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 😛
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 😛
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. The 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 😉
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 😉
And I wouldn’t be me if I hadn’t looked for some sort of lesson to do with umbrella’s 😛
So I’ll end with this quote :