Category Archives: Special Days

St Basil’s Day, a Greek celebration

January 1 is St. Basil’s Day and it is an important day, especially in Greece, where his feast day is celebrated as part of the New Year’s Eve festivities.  These include card games and other games of chance, a special … Continue reading

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Saint Winnoc, patron saint of millers

  Milling, or the grinding of cereal into flour, is one of the oldest known professions.  The patron saint of millers is St Winnoc, a seventh century abbot of Wormhout, Flanders, originally presumed to be from Wales. Flour gets a … Continue reading

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Missing!

I worked for The Salvation Army for many years in the role of the “Family Tracing Officer”, a Missing Person’s Bureau run by The Salvation Army.  It was interesting work. 30 August is set aside by the United Nations as … Continue reading

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