rain. Even singing in it πŸ˜‰
And do you know, I don’t even own an umbrella! The last time I actually used one was as a child. I have to admit though…. one of my favourite things about old movies is to see the ladies strolling in the park with their parasols. I guess I really am a classic πŸ˜‰

And I wouldn’t be me if I hadn’t looked for some sort of lesson to do with umbrella’s πŸ˜›

So I’ll end with this quote :

“Worrying is stupid. it’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.”
~Wiz Khalifa~

7 thoughts on “umbrella day

  1. Good morning Meg,
    Yesterday was far too windy for an umbrella in the UK infact Kath and I had another special day a Pyjamas day πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    You really do pick some wonderful and fun things to write about and I admire you so much for that.
    My train of thoughts tend to be serious and I have often been described as a worrier and yet I like to think that I have a fun side to me.
    I hope that you are feeling better now than you were and I send you πŸ€—β˜• to you and your family ❀️
    Enjoy the new week ahead and take one step at a time x

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    1. I’m weird that way. I actually don’t mind cold, wet clothes. BUT because I know myself so well, I usually have something spare with me to change into, just in case.
      One time, a friend and I were staying on a marina for the weekend. It rained really hard. So not to be outdone by the weather, we ran up and down the jetty in the rain, in our tracksuits. We went inside, changed into new tracksuits, but the jetty soon beckoned again. So off we went… again! And again! We went through four tracksuits that afternoon – the last time, we eventually just jumped into the river because we were so wet and shivering anyway. We laughed so much that afternoon. Two 17 year-olds acting like 5 year-olds, It was great. And so were our pj’s and hot chocolate when we had finally chilled ourselves to the bone πŸ˜‰

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  2. Hi Meg,
    I hope that you had a good weekend and were able to get some you time.
    I have to say that I admire your level of knowledge especially about random thoughts and ideas.
    I had never thought of an umbrella day as being a day to celebrate πŸŽ‰ yesterday I couldn’t have used one it was far too windy so I had a really good idea for a new day 😊 a PJ day which is what Kath and I had.
    I wish that I had your thought patterns as I am often described as being too serious for my own good, I tend to be the one who has to explain the punchline.
    I hope that you and your family have a wonderful and fun filled week. I also hope that you find the time for yourself and some relaxation. πŸ€—β˜•πŸ˜Š

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