Happy Saturday to you.
Today is All Soul’s Day. The Christian holiday of All Soul’s Day pays respect and remembers the souls of all friends and loved ones who have died and gone to heaven. It is a time to pray for their souls that they may be received into heaven. Upon death, it is believed that souls have not yet been cleansed of sin. Praying for souls of loved ones helps to remove the stain of sin, and allow the souls to enter the pearly gates of heaven. Often people will pray to their lost loved ones and even ask for special favors. The day is also called the Day of the Dead.
Since it is the first Saturday of November, today is a holiday for all of us readers. It is Book Lovers Day. This day encourages you to find a place in the shade to relax with a good book. Reading is educational, informative, and relaxing. It makes us smarter and happier.
North and South Dakota were admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states on November 2, 1889.
Some of the writers born November 2nd include:
Moa Martinson (1890), Daniil Andreev (1906), Odysseas Elytis (1911), Steve Ditko (1927), Paul Johnson (1928), Bill Gothard (1934), Arun Shourie (1941), Shere Hite (1942), Lois McMaster Bujuld (1949), Thomas Mallon (1951), Pat Croce (1954), Dale Brown (1956), David Brock (1962), and Jonas Gardell (1963).